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Chef Lee Richardson May Be Ready to 'Cache' In
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Chef Lee Richardson May Be Ready to 'Cache' In

An announcement may be coming that Chef Lee Richardson, the celebrated former executive chef at the Capital Hotel, is taking his talents (in some form) to Cache, the restaurant owned by Rush Harding and his son, Payne.
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Party City, KFC Lead Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

A store in west Little Rock, a fast-food eatery in downtown Little Rock and a home near the Country Club of Little Rock provide our grouping of recent seven-digit deals.
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Del Frisco's Grille, Heading to Promenade in Little Rock, Hiring 120

Publicly traded restaurant chain Del Frisco's Grille said Monday that it plans to hire 120 employees for its new Little Rock location scheduled to open in September.
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Jonesboro's Highland Center Gets New Name in Retail Buy

A 60,000-SF shopping center in Jonesboro has a new owner and will have a new name: The Highlands.
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