The Pantry Closing Temporarily

A favorite in the Little Rock dining scene will be temporarily closing.   The Pantry has announced that it will be shutting down after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. In a Facebook post, owner Tomas Bohm said that the restaurant will be closed and every employee tested “out of an abundance of caution.”  …

Apple Blossom Brewing Company Closing Down

One of the largest brewpubs in the state, Apple Blossom Brewing Company, will be permanently closing effective immediately.   The company is located on East Zion Road in Fayetteville and opened six years ago. Evan McDonald, one of the owners, made the announcement via Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 23.   “These last few months…

Arkansas Teen to Compete in Virtual Scholarship Competition

A women’s scholarship program is navigating the constraints of COVID-19 by continuing its national competition through virtual submissions and online broadcasting.   For the first time, the Distinguished Young Women National Finals will solely air on the organization’s website, DistinguishedYW.org. This virtual edition will replace the program’s annual in-person showcase in Mobile, Alabama.   Over…