Jacksonville Valero Valued in $1.2M Transaction

Jacksonville Valero Valued in $1.2M Transaction
Valero at 1605 S. J.P. Wright Loop Road in Jacksonville

This week's quartet of multimillion-dollar Pulaski County real estate transactions consists of a west Little Rock home, a Jacksonville convenience store, a Sherwood commercial site and a North Little Rock day care.
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Union Asks Court to Reverse Wal-Mart Trespassing Order

A labor union is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to reverse a judge's order barring it from trespassing on the retail giant's property in the state, arguing that the issue needs to be settled by a federal board.
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Dallas Company Buys Sears, Doctors Hospital Site for $44M

An affiliate of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. of Dallas bought a five-building, 30-acre development in midtown Little Rock for $44 million.
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