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Best list: Capital Hotel is No. 20

U.S. News picks no other in state

Subscriber onlyThe Capital Hotel landed at 20th on U.S. News and World Report's list of best hotels in the U.S. for 2015. In its review, U.S. News lauded the hotel's on-site fine dining -- One Eleven, the Capital Bar and Grill and the Capital Cellar -- and said guests get much more than they pay for when staying there. Continue reading...

Shuttler of meals adding flowers

Service to pick up at 3 Kroger stores

Subscriber onlyChef Shuttle, a Little rock-area owned and operated restaurant delivery service, will offer flower delivery from three Little Rock Kroger stores beginning this week and extending indefinitely past Valentine's Day. With the additional service, flowers and a fresh-made meal can be delivered for any occasion. Continue reading...

French-food chain to partner with Chi

La Madeleine plans LR outlet in ’15

Subscriber onlyDallas-based La Madeleine, a chain of French-inspired bakery-cafes, is partnering with a family-owned restaurant and hotel group to develop four to five La Madeleine eateries in Arkansas this year -- the first one in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Flagship Marriott hires LR manager

Subscriber onlyBill Spencer has been on the job as the new general manager of the Little Rock Marriott less than 24 hours and he's already working late. The 20-year hotel management veteran started Tuesday, replacing Bill Fontes, who died last month after a brief illness. Continue reading...

Acreage on river bought for $1M

Nature group set to enhance area

Subscriber onlyThe Nature Conservancy in Arkansas has purchased a 247-acre piece of property with 1.7 miles of Little Maumelle River frontage from Ranch Properties Inc. for a fraction of its $4.45 million value. Continue reading...

Tenants line up for LR building

Two announced for Sterling site

Subscriber onlyDowntown Little Rock's old Sterling department store will house a second location of Mylo Coffee Co. and a Crossfit-branded gym, Crossfit Composure, when the owners/developers execute the first phase of renovation this year. Continue reading...

Building planned in River Market

Library lot to get retail and garage

Subscriber onlyA mixed-use building with retail at the ground level and a three-level parking deck on top is planned for a parking lot at the corner of President Clinton Avenue and Rock Street, adjacent to the Flying Saucer. Continue reading...

LR theater to be razed after property's sale

Subscriber onlyThe Village Shopping Center at Asher and University avenues changed hands last month and with it came the decision to raze the old Cinema 150, one-half of the first dinner-and-a-movie date place in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Second outlet center in works

Memphis mall begins building

Subscriber onlyDevelopers of a new outlet mall in southwest Little Rock knew there would be another one going up in Memphis when they decided to proceed with theirs, Outlets of Little Rock. On Wednesday, Greensboro, N.C.,-based Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. announced it is partnering with Poag Shopping Centers on a development in Southaven, Miss., just a few miles south of Memphis. Continue reading...

Artist readies to let fly on mural

Koi to grace side of Bennett’s Military building in LR

Subscriber onlyA mural of giant, vibrantly colored koi fish by Little Rock artist Matt McLeod will go on a blank, white wall at Sixth and Main streets, across from where McLeod will soon open his own gallery. The 3,700-square-foot surface should be prepared sometime in March and the mural completed by mid-May. Continue reading...

LR hostel's backers looking to open in '15

Firehouse nearing new life as low-budget travel boon

Subscriber onlyThe Firehouse Hostel & Museum, the first-of-its kind facility in Arkansas, is expected to open this year after a decade of planning and some setbacks. Hostels don't have all the bells and whistles of a hotel nor the rates, and most of those who frequent hostels prefer it that way. Continue reading...

Rogers site to offer upscale offices

$20 million project near country club to include retail space

Subscriber onlyColliers International of Bentonville and Little Rock is developing a retail center and neighboring three-story office building on a prime piece of commercial real estate near Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Continue reading...

Ex-archive owner defaults on loans

Subscriber onlyJohn Rogers, the former owner of sports memorabilia and photo archives worth millions of dollars, was found Friday in default of loans totaling $14.5 million from First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville. Continue reading...

Revival planned for newspaper's former LR home

Restaurant, lofts in works at downtown’s Fulk Building

A single small pigeon egg resting in an old rusted piece of equipment upstairs in the Fulk Building on Main Street signals promise of new life for the century-old building that once housed the Arkansas Democrat. Continue reading...

Startup facilitator gets tech park OK to use floor space

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board voted in a special meeting Wednesday to open space in the Block2 building it leases at 107 E. Markham St. to Arkansas Venture Center for $6,500 in lease money and the cost of utilities, which is about $13,500 for 2015. Continue reading...

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