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SoMa Neighborhood May Soon See Another Restaurant

SoMa Neighborhood May Soon See Another Restaurant
A pizza place at 1318 S. Main St. may become a new neighbor for Midtown Billiards.

A new restaurant at 1318 S. Main St. in downtown Little Rock appears a step closer to reality. Restaurateur Bart Barlogie Jr., co-owner of The Fold, has filed an application for a mixed drink and retail beer permit.
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ARK Challenge: Acorn Hours Solving 'Real Problem'

Acorn wants to "intertwine" accountability and service when it comes to tracking service hours, help young people tell their stories and be "catalysts for change," and free up teachers from sometimes tedious paperwork.
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Josh Moody's Overwatch Headed to San Francisco for TechCrunch 'Disrupt'

Innovate Arkansas client firm and ARK Challenge alumni startup Overwatch will participate in the prominent national tech conference TechCrunch Disrupt next week in San Francisco.
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