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Scooping up Success: Loblolly Creamery Delivers Flavors of Arkansas

Co-owner Sally Mengel likes to think Loblolly won over hearts and mouths as a hometown business making high-quality products from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. read more >
Black Apple cider tender Broox Piggee hands an order to customer Jody Burkett.
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Arkansas Distilleries, Wineries Cheer Customers’ ReturnLock Icon

After a year in the barrel, spirit makers in Arkansas welcome tasters and tours. read more >
Customer response to the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room has been positive, with patrons following pandemic guidelines.
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SoMa Stays Social While Socially Distant

Restaurateurs come together at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room in the parking lot at the southeast corner of 13th and Main streets in downtown Little Rock. read more >
Phil Brandon at Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock talks about the distilling process. Since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Rock Town Distillery has seen an increase in sales from liquor stores.
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Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

Five Arkansas distilleries are working on new products, and business is flowing steadily for them, despite the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the opening of a sixth and bringing a seventh to a standstill. read more >
Dusty Thornton, vice president of marketing and sales at Tanners Team Sports in Hot Springs, touted his team’s flexibility in shifting production from sports accessories to  face masks.
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Arkansas Factories Pivot in Pandemic EffortsLock Icon

The future is murky for Arkansas manufacturers that pivoted to produce masks and hand sanitizer during the pandemic, but as they shift back to pre-pandemic operations they’re grateful that pivoting saved jobs. read more >
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Holiday Cheer: Give the Gift of Arkansas

Several old and new friends, people who write knowledgeably and passionately about food, shared some of their favorite gifts to give — and receive. read more >
From left, Harvey Williams Jr., his wife, Donna, and their son, Thomas, are building Delta Dirt Distillery in historic Helena-West Helena.
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Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt DistilleryLock Icon

Led by Harvey Williams Jr. and his wife, Donna, Delta Dirt Distillery will begin producing vodka, gin, cordials and more in the coming weeks. Their son, Thomas, will oversee the production of spirits made with corn, wheat, rye and sweet potatoes grown on the family farm. Tours and a tasting room with a full-service bar are on tap. read more >
The Old Country Store at 455 Broadway Street in Hot Springs is currently being transformed into the new location for Crystal Ridge Distillery
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‘Family-friendly’ Moonshine Distillery Preps for Spa City OpeningLock Icon

If all goes has planned, Charles D. Bradley Jr. will be selling moonshine legally in Hot Springs by March 1. read more >
Rock Town Distillery is leaving its location at 1216 E Sixth St. in Little Rock, shown here as it appeared in early 2016.
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Rock Dental to Fill Gap at East VillageLock Icon

Rock Dental Brands will occupy part of the space being vacated by Rock Town Distillery at 1216 E. Sixth St. in Little Rock. read more >
Rock Town Distillery is headed to 1201 Main St. in the SoMa neighborhood. 
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Rock Town Distillery Buys $2 Million Home (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Rock Town Distillery Inc., led by Phil Brandon, bought the onetime home of Jungkind Photographic at 1201 Main St. read more >
Rock Town Distillery is headed to 1201 Main St. in the SoMa neighborhood. 
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Rock Town Expects More Cash on the Barrelhead, Thanks to Tax BillLock Icon

Phil Brandon, founder of Rock Town Distillery, is excited about his new building in downtown Little Rock, but he’s even more excited about a little-noticed provision of the tax cut bill that Congress recently passed. read more >
Rock Town Distillery is headed to 1201 Main St. in the SoMa neighborhood. 
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Rock Town Distillery Finds New Home Downtown

The Little Rock venture, touted as the first legal distillery in Arkansas since Prohibition, will relocate downtown to 1201 Main St. read more >
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Rock Town Distillery Receives Awards for Whiskey, Bourbon

Rock Town Distillery announced Wednesday that three of its whiskeys have scored the rating of "Liquid Gold" in Jim Murray's 2017 Whisky Bible. read more >
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Rock Town Distillery Reports Jump In 2016 Sales

Phil Brandon has come far since 2010, the year he opened the state’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Rock Town Distillery’s sales in the first four months of 2016 are up 67 percent compared with 2015. read more >
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Quartet of Apartments Produces $49.6M Buy (Real Deals)

Fairfield Apartments, Berkley Apartments, Pleasant Pointe Apartments and Valley Crossing Apartments, all in west Little Rock, were sold to affiliates of Monarch Investments of Colorado. read more >
Margaret McEntire at Lost Forty Brewing.
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East Little Rock’s ‘Innovation Alley’ Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen. read more >
A potential expansion of Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock would affect businesses and properties along the Sixth Street corridor.
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I-30 Changes Worry East Little Rock Property Owners

The unknown changes wrought by a future improvement of Interstate 30 have downtown Little Rock players concerned. read more >
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Rock Town Whiskey Called ‘Easy To Love’ by Wall Street Journal

Little Rock’s Rock Town Distillery received a favorable mention recently in the Wall Street Journal. read more >
Rock Town Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
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Rock Town Distillery Ranked High in ‘Whisky Bible’

Little Rock’s Rock Town Distillery has been recognized for producing the “2015 US Micro Whisky of the Year” for its Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey. read more >