Tourism Archive

Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week.

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown.

Slideshow: Robinson Center's Renovation Poised for October Completion

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A photographer's tour of the city's Robinson Center shows a project poised to come.

Fayetteville Primed for Second Raising Cane's Restaurant (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Raising Cane's is poised to put a second chicken fingers restaurant in Fayetteville after a $1.3 million purchase.

Finding Your Marketplace Identity (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The decisions involved in buying or selling the places where we live or work can be tightly wrapped in aspirations, hopes and anxiety.

3.2M Visitors at National Parks Create $215M Benefit for State

by Alexis Hosticka 4/21/2016 03:47 pm

A new National Park Service report shows that 3.2 million visitors to national parks in Arkansas spent $174.2 million in communities within 60 miles of a national park site in 2015.

City Planners Approve Movie Theater, Retail Space for Bentonville

by Sarah Campbell 4/20/2016 11:03 am

The Bentonville Planning Commission on Tuesday approved construction of a mixed-use retail building and what will be the city's only movie theater.

Sonny Williams' Renovations Add Space for More Events

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 04:42 pm

After leaving the restaurant business for 13 years and coming back into the industry through the purchase of Sonny Williams' Steak Room, Andy Agar is working to create a destination for parties and corporate events.

Burkhalter: Rock City Marina & Yacht Club Construction Could Happen Before End of Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Construction could get rolling on the Rock City Marina & Yacht Club in Little Rock, says owner/developer John Burkhalter regarding his “labor of love.” Yes is the word we get from owner/developer John Burkhalter regarding his “labor of love.”

University of Arkansas Cancels Fayetteville Hotel Plans

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A hotel and conference center planned by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is no longer on the to-do list.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4 Percent in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 11:09 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4 percent in March, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

RopeSwing Starts Construction On Record, a Bentonville Event Space

by Sarah Campbell 4/12/2016 01:30 pm

RopeSwing Hospitality Group's construction of the Record — a 12,000-SF event space at 104 S.W. A St. in downtown Bentonville — starts this week.

Engage Cuba Launches Arkansas Council, Calls for End to Trade Restrictions

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2016 11:47 am

Engage Cuba President James Williams said Monday that Cuba will pledge to buy a significant amount of rice from the U.S. should the Congress allow trade on credit between the countries.

AMR Construction Wins Main Street Arbitration Case

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The general contractor on Little Rock's troubled Main Street Lofts project has been awarded $896,756 in its arbitration case.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

El Dorado Nonprofit Parodies Macklemore to Get Visitors 'Downtown'

by Sarah Campbell 4/8/2016 11:43 am

El Dorado Festivals and Events aims to bring attention to the town's going-ons ahead of its under-construction $85 million arts and entertainment district.

Bentonville Film Festival Returns for Round 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2016 02:39 pm

Geena Davis and the Bentonville Film Festival announced Monday the 2016 schedule of events, featuring approximately 35 films from May 3-8.

Doctor Behind Arkansas Convention Center Files Chapter 11

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2016 10:07 am

Hiren Patel, the Texas doctor who developed the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana, Arkansas, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, adding to a string of setbacks for Patel and the convention center.

Hutchinson Commits $100K to Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 03:50 pm

At the "Evening with Rosanne Cash" fundraiser at the Governor's Mansion on March 3, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a commitment of $100,000 for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home project.

Independent Again, Gary Jones Relaunches Jones Film Video

by Alexis Hosticka 4/4/2016 01:59 pm

A little more than a month after CJRW sold M-3 Productions to Waymack & Crew, M-3's founder, Gary Jones, said he's launching his own businesses.