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Park Plaza Through the YearsLock Icon

A look back at over 60 years of one of Little Rock’s main retail hub

Reviving Retail: Inside Park Plaza Mall’s TransformationLock Icon

Second Horizon Capital of Boca Raton bought the distressed mall for $25.2 million last year and engaged Jones Lang Lasalle of Chicago to manage the mall and handle leasing.

Little Rock Tourism Bureau Unveils Mobile Visitors Center

The bureau said the van is not only a roving billboard for the city, it will be used to gather data from visitors to develop marketing strategies.

Sultana Museum Sets Date to Begin Construction

Zellner Construction Services LLC of Memphis was picked as the general contractor.

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Small Museum Grants Program Accepting Applications

Eligible organizations must have an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less. read more >
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ARDOT Plans to Minimize Eclipse Traffic Woes

It is Steve Frisbee’s unenviable job to make sure the April 8 total solar eclipse doesn’t become a total traffic nightmare for Arkansas. read more >
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Eclipse Economics: Arkansas Expects Tourism Boom on the HorizonLock Icon

To calculate how many eclipse chasers will be looking skyward in Arkansas at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, April 8, economists and tourism officials started by looking backward. read more >
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Allen Engstrom Plans Mixed-Use Development in ArgentaLock Icon

He purchased the former First Presbyterian Church at 201 W. Fourth St. for $1 million. read more >
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The Eclipse: Arkansas’ Chance to Shine (Editorial)

The eclipse gives the state’s tourism industry an unparalleled opportunity to shine. read more >
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Your Vision, Your Life (Marta Loyd On Life & Leading)

A memorable, meaningful and measurable vision statement can inspire us to live in a purposeful way. read more >
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Most Cities See Growth In A&P Taxes in 2023

Twelve of the 17 cities tracked by Arkansas Business reported increased revenue from taxes on lodging and prepared foods in 2023. read more >
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Final 13.4 Miles of Delta Heritage Trail Within Sight

The most expensive section of the trail so far is under contract with work poised to begin in Desha County. read more >
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State Awards $4.34M for Outdoor Recreation Projects

The grants fall into two categories: Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods Park grants and matching grants. read more >
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Emerging Filmmakers Promote Hot Springs

Eight student filmmakers created short films for Visit Hot Springs. The films premiered at the Malco Theater in January. read more >
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‘Where the Money Is’ (Editorial)

Need capital for a new enterprise? Turn your attention to northwest Arkansas. read more >
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Coy’s Steakhouse Reopening Pushed BackLock Icon

The restaurant was set to open on Valentine's Day this year, but is now aiming for a spring open. read more >
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Marlon Blackwell Designs US Embassy in the Central African RepublicLock Icon

Blackwell, the principal at Marlon Blackwell Architects, has been working on the project for a couple of years. read more >
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State Warns Fantasy Sports Platforms Over Unlicensed Betting

Cease and desist letters target side wagers on player performance, or prop bets, offered by Underdog Fantasy and PrizePicks. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments: Post-Prison Transfer Board Lona McCastlain, Austin, designated as the Chair of the Post-Prison Transfer Board. To serve at the will of […] read more >
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Retail Sales Fall 0.8% in January as Shoppers Pause After Strong Holiday Season

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans pulled back their spending more than expected in January after the traditional holiday season splurge. Retail sales fell 0.8% in January from the strong pace […] read more >
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Little Rock to Host Southeast Tourism Society Showcase, PR Media Event 

The regional “appointment style” marketplace will be at the Statehouse Convention Center and will offer tourism professionals a chance to engage directly with group tour professionals and southeastern suppliers. read more >
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US Inflation Slows in January, but Remains Elevated

The prices of services — hotel rooms, restaurant meals, auto insurance, apartment rents and the like — are still rising faster than they did before the pandemic and keeping overall inflation persistently high. read more >
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Waltons’ FORMAT Festival Won’t Return This Year

Organizers said the music, arts and technology festival in Bentonville is "taking a pause." read more >
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Tom Mars Takes On ‘Vulnerable’ NCAALock Icon

Rogers attorney Tom Mars represents Sprye Sports Group of Nashville, Tennessee, an NIL collective that is at the center of the NCAA investigation. read more >