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New Diamond Bear brewing location opening soon

New Diamond Bear brewing location opening soon

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The kegs are running low at Diamond Bear Brewing Company. We are looking at a shortage of the locally produced beer for a little while, but the silver lining is it is all part of a move to a bigger facility. Plus the promise of some new things to offer.

The new location is very close to opening, and they are hoping to start doing practice brews this week. The new spot will also have a restaurant. All the owner will say at this time is that it is going to open soon, and by the look of things, it is going to be really soon.

The name of Diamond Bear's new restaurant is the Arkansas Ale House. Right now, the menu is set, and they're experimenting with different ingredients to see what works best. One of the signature menu items is bratwurst.

New theater and bar opening in downtown Little Rock

New theater and bar opening in downtown Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A new performance venue and piano bar called The Lobby Bar is opening in downtown Little Rock.

According to our partners at Arkansas Business, the group behind the project,The Studio Theatre, plans on sharing the space with the Community Theatre and the Precipice Theatre.

The bar holds nearly 70 people and its first production "You're a good man, Charlie Brown" opens on June 12th.

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HomeGoods under construction at the Promenade at Chenal

HomeGoods under construction at the Promenade at Chenal

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Promenade at Chenal) – Construction has officially begun for a 24,000 square foot HomeGoods store  at The Promenade at Chenal, giving Little Rock a new reason to Be Happy. The new store will be located on one of the shopping centers out parcels just across from McDonald’s.

HomeGoods is a one-stop shopping destination that showcases an ever-changing assortment of high-quality, unique home fashions and finest home basics from around the world. Shoppers can choose from brand and designer names, and distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces in an easy-to-shop environment, all at extraordinary values—every day. HomeGoods offers exciting home décor options for every room in the home and for every sense of style. The store is scheduled to open Fall 2014. (See construction photo attached for media use)

Market Street Cinema to move to Riverdale 10

Market Street Cinema to move to Riverdale 10

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Market Street Cinema is reportedly moving to the old Riverdale 10 location on Cantrell Road.

Matt Smith, owner of Market Street, said they are currently installing new equipment and hope to have some screens up by June 6, with more running by June 13.

Smith also said they plan to apply for a beer and wine permit, and if it is granted, they plan on expanding their menu offerings.

According to Smith, the theater will be all digital projection with Dolby sound. It will reportedly show first-run Hollywood films, as well as independent, foreign, and documentary films. There will also be several stages where they hope to have live music and stand-up comedies once a month.

Market Street will still operate while Riverdale is being renovated. When that is complete, Smith said Market Street could be turned into a dollar movie theater.

 

UALR selected for $1M endowment

UALR selected for $1M endowment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been selected for a $1 million endowment to support scholarships for nontraditional college students who want to return to school to finish their education.

The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco selected UALR for the endowment - the only institution in Arkansas to offer the Osher Re-Entry Scholars Program.

Osher, a patron of education and the arts, established the foundation in 1977 to seek to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. He's funding the UALR endowment from his personal reserves.

The foundation has already provided the school $50,000 each year since 2012. The first Osher scholars are set to graduate this month.

Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s ‘Inequality for All’ documentary will show at Ron Robinson Theater Thurs., May 1 at 7 p.m.

Easter Seals to host free shredding event

Easter Seals to host free shredding event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Easter Seas) -- Easter Seals RENEW Recycling is hosting a Community Shred Day in which individuals, schools, churches, and businesses can drop off their paper and secure documents at the Center for Training and Wellness, and we will shred/recycle for free. People can drop off old bank statements, tax returns, bill stubs, and e-waste such as old computers, phones, and printers.