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Workers remove pieces of the tornado-ravaged roof at Pavilion in the Park.
Construction / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Trio’s Restaurant to Reopen Monday After Tornado Repairs

Customers purchased thousand of dollars worth of gift certificates in the weeks the restaurant was closed. read more >
Pavilion in the Park was heavily damaged during the March 31st tornado.
Construction / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

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 >
Restaurateurs Jim Keet, left, and his son, Jake, right, look over a rendering of the planned facade update for their future Waldo’s Chicken & Beer location with fellow Breckenridge Village Shopping Center investor Hank Kelley.
Construction / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

Aging LR Commercial Centers Get a Refresh with New DevelopmentLock Icon

Hopeful new tenants at Breckenridge Village, the Riverdale Center and Pavilion in the Park share a new vision for how aging commercial properties can bring back customers. read more >
Capi Peck, who helped lead a campaign to fund the $69 million renovation of the Robinson Center, sits on the Little Rock city board.
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Vaccine Rule Boosts Sales at Little Rock’s Trio’s

Trio’s made the move on Dec. 6 because of the rise in COVID infections in the state and elsewhere. read more >
Lennie Massanelli, Little Rock’s sustainability officer, says the Green Restaurant Certification Program was all set to go until the COVID-19 pandemic occurred.
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

Restaurants Aim at Being GreenLock Icon

The Green Restaurant Certification Program, if implemented, would encourage efforts by restaurants and other food-service providers to operate sustainably. read more >
Blue Coast Burrito at 4613 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock was open for take-out and delivery last week while dine-in service was suspended.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Restaurateurs Differ on Plans For Reopening

While restaurant dining rooms in Arkansas will be allowed to reopen today, being allowed to reopen and actually reopening are two different things. read more >
The empty dining room of Trio's in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Staying Alive: Restaurateurs Trim & Retool

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting most business sectors hard, but few have been hit harder than the restaurant industry. A disease best fought by isolating people is antithetical to a business model based on breaking bread together. read more >
Little Rock restaurateurs Scott McGehee, Capi Peck and Mark Abernathy agree that plant-based menus are getting the green light from diners.
Agriculture & Poultry / Small Business

Local Chefs Prognosticate Food Trends

One food and dining trend on which almost all agree is plant-based proteins and plant-based menus in general, including vegan dishes. read more >
Capi Peck, who helped lead a campaign to fund the $69 million renovation of the Robinson Center, sits on the Little Rock city board.
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Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with StrengthLock Icon

Despite a hospitality background, Capi Peck didn’t start out to be a restaurateur. Nonetheless, she opened Trio's in 1986 and has since become a leader not just in the local restaurant industry, but also on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >
Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's
Education / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Transportation

Little Rock City Director-elect Capi Peck Says Politics, Restaurants Comparable

Earlier this month, Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's Restaurant, won her race for Ward 4 on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >
Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food

Little Rock Restaurants Try to Learn From Critics

Everybody’s a critic. That’s not news to the restaurant industry. But with the Internet and social media, every restaurant customer — whether professional reviewer or amateur — can access a potentially worldwide platform. And that’s something the business takes seriously. read more >
In 2007, an Alexander Calder sculpture was sold in a Sotheby's auction for $3.7 million.
Investments / Legal

Peck Family Trust Squabble in Court Again

Little Rock restaurateur Capi Peck and her sisters, Ashley Peck O’Dell of Little Rock and Alison Ashley Peck of White Plains, New York, have both taken legal shots against their father’s widow, Hannah Peck, concerning her actions as trustee of the Peck Family Trust. read more >
Kickstarter funding provided some breathing room for Kent Walker as he moved Kent Walker Artisan Cheese of Little Rock to new quarters.
Investments / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Restaurant Sector Embraces Alternative Funding

Restaurants, breweries and similar businesses in Arkansas increasingly are finding crowdfunding a valuable source of alternative financing. Arkansans see it as a way not only to finance special projects but as an important tool to promote buzz and buy-in, essential components of a successful startup. read more >
Steve Barnes counts The New York Times among his clients.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Arkansas Freelance Writers Find Footing on National Press Scene

Interviews with five successful freelance writers in central Arkansas reveal a shared attitude toward their careers: Luck, they say, has been their friend. But scratch deeper and what several of them call luck is really the good fortune of the smart, the accurate, the prepared, the disciplined, the willing and — most important — the reliable. read more >
Capi Peck
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Restaurants & Food

Restaurant Menus Start To Count Calories

The move to require restaurants with more than 20 locations to list calorie counts has been applauded by nutritionists, but it has caused anxiety among some restaurant owners who fear the government might require all restaurants to post the information. read more >