Downtown Update | November 30

November 30, 2018By ChristinaDowntown Update No Comments
Majestic Ribbon Cutting The City of Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Majestic Site on November 15 to signify the site has been remediated and is ready to move into the next phase of redevelopment. Thanks to the City for months of diligent work to … Read More

Downtown Update | October 26

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New Business Love Zen Aromatherapy Lounge has opened downtown at 610 Central Ave. Suite B. They offer a lounge atmosphere where you can enjoy electric shiatsu massage chairs, infused teas, beer and wine, and a boutique of zen supplies. Click here for a video interview with the new business.   Hotel Hale Construction continues on Hotel Hale with … Read More

Downtown Update | October 19

October 19, 2018By ChristinaDowntown Update No Comments
Film Fest The 27th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival kicks off this evening and runs through next Saturday October 27th! Click here for a schedule and more. This fest is the longest running all-documentary film festival in North America. New Construction The construction on the new Wheatley commercial building at 504 Central Ave. is coming along … Read More

Downtown Update | October 12

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Reptile Garden Just announced! A group has been developing plans to open Hot Springs National Park Reptile Garden next year on Lodestone St. downtown. More details to come… Business Pitch Contest Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! $2,000 in prize money is at stake at the IdeaFame Live Business Pitch Contest happening at noon in the middle … Read More

Downtown Update | October 5

October 5, 2018By ChristinaDowntown Update No Comments
Annual Meeting Preserve Arkansas will hold its Annual Membership Meeting in Hot Springs on October 18 at the former Hot Springs Post Office that now beautifully houses Selected Funeral & Life Insurance Co. at 119 Convention Boulevard. Preserve Arkansas is the state’s advocacy group for historic preservation so if you support historic buildings you need … Read More

Downtown Update | September 28

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Now Open! 501 Prime, the highly anticipated new restaurant from former Central Park Fusion owner/chef Matt Fuller, is open!! After months of meticulous renovation to multiple historic buildings at 215 East Grand Avenue, the new restaurant features USDA prime beef, fresh seafood, an oyster bar, a fantastic wine list, pub style beers on tap, and … Read More

Downtown Update | September 21, 2018

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National Spotlight The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources held an official hearing in Hot Springs this week to learn more about the leasing program that has allowed private businesses to operate in the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row. It’s great for our national park to get national attention for doing something well! Thanks … Read More

Downtown Update | September 14

September 14, 2018By ChristinaDowntown Update No Comments
Spa City Surge! This week’s Arkansas Business features a great cover story about nine of the new downtown investors who are driving things forward with exciting projects that are underway. Click here for that story.   Movin Out And moving in! Deluca’s Pizzeria announced that they will move into a new downtown location at 831 … Read More

Downtown Update | September 7

September 7, 2018By ChristinaDowntown Update No Comments
Luau! The Hot Springs Luau is on for tomorrow! Join us from 4-7pm at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion for an evening of Hawaiian Luau themed mixed drinks, beer, food, fire dancers, steel drummers, and fun! Click here for more. Sold! The Darch building at 226 Prospect Ave. has sold! The new owner plans a full renovation into … Read More

Downtown Update | August 31

August 31, 2018By ChristinaDowntown Update No Comments
Sold! The huge former Old Country Store building at 455 Broadway has sold! The new owners plan to completely renovate the property into the Crystal Ridge Distillery which will feature a bar with spirits brewed onsite, a restaurant, and several special event spaces. The interior is currently being demolished to ready it for renovation. Click here for … Read More