Northwest Arkansas' Best & Worst of 2012

by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Staff  on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 2:43 pm  

Opened Feb. 1, The Iceberg’s amenities include office equipment, Wi-Fi, meeting space “and plenty of coffee,” proponent Josh Clemence said.

The Iceberg played host for three months this fall to the ARK Challenge “boot camp” competition for high-tech startups.


Best Company Name

In January, we reported on Cave Springs businessman Brett Hash’s purchase of a vacant building at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 412 and Arkansas Highway 112 that housed the famed Mary Maestri’s restaurant for 63 years.

The building had sat empty since May 2010 when the state boarded up the place, the result of the restaurant being delinquent in paying thousands of sales tax dollars.

Hash made his land purchase through a company called PLBTP LLC.

PLBTP, Hash said, stands for “Please Lord Bless This Project.”

Hash had the building burned and the site cleared with plans to build a 30,000-SF retail center called Casalini Court.

Nearly a year later, there’s no sign that a shopping center is imminent.


(Second)-Worst Loss of the Year



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