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Memphis' Soul Fish Cafe Headed to Little Rock

Memphis' Soul Fish Cafe Headed to Little Rock

Co-owner Raymond Williams told Soiree that renovations will begin in the old Dundee retail space at 308 Main in the next few weeks. He hopes to open in Little Rock by early next year.
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18 Conditional Permits Granted for Liquor Stores in Saline County

Eighteen individuals received Wednesday conditional permits for liquor store licenses in Saline County from the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration's Alcoholic Beverage Control department.
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Site Work Begins for Lewis Crossing in Conway

The Lewis Crossing shopping center development, expected to open in the fall of 2016, officially is under construction in Conway at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward.
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NLRB Ruling Can Hurt Small Business, Groups Say

A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies. read more >

City Market Chain Bags Up Mayflower Food Stores

City Market, a small chain of grocery stores based in Little Rock, has signed an asset purchase agreement with Mayflower Food Stores Inc. to buy that company's two stores, one in Stuttgart and another in Carlisle (Lonoke County). read more >

State Legislature Helps Dave & Buster's Return to Little Rock

Dave & Buster's wouldn't have made it to Little Rock without the help of state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson of Little Rock, who sponsored a bill to attract the Dallas-based chain to Arkansas. read more >

Park Avenue Lofts Sells In $36M Transaction (Real Deals)

ER Park Avenue Apartments LLC, an affiliate of Equity Resources LLC of Birmingham, Alabama, purchased Park Avenue Lofts at 320 S. University Ave. The development previously was linked with a February 2012 mortgage of $21.6 million held by Arvest Bank of Fayetteville. read more >

Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

Work on the new $200 million integrated poultry operation of Peco Foods Inc. is changing the landscape in northeast Arkansas. The nearly 200-acre poultry plant complex site near Pocahontas, assembled in three buys totaling almost $1.4 million in February 2014, is the centerpiece of construction activity. read more >

Little Rock's Original Fern Bar: How Buster's Birthed Dave & Buster's

Next summer, Dave & Buster's, based in Dallas and co-founded by Corley and Corriveau in 1982, will be opening a location in Little Rock, its first in Arkansas. D&B now has almost 11,000 employees and 73 stores, including one in New York's Times Square. The Arkansas arrival comes 33 years after its founders opened Buster's in Little Rock's Union Station. read more >

Eat. Drink. Play: A Timeline of Dave & Buster's

A look at 41 years in the life of one of America's most successful restaurant and game parlors. read more >

US Economy Surged at 3.7 Percent Rate in April-June Quarter

The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment. read more >

Del Frisco's Grille Names Executive Chef, GM

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc. announced Tuesday it has named Maeve Grey as executive chef and Mark Smith as general manager for the new Del Frisco's Grille restaurant scheduled to open in September at the Promenade at Chenal. read more >

Newk's Opening Sixth Arkansas Restaurant

Newk's Eatery is opening a fourth restaurant in the Little Rock area at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31. read more >

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