Tourism Archive

National Register Listings Light a Towering Inferno

by Marty Cook 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Some downtown Little Rock property owners are surprised and upset that three public housing towers have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places despite being rejected by the state's review board.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors' liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.

ASU Convention Center Project Also Delayed

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The other convention center being developed in Jonesboro hasn't broken ground, but it is on schedule to open on the Arkansas State University campus before the start of the fall 2018 semester.

Quapaw Quarter's Patricia Blick Says Historic Preservation Can Bring Forth Economic Benefits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Patricia Blick, the new head of the Quapaw Quarter Association, seeks to clear up misconceptions about preserving historic properties.

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta's Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:33 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Redesign of LittleRock.com Coming Soon

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Readers who remember the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau's contract with marketing firm Team SI for a website overhaul have been asking when they might see it.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Approves Bids In Northeast Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission in March approved bids for several road improvement projects throughout northeast Arkansas.

Kansas City REIT Buys Magic Springs Theme Park

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2017 05:02 pm

EPR Properties, a specialty real estate investment trust, announced Thursday a deal to purchase Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs and to retain Premier Parks LLC as its operator.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Boutique Hotel To Fill 'Opportunity Gap' at The Fields at Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An upscale multifamily complex and a boutique hotel are heading for The Fields at Pinnacle, a Rogers development led by Chad and Monika Hatfield of Hatfield Properties.

Core Brewing Adds Fayetteville Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale is making progress on its second location in Fayetteville, having applied with the state for a license for a microbrewery restaurant.

Oaklawn Names Wayne Smith As General Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 10:00 am

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming announces that Wayne Smith will be its sixth general manager, as longtime leader Eric Jackson steps down.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

Jim Rice Made Member of Arkansas Hospitality Hall of Fame (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Rice is the senior vice president of operations at the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Pair of Apartments Produce $60.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Affiliates of CLK Properties of Woodbury, New York, bought the 456-unit Chenal Lakes project for $38.1 million and the 256-unit Brightwaters project for $22.5 million.

An Out-of-State Ad Firm for Arkansas Tourism? Unlikely, but Possible

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Will the state of Arkansas award its biggest advertising contract to an out-of-state agency? Little Rock marketing pros think probably not, but the idea isn't inconceivable.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

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