Restaurants & Food Archive

Arkansas Rice Depot, Foodbank Merge, Announce Mission Statement

by Alexis Hosticka 3/30/2016 11:11 am

The Arkansas Foodbank and Arkansas Rice Depot on Wednesday celebrated the two organizations' merger and revealed a new logo and mission statement, "United to Fight Hunger."

Whisenhunt's $19M Cash Bet In Northwest Arkansas Pays Off

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 12:00 am

In March 2012, Joe Whisenhunt placed a $19 million bet on northwest Arkansas and, four years later, it's looking like a winner.

Fayetteville's Garden Park Apartments Fetch $17.6 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Fayetteville's Garden Park Apartments sold to California investors for $17.6 million.

Arkansas February Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2 Percent

by Lance Turner 3/25/2016 09:19 am

Arkansas' February unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, down from 4.4. percent in January and 5.6 percent in the same month last year, according to report Friday from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Wal-Mart Jumps into Milk Processing; Dean Foods' Stock Sinks

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 3/23/2016 07:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said it will build a dairy processing plant in Indiana to supply private-label milk to about 600 stores — the retailer's sole foray into food processing in the U.S.

ASU Convention Center Moves Forward With Grant From Delta Regional Authority

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 03:14 pm

A hotel and convention center project by Arkansas State University and O'Reilly Embassy Suites is moving forward even though a similar project has received significant financial support from the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission.

Conway's Stoby's to Rebuild After Fire

by Jan Cottingham 3/22/2016 03:13 pm

The owners of Stoby's Restaurant, a fixture on the Conway restaurant scene since 1980, plan — at least as of Tuesday morning — to raze the building, heavily damaged by fire on Saturday, and rebuild at the same site.

MacArthur Park District Heats Up Downtown Little Rock Apartment Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2016 10:42 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate announced Tuesday the $754,000 sale of the St. Clair Apartments at 500 E. Sixth Street in downtown Little Rock.

Bob Coleman Sr. of Coleman Dairy Dies at 62

by Jan Cottingham 3/21/2016 09:35 am

Bob Cooper Coleman Sr., a member of the family that founded Coleman Dairy in Little Rock, died Friday at the age of 62.

Downtown Little Rock's Regions Center Building For Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock and its adjoining six-story parking deck are carrying a list price of $40 million.

St. John's Apartments in SWLR Sold in $3.2 Million Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

This week's installment of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County is served up as a five-piece.

Core Brewing Still Growing; Distillery Next

by Jan Cottingham 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Jesse Core, founder of craft brewer Core Brewing & Distilling Co. of Springdale, is busier than ever these days, but he took time earlier this month to fill Arkansas Business in on his rapidly expanding enterprise, founded only six years ago.

Roger Collins on Allowing Employees To Pull the Strings at Harps

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Roger Collins became president and CEO of Harps Food Stores in 2000 and has expanded the store count to 78 in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. He was also instrumental in selling the company to the employee stock ownership plan 15 years ago.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Kaki Hockersmith To Put Designs on 1836 Club

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson and his partners, Mark Camp and Rod Damon, have hired Little Rock interior designer Kaki Hockersmith to design the interior of their new project, the 1836 Club.

Restaurant Industry Growing in U.S., Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

U.S. restaurants will record sales of $782.7 billion in 2016 and employ 14.4 million, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast, released late last month.

Downtown Little Rock Attracts More Hoteliers

by George Waldon 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Downtown Little Rock has drawn the attention of three hotel developers who have invested more than $7.3 million to secure locations.

New Owners Leave Lindsey's Resort in Familiar Hands

by Alexis Hosticka 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Lindsey's Resort has a fresh start after foreclosure last March completely shut down the quaint attraction on the Little Red River at Heber Springs, just as the resort was marking its 50th anniversary.

Let the Sun Shine (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Arkansans have had the legal right to know more about what all levels of our government are saying and doing for longer than most other Americans, but legislators do keep chipping away at the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act — and refusing to adopt technology that could improve its service to taxpayers.

Two MedExpress Properties Sell for Combined $4.4 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

A pair of MedExpress projects, a medical office building in Sherwood, a Little Rock home and a restaurant site in west Little Rock form this week's five-piece of million-dollar transactions.