Tourism Archive

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.

Cantrell Office Building Sale Exceeds $2.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

8114 Cantrell LLC, led by Billy Roehrenbeck, purchased its namesake project.

Dave & Buster's Ready for Opening with 240 Employees

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Chuck Beyer, general manager of Dave & Buster's at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock, is excited about opening a Dave & Buster's in the city where the concept for the Dallas-based company was born.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

$9M Tru by Hilton Hotel to Open at Gateway Town Center

by Alexis Hosticka 6/10/2016 01:55 pm

With entertainment, shopping and restaurants already in the works at The Grove at Gateway Town Center, another piece to the puzzle will be filled in next fall with a $9 million Tru by Hilton hotel. The hotel will be 42,000 SF with 84 units and be the “model property for the state,” according to Shawn Govind, the director of real estate development at Pinnacle Hotel Group.

Dave & Buster's To Open First Little Rock Location June 13

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2016 02:30 pm

On Monday, June 13, Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas at the Gateway Town Center, adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock, bringing 240 new jobs in the 30,000-SF space.

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Other Heritage Sites Expected to Generate $10M Each Year

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 10:01 am

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Director Ruth Hawkins told the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday that her office had recently opened a visitor center in Dyess, is moving the annual festival there and that the historical sites she oversees are projected to have $10 million impact on northeast Arkansas.

Riverfest Planners Pleased with Turnout Amid Year of Change

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2016 09:39 am

Riverfest Director Deanna Korte says she's pleased with turnout for last weekend's Riverfest festival, which organizers revamped this year to attract better entertainment.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

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

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Little Rock Startup Launches RaftUp App

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 10:35 am

RaftUp gives boaters access to an interactive map while on the water and an SOS notification service that alerts nearby boaters and emergency services providers when they experience a breakdown or another emergency.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

US Marshals Museum Announces CDI Contractors as Consultant

by Alexis Hosticka 5/18/2016 11:43 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced it has named CDI Contractors of Little Rock as the construction consultant for its 50,000-SF facility and is working to complete the building's schematic architectural design.

Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2016 09:36 am

The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, according to the spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, released Tuesday.

Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones.

Uber Job Helped Veteran Jason Shelby Heal

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jason Shelby, who has moved from Fayetteville to Bentonville, now has his master's degree and has fielded offers to become an athletic trainer, but with earnings of up to $1,200 in a good week, he says he's sticking with Uber.

Suckers 'R' Us (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Here we go again. Yet another out-of-state company wants to get itself written, by name, into our state constitution as a protected casino monopoly. And people you'd expect to have more respect for their home state — lawyers, political consultants, economic developers — have signed on to help.

Presidential Hotel Hosts $8.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 12:00 am

LR HI Associates LLC, an affiliate of Centura Capital of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bought the Holiday Inn-Presidential at 600 Interstate 30. The seller is HI Presidential LLC, led by Larry Carpenter.

Hot Springs Film Festival Receives $5K for Diversity Sidebar

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2016 01:51 pm

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has awarded $5,000 of special support to the 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival through the Academy's FilmWatch program.