It’s that time of year when Girl Scouts sell cookies, but in Arkansas, the Girl Scouts are also buying.
The Diamonds Council, which serves most of Arkansas and parts of Oklahoma and Texas, has been ensconced in 6,000 SF at 615 W. 29th St. in North Little Rock since 1966.
The building itself is inadequate for much more than day-to-day staff offices, according to CEO Dawn Prasifka, plus it has the distinction of being right next to the crime-ridden Motel 6 that Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley sued last fall in hopes of shutting it down.
But come May, the Diamonds Council expects to move into the building it recently purchased at 11311 Arcade Drive in Little Rock, best known as the home of the law firm currently known as Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC.
The Girl Scouts paid $945,000 for approximately 12,000 SF, Prasifka said, and will spend another $400,000 on a renovation designed by the Williams & Dean architecture and interior design firm in Little Rock.
Girls will actually be able to hold events at the new building, she said.
Meanwhile, the old building was sold last week to the North Little Rock Police Department. Which seems somehow fitting.