Restaurants & Food Archive

Convenient Redevelopment Drives $2.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/21/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock convenience store development is in motion after a $2.9 million transaction. And an undeveloped 64.5-acre apartment tract in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2 million.

Wal-Mart Expands Online Grocery Pickup in NWA

by Alexis Hosticka 9/16/2015 11:37 am

Wal-Mart is expanding its online grocery pickup test in the northwest Arkansas area to include five Neighborhood Market stores in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville.

Whataburger in Springdale Hiring, Planning for November Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 09:49 am

Construction is underway for a new Whataburger restaurant in Springdale, the company's third restaurant in Northwest Arkansas, and will open in November, weather permitting.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Target Tests Grocery Delivery Service

by Associated Press 9/15/2015 12:49 pm

The Minneapolis-based discounter has teamed with Instacart, the online grocery delivery service that started in 2012, to let shoppers in the Minneapolis area order fruits and other perishables, as well as household, pet and baby products, and have them delivered to their homes in as little as an hour.

Supermarket Scouts Sniff Out Sherwood Sites

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale had the idea first, but its long delay in getting a store out of the ground on Highway 107 in north Pulaski County has encouraged competitors to start sniffing around.

Promenade at Chenal Parcel Nets $4.3 Million Purchase

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A retail project in west Little Rock, residential acreage in Maumelle and high-rise dwelling space in downtown Little Rock provide this week's trio of million-dollar transactions.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Mayor Mark Stodola Looks to Keep Main Street Makeover Moving

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A mix of retail and of-fice buildings that decades ago were part of the city's historic commercial core have combined with new construction to recast a string of properties. A foundation of restaurants, apartments and the performing arts will be joined by a high-rise hotel redevelopment and the Little Rock Tech Park.

Hospitality Association to Host Convention in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 9/11/2015 09:06 am

The Arkansas Hospitality Association will host its annual convention on Tuesday, highlighting vendors and businesses from around the state and presenting the 2015 marketing plan from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Del Frisco's Grille to Set to Open at Promenade

by Alexis Hosticka 9/10/2015 03:42 pm

Del Frisco's Grille will open on 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at The Promenade at Chenal. Executive Chef Maeve Grey will feature daily dishes using produce from local farmer's markets alongside Del Frisco's Grille classics.

I Love Juice Bar to Open in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2015 02:18 pm

I Love Juice Bar is set to open on Oct. 1 in Midtowne Shopping Center near Park Plaza Mall.

A Decision To Make (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/7/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of an opinion issued by state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas property owners and tenants — including individuals, churches and businesses — have another decision to make: Will you allow the open carry of firearms?

Concessions Prices to Drop at Razorbacks Stadium

by Associated Press 9/4/2015 07:35 am

Food and drinks will be cheaper this season for fans attending football games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium.

City Market Chain Bags Up Mayflower Food Stores

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

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).

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by George Waldon 8/31/2015 12:00 am

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.

Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

by George Waldon 8/31/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by Jan Cottingham 8/31/2015 12:00 am

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.

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

by Jan Cottingham 8/31/2015 12:00 am

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