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Arkansas Year in Review: Top 10 Business Stories of 2023Lock Icon

Businesses and consumers in Arkansas and the rest of the country spent 2023 in the shadow of rising interest rates. Businesses dealt with other adversity, including rising insurance rates and a deadly March tornado. Other stories this year were more hopeful. read more >
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Little Rock’s Long Road to Recovery: Six Months After Tornado DamageLock Icon

For some of the worst-hit commercial real estate and apartments, it could still be months before business is back to normal. read more >
Jake Keet examines tornado damage at the Breckenridge Village shopping center in Little Rock on March 31, 2023
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Jake Keet Surveys Tornado Damage to Breckenridge Village

The storm is a devastating setback for the Keet family's plan to redevelop the shopping center. But they plan to push forward. read more >
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McCain Plaza Rings Up $31M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of American Realty Capital purchased the 314,236-SF retail center in North Little Rock. read more >
A City Silo Table + Pantry, such as the Memphis location shown above, is planned at the former Pei Wei property at The Promenade at Chenal in west Little Rock.
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City Silo Coming to Little RockLock Icon

City Silo Table + Pantry of Memphis is bringing its first out-of-state location to Little Rock, to the former Pei Wei restaurant at the Promenade at Chenal. read more >
A rib plate from Count Porkula at the Rail Yard in Little Rock.
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Count Porkula Brings Barbecue to Former SmokehouseLock Icon

JTJ Restaurants and Count Porkula BBQ have teamed up to open a full-service restaurant at the former Ozark Country Restaurant location. read more >
David’s Burgers at 101 S. Bowman Road in west Little Rock.
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Mixed-Use Building Sale Surpasses $2.7M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

A 16,055-SF combination David’s Burgers and bank branch in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.75 million. read more >
David’s Burgers at 101 S. Bowman Road in west Little Rock.
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Don’t Look for Waldo’s in West Little RockLock Icon

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer will not be setting up shop at 101 S. Bowman Road, although the property’s new ownership includes some names behind the rollout of as many as 20 of the franchised eateries in Arkansas and Oklahoma. read more >
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Keet Family Gets Fresh Start in Distribution

Tough times can provide opportunities as well as challenges. So it is with JTJ Fresh Distributing of Little Rock. read more >
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Acreage Adjoining Alotian Club Purchased in $19.8M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An investor group, through Legacy Land & Timber LLC, purchased the 1,787-acre tract that wraps around the western and southern perimeter of the Alotian Golf Club. read more >
Apartment buildings at 916 and 920 Scott St. in Little Rock

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $3.2M

Gas Pipe Row LLC of Little Rock, led by Adam Smith, bought adjoining apartment buildings at 916 and 920 Scott St. in downtown Little Rock for $755,000. read more >
A group of out-of-state investors acquired Thrive Argenta, a 164-unit apartment project at 501 Magnolia St. in downtown North Little Rock.
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New Ownership Moves Into NLR’s Thrive Argenta (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Thrive Argenta LLC, led by Rob Coleman, sold its namesake project at 501 Magnolia St. to an ownership group divided among four entities. read more >
Jim Keet (inset) says he's "delighted" to back in Arkansas, working with his sons, Tommy and Jake.
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New Keet Kitchen Coming to CantrellLock Icon

The Jim Keet family recently bought a 1.5-acre site at 15000 Cantrell Road in west Little Rock for $680,000 as a launching pad for a new Taziki’s Mediterranean Café format. read more >
Jim Keet (inset) says he's "delighted" to back in Arkansas, working with his sons, Tommy and Jake.
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Taziki’s Jim Keet Has New Role, Family Focus

Jim Keet says his family has been instrumental in the development of the Taziki’s brand, which had only three stores when they became involved as the first franchisee. read more >
Tommy Keet
Restaurants & Food

Taziki’s to Open in Bentonville

Little Rock’s Keet family is pulling together its plans for expanding the Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe restaurant concept in Arkansas. read more >