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Collective has plans to energize street life in Financial Quarter

Subscriber onlyA group of downtown Little Rock real estate property managers, investors and other stakeholders have sought help from a volunteer group of local engineers and architects to help rebrand the Continue reading...

BMWs to move to new LR spot

Dealer building $6.8 million store

Subscriber onlyBMW of Little Rock is relocating its showroom and service center from North Shackleford Road to 4621 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive with a new $6.8 million facility to showcase the luxury cars. Continue reading...

Steakhouse scouted west LR

Ruth’s Chris interest shown years ago; downtown new goal

Subscriber onlyThe corporate office of Ruth's Chris Steak House has its sights set on a downtown Little Rock location, but a franchisee for the popular eatery combed the broader city area for a landing spot five to 10 years ago, a local developer said Thursday. Continue reading...

Ruth's Chris pitches downtown LR location; reception cool

Plan fails to thrill city, broker says

The high-end steak place Ruth’s Chris Steak House wants to open a downtown Little Rock location, though the international chain did not get the response it was after when it pitched the plans to city officials this week, a commercial broker representing Ruth’s Chris said Wednesday. Continue reading...

$68M in bonds to boost factory

Maumelle issuer for Huggies firm

Kimberly-Clark Corp. is expanding its baby-wipes operation in Maumelle with a $68 million expansion in two phases over the next three years. The plant at 500 Murphy Drive opened 25 years ago for the sole purpose of making Huggies brand baby wipes for distribution throughout North America. Continue reading...

Dozens of tenants at LR outlet mall file for building permits

Clothiers Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, Loft and Christopher & Banks are among dozens of tenants that have applied for building permits to finish out individual store spaces at Outlets of Little Rock, an outlet mall nearing completion at the intersection of Interstates 30 and 430 adjacent to Bass Pro Shops. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyBirmingham, Ala.-based Equity Resources LLC recently bought Little Rock's Park Avenue Lofts, a 258-unit luxury apartment community in midtown, according to a release from the company. The reported selling price was $36 million. Continue reading...

$240,000 deal made for Osborne house

Subscriber onlyThe city of Redfield has contracted to sell the Little Rock home of the late Jennings Osborne to an engineer/biochemist for $240,000, though the deal won't close until February 2017. The house once appraised for $1.6 million. Continue reading...

Gray is named CEO, chairman of CJRW

Subscriber onlyCJRW, one of the state's largest marketing, public relations and advertising firms, announced Monday that Darin Gray is the firm's new chairman and chief executive officer. Continue reading...

For-sale sign put on Cohn Building

2 neighboring LR properties offered

A downtown Little Rock landmark, the 1940s building that housed a longtime location of the now defunct MM Cohn Co. specialty department stores, is for sale along with two neighboring properties. Continue reading...

Juanita's eatery back on market

Asking price $159,000 for name, restaurant equipment

Subscriber onlyJuanita's Mexican Cafe and Bar, a longtime part of Little Rock's restaurant and live music scene, is up for sale -- again. Continue reading...

CJRW begins move to Creative Corridor

Subscriber onlyMarketing, public relations and advertising agency CJRW has begun moving from its longtime home at 303 W. Capitol Ave. to its new digs in the former home of Bennett's Military Supplies, 300 Main St. Continue reading...

UALR area's fans aim to revive it

Church, university, others see promise despite decline

Subscriber onlyIn the summer of 2001, Mosaic Church directional leader Mark DeYmaz and his wife, Linda, set out to start a church in Little Rock's 72204 ZIP code -- the area generally south of Interstate 630 and east of of Interstate 430. Continue reading...

100 jobs the goal of drive in state

Governor teams with organization

Subscriber onlyFort Smith-based Staffing Association of Arkansas joined Tuesday with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to announce a drive to place 100 Arkansans in permanent jobs over the next 100 days. Continue reading...

3 beer distributors are consolidating

Subscriber onlyThree major wholesale beer companies in Arkansas are consolidating under a new name, O'Connor Distributing. Continue reading...

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