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New Year: Completions, New and Speculations.

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2017 has ended and construction in the downtown  did not include any major projects except for the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn.

Main Street saw the opening of Mulberry Flats and the Arkansas Democrat Loft apartments as well as Three Fold Noodles. Under construction is the rehab of the Rose Building which will contain apartments as well as A.W. Lin's and Ira's restaurants.  The  on again off again Donaghey Building redevelopment into 152 apartments is scheduled to start in the 2 quarter. It looks like it might happen this time because I don't think a post on Cromwell Architects' Facebook about the project would have appeared yesterday unless they think it will happen. 

On Capitol Avenue Dust Bowl Lanes opened this week and next door Fassler Hall should be open by the end of January.

New to downtown will be two Poke restaurants opening soon. One in the River Market and the other on Center Street.

The East Village will see the opening of the Paint Factory which will include the offices for Cromwell Architects as well as 12 Star Flats and Cathead's  Diner.  This summer should see the opening of the new eStem campus just down the street.  Also, Rock Town Distillery will be leaving East Village for South Main. 

SOMA will see the addition of Rock Town Distillery and a tasting room for Core Brewing along with the 35 unit Villa View apartments.

Looks like a busy 2018 for Argenta. THRIVE Argenta, with 164 living units, should open at the end of the year and starting soon should be the construction on Argenta Plaza as well as two office buildings around the Plaza.

What will 2018 bring about for the growth of the downtown LR/NLR area?

Will this year bring about a major development from MT? They are listing only 5 condo units remaining in their River Market Tower project.

Will a new hotel project be announced for the area?  Pinnacle Hotel Group is still showing a project on their website but they are getting ready to replace their Hampton Inn in Conway with a new hotel and nothing has been said about the LR project lately.

Will  developing Argenta see a hotel project announced this year?

Will Yellow Rocket Concepts finally announce a restaurant for downtown? 

Will another rooftop bar open?

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Interesting list.  What is a "Poke" restaurant?

If I had ONE item on my list, it would be the (final) restoration of the Boyle Building at Capitol & Main into the mixed-use hotel (Aloft).

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24 minutes ago, Architect said:

Interesting list.  What is a "Poke" restaurant?

If I had ONE item on my list, it would be the (final) restoration of the Boyle Building at Capitol & Main into the mixed-use hotel (Aloft).

Link to:  Poke Hula.

Left off the Boyle Building because it is like a film loop. Over and over and over and nothing happens.

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