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Developers Reimagine Conway's Oak Street

Developers Reimagine Conway's Oak Street

Conway's downtown has traditionally ended where Oak Street intersects with bustling Harkrider Street, but city planners and commercial developers are attempting to push that historic envelope further to the east. Developers plan to link historic downtown Conway with additional options of dining, shopping and health care along Conway's reimagined vision for Oak Street.
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If Arkansas Goes Wet, ABC Has Plan

If Arkansans vote in November to open up the entire state to alcohol sales for the first time since the mid-1930s — and that remains a fairly big if — the man in charge of implementing the new order has a plan.
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Boscos Closes River Market District Restaurant

Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. of Memphis has announced that its River Market District location in Little Rock is now closed.
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Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership's Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel. read more >

Groups Argue Over Alcohol Measure on Arkansas Ballot

Opponents of a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all Arkansas counties argued Thursday it would lead to liquor stores opening near churches and schools, an accusation the group behind the measure denied as the two sides filed briefs before the state's highest court. read more >

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Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. read more >

Hot Springs' Citizens Building Eyed for New Development

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Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s. read more >

Matt Lile Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Agrees to 1-Year Prison Sentence

Lile, 56, agreed to pay full restitution for stealing from Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Co., which state insurance regulators took into receivership in 2009. Lile was also well known as the former owner of Lulav restaurant in Little Rock. read more >

UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

The University of Central Arkansas moved a step closer to putting a mixed-use building on campus after its board of trustees on approved a feasibility study for issuing bonds for a proposed 67,500-SF center at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street. read more >

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Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot. read more >

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Bar Louie is opening its second location in Little Rock. The popular restaurant chain, which has 88 locations in 24 states, is set to open another spot at McCain Mall in North Little Rock early next year. read more >

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