Cranford Co. Slips Into M.M. Cohn Building

Cranford Co. Slips Into M.M. Cohn Building
Cranford Co. will move three doors north from its current location (both denoted above in red) at the northwest corner of Sixth and Main in Little Rock. (Google Maps)

After the Arkansas Repertory Theatre suspended operations, Whispers feared that Little Rock’s “Creative Corridor” on Main Street would be taking another blow: Cranford Co. was moving from the corner of Main and Sixth.

It turns out that the marketing shop, led by brothers Ross, Jay and Chris Cranford, was moving just three doors down to 512 Main, once envisioned as a space for Ballet Arkansas.

The 8,240-SF space in the former M.M. Cohn Building was reimagined by Marlon Blackwell Architects, winner of several awards for the design of the Creative Corridor, the mixed-use revitalization of four downtown blocks anchored in part by The Rep at 601 Main.

“As we’ve grown over the last four years, it became imperative that we have more room for our team members and creative productions,” said Ross Cranford. “We’re dedicated to downtown redevelopment and are excited that the perfect new location for us just happened to be practically next door.”

The new headquarters for the firm includes 3,329 SF for video production and special events. “Some of the top needs our clients demand now are videos for social media,” said Jay Cranford, the chief creative officer. “We even work directly with the major social media platforms to produce videos and animation that are seen around the world.”