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The state of Arkansas is slowly working toward bringing its economy back to life after a series of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave restaurants the go-ahead to reopen their dining rooms on May 11 with some restrictions in place. However, with a few exceptions, …




Most restaurants in Central Arkansas appear to be staying put during the Phase 1 reopening phases, deciding to stick with carry out, curbside, and delivery options instead of reopening dining rooms at 33% capacity. Most of the ones we have spoken with cite understandable doubts about profitability with the limited …




Today we are launching our newest endeavor, Rock City Market. With the Market it is my goal to provide a way to reach local makers, artists, and more all in one spot. This is very much a soft launch period, we brought on a select group of vendors who have …




The governor announced today that restaurants will be able to start reopening dining service on May 11th, almost two months after being forced to close. Dining service will follow a structured reopening with noticeable restrictions on the first phase. For restaurants, workers will be required to wear face coverings, gloves …




Restaurants are inching closer to being allowed to reopen their dining rooms in Arkansas. All signs from the governor’s office point to restrictions being lifted in early May. As positive as this sounds for providing some relief for the restaurant industry, reopening has the potential to introduce as many issues …




Changing times means changing business practices. Our goal at Rock City Eats has always been to help local restaurants and food/beverage producers gain an advantage over the mass-market competition. The COVID outbreak has not only made it harder for local businesses to compete, but it has brought about the need …




We saw a long list of spring events scheduled for March and April reschedule or cancel their events when COVID struck in mid-March. Now one of the biggest events of late spring is on the move as well. The 36th annual International Greek Food Festival will be moved to October …




Three Fold has been a downtown staple for the past five years allowing folks working downtown to slurp up some delicious noodles and dumplings alongside those of us who live downtown. In the COVID-19 era though there are dramatically fewer people downtown during the day, reducing access to their food. …




One of the most frequent requests that we have heard from restaurants is for the city to find some way to provide relief against the city’s 2% advertising and promotion tax (A&P) that is charged to restaurants and hotels based on sales. We dug into this at one point earlier …




In an emergency proclamation, Governor Asa Hutchinson has directed the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board to allow restaurants and breweries to sell sealed bottles and cans of beer and wine with the purchase of food items to go or for delivery. This is a huge boost for struggling restaurants, especially …




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