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Christen Franke of Franke's Cafeteria Dies at 37
Christen Cazort Franke

Christen Franke of Franke's Cafeteria Dies at 37

Christen Cazort Franke, an owner and operator with her family of Franke's Cafeteria in Little Rock, died Dec. 4.
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Mary Maestri's Italian Grillroom Closed, But Not Finished

Daniel Maestri is still confident that he will reopen Mary Maestri's Italian Grillroom, his family's iconic northwest Arkansas restaurant.
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Excaliburger Hits Hillcrest

Food truck Excaliburger is setting up shop weekly from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the old Helmich Auto Service location at the northeast corner of Kavanaugh Boulevard and Beechwood Street.
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Tacos 4 Life Prepping for Little Rock, Benton and Beyond

Austin Samuelson, who owns Tacos 4 Life with his wife, Ashton, hopes to open their first Little Rock location at Shackleford Crossing sometime in mid-February.
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At Summit, Tyson Foods CEO Aims Focus on Tech, Hints at Acquisitions

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is well-positioned for growth and acquisitions are possible, incoming CEO Tom Hayes says during the Bernstein Consumer Summit in New York. "Be prepared for some great new products to be hitting the market," Hayes said. "Don't be surprised if we pull in an acquisition or two." read more >

The Overtime Exemption Rules Are On Hold — What Do You Do Now? (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

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$1M Land Deal Launches Trampoline Park in Fayetteville

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Tyson Foods Launches $150M Venture Capital Fund

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Monday that it has a launched a $150 million venture capital fund, called Tyson New Ventures LLC, as it seeks to invest in innovative food companies and technologies. read more >

SPONSORED: Roots Run Deep at Landmark K. Hall & Sons

On any given day, K. Hall & Sons Produce buzzes with a steady stream of vehicles and pedestrians as greetings and banter fly around the deli counter, in the grocery aisles and at the registers. read more >

With Early Deals, How Much Will Cyber Monday Buyers Spend?

Millions of Americans paused during the Monday after Thanksgiving to check out online deals and check off people on their holiday gift list. But so-called Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title. read more >

Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Spent Less Due to Discounts

Customers look to have spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, down nearly 3.5 percent from a year ago, based on a survey by the National Retail Federation. read more >

Jacksonville Mobile Home Park Draws $2.6M Sale (Real Deals)

A group of out-of-state investors acquired Pine Meadow Mobile Home Park at 3000 John Harden Drive from Mas Verde Mobile Home Estates Inc., led by Bryan Keathley. read more >

Detroit Investor Nabs CVS in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

A Detroit investor paid $4.56 million for the CVS Pharmacy at 2001 S. Thompson St. in Springdale. read more >

Little Rock City Director-elect Capi Peck Says Politics, Restaurants Comparable

Earlier this month, Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's Restaurant, won her race for Ward 4 on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >

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