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Chick-fil-A Confirms Third Rogers Location

Chick-fil-A Confirms Third Rogers Location

A Chick-fil-A spokeswoman said groundbreaking at the site will be this fall and the restaurant is scheduled to open for business in the spring of 2018. The location will employ at least 80.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.5 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell in April to a new record low, 3.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from March and six-tenths of a percentage point from April 2016.
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Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.
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Vesuvio Bistro Dunned by State DFA

Vesuvio Bistro at 1315 Breckenridge Drive in Little Rock was served with a closure notice by the state May 4. But owner Bill Criswell says it was all a misunderstanding.
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Cabot's Steeplechase Apartments Sold for $6.1 Million This article is available only in print.

Apartments in Cabot, retail space in west Little Rock, farmland near Carlisle, residential lots near Conway, a residential swap in Pulaski County and undeveloped acreage in Saline County provide a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions. read more >

Maumelle Chick-fil-A Set to Open by September This article is available only in print.

Carter Tucker is giving up his Chick-fil-A in McCain Mall in North Little Rock to devote all his energies to the new restaurant at 113 Commons Drive in Maumelle. read more >

Loblolly Ice Cream Shop Makes Split Next Door This article is available only in print.

Sally Mengel, co-owner of Loblolly Creamery of Little Rock, is moving/has moved her Ice Cream Bar from The Green Corner Store right next door — same building, different suite. read more >

Tuesday Farmers Market Event Discontinued in River Market This article is available only in print.

The farmers market on Tuesday at the River Market pavilions in downtown Little Rock is no longer. read more >

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Arkansas Alcohol Sales This article is available only in print.

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn't the first such effort and it won't be the last. read more >

Modern Storage Draws $3.3M Transaction (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Modern Storage Maumelle Blvd LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased its namesake at 9100 Maumelle Blvd. The seller is JWL I Ltd., led by William Titus. read more >

126 Units in Fayetteville Sell for $8 Million (NWA Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Patrick O'Reilly of Springfield bought the South Creekside Apartments, 126-unit complex four blocks from the University of Arkansas campus. read more >

Bark Bar Nears Opening With No Time to Paws

Although the opening of Bark Bar is a couple of weeks out, Elizabeth Michael thinks she and business partner Cara Fowler may have a winning formula that can translate to other locations in Arkansas. read more >

ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

Gary "Bud" Roberts resigned as director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Thursday. His resignation is effective in three weeks. read more >

Arkansas Included in Metal Meat Recall

A Kansas food distributor is voluntarily recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage that might contain metal. read more >

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