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Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress
The former American Legion post at 315 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock, left, will become Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge if development proceeds as planned, while the old Paragon Printing building at 307 E. Capitol is proposed for a German-style beer hall called Fassler Hall.

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week.
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Chef Donnie Ferneau Proud of Moonlighting Gig with Memory Care

Memory Care of America, which provides residential care to sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, announced Ferneau's hiring earlier this month.
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David's Burgers Delayed in River Market

The restaurant is to occupy the former Boulevard Bread space in the Dickinson Hardware Co. building at the east end of Ottenheimer Market Hall, operated by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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