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Anna Beth Gorman Selected for Presidential Leadership Scholars Program (Movers & Shakers)

Gorman is CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock. read more >
Jessica Lewallen of AMR Architects in Springdale
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Lewallen Joins AMR Architects (Movers & Shakers)

Jessica Lewallen has been hired as director of AMR Architects’ Springdale office. read more >
Jonathan Opitz, president of AMR Architects Inc. of Little Rock
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Jonathan Opitz Focuses on Flexibility in the Home Environment

Jonathan Opitz, the president of AMR Architects, says the pandemic has caused a “seismic shift” in how owners think about their buildings. read more >
Patty Opitz of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
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Patty Opitz Recognized by National AIA (Movers & Shakers)

Patty Opitz has been chosen to receive the Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects at the organization’s annual conference in Las Vegas. read more >
Rendering of The Haywood hotel
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$14M Hotel Project Coming To El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District

An El Dorado-based ownership group announced Tuesday that it is bringing a boutique hotel to downtown El Dorado as part of the Murphy Arts District. read more >
Windamere Plaza
Real Estate

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $905K

Botoom Mak purchased the Windamere Plaza, a 20,072-SF retail project at 8211 Geyer Springs in a $630,000 foreclosure sale. read more >
Casey Cerrato, left, and his brother Zac Cerrato, both principals with Evo Business Environments, are using VR software to create files for a factory that makes walls, millwork and other structures.
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VR Puts Clients Inside Design ProjectsLock Icon

Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers anymore. An architecture firm, a construction company and a furniture dealer in central Arkansas, for example, are using the technology to offer their clients a better experience. read more >
An artist's rendering of one of the Villa View at SOMA properties planned for construction is shown above. The development will be built in the area bordered by yellow.
Construction / Investments / Real Estate

Lasiter Group Announces New SoMa Development

The Lasiter Group of Little Rock announced Friday plans for its newest multifamily development, the Villa View at SoMa, in the 1300 Block of Scott Street in Little Rock. read more >
The former American Legion post at 315 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock will become Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge if development proceeds as planned,
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Beer & Bowling Set for a Capitol Avenue ChristmasLock Icon

The McNellie’s Group of Tulsa, the hospitality company behind the project, hopes both Fassler Hall, a German-style beer hall, and the Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, an eight-lane bowling alley, will be open by late fall. read more >
Bark Bar could soon make its home at at 1201 Spring St. in Little Rock.
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Bark Bar To Bring Hair of the Dog to SoMa

Bark Bar, the dream of a couple of dog-loving Little Rock women, is several steps closer to reality. read more >
The former American Legion post at 315 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock will become Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge if development proceeds as planned,
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Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week. read more >
Adam Day and Jonathan Opitz of AMR Architects of Little Rock.
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AMR Architects Promotes Two to Principal Positions (Movers & Shakers)

Adam Day and Jonathan Opitz were named principals of AMR Architects of Little Rock on Jan. 1. read more >
Jonathan Opitz

AIA 2015 Design Awards Chair: Jonathan Opitz

Jonathan Opitz is principal at AMR Architects. He’s passionate about providing client focused services tailored to meet each client’s preferences, values, and needs. read more >
Samantha and Chris Tanner, owners of Cheers in the Heights and Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill. | (Photo by Wil Chandler)
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Main Street, Restaurants and the Big Mo

The recent announcement that another new restaurant will be opening on Little Rock’s Main Street lends weight to the idea that this part of downtown has the “big mo,” the momentum to keep diners coming to what once was a pretty sketchy part of town past 5 p.m. read more >
Three major construction projects in Little Rock's River Market district are on track to be completed by 2014.
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3 Downtown Little Rock Projects on Track for Completion This Year

Three of the most imminent projects are the new Residence Inn by Marriott next to the Interstate 30 ramp at 219 River Market Ave., the Mann on Main Redevelopment at Fourth and Main streets and the Arcade Building, a new multi-use office and retail space at 100 River Market Ave. read more >