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Raduno hits its stride

What a first 10 months it's been for Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom: opening on South Main as Piro in February, changing its name to Raduno in July and having its act fully and totally together by December, if not before. Our first couple of visits there were just to sit at the bar, have one of the impressive slate of craft beers and soak up the cool vibe of the place with its floors made of wood planks from 18-wheeler trailer beds, bulb pendant lights, cool furniture and art. The long, sleek bar is mirrored by the even longer banquette along the north wall that provides the bulk of the seating. And when we did get around to eating there, our first pizza was disappointing, as it was tragically

Retro bowling alley coming to downtown LR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There's a buzz around town saying there are new plans to expand the growing revitalization efforts around MacArthur Park downtown. Plans for a retro bowling alley and a German beer hall are in the works. It's set to be placed right across the street from Rock Region Metro's Travel Center. The plans have already gone before the Historic Commission, and they say a bowling alley and beer hall are just a small part of big plans for this area. "This, kind of in a lot of ways, fulfills that vision of completing that whole district and bringing it all the way to the south, to that border," said Lance Turner, online editor for Arkansas Business. Turner said that in the pas

Little Rock beer hall's doors a hang-up

A proposal for a German beer hall at 307 E. Capitol Ave. hinges on changes the Little Rock Historic District Commission is requiring of the developer and owner -- some of which are critical to the ambience of the business, to be called Fassler Hall. At a meeting Monday, the commission approved adjusted plans for a companion establishment, the Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, a 10-lane retro bowling alley to be built in the former M.M. Eberts American Legion Post next door at 315 E. Capitol. Both would be owned and operated by The McNellie's Group of Tulsa. The two Little Rock projects would be the company's first outside its home state, said Jamie Moses, director of development for Moses Tucker Rea

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Unveil New Space in Museum Building

Tech firms Inuvo and First Orion/PrivacyStar officially unveiled their new space in the River Market District's Museum Building on Thursday, promising to add an additional 75 workers next year. Each firm is leasing about 13,000-SF in the building, owned by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publisher Walter Hussman. In April, the firms announced they would be making the move from Conway to downtown Little Rock. Both companies have ties to former Acxiom Corp. CEO Charles Morgan. Morgan is a member of Inuvo's board of directors and a major shareholder in the public company, and he is chairman and CEO of PrivacyStar, which makes a call and text blocking app for smartphones. Inuvo CEO Richard Howe is a f

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