Little Rock Arcade Building

Arcade project begins in River Market neighborhood

Posted by Max Brantley on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Article provided by Arkansas Times, Images provided by Arkansas Business, Arkansas Times.

The groundbreaking we mentioned earlier was held today for the Arcade building, a joint project between theCentral Arkansas Library System and Moses Tucker Real Estate named in tribute to a long-ago Little Rock building.

As Rock Candy has reported in detail, the Little Rock Film Festival and Institute plans to be headquartered in the building and preside over a film series in the 325-seat theater that will be part of the project. A new restaurant and bar are also in the mix.

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Ground was officially broken today for a new, mixed-use building in Little Rock's dynamic River Market District. To be known as the "ARCADE BUILDING", the project is a three-story, 60,000 square foot structure to contain retail space, a 325 seat theatre, a restaurant and office space. The project is a joint venture between the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and Moses Tucker Real Estate (MTRE).

"The name "Arcade" is in honor of a wonderful, landmark structure that once resided in downtown LR on Center Street between 6th & 7th, explained Jimmy Moses, partner with MTRE. "As we continue to redevelop our urban core we think it is important to evoke memories of our city's past, too much of which has been destroyed over time."  Read More from Arkansas Times...