Tourism Archive

The Historic Arlington, Still Vital (Ray Hanley Commentary)

by Ray Hanley 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Once the largest hotel in the state, the Arlington Hotel's role in the development of Hot Springs has earned its position in the history and economy of the city.

A Builder With a Goal: Mark Zweig Raring To Remake Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Mark Zweig made his building bones buying up single-family residences and rebuilding or renovating them into high-priced classical homes. That was simple compared to building commercially.

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider.

Canceled Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The canceled Thunder on the Mountain music event, planned for near Ozark, has led to dueling lawsuits and a class-action claim on behalf of ticket holders.

Multifamily Acreage Sells for $3.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased 69 acres in west Little Rock with apartments in mind.

CJRW Marks a Year as a Main Street Mainstay

by Kyle Massey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

When Mark Raines peeked inside the Fulk Building a couple of years ago, he couldn't believe CJRW was considering it as a future home. The historic building at Main and Third streets in Little Rock had long been the home of Bennett's Military Supplies.

Rebel Kettle, Just Opened, Plans to Grow

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Only three months after opening Rebel Kettle Brewing in east Little Rock on March 21, co-owner Jason Polk is thinking about enlarging the kitchen of the microbrewery/restaurant.

Fayetteville A&P Names Molly Rawn Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2016 02:12 pm

The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission announced Friday that Molly Rawn has been hired as the new executive director, effective Aug. 8.

Little Rock Central Aims for UNESCO World Heritage Status

by Alexis Hosticka 7/5/2016 11:37 am

Little Rock Central High School is under consideration for "world heritage" status by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.

NLR Holiday Inn Express Checks in With $5.1M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

A Holiday Inn Express in North Little Rock, undeveloped land in north Pulaski County and two Little Rock homes form a quartet of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Hot Springs Officials Contemplate Future of Arlington Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

At the beginning of last week, a major meeting had been scheduled for public and private interests concerned about the deterioration of the 480-room, nearly 400,000-SF building. Within a couple of days, all of that had been scratched.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments to state boards, commissions and other entities.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Chef Shuttle, RaftUp To Experiment with Lake Delivery

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle, the homegrown restaurant-meal delivery service brought to us by Ryan Herget, is trying something new during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Dromborg Castle in Fayetteville for Sale — for $9.7M

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joan and Bruce Johnson, who translated their love for “a time of yore” into a 12,000-SF “castle,” have put that regal home, which took them four years to build, up for sale.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

Team SI, CJRW on Data, Results and Landing AEDC Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission broke up its longstanding single contract into three contracts this year, giving Team SI an $800,000 digital marketing contract and CJRW its advertising and PR contracts.

On Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The fact that a majority of the trustees of the University of Arkansas System voted to use the university's credit to do a breathtaking $160 million upgrade of Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville is neither surprising nor disturbing.

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks will replace James "Jim" Dunn as head of the Marshals Museum on July 1, when Dunn will become president of the Museum Foundation and turn his full attention to fundraising for the $50 million-plus project.

US Marshals Museum Names Patrick Weeks President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks recently accepted the position of president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, replacing Jim Dunn, who will now focus solely on fundraising.