Restaurants & Food Archive

Bark Bar Nears Opening With No Time to Paws

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Although the opening of Bark Bar is a couple of weeks out, Elizabeth Michael thinks she and business partner Cara Fowler may have a winning formula that can translate to other locations in Arkansas.

ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/25/2017 04:29 pm

Gary "Bud" Roberts resigned as director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Thursday. His resignation is effective in three weeks.

Arkansas Included in Metal Meat Recall

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2017 12:46 pm

A Kansas food distributor is voluntarily recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage that might contain metal.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Chick-fil-A Confirms Third Rogers Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

A Chick-fil-A spokeswoman said groundbreaking at the site will be this fall and the restaurant is scheduled to open for business in the spring of 2018. The location will employ at least 80.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2017 11:19 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell in April to a new record low, 3.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from March and six-tenths of a percentage point from April 2016.

Jobs Mix Keeps Unemployment Low in Faulkner County

by Lance Turner 5/16/2017 01:43 pm

The decline of the Fayetteville Shale cost jobs in Faulkner County, but a diverse economy led by sales, office and administrative professions continued to keep the unemployment rate near historic lows.

Conway Ranch Owners Accused of Default in Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Legal tussling over a ranch-and-restaurant complex that led to foreclosure proceedings against Joanie White-Wagoner continues in Conway.

Harps Registers Nearly $5M Sale of Vilonia Store

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

A grocery store in Vilonia, a church in Benton, Burger Kings in Cabot and Conway, a west Little Rock manor and an auto project in Sherwood have assembled for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Hooters Honcho Reveals Details on Future LR Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Stanley Conrad of Hooters of Arkansas, the fellow who applied for a mixed-drink permit with the state, says he's looking to open the restaurant sometime in 2018 and it will employ about 140 workers.

Vesuvio Bistro Dunned by State DFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Vesuvio Bistro at 1315 Breckenridge Drive in Little Rock was served with a closure notice by the state May 4. But owner Bill Criswell says it was all a misunderstanding.

Stoby's Eyes July Reopening

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The owners of Stoby's, the popular Conway restaurant devastated by fire in March 2016, are shooting to reopen by July 21, the restaurant's 37th anniversary.

Chef Shuttle Says Opa!

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle is moving toward franchising by summer 2017.

WLR Office Building Attracts $3.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Normandy Place LLC, led by Max Mehlburger, purchased the Markham Executive Center at 10201 W. Markham St. The seller is Security Plan Life Insurance Co. of Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

Governor Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2017 10:46 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the following appointments.

Maumelle's Modern Storage Sold for $3.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Mini-storage in North Little Rock and two warehouses in Little Rock provide our trio of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Legacy Hotel to Live On Following Remodel

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The transformation of the Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock into a boutique lodging proceeds apace, says Kishan Patel, operations manager. And included in that remodel is a renovated restaurant space with a new name and new menu, although that's yet to be determined.

Downtown Invited for Coffee @ the Corner

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Further enhancing the downtown Little Rock coffee scene will be the folks who own At the Corner, the diner at the southeast corner of East Markham and Scott streets.

El Dorado Building Its Hopes On Arts

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2017 12:00 am

In a town where an oil gusher a century ago set off one of the wildest booms in American history, transforming El Dorado into south Arkansas' richest town, Austin Barrow presides over a boom in downtown construction.

Little Rock Looks Up: 7 Downtown Projects Set to Open by Year's End

by George Waldon 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A flurry of behind-the-scenes activity indicates a restart is in the works for a key part of the Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock.

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