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Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs
Cole McCaskill

Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership's Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel.
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Developments Old, New Suit Fort Smith

Fort Smith is not only the site of the future U.S. Marshals Museum, but also nearly 1,000 new jobs (by 2021) and a new $30 million headquarters for ArcBest Corp. on the east side of town at Chaffee Crossing.
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Developers Reimagine Conway's Oak Street

Conway's downtown has traditionally ended where Oak Street intersects with bustling Harkrider Street, but city planners and commercial developers are attempting to push that historic envelope further to the east. Developers plan to link historic downtown Conway with additional options of dining, shopping and health care along Conway's reimagined vision for Oak Street.
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Otter Creek Mall Development Decades in the Making

Once upon a time, the current site of the Gateway Town Center and Bass Pro developments was slated to be part of a grand 1.1 million-SF regional mall development. The fabled Otter Creek Mall never achieved escape velocity from its drawing board concept unveiled on April Fool's Day in 1980. read more >

Bank Branch Trio Generates $3.45M Sale (Real Deals)

Three former Metropolitan National Bank branches combined for a $3.45 million transaction. A 3-acre parking lot in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.7 million deal. And a 50-room motel in Jacksonville changed hands in a $1.2 million deal. read more >

Vitamin Shoppe Leads Off Six-Pack of Million-Dollar Deals

McCain Plaza LLC of Los Angeles bought the Vitamin Shoppe at 4300 McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock for $3.77 million from Quattro North Little Rock LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois. read more >

Groundbreaking Held for $50M US Marshals Museum

Formal groundbreaking has been held in Fort Smith for a U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River overlooking Oklahoma. read more >

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. read more >

Groundbreaking Today for $50M US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

Federal, state, tribal and local officials are scheduled to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith. read more >

Landers Auto Dealership Drives $22.1M Toyota Sale (Real Deals)

Luther Auto Group's acquisition of Steve Landers Toyota in Little Rock generated a real estate transaction valued at $22.1 million. A former Metropolitan National Bank branch in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.76 million sale. And a 27,832-SF piece of the Arcade Building in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a transaction valued at $1.2 million. read more >

Argenta Community Development Corp. Weighs Its Future

While Argenta Community Development Corp. of North Little Rock ponders its future — including whether to dissolve — the nonprofit first must deal with a foreclosure lawsuit filed against it last month after defaulting on a $560,000 loan. read more >

Hot Springs' Citizens Building Eyed for New Development

Fayetteville attorney Robert Depper and LSC Hotel Restaurant Management Co. of El Dorado have formed Let Us Revive Hot Springs Downtown LLC, with hopes of renovating one of the city's historic downtown buildings into a boutique hotel. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s. read more >

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