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Howse Furniture Store Opening in Bentonville

Howse Furniture Store Opening in Bentonville
The Howse store in Little Rock features one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.

Howse, an eclectic furniture store featuring unique pieces and free design service, is opening in Bentonville.
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Site Work Begins for Lewis Crossing in Conway

The Lewis Crossing shopping center development, expected to open in the fall of 2016, officially is under construction in Conway at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward.
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18 Conditional Permits Granted for Liquor Stores in Saline County

Eighteen individuals received Wednesday conditional permits for liquor store licenses in Saline County from the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration's Alcoholic Beverage Control department.
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