Tourism Archive

Bentonville Ornamental Iron Forging Ahead with Irish Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

When Bentonville Ornamental Iron owner Lise Wentz decided to move her manufacturing off-site, she and her husband Frank Wallace decided to open a blacksmith-themed Irish pub and bar.

La Quintas Top $9M In Transaction String (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Prominent Hotels LLC of Irving, Texas, bought two west Little Rock projects at 200 S. Shackleford Road and 1010 Breckenridge Drive and the 4100 E. McCain Blvd. project in North Little Rock for nearly $7.5 million from LQ Properties LLC of New York.

Liquor Sales At Arkansas State Net $25,224

by Jan Cottingham 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas State University's first alcohol sales netted the Red Wolves Foundation, the fundraising arm of the A-State athletic department, $25,224 last year.

Film Chronicles Spring Training in Hot Springs

by Mark Carter 2/22/2016 12:00 am

“The First Boys of Spring” chronicles the story of how Hot Springs, with its famed therapeutic mineral baths, became a home for spring training from the 1880s through the 1930s.

Game & Fish Commission Names Jeff Crow New Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2016 07:31 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday unanimously approved Jeff Crow as its new director.

Several Ballot Measures Just Need Signatures

by Gwen Moritz 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Marijuana, alcohol and a new limit on legislative referrals have been certified and may appear on the statewide ballot later this year if enough signature are collected from registered voters.

Crestwood Manor Sale Tops $9 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Crestwood Manor, a 228-unit apartment project in the Hillcrest area of Little Rock, was purchased by an Alabama affiliate.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

by George Jared 2/12/2016 08:54 am

Jonesboro fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State.

Glo Airlines Adds Direct Flights from Little Rock to Destin

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2016 10:23 am

Regional air service provider Glo of New Orleans announced Thursday it will expand its non-stop service from Little Rock to to Florida's Emerald Coast.

Northwest Arkansas Makes Lonely Planet's Best in US List

by Alexis Hosticka 2/10/2016 11:42 am

Northwest Arkansas was named No. 7 on the Best in the U.S. list by Lonely Planet travel media company on Tuesday.

Developers Plan Staybridge Suites for Midtown Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 2/9/2016 04:08 pm

A local partnership group called Midtown Hospitality LLC plans to invest $13 million to bring a Staybridge Suites hotel to a 2.69-acre site at University Avenue and 12th Street in Little Rock.

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The eight metropolitan areas of Arkansas reported increases in local area personal income in 2014, with growth ranging from 1.6 percent in Pine Bluff to 4.1 percent in Fort Smith.

Developmental Center Sells for $3.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The sale of a 30,565-SF clinic in Little Rock, a string of apartments in the Hillcrest area and an 82-room motel in southwest Little Rock top the latest real estate transactions in Pulaski County.

Bourbon & Boots Acquires Tales from the South

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 01:48 pm

Bourbon & Boots, the "Southern-inspired lifestyle brand" based in North Little Rock, has acquired the public radio show Tales from the South, the company officially announced.

As Expected, Most Hog Football Tickets Going Up

by Mark Carter 2/3/2016 09:59 am

As expected, most Fayetteville tickets to Arkansas Razorback football games are going up in price, but ticket prices for the Hogs' one Little Rock game per year are going down, the University of Arkansas announced Tuesday.

Investor Group Paid $12.4M for Gateway Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The total purchase price for the approximately 54 acres around the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock was about $12.4 million

I-30 Changes Worry East Little Rock Property Owners

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The unknown changes wrought by a future improvement of Interstate 30 have downtown Little Rock players concerned.

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.