Retail Archive

Grove at Pleasant Ridge Visited By $19M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/19/2018 12:00 am

An investment group led by Canyon View Capital of Santa Cruz, California, bought The Grove at Pleasant Ridge in west Little Rock.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2018 10:34 am

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year.

New Arkansas Mandate Would Increase Drug Costs for Employers, Consumers (Mark Merritt Commentary)

by Mark Merritt 3/13/2018 10:21 am

This week, the Arkansas Legislature is considering a new mandate forcing employers and government health plans to pay more for prescription drugs.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Lodges Highlight Mountains & Lakes

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

The big five money-makers in state parks last year were cabin rentals, more than $5.2 million; camping, $4.8 million; restaurants, more than $4.7 million; lodges, nearly $4.6 million; and gift shops, almost $3.2 million.

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival.

From Sun Records to Sporting Goods, Sonny Burgess Remembered in Newport

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Long before he was a Newport merchant, Sonny Burgess played in the same joints as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, trading licks, liquor and wild stage moves with his fellow Sun Records recording stars.

Historic Helena's Cherry Street Draws Investors

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

The Cherry Street Historic District in Helena-West Helena is showing signs of reviving its faded fortunes. Following are some of the people who are leaving their mark on the once-thriving commercial avenue.

Surgery Center Performs $3.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

PTCOA Freeway ASC LLC, led by Drs. Meraj Siddiqui and Ronald Tilley, bought the 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center at 9 Freeway Drive.

Leveraging the Weather (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Daily or routine habits are disrupted by foul weather and foul moods. These atmospheric disturbances also have a direct impact on consumer behavior. And behavior begets spending.

Cantrell Drug, FDA Reach Settlement

by Mark Friedman 3/9/2018 03:15 pm

Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock and federal regulators reached a settlement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday morning in a legal fight that had threatened to close the drug compounding company.

Grove Plaza at Gateway Town Center Sells for Nearly $4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2018 03:24 pm

Grove Plaza, a 9,652-SF at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center, has sold for nearly $4 million.

Bass Pro Sold (Again); Heart Hospital Stakes Out Benton Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The southwest Little Rock Bass Pro Shops, a west Little Rock hotel and apartments in midtown Little Rock are making noise as this week's trio of multimillion-dollar real estate deals.

Paul Michael Has Found His Place on Earth

by Jan Cottingham 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Paul Michael, grandson of a Delta merchant, sells home decor to the world while finding success as a designer and entrepreneur.

Where Politicians Fear to Tread (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/5/2018 12:00 am

A curious shift (one of many) has taken place in American politics in the past couple of years. Corporate America has begun taking the lead on political issues.

Storage World Attracts $2.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The 675-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock was purchased by Modern SW LLC, led by Keith Richardson.

FDA Sues to Shut Down Cantrell Drug

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2018 05:02 pm

CEO James L. McCarley Jr. has responded by requesting a temporary restraining order to prevent the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from shutting down the Little Rock compounding pharmacy.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Rise; Retailer Gets Tax Boost

by Lance Turner 2/27/2018 10:59 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock broke a streak of quarterly same-store declines, reporting fourth-quarter sales up 3 percent and profit up 177 percent from the same quarter last year.

Cameron Smith Launches International Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 03:13 pm

Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers announced Monday that it has hired two former Walmart Inc. executives and will launch an international division of its corporate recruiting operation.

RML Automotive NWA Buys 3 Everett Dealerships

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 11:30 am

RML Automotive NWA acquires three Everett dealerships in northwest Arkansas.

Fayetteville Building Sells for $1.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Westwood Holdings LLC of Rogers, led by Dusty Graham, bought the Kelly Eason Building at 100 W. Center St.