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8 hours ago, Architect said:

By keeping its name, you mean "BMW of Little Rock" instead of "McLarty BMW"?

Yes.  BMW of Little Rock.  The other brands will all use the McLarty name.

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On 12/15/2016 at 3:21 PM, Smith said:

Interesting find today, I was looking for some Toyota truck parts online and searched for the nearest dealer that had the part in stock. It pulled up Mark McLarty Toyota. Checked and it has a website. Is McLarty taking over North Point Toyota? They already renamed the Nissan, Mazda, and Volkswagen lots a little while back.

Mark McLarty is Mack McLarty's eldest son.  The McLarty's opened all the North Point dealerships before selling them off to the Asbury Group.  Mack McLarty went on to be in Bill Clinton's cabinet for a time and then moved to DC.  His son, Mark, helped open many of the upscale auto dealerships in China before all of that imploded.  He's returned to Little Rock and has been back for a time.  He's been in the process of acquiring as many dealerships as he can.  Buying in multiple states from Frank Fletcher, Bale, and others.  So yes, McLarty is acquiring quite a bit.

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The former Adeylotte's (sp?) and very short lived US Pizza on JFK now has signage up for Hawgs Blues Cafe. There has been several people there working inside and updating landscaping outside.

Just down from there next to the Kum & Go is a restaurant going in the former Blockbusters. Jacob's Wings and More or Jacob's Wings Cafe or something like that.

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The Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins on JFK in Indian Hills has closed. Signage is already stripped and a coming soon sign for Captain Hook's is up.

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On 5/25/2017 at 8:15 AM, Smith said:

The Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins on JFK in Indian Hills has closed. Signage is already stripped and a coming soon sign for Captain Hook's is up.

Worst.  Donuts.  Ever.

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19 hours ago, Architect said:

Worst.  Donuts.  Ever.

They are my favorite!  I guess that's why the ones on the south side of the river are still in business.  

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23 hours ago, Architect said:

Worst.  Donuts.  Ever.

Agree, The old Shipley's at Cantrell and Mississippi had the best donuts.

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I noticed in the plumbing permits that a plumbing permit was issued to "TACO BUENO MURPHY OIL, JFK BLVD & W PERSHING BLVD".  I guess this means the Taco Bueno will be located inside the Murphy USA store like the Hardee's over at Broadway and Broadway.   Interesting. 

 

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Looks like Dick's Sporting Goods will be taking some if not all of the spot cleared out after tearing down the old Tandy theater.

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1 hour ago, Smith said:

Looks like Dick's Sporting Goods will be taking some if not all of the spot cleared out after tearing down the old Tandy theater.

That will be a first for Pulaski County. 

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The former Dunkin Donuts (may it rest in peace :tw_cry:) location in North Little Rock will become a Captain Hooks according to the plumbing permits.  The only Captain Hooks that I can find on google is a restaurant in Stuttgart called Captain Hooks Fish & Chicken.  

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14 hours ago, Arkanzin said:

The former Dunkin Donuts (may it rest in peace :tw_cry:) location in North Little Rock will become a Captain Hooks according to the plumbing permits.  The only Captain Hooks that I can find on google is a restaurant in Stuttgart called Captain Hooks Fish & Chicken.  

Same redo for the DD in Conway too.

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On 6/15/2017 at 5:42 PM, Arkanzin said:

The former Dunkin Donuts (may it rest in peace :tw_cry:) location in North Little Rock will become a Captain Hooks according to the plumbing permits.  The only Captain Hooks that I can find on google is a restaurant in Stuttgart called Captain Hooks Fish & Chicken.  

Seems like DD does better south of the river than north. The Little Rock and Bryant locations are still humming along while the NLR and Conway locations have closed.

Hadn't heard of Captain Hooks.

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Noticed a couple of nights ago that El Porton near McCain Mall has closed and removed signage. Farther down (Sherwood I guess), Saltgrass Steakhouse framing has started.

 

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On 1/9/2018 at 7:51 AM, Smith said:

Noticed a couple of nights ago that El Porton near McCain Mall has closed and removed signage. Farther down (Sherwood I guess), Saltgrass Steakhouse framing has started.

 

I heard they lost their lease. I assume the owner realized they could get more selling to some chain wanting to open a location. Let the speculation begin...

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On 1/12/2018 at 8:18 PM, adman0468 said:

I heard they lost their lease. I assume the owner realized they could get more selling to some chain wanting to open a location. Let the speculation begin...

I saw on a Facebook discussion page that Purple Cow and Tacos4Life were looking at NLR locations. How accurate that is, I don't know.  Cilantro's Mexican restaurant in Lakewood village is also closed now.

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16 hours ago, Smith said:

Cilantro's Mexican restaurant in Lakewood village is also closed now.

Wow!  Fox & Hound closed earlier this year.  Now Cilantro's.  Is Crazy Hibachi still open?  

What's going on with Lakewood Village? 

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On 1/18/2018 at 9:42 AM, Arkanzin said:

Wow!  Fox & Hound closed earlier this year.  Now Cilantro's.  Is Crazy Hibachi still open?  

What's going on with Lakewood Village? 

When Fox & Hound closing was on the news, they said it was a lease issue with the property holder. They are looking for a new location, possibly in LR.

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Not sure how long it has been but Sears Auto Center in front of McCain Mall is now also closed and signage removed.

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22 hours ago, Smith said:

Not sure how long it has been but Sears Auto Center in front of McCain Mall is now also closed and signage removed.

I think that location is soon to be the site of a new restaurant.  I forget which one, though. 

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5 hours ago, Arkanzin said:

I think that location is soon to be the site of a new restaurant.  I forget which one, though. 

Longhorn Steakhouse is planning on opening a location on that site.

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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.

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On 1/17/2018 at 5:09 PM, Smith said:

I saw on a Facebook discussion page that Purple Cow and Tacos4Life were looking at NLR locations. How accurate that is, I don't know.  Cilantro's Mexican restaurant in Lakewood village is also closed now.

Purple Cow might want the former Dixie Cafe (and especially its soda fountain) in Lakewood Village, if I had to guess where.

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edited for clarity due to automatic post merge

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