Tourism Archive

Quality Inn Attracts $2.4 Million Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/7/2015 12:00 am

A 100-room motel in southwest Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.4 million. A 7,760-SF North Little Rock rent-to-own store rang up a $1.39 million sale. And a Dollar General project in west Pulaski County is in motion after a $300,000 land deal.

City of Distinction Honors for Municipal Initiatives, Programs

by Alexis Hosticka 12/3/2015 02:54 pm

Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock presented the 2015 Cities of Distinction Awards during an event Wednesday at the Arkansas Municipal League Fall Conference in Springdale.

Fred Poe, Founder of Poe Travel, Dies

by Jan Cottingham 12/1/2015 09:50 am

Fred Poe, founder of Poe Travel of Little Rock, Arkansas' best-known travel agency, died Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 81.

Prep Continues as David's Burgers Flips River Market Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

The David's Burgers location in Little Rock's River Market District has run into some delays, but David “Alan” Bubbus Jr., owner of the burgeoning restaurant chain, is hoping it will be open by spring, maybe in April.

Plenty of Artists Expected in Bentonville's New Foxhole

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville photographer Kat Wilson and Emily Lawson are opening a new coffee shop/bar, the Foxhole, on the first floor of the new Thrive Building, a residential complex on A Street in downtown Bentonville, in what's being called the city's Arts District.

Kelli Mussa Moves Up at Oaklawn (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Kelli Mussa, who was hired in May as director of human resources at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs, has been promoted to the senior management team.

KUAR Planning Cuba Trip for Listeners

by Mark Carter 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Public radio station KUAR is partnering with Collette Travel to bring listeners and “other curious-minded folks” to Cuba, recently opened officially to American travel, next summer.

Red Roof Inn Sale Tops $2.8 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A 137-room motel in North Little Rock weighed in at $2.85 million. A North Little Rock church changed hands in a $1.25 million deal. And a nonprofit development in North Little Rock is under new ownership after a $240,000 sale.

Developer Eyes New Retail, Loft Apartments for Argenta

by Alexis Hosticka 11/25/2015 07:00 am

A developer is planning space for three new retailers and new upscale loft apartments in the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock.

Frank, Judy Fletcher Give UA $600K for Entrepreneurial Course

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2015 09:30 am

University of Arkansas alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, are providing $600,000 to establish the Frank and Judy Fletcher SAKE Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Johnelle Hunt Gives $5M To Game & Fish for Nature Center

by Marty Cook 11/20/2015 02:05 pm

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, pledged $5 million toward the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission's effort to build a nature center in Springdale. Foundation President Chuck Dicus calls the donation "a great way to start" the campaign.

Arkansas Unemployment Falls to 5.1 Percent in October

by Lance Turner 11/20/2015 11:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in October, down from 5.2 percent in September and 5.8 percent in October 2014.

Duck Banding Research Funded by Monticello Companies

by Alexis Hosticka 11/19/2015 10:00 am

Douglas Osborne's research is a new spin on usual practice. Typically, duck banding programs focus on breeding grounds in the Midwest and Canada. But Osborne bands ducks where they winter.

Chenal Verizon Property Deal Leads Off Million-Dollar Quartet

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

A commercial project in west Little Rock, a 100-room motel in southwest Little Rock, a commercial project near Mabelvale and a big home in Maumelle provide this week's quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County.

Brookside Health & Rehab Sells for $5.6M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

A 143-bed nursing home in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $5.6 million. A 36-unit apartment project in North Little Rock sold for $2.2 million. And an 88-room motel in North Little Rock rang up an $800,000 transaction.

Philip Taldo Says Private Development Fuels Springdale's Revitalization

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Philip Taldo, the co-owner of Weichert Realtors-The Griffin Co. and president of One Springdale, a development company, and Partners Construction, talks to Arkansas Business about efforts to revitalize downtown Springdale, a city to which he has strong ties.

Robinson Center Construction Progresses, Will Be Done Nov. 2016

by Alexis Hosticka 11/13/2015 01:20 pm

Officials showed off new progress on the $70 million renovation of the Robinson Center Music Hall, a 25 month project set to be complete in November 2016.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Hires First Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 04:10 pm

The Downtown Springdale Alliance hired Misty Murphy to be the organization's first executive director.

Lindsey's Resort in Heber Springs Reopens With New Owners

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 03:15 pm

Lindsey's Resort in Heber Springs has reopened under new ownership after a $3 million foreclosure lawsuit forced it to close in March. "We like to say that we've been here longer than the trout," Lindsey White, the resort's general manager, said.