by George Waldon
on Monday, Sep. 10, 2018 12:00 am
6 min read
Cheryl Roorda and Zac Smith have brought their creative touch to the Starlite Club in downtown Hot Springs. (Karen E. Segrave)
New Construction 504 Central Ave.
Ken Wheatley, whose family name is synonymous with Hot Springs real estate, is developing a new 12,000-SF mixed-use project across from Bathhouse Row. He will live upstairs with three businesses below. Completion is expected by year-end. (Karen E. Segrave)
Starlite Club 230 Ouachita Ave.
Holli Faulknor makes drinks for customers at the Starlite Club. New owners, Cheryl Roorda and Zac Smith, plan to serve up some redevelopment surprises at the venerable neighborhood bar next year. (Karen E. Segrave)
Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre 701 Central Ave.
Charlie and Jonna Devine began putting their new- owner touch on the former Five Star Dinner Theatre in May. The couple also owns Hot Springs Advertising, which offices here. (Karen E. Segrave)
The Vault 723 Central Ave.
Daron Praetzel (left) and Randy Womack brought their dream for fine dining to life in May. Bartender Justin Scarborough pours a lemon drop martini., served over dry ice, one of The Vault’s signature drinks. (Karen E. Segrave)
ASMSA Creativity Annex 200 Whittington Ave.
Corey Alderdice, director of Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts, looks forward to the opening of the $4.7 million addition for music, studio arts, visual arts and more. Work on the 21,000-SF project should be complete before Thanksgiving. (Karen E. Segrave)
Brainstorming on what to do with the nearly 5-acre former site of the Majestic Hotel is winding down. Destruction of the vacant landmark hotel that began with years of neglect was accelerated by fire and a partial teardown in 2014, pushed by safety-driven condemnation in 2015 and completed with final demolition in 2016. (Google Maps)
Firefighters battle a fire at the Majestic Hotel in downtown Hot Springs in February 2014. Fire gutted the historic structure which closed in 2006 after operating for 124 years. (AP Photo/The Sentinel-Record, Mara Kuhn)