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Hillcrest’s Helmich Auto Could Be Site for RestaurantLock Icon

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A restaurant may occupy the old Helmich Auto Service site in Hillcrest.

Doug Martin, the Stephens Inc. executive whose Little Gidding LLC bought the property at 2712 Kavanaugh Blvd. for $450,000 in 2016, tells Whispers that restaurateur Daniel Bryant, assisted by Little Rock architect Tommy Jameson, has plans for the property.

Bryant owns Big Whiskey’s in downtown Little Rock and the Hillcrest Fountain, the beer and wine bar at 2809 Kavanaugh that he operates with his wife, Sara.

Bryant also is connected with the Hillcrest Group, owner of the nearby Haus Werk. He is “excited about the possibilities” but had nothing definite to share.

Little Gidding also owns the four-apartment property at 703 Beechwood, behind Helmich, bought for $280,000 in 2017. No word on if it will factor into redevelopment of the Helmich property.

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