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The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock is ready to add a little more history to its history. The landmark is planning a major expansion, and details are expected to be unveiled in 2024. 

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Clinton Presidential Center Announces Expansion Plans For 2024

The Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock is ready to add a little more history to its history. The landmark is planning a major expansion, and details are expected to be unveiled in 2024.

  • Green and growing: The expansion plans include a new Hillary Rodham Clinton Institute and will showcase sustainability construction.

  • Designer details: MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Jeanne Gang is the lead designer for the project, which also partners with Little Rock architecture firm Polk Stanley Wilcox.

Read more on the news release HERE.


Exploring the Playground At Two Rivers Park In Little Rock

Two Rivers Park

Two Rivers Park in Little Rock is the perfect place for kids of all ages and abilities to play and express themselves. Featuring a 64,000 square foot open-air play space, unique musical area, loads of swings and slides, and more, it's a wonderful spot for families and friends to gather and explore.

  • Expansive: This is the largest inclusive playground in Arkansas, equipped with unique features such as a merry-go-round and wheelchair accessible tunnel.

  • Dynamic: Not just a playground, this 1,000-acre park is also home to paved multi-use trails, picnic tables, fishing, canoe launch, and more.

Visit the Two Rivers Park website for more information.


AG's Office To Move Into Historic Boyle Building, Renovations to Begin in September

AG Tim Griffin Office

The Arkansas Attorney General's office is on the move. AG Tim Griffin announced plans to move his office into the historic Boyle Building in downtown Little Rock, a project that will save Arkansas taxpayers and breathe new life into the city.

  • Layers of history: The 12 story building, designed by architect George R. Mann in 1909, has been unoccupied since 1999 and is set to undergo $35 million dollars in renovations.

  • It pays to save: After move-in, the AG’s office will have a 20-year lease with an option to purchase the building after the fifth year that will save the taxpayers the $30 million in rent that's been paid in years prior.

Read more on the story HERE.

Restaurant News

Lindsey's Hospitality House Awarded $40,000 Grant to Support Historic Restaurants

Lindsey's Hospitality House

Lindsey's Hospitality House in North Little Rock's Argenta neighborhood is one of 25 restaurants nationwide to be awarded $40,000 through the "Backing Historic Small Restaurants" grant program.

  • Long-standing legacy: Founded in 1956 by Bishop Donne Lindsey and his wife Irma Lindsey as Lindsey’s Bar-B-Q, the business evolved into Lindsey's Hospitality House, a home-cookin’ and barbecue restaurant, catering business and banquet hall, still owned by Donnie Lindsey II and his wife Eleanor Lindsey.

  • Redesigning: Funds from the grant will be used to create a new outdoor seating area, upgrade signage, and improve exterior lighting and fencing.

Read more on the grant program HERE.

Little Rock Daily Picks

In other news…

  • Affordable housing: Central Arkansas towns made up most of Redfin's Top 5 Most Affordable Places to Live in Arkansas.

  • Teaching teachers: UAPB and other schools in Arkansas are developing programs to help teachers get licensed in attempt to tackle the teacher shortage problem in the state.

  • Backpack! Backpack! Every year, the Little Rock Police host a backpack drive, so they're getting ready for this year's, which will take place on Aug 13 at 2600 Howard Street.

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