LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Another business opens its doors in the East Village neighborhood in Little Rock. The area continues to grow with interested developers hoping to be a part of the flourishing section north of 9th Street between I-30 and the airport.
“The past couple of years, it’s been really rejuvenated," as a frequent East Village visitor, Lauren McCants sees potential in the neighborhood. “The new breweries have opened up, really great food down here, it’s just an up and coming neighborhood."
Entegrity Energy Partners is the latest to bring its headquarters to East Village, joining Lost 40, Rebel Kettle, Rock Town, eStem, a Moses Tucker development, and Cromwell Architects Engineers that’s currently under construction. It’s expected to have a restaurant and apartments as part of the development.
"I think with momentum that we have with development just in the near area, it’s going to be a catalyst for people to take risks," said Matt Bell with Entergrity Energy Partners.
Dan Fowler with Cromwell has watched the area transform over the past several years.
“We knew all the key ingredients were here at that moment so we pushed forward," said Fowler.
Jay Chesshir with Little Rock Regional Chamber adds that while no new development announcements have been made yet, expect to see even more businesses move in.
"When you look at the I-30 corridor project and how it’s going to open access underneath and above from the perspective between here and downtown, lots of folks are now realizing that," said Chesshir.
With the revitalization of both East Village and downtown, it's clear developers see a future in Little Rock.