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New Breckenridge Restaurants Give Updated Opening DatesLock Icon

The March 31, 2023, tornado delayed the redevelopment of Breckenridge, but progress is being made. read more >
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NLR Longhorn Steakhouse, Neighboring Storefronts Sell for $3.7MLock Icon

This week's million-dollar deals and construction consists of McCain properties, a medical office and a tornado-damaged restaurant. read more >
A Google Street View image of The Root Cafe's original location on South Main Street in Little Rock
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The Root Cafe in Breckenridge Plans for Late 2024 OpenLock Icon

Owner Jack Sundell said he hopes to open the new restaurant in the fourth quarter of this year. read more >
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Flyway Wings Its Way to Memphis

Last month, Flyway announced it was expanding into Memphis with the purchase of High Cotton Brewing Co. read more >
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Corrected: Original Purple Cow to Be RebuiltLock Icon

The original Purple Cow restaurant, at 8026 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, which was heavily damaged by last year’s tornado, will be demolished to make way for a new Purple Cow. read more >
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Colony West Shopping Center Rebuild Tops $3.25MLock Icon

This week’s million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with a tornado-damaged shopping center and a recycling facility. read more >
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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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Premium Damage: Weather, Inflation More Than Double Cost of School CoverageLock Icon

Tornadoes, hailstorms and pipe-bursting flash freezes hurtled Arkansas’ school property insurance programs into a crisis last fiscal year. read more >
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The Landings at Rock Creek to Undergo $5.79M Renovation Following Tornado Damage

This week’s million-dollar real estate transactions and construction start off with repairs to a west Little Rock apartment complex damaged in the March 31 tornado. read more >
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Building Resilience: ARWA’s Mission to Strengthen Arkansas’ Water InfrastructureLock Icon

When it comes to the day-to-day challenges of an aging infrastructure, the Arkansas Rural Water Association serves on the frontlines alongside towns and small communities across the state. read more >
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Tornado-Damaged Purple Cow Plans to Reopen Next SpringLock Icon

The original Purple Cow restaurant, at 8026 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, which was heavily damaged by the March 31 tornado, now has a goal of reopening in April 2024, says Ken Vaughan, president of the Purple Cow chain. 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 >
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Update: Breckenridge Village Redevelopment

“No one expected a tornado. I guess you never do," said Tommy Keet, who still has transformational plans for the retail center. read more >
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Bailey Construction & Consulting to Build New ASO Music Center

This week's million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with the new home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. read more >
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Storm-Damaged Calais Forest Apartments to Rebuild for $4.6M

Apartments, homes and offices dominate this week’s collection of million-dollar real estate transactions and construction in Pulaski County. read more >
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Give a Day. Give a Dollar. Give.

The Arkansas Bar Association urges Arkansans to remember those hurt by the March 31 tornadoes. read more >
Tornado damage in the area of Breckenridge Drive and North Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock on March 31, 2023
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FEMA OKs Over $7M for Tornado AssistanceLock Icon

As of May 10, there were 8,460 people who had registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance. read more >
The Purple Cow in Little Rock, which was heavily damaged by a tornado on March 31, 2023
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Purple Cow Aims for October Reopening After Tornado DamageLock Icon

The restaurant, which opened 34 years ago, is the original Purple Cow, and the owners are looking at what they might do differently in reconstructing the 1,700-SF building. read more >
Millie Ward, volunteer and board member at Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches
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Wynne Tornado Damage Hits Close to Home for Stone Ward President Millie WardLock Icon

The Wynne native describes devastating damage to her hometown, including her mother's home. read more >
Pavilion in the Park was heavily damaged during the March 31st tornado.
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Trio’s Working On Reopening After Tornado

Trio’s Restaurant, which resides in the Pavilion in the Park retail center at 8201 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, was damaged in the March 31 tornado. read more >