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Arkansas Legislator Drops Proposal to Ban California Wine

Arkansas Legislator Drops Proposal to Ban California Wine

An Arkansas lawmaker who wanted to outlaw California wine in retaliation for the West Coast state's egg regulations says he has pulled the bill and that it's effectively dead.
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Sam's Club Buys Land for Store in Springdale

The new 136,000-SF store will be on 56th Street north of Arvest Ballpark after a dual purchase earlier this month. Sam's Real Estate Business Trust of Bentonville paid $12.4 million for approximately 71 acres near the intersection of 56th Street and Highway 412.
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Jonesboro Developer Bruce Burrow's Pyrrhic Victory

Officially launched 11 years ago, The Mall at Turtle Creek represents a landmark development long envisioned for the property by Bruce Burrow. The hybrid retail project — part mall and part lifestyle center — became a high-water mark in his storied career.
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