With the tag “Great Food, the Latest Movies, and a Full Bar,” Movie Tavern, founded in 2001 in Dallas, now has 24 locations in 10 states, and soon it will open its first Arkansas location, at Little Rock’s Gateway Town Center.
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.
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.
A private investor group has purchased about 54 acres surrounding the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock, aiming to continue its development as a key entertainment district.
In 2006, the last time Arkansas Business published a list of the largest shopping centers in the state, University Mall in Little Rock was still open and Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers was the big new thing.
A 4,505-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.84 million. A 5.4-acre commercial site at Little Rock’s Gateway Town Center development weighed in at $2.36 million. And a MedExpress site in midtown Little Rock changed hands in an $880,000 deal.