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Keets, O’Garys Form Construction Company

KO Construction Management of Little Rock and O’Gary Industrial Group of North Little Rock announced Monday they have officially merged to form a new company, Keet O’Gary Construction of Little Rock. 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 >
Cock of the Walk closed its operations in North Little Rock in 2017.

Jim Keet’s Cypress Social Opening Slated for This MonthLock Icon

Little Rock restaurateur Jim Keet provided Whispers with an update on his Cypress Social project, the restaurant and bar that will occupy the former Cock of the Walk restaurant at 7103 Cock of the Walk Drive off Maumelle Boulevard in North Little Rock. read more >
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Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic FutureLock Icon

Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. 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 >
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Jim Keet to Chair Little Rock A&P Commission

The Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission recently named Jim Keet its chairperson and announced its newest members. read more >
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Northwest Hills Hosts $7 Million Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

A suburban Chicago company purchased the 35-year-old, 128-unit apartment project from an affiliate of Maxus Properties of North Kansas City, Missouri. read more >
Cock of the Walk closed its operations in North Little Rock in 2017.
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Jim Keet Cooks Up New Plans for Cock of the WalkLock Icon

The Cock of the Walk property in North Little Rock will get new life as an event center, says veteran restaurateur Jim Keet. read more >
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Petit & Keet to Open May 18

Petit & Keet Bar & Grill, a joint venture between veteran Arkansas restaurateurs Louis Petit and Jim Keet, is scheduled to open May 18. read more >
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Jim Keet Reveals Private Reason for Delay in Restaurant Opening

Jim Keet and Louis Petit’s planned Petit & Keet Bar & Grill may be taking longer than planned to open, but Keet says there's a good private reason for that. read more >
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Jacksonville Mobile Home Park Draws $2.6M Sale (Real Deals)

A group of out-of-state investors acquired Pine Meadow Mobile Home Park at 3000 John Harden Drive from Mas Verde Mobile Home Estates Inc., led by Bryan Keathley. 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 >
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Restaurant Vets Jim Keet, Louis Petit to Open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill

Little Rock restaurateur Jim Keet is joining forces with restaurant industry veteran Louis Petit to open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill in the former 1620 Savoy at 1620 Market St. in west Little Rock. Keet expects renovations to take a couple of months and hopes to be open for business by mid-November. read more >
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Taziki’s Breaks Ground at McCain Mall in North Little Rock

McCain Mall is adding a Mediterranean flair to its food arsenal. The mall announced Thursday that Taziki's Mediterranean Café is adding a restaurant there and will open in the early fall. read more >
Beaver Lake Aviation has operated at Rogers Municipal Airport since 1986 and been a wholly owned subsdiary of Wal-Mart since 2002. 
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As Economy Takes Off, Companies Return to Flight

Small-business owners and Fortune 500 companies have long understood that efficiency of operation impacts their bottom line. It's one reason why there are more than 1,400 planes in Arkansas registered with the Federal Aviation Association as belonging to corporations. read more >
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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 >
Brothers Tommy, left, and Jake Keet hope to open more than a dozen Taziki’s stores in Arkansas.
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Taziki’s Taps Jim Keet to Lead Franchise Expansion

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe has picked Arkansan and restaurant industry veteran Jim Keet to helm the restaurant company and oversee its planned 100-store expansion. read more >