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  1. So everyone is wondering what's going on in the McCain area. At McCain Mall, they are currently replacing sewage lines and pipes. Nothing really major. It is all a apart of their mall renovation plans. As far as the hotel next to Comfort Inn and Suites, it is to become a Holiday Inn full service facility. I was told a Holiday Inn Select. Not sure about it being a Select, but that would be nice. Not sure if it would be the best location for one. Why they would put a Church's in Lakewood... beats me. Popeye's and Church's should switch places or they should have moved Frostop to that location. Which Wich is coming fast. Can't wait for it to get here. Not to be counted as part of NLR, but On the Border is coming to Warden Rd in Sherwood next to Academy. I wish they had chose to put it next to Buffalo Wild Wings. See, NLR is growing too!!!
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    West Little Rock

    Well, there's already one on McCain at Lakewood Village. But yes, downtown would have been a magnificent location. One of the empty shops there could have been renovated. Question? Would this new location be located across from the burger place at Kanis & Shackleford?
  3. Lakewood Village Shopping Center is adding Kirkland's to its line up of stores. It will be right next to the Jo Ann's. I'm guessing they wanted more space. These stores will be located in the old Goody's store. It looks really nice from the outside.
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    River Rail

    Hello from Arkansas. My understanding is we had a trolley system in the early 1900's. With that being said, they wanted to give you the feel of historic Little Rock by using the old style of the streetcar when bringing the light rail system back. The trolleys are new and up to date, though they look old. I hope that answers your question.
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    Park Avenue

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    McCain Mall

    Thanks for the info. You learn something new everyday.
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    McCain Mall

    Not McCain Mall news, but very close by. Lakewood Village will get a different type of restaurant addition to the metro. Taste of India Restaurant. It will be between Shoe Carnival and Avenue. The closest thing I can think of is the Genhis Mongolian Grill. Finally something different.
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    Park Avenue

    Hopefully something new to the market. For Little Rock, I'll even take a Market Place Grill. But, overall I hope we just get something worth spending my money at, different and taste good.
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    The River Market

    I have some awesome news! I actually spoke to someone from Moses/Tucker and he told there is a planned hotel, multi-purpose multi-story building and about three other projects downtown in the very near future. He didn't go into detail, but stated he was very happy about all the new things coming in to downtown. I stated downtown is growing up. He stated more will come soon as in skyscrapers.
  10. I just got back from Tulsa for my job training and have a new found respect for Little Rock. Though Tulsa is about 2x bigger than Little Rock, I find population isn't everything. Tulsa is a very nice city, but it was a few things that Little Rock have Tulsa beat on. Woodland Mall was not all that great for me. I believe Park Plaza has a better selection of stores, with the exception of Apple and Macy's. They have a lot of shopping centers, but most have the same thing in them. We have a few of the same places in ours, but not as bad. I believe our network of expressway/freeways are built better as in the layout. Even though it's smaller, I believe our "skyline" looks better because of the configuration. We also have water in our part of the Arkansas River, especially for an area called Riverfront Park. While I was there, I wanted to see what Cheddar's was all about. It's in a league of it's own. No comparison to Chilli's or Applebee's. Agave, Mexican Restaurant, was pretty good. I also tried a fast food chicken restaurant called Charlie's Chicken. Also pretty good. Dave & Buster's was pretty good and fun as well. I tried a few other places, but we have them here already. Things I wish Little Rock had, that Tulsa has include an aquarium, Longhorn Steakhouse, Dave & Buster's and a few more high-rise or skyscrapers. I also tried Cheesecake Factory, which also wish we had. Awesome place!!!
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    Little Rock Projects List

    Finally! I font know how many times I've seen wrecks and almost wrecks because of the unsafe set up of the road, lights and no turn lane. I'm sure this would ease traffic congrestion dramatically in the area, lower the accidents and increase pedestrian safety as well. But 2013? Hopefully early 2013.
  12. I would love to see an addition to the skyline. Hopefully the rumor I heard is actually a fact. I know 25 stories doesn't seem like much, but looking at Little Rock's size and at the 300 3rd and River Market towers, they added something to the skyline. We have a low level skyline, but it looks nicer than most cities its size.
  13. Has anyone has anyone heard of any rumors of a new skycraper coming to Downtown Little Rock? Someone told me construction in 3rd Street will be a high rise of 25 stories or more. Not sure if I can believe that because of the limited amount of space and plus it's close to a school.
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    The Promenade At Chenal

    I really hope that it survives. Maybe after the other stores open and traffic picks up it would get better as far as customers.
  15. Either way, full service or just the average hotel, at least we are getting some type of addition. Hopefully, we can get something really nice that would be at least a 3 star full service hotel. Honestly, there needs to be something added to the North Shore. I would live to see Wyndham build the 10-12 story hotel they were talking about when Dickey- Stephens Park was being constructed. Or maybe just a nice average hotel could be built there because the NLR skyline looks so empty.