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The Mall at Turtle Creek

Mixed-use Southern Hills is east of U.S. 49 (Southwest Drive) where it meets Interstate 555.
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Developers Plan New Gateway to JonesboroLock Icon

A 175-acre mixed-use development called Southern Hills is taking shape in southwest Jonesboro as developers court a large retail anchor tenant and plan to wrap up infrastructure work there within a few weeks. read more >
A rendering of the Gearhead Outfitters store set to open by the end of the year inside the former Sears building that is part of The Uptown development in Jonesboro.
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Commercial Projects Flourish in Jonesboro

The Uptown retail project attracts tenants displaced by March 2020 tornado. read more >
Park Plaza underwent a massive renovation in 1987, transforming from an outdoor shopping center (complete with goldfish pond) to the glass-enclosed indoor shopping center it is today.
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Park Plaza Mall’s Future A Hot Topic (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

It took a little more than 60 years for Arkansas’ premier shopping center to go from top shelf to the discount bin. read more >
Ted Herget, owner of Gearhead Outfitters

Gamble Home, Gearhead Outfitters Buy Sears Building in Jonesboro

Jonesboro retailers Gamble Home Furnishings and Gearhead Outfitters are the new owners of what one broker calls the "single most important retail building in the history of our city," the 82,000-SF Sears building at Highland Drive and Caraway Road. read more >
Park Plaza has a dozen storefront vacancies and recently lost Zoes Kitchen, a pandemic casualty. Still, the mall was far from empty on a recent Sunday, with consumers basking in sun through the mall’s signature skylights.
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Can Malls Shake Off the Cobwebs?Lock Icon

A Jonesboro real estate broker is among those who sees a potential for malls transforming after the pandemic, with a silver lining possibly being local stores taking over chain space. read more >
A tornado on March 28 hit Jonesboro’s Mall at Turtle Creek particularly hard. Ted Herget’s Gearhead Outfitters sustained extensive damage.
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Gearhead Outfitters Keeps On Through Coronavirus, Tornado, DiscontentLock Icon

Since Arkansas Business last visited with Ted Herget about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on his Gearhead Outfitters, the company has added tornado and civil unrest to the list of challenges it has faced. read more >
The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro.
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Local Retail Spending Shift Leaves Future of Malls in Question

As tenants and anchor department stores disappear, shopping malls across the U.S. are being forced to close or reinvent themselves. read more >
Turtle Creek Crossing in Jonesboro.
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Turtle Creek Crossing in Jonesboro For Sale For $10M

Turtle Creek Crossing, a 36,000-SF shopping center on Highland Drive in Jonesboro, is for sale for $10 million. read more >
Bruce Burrow poses with his retailing baby, The Mall at Turtle Creek.  Financial setbacks led to a sale of the landmark Jonesboro project he long envisioned, but the mall remains a source of pride.
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Jonesboro Developer Bruce Burrow’s Pyrrhic Victory

Officially launched 11 years ago, The Mall at Turtle Creek represents a landmark development long envisioned for the property by Bruce Burrow. The hybrid retail project — part mall and part lifestyle center — became a high-water mark in his storied career. read more >
Artist’s rendering of the new NEA Baptist Health System campus, which is set to open in the fall and will feature a six-story hospital and provide more than 500 jobs.

Diverse Economy Powers Jonesboro Toward Future

A tour of Jonesboro’s industry provides a glimpse into the economic powerhouse of northeast Arkansas. The list of world class manufacturing companies in Jonesboro is impressive; companies like Nestle Prepared Foods, Frito-Lay, Unilever, Nordex USA, Great Dane, Nice-Pak Products, Hytrol Conveyor Company, Post Foods and many others have chosen to invest in Jonesboro. read more >
The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro.

Fill Your Leisure Time In Jonesboro

The Jonesboro region offers plenty to keep you busy when the workday, or week, ends. In addition to the arts and dining, there are historical day trips, city parks and entertainment venues. Just stop by the chamber of commerce for assistance in planning activities for a day or a week. read more >
The Hilton hotel in midtown Little Rock was reflagged last week as a Clarion. 
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University Clarion Target of $13.5 Million Foreclosure Suit

Liberty Bank of Arkansas has filed a foreclosure lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court in an attempt to recover the property at 925 S. University Ave. in Little Rock that until recently was known as the Hilton Medical Center. read more >
The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro.
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Rouse Properties Closes on $96M Purchase of Mall at Turtle Creek

Rouse Properties Inc. announces that it has closed on the acquisition of the Mall at Turtle Creek and an adjacent shopping center, Turtle Creek Crossing, in Jonesboro. read more >
The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro.
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Jonesboro’s Mall at Turtle Creek Selling for $96 Million

The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro is being sold for $96 million to a publicly traded New York real estate investment trust that owns more than 31 malls across the country. read more >