Retail

Death by Retail

As a species, the shopping mall is in trouble. Battered by years of changing consumer behavior and strafed by the public’s fears over COVID-19, the once-gleaming beacon of social interaction and commercial enterprise is free-falling, flirting with extinction.     Coresight Research predicted last summer that the U.S. would see as many as 25,000 stores…

Endure the Dirt Revives for 2021

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, Endure the Dirt 5K obstacle race will once again challenge adventure runners while supporting a good cause. This year’s event is slated for March 13, starting at 8 a.m. outside Mack’s Prairie Wings in Stuttgart.    “Because of COVID, we are doing different groups, and everybody will have…

An American Family Album

by Dwain Hebda At the distal end of Little Rock’s Rivermarket — two doors down from the highway bridge where the neighborhood yawns into green space surrounding the Clinton Presidential Library — a warm breeze plays about the star-studded night.  A mere half-block east from the enveloping neon and noise of the tourist district, the…