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  1. ArkansasTraveler

    West Little Rock

    I doubt it would happen just around the corner from a Whole Foods. It'd probably sooner happen on Rodney Parham in the old Kmart. And that probably wouldn't fly either.
  2. ArkansasTraveler

    Park Plaza Mall

    It's been a while since the last new occupant at Park Plaza popped up in building permits, but one surfaced earlier this month, on March 7. Shoe Show's Shoe Dept. Encore format is slated to take at least the east half of Abercrombie & Fitch's former space (suite 2090, which had previously housed A&F's ladies' department when the space was joined with suite 2080).
  3. This is less than encouraging for developing the Financial Quarter concept, but I can't say I'm surprised.
  4. And now, around the corner from Southern Gourmasian, notices have been posted at Sufficient Grounds, slated to vacate its space by February 28. Some time ago, the owners bought The Sports Page, which will see expanded service into the breakfast hours in March.
  5. News over the weekend from Rock City Eats notes that The Southern Gourmasian has closed in downtown (plus its food truck). And around the corner at EJ's, new ownership is now in place as of last Thursday.
  6. ArkansasTraveler

    East Village

    Rex Nelson's column in today's Democrat-Gazette offers a bit of neighborhood history and a handy recap of upcoming East Village projects underway. It's worth the quick read.
  7. ArkansasTraveler

    North Little Rock Development

    Hounds Lounge, which opened in Little Rock's Riverdale area in summer 2016, will be gaining a second Central Arkansas location in March in North Little Rock (another is in Fayetteville). The new location is a couple doors down from the Taco Bell at JFK and North Hills Boulevards. Also... Purple Cow might want the former Dixie Cafe (and especially its soda fountain) in Lakewood Village, if I had to guess where.
  8. ArkansasTraveler

    Riverdale area

    Riverdale's former Dixie Cafe restaurant building (as opposed to the Dixie Restaurants office) appears to be nearing a sale, after just around a month of vacancy. A "Sale Pending" rider can now be seen on the for-lease sign situated at the entrance.
  9. After the recent closures, some good news to report: Hanaroo is now up and running in their new Center Street location.
  10. ArkansasTraveler

    Gateway Towne Center: I-30 & I-430

    H&M has begun its hiring process for the Outlets of Little Rock store, with a projected opening sometime within winter of 2018 (as currently posted in the store windows). Quite a few other stores around the shopping center are seeking additional staff, too. But WestPointe Home seems to be on its way out.
  11. It had to have been sudden even to some of the administrative staff at Dixie's main office. One could see through a window last week that Christmas decorations were up on the walls.
  12. ArkansasTraveler

    Riverdale area

    I wondered about the tenant end of the equation, too. The grocery store isn't the only vacancy in the shopping center; the former cell phone store between Whole Hog's banquet room and the movie theater has been empty for around two years (and lately is cluttered with junk inside). Some quick Googling shows the leasing contact for that space is with PBA Realty, based just up the road on Cottondale Lane. I'd assume that PBA manages the whole center, but maybe not.
  13. ArkansasTraveler

    Hillcrest and the Heights

    I sincerely hope it's that same Casey's BBQ, which always had some of the best smoked chicken on their menu. Their property on Reservoir was only part of what was razed to make way for Walgreens. A former TCBY-turned-tobacco shop, an Exxon gas station/convenience store combo, and a Captain D's (fronting Rodney Parham) were all knocked out along with the Casey's building.
  14. ArkansasTraveler

    Riverdale area

    Dollar Tree has reopened, and has done brisk business so far, as some of my neighbors have observed. Latest word on the Walmart site is that Hays Supermarkets, with locations in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri, may be interested in entering Little Rock.
  15. According to Eric Harrison at the ADG, Hanaroo is now slated to move to Three Fold's old spot on Center Street. Possibly by the end of November.