North Little Rock is in a renaissance, and nothing is slowing that down.
The central Arkansas city has been growing its cultural, dining and entertainment options over the years, making it a premier, if overlooked, destination in Arkansas. Just take a look at the downtown Argenta area – it is a treasure trove of unique local restaurants and hip spots like The Joint.
What used to be known as “Dogtown” is now a premier destination in the Mid-South.
There has been a surge of development downtown, with new apartments being built, along with restaurants and other forms of entertainment. Just along Main Street, you can find Joint Comedy Club, Greg Thompson Fine Art Gallery, The Thea Foundation, The House of Art, Four Quarter Bar, Skinny J’s, Mugs Café and KamiKaito.
Don’t forget the breweries. Flyway Brewery opened in 2015, adding to the city’s vitality and providing another destination location for beer lovers.
“We searched a long time for the perfect spot, and we think we found it,” Flyway owner Jess McMullen says. “Breweries are a destination location, so we’re glad we’re established here in Argenta.”
That’s not the only thing that has gotten a revamp. In recent months, the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau has changed its look – to keep up with the exciting changes going on in the city. The organization changed its logo to the “NLR Happy Face” to reflect North Little Rock’s “bold creative, can-do attitude.”
But that’s just the tip of what’s happening in North Little Rock. Whether you want world-class entertainment or a classy night out with a loved one, you can find it in North Little Rock. From high-end shopping to vintage finds, this city offers a wide selection of shopping options – most notably in its McCain Mall and The Other Center.
North Little Rock might have been in the shadow of the capital city for years, but it’s making its own name now. There’s no limit to how far it will go.