Benton gets state's first Pie Five Pizza

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening its first Arkansas location this week with a made-to-order pizza restaurant in the Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center in Benton. Arkansas franchisee Rob Byford has plans to open several more throughout the state in the coming months, said Chris Moses, president of Moses Tucker Real Estate. Moses Tucker is working with Byford on the new location and forthcoming stores. Hurricane Creek Village, at the northeast corner of Interstate 30 and Alcoa Road in Benton, is anchored by Kroger and Academy Sports. Pie Five is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., which owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operat

Cromwell, Moses Tucker See New Life at 6th and Shall

Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate are working together on what the firms call a new urban renewal and redevelopment project in downtown Little Rock. It was initiated by Cromwell's purchase of five tracts at 6th and Shall streets that make up the former Stebbins and Roberts properties. The land lies east of Interstate 30 and just south of Heifer International's world headquarters. "Forty years ago, when we built our building at Markham and Spring Streets, the area was in need of a major redevelopment effort," Dan Fowler, Cromwell's director of finance and business development, said in a news release. "Our building, along with investments in the Camelot Hotel, Excelsio

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. The targeted area is primarily industrial. It's being called a River Market District with "grit." "From a feel perspective, what's important to us is that the neighborhood maintains its identity and heritage as a gritty warehouse community," said Dan Fowler, chief operating officer at Cromwell. "We want to look closely at the value of those existing buildings and the grit that they have and hopefully push to re

9 American Cities You Didn't Know You Need to Visit

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to cities — even the smallest ones have had an impact on our world. You can now find and own all these cities and others voted by YOU in the brand-new MONOPOLY: Here & Now U.S. Edition game! 1. Virginia Beach, Virginia Virginia residents already know that a piece of paradise is just off the shore of their beautiful state, whether it’s surfing in the Atlantic or taking a shopping trip and enjoying a plethora of restaurants on the historic boardwalk. End the day posting gorgeous sunset pictures from the Fishing Pier or catch your favorite artists playing live at the outdoor amphitheater. 2. Indianapolis, Indiana Sure, the capital of Indiana hosts one of the mo

bfonics Growing Quickly, Wants to Help Build 'Smart Cities'

Imagine walking through Park Plaza Mall in Little Rock and receiving an alert on your smart phone. It seems the shirt you were wanting at the Gap is on sale. The message tells you to visit in the next 15 minutes for 30% off. That is smart shopping. This is the kind of shopping Little Rock-based bfonics is helping to facilitate with their iBeacon technology platform. Proximity marketing is marketing to individuals based on their proximity to the retailer and bfonics is working to be a leader in the field. bfonics launched in late 2014 according to founder Unni Peroth, and the concept began earlier that year. Talk Business & Politics profiled Peroth earlier this year. The company leverages the

Faces of Arkansas - Kendall Sandifer of Fringe Clothing

It is a big year for fringe, the 70s throwback trim and the chic boutique that is expanding its way across Arkansas. Fringe, the trim, is on trend this fall for its ability to transition easily from edgy and rock and roll, to country and western, to bohemian and flowy. Not unlike its namesake, Fringe Clothing is not married to just one style. According to co-owner Kendall Sandifer, the growing boutique is “all over the place because I’m so open-minded when it comes to clothes.” When you walk into any of Fringe’s three stores across Arkansas, you can expect to find moto pants next to bell bottoms, crop tops next to oversize comfy sweaters and, if you’re in the Little Rock shop, vintage jewelr

Centuries of Change: The History of Downtown Little Rock & North Little Rock's Argenta

The downtown areas in North Little Rock and Little Rock have followed similar arcs of development. Both came from humble beginnings after being discovered by explorers on the Arkansas River — a border which both share — to be developed into blossoming destinations. In the 1960s, urban renewal projects on both sides of the river had negative effects that lasted for decades, but both areas are now on the rebound and once again flourishing. Opposite Little Rock In the early 1800s, the land across the Arkansas River from Little Rock was simply known as Opposite Little Rock and was generally used as a terminal for ferry travel across the river. What is now known as North Little Rock, was then a p

Living the High Life in Downtown Little Rock & Argenta

The recent surge in the popularity of condos and lofts among construction companies and commercial property owners has brought many added lifestyle options and a new look to downtown Little Rock and Argenta. At 18 and 20 floors respectively, 300 Third Tower and the River Market Tower downtown have been the most noticeable changes. Not only did they amplify the skyline, they also further injected a residential element into the downtown district, which area leaders continue to recreate as a bustling urban area. With downtown’s hordes of jobs and its large concentration of entertainment and cultural venues, the allure of downtown condo living is apparent. Located in North Little Rock’s Argenta,

"Architects of Place"

A look at Downtown Little Rock revitalization as seen through the eyes of these community leaders and developers. Video created by Downtown Little Rock Partnership and Station X under the direction of Becky Falkowski (DLRP, PR & Communications Director). Created for the DLRP 2011 Annual Luncheon featuring Fred Kent of Project for Public Spaces (PPS).



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