Cyd King, NWA Democrat-Gazette

Cyd King

NWA Democrat-Gazette

Big Rock Township, AR, United States

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Anthony Marc Perrone

Marc Perrone describes the benefits of union membership this way: "If you want to go somewhere fast, go by yourself. If you want to go long-distance, go with a group." → Read More

HIGH PROFILE: Chef Matt McClure

BENTONVILLE — Matt McClure is casually dressed in jeans and a plaid shirt as he sits at a corner table at The Hive, the restaurant in this city’s swanky 21C Museum Hotel. The executive chef is not at all casual when talking about the James Beard awards, considered by many in the business to be the “Oscars of food.” → Read More

To-be-renovated shopping center in Little Rock sold

The East Roosevelt Shopping Center at 1000 E. Roosevelt Road has changed hands. The to-be-renovated shopping center was bought by LMS LLC, led by Tommy Lasiter, president of the Doyle Rogers Co.; Steve Strauss; and the Moses family of Moses Tucker Real Estate. The group bought the property from East Roosevelt Road Shopping Center LLC, led by Bruce Thalheimer and Bob Sherman for $650,000. → Read More

Exit creates vacancy in River Market area

The departure of the Clinton Museum Store on the ground level of 610 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock's River Market District leaves a valuable storefront available. The store announced last week that it is moving to within the Clinton Presidential Center nearby. The entire three-story, 24,000-square-foot building is listed for sale through Moses Tucker Real Estate for $2.5 million. The… → Read More

2 tenants moving in on LR's Main Street

2 tenants moving in on LR's Main Street The newly completed M3 Productions building at 301 Main St. has two new tenants: the offices of Tropical Tango LLC with 1,600 square feet, and Blue Flame Minerals LLC with more than 4,200 square feet. The two corporations list Cliff McKinney as the registered agent in filings with the secretary of state's office. → Read More

Agency to address I-30 project worries

The top official at the Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation will make a presentation Tuesday to the Little Rock Board of Directors in an effort to quell rising concern, criticism and outright opposition to the Interstate 30 corridor project. → Read More

Highway agency to address I-30 project worries

The top official at the Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation will make a presentation Tuesday to the Little Rock Board of Directors in an effort to quell rising concern, criticism and outright opposition to the Interstate 30 corridor project. → Read More

East LR area sized up as River Market echo

Moses Tucker Real Estate, the firm largely responsible for redeveloping a riverfront area of downtown Little Rock that became the River Market District, and Cromwell Architects announced plans Friday to replicate that success with a sizable mixed-use development east of Interstate 30. → Read More

Developer: Outlet prices up to stores

While the Outlets of Little Rock is expected to draw 120,000 shoppers during its opening weekend, the project developer was hesitant Tuesday about putting a name on what constitutes an "outlet" and how much of a price break shoppers could expect to receive compared with the same stores that offer merchandise at suggested retail prices. → Read More

Retail site planned near Little Rock outlet mall

Just as Outlets of Little Rock is preparing to open to the public Friday at Interstates 30 and 430 in west Little Rock, an adjacent development is landing its first project. Colliers International will handle the leasing and management of Grove Plaza, a 10,000-square-foot retail center on a 1.5-acre parcel across the street from the outlet mall. → Read More

Subdivision plan on agenda, has foes

Neighbors of a new 266-home subdivision, proposed for the south side of Kanis Road between the Chenal Downs subdivision and Walnut Grove Road, are rallying against the developer, Wayne Richie. → Read More

3 plan to renovate Spa City building for boutique hotel

The five-story Thompson Building, considered a gem of the Central Avenue Historic District of downtown Hot Springs, will soon be renovated into a 62-room boutique hotel. → Read More

AEDC to seek $2.2 million for marketing

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston said he will ask the state Legislature to at least double the commission’s annual marketing budget of $1.1 million. → Read More

Credit union says it lost out on tech park

The Arkansas Federal Credit Union said Wednesday that it lost out on some $400,000 in potential gross interest income over the six-year term of a loan it was to make toward $17.5 million in initial funding for the Little Rock Technology Park. → Read More

LR's Creative Corridor coming to life

Downtown Little Rock's Creative Corridor -- a redeveloped area that encompasses the 100-600 blocks of Main Street -- has been in the works for years, though visible signs of improvement began to surface in earnest just late last year. → Read More

Deal called near for MM Cohn site

Owners of the former MM Cohn Co. department store building at 510 Main St. are close to striking a deal to sell the historic property to the Little Rock-based Chi Hotel Group, which is developing an Aloft hotel next door. → Read More

Hank's adds rentals for events

Hanks's Fine Furniture, a multistate furniture dealer with roots in Little Rock, has gotten into the event-rental business and has already done more than 50 events -- weddings, fundraisers, corporate affairs and the like -- since the first of the year. → Read More

Memphis fish cafe plans outlet in LR

The owners of the Memphis area-based Soul Fish Cafe chain said they're opening a store on Little Rock's Main Street because they feel the area is poised for a growth spurt. → Read More

Collective has plans to energize street life in Financial Quarter

A group of downtown Little Rock real estate property managers, investors and other stakeholders have sought help from a volunteer group of local engineers and architects to help rebrand the → Read More

Steakhouse’s reception cool in LR

The high-end steak place Ruth’s Chris Steak House wants to open a downtown Little Rock location, though the international chain did not get the response it was after when it pitched the plans to city officials this week, a commercial broker representing Ruth’s Chris said Wednesday. → Read More