Restaurants & Food

Student Entrepreneur's Doughnut Holes Available Soon at Spokes
Sydney Brazil's gourmet doughnut holes will soon be available at Spokes in downtown Little Rock.

Student Entrepreneur's Doughnut Holes Available Soon at Spokes

Downtown workers can get their doughnut hole fix beginning Friday, Sept. 5, at Spokes' coffee and smoothie shop inside Orbea's North American headquarters in the 100 block of Main in Little Rock.
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Newk's Eatery Coming to Fayetteville

Fayetteville is getting its first Newk's Eatery. The restaurant, founded in 2004 in Oxford, Mississippi by the same people who started McAlister's Deli, is slated to open Nov. 17 at 637 E. Joyce Blvd. in the Spring Creek Center.
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Zoës Kitchen, Chipotle Step Up to Plate of College Marketplace

Two eateries are in the pipeline to set up shop at College Marketplace in Fayetteville: Zoes Kitchen Inc. of Plano, Texas, and Chipotle Mexican Grill.
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$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy.
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Main Street Walgreens Tops List of Recent Seven-Digit Deals

This week's roster of million-dollar transactions includes samplings from the retail, residential and industrial sectors. read more >

Alcohol Amendment Will Be on November Ballot

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announced Friday afternoon the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment will be on the general election ballot in November. read more >

Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

While the number of unemployed workers and the unemployment rate in Arkansas and its six metropolitan areas was lower in July than a year ago, the labor force was also down in Arkansas and in five metropolitan areas. read more >

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans Have Debts, Saving Rates Similar to Region

Arkansas consumers have similar debts and saving rates to their neighbors in Missouri and Oklahoma, according to the final release of the first Arvest Bank Consumer Sentiment Survey. read more >

Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

Nominations are being accepted for the list of the state's most influential young professionals, "The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s." read more >

Update: More Signatures Submitted for Wage Hike Item

A group proposing to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage has submitted additional signatures in its effort to put the increase before voters in November. read more >

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be. read more >

Co-op Ozark Natural Foods Preps for Whole Foods Competition in Fayetteville

When Whole Foods announced its plans in the spring to locate a store in Fayetteville, it elicited cheers from fans of the high-end grocery store and concern from supporters of Fayetteville's own organic Ozark Natural Foods, the state's only grocery co-operative. read more >

Clarion Hotel Medical Center Recycled for $5M (Real Deals)

A 262-room hotel in midtown Little Rock changed hands in a $5 million foreclosure sale. The 5.22-acre development was tied to a November 2003 mortgage of $14 million held by Jonesboro's Liberty Bank of Arkansas, which became part of Centennial Bank in 2013. read more >

On Private Clubs (Editorial)

When savvy entrepreneurs see a need going unfilled, they form businesses. When those businesses successfully meet that need, they thrive. You know, America. Now the Little Rock Board of Directors is considering stepping between businesses and their customers. read more >

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