Tourism Archive

A Blur of Lobbyists as Transportation Bill Takes Shape

by Associated Press 11/16/2015 11:00 am

Congress is racing toward a Friday deadline to renew the law that pays for national transportation programs, and lobbyists trying to shape the legislation are in a frenzy.

Chenal Verizon Property Deal Leads Off Million-Dollar Quartet

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

A commercial project in west Little Rock, a 100-room motel in southwest Little Rock, a commercial project near Mabelvale and a big home in Maumelle provide this week's quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County.

Brookside Health & Rehab Sells for $5.6M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

A 143-bed nursing home in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $5.6 million. A 36-unit apartment project in North Little Rock sold for $2.2 million. And an 88-room motel in North Little Rock rang up an $800,000 transaction.

Philip Taldo Says Private Development Fuels Springdale's Revitalization

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Philip Taldo, the co-owner of Weichert Realtors-The Griffin Co. and president of One Springdale, a development company, and Partners Construction, talks to Arkansas Business about efforts to revitalize downtown Springdale, a city to which he has strong ties.

Robinson Center Construction Progresses, Will Be Done Nov. 2016

by Alexis Hosticka 11/13/2015 01:20 pm

Officials showed off new progress on the $70 million renovation of the Robinson Center Music Hall, a 25 month project set to be complete in November 2016.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Hires First Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 04:10 pm

The Downtown Springdale Alliance hired Misty Murphy to be the organization's first executive director.

Lindsey's Resort in Heber Springs Reopens With New Owners

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 03:15 pm

Lindsey's Resort in Heber Springs has reopened under new ownership after a $3 million foreclosure lawsuit forced it to close in March. "We like to say that we've been here longer than the trout," Lindsey White, the resort's general manager, said.

Marshals Museum, Corps of Engineers Reach Agreement on Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:38 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum said Thursday that it received consent from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build its 50,000-SF museum on a 16.3-acre riverfront tract in Fort Smith.

Convention Center in Texarkana Faces Foreclosure

by Associated Press 11/3/2015 10:15 am

The Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana is facing foreclosure after defaulting on about $10 million in loans.

Marshals Museum Marks $2M Gift From Sicard Family, Friends

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 03:25 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum of Fort Smith, the family of the late Samuel M. Sicard and First Bank Corp. announced Monday a $2 million donation to the museum.

Walton Report Explores Cultural Offerings in Northwest Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/2/2015 11:40 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art elevated northwest Arkansas' cultural prominence when it opened in 2011, and now the Walton Family Foundation is exploring ways to build off of that momentum.

Yellow Light (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/2/2015 12:00 am

People who don't want more of Little Rock to be devoted to roadway are trying to force suburbanites back into the city. No, the suburbanites just want to pave over Little Rock so they can get the heck out of Dodge. There is tension there.

Cromwell, Moses Tucker See New Life at 6th and Shall

by Alexis Hosticka 10/26/2015 11:03 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate are working together on what the firms call a new urban renewal and redevelopment project in downtown Little Rock.

Ruth's Chris May Have Location Staked in Downtown Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

You may have heard that officials from Ruth's Chris Steak House have been sharpening their knives and checking out potential locations in downtown Little Rock.

Alice Walton 'Drawls' a Crowd in New York City

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 National Arts Awards were presented last week in New York by Americans for the Arts, and Alice Walton was a winner, along with Sophia Loren, Lady Gaga and Herbie Hancock, among others.

Kathy Marchese On Fast Track at Magic Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Kathy Marchese has been named director of marketing and sales at Magic Springs Water & Theme Park in Hot Springs.

Kane Webb Tapped to Lead State Parks and Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2015 10:27 am

Arkansas newspaper and magazine veteran Kane Webb has been named by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as the next executive director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Brookside Sale Tops Latest Six-Pack of Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock nursing home, a hotel and an apartment project in North Little Rock, a former post office in west Little Rock, a North Little Rock church and a home in the Heights provide our six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Appearances Matter (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/19/2015 12:00 am

A trip costing several thousand dollars is a drop in the UA's multibillion-dollar bucket, but it's a poke in the eye to the thousands of Arkansans struggling to pay for an education in desperate hope of entering the vanishing middle class.