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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.
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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 >
A Google Street View image of Breckenridge Village, a Little Rock shopping center that was purchased by a group led by the Keet family
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Breckenridge Village Sale Adds Up to $11.3M

A group led by the Keet family announced the purchase of the Little Rock shopping center last week. read more >
A rendering of the redeveloped Breckenridge Village shopping center at 10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd. in Little Rock
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Keet-Led Group Acquires Breckenridge Village; 4 Restaurants Part of Redevelopment Plan

A multi-million dollar redesign of the 8.9-acre property calls for new building exteriors, new signage, and a courtyard with amphitheater-style seating. read more >
Restaurants & Food

Waldo’s Sets Opening Date for North Little Rock Location

The restaurant is looking to hire 30-40 employees for all positions. read more >
Fresenius Medical Care at 5320 W. 12th St. in Little Rock
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Fresenius Facility Visited by $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of New York’s White Oak Healthcare MOB REIT purchased the 12th Street project from an affiliate of Orion Investment & Management Ltd. of Miami. read more >
The former Carino's restaurant location on Warden Road in North Little Rock will soon be home to Waldo's Chicken & Beer. (Parcel lines approximate and shown for illustration.)
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Waldo’s on the Way in North Little RockLock Icon

The recent $1.1 million purchase of the former Carino’s location at 4221 Warden Road sets the stage for the first Waldo’s in Arkansas to open later this year. read more >
The popularity of chicken sandwiches at fast-food and similar restaurants, such as this one from Popeyes, continues to grow.
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Chicken Sandwich: The Ultimate ComfortLock Icon

Fried chicken may be the ultimate comfort food. And we all need comfort now more than ever. read more >
David’s Burgers at 101 S. Bowman Road in west Little Rock.
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Don’t Look for Waldo’s in West Little RockLock Icon

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer will not be setting up shop at 101 S. Bowman Road, although the property’s new ownership includes some names behind the rollout of as many as 20 of the franchised eateries in Arkansas and Oklahoma. read more >
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Waldo’s Coming to ArkansasLock Icon

The Keet family’s JTJ Restaurants is launching a joint venture that’s planning to open up to 20 Waldo’s Chicken & Beer restaurants in Arkansas and Oklahoma. 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 >