The redevelopment of 1140 N. College Avenue encompasses the famous Café Rue Orleans, and the old Hi-Way Inn Motel.
One block away from the Griffin Music Hall and downtown El Dorado, Arkansas, The Haywood is in the heart of the Murphy Arts District. This ground-up, 4 story hotel was built on a surface parking lot that once housed a hotel in the early 20th century. The Haywood helps reconnect the fabric of the downtown and will support the growth and rebirth of this Southern Arkansas city. The hotel features a relaxing front porch, bar, and den with boutique interiors along with 70 guest rooms featuring work by Arkansas artists hand selected by Shelby Cotton, a Little Rock-based designer.
Fassler Hall is a German-inspired beer hall, built in 1947 as the Paragon Printing Building. The two-story International Style brick building, with long, repetitive structure expressed on the exterior, floor-to-ceiling glass façade, and large open interior, is listed as a contributing structure to the historic fabric of the neighborhood. This historic status required strict adherence to design guidelines and approval processes throughout the design and construction process. The restored and renovated 7,400 square foot ground floor houses the restaurant and bar with communal seating and a continuous 70ft long bar. Large doors and windows were incorporated into the west façade to provide a connection to the new 6,400 square foot Beer Garden patio for exterior dining and yard games.
Copper Grill is a 100-seat urban restaurant situated at the base of 300 3rd Tower in downtown Little Rock. The interiors offer a warm and casual yet sophisticated atmosphere that is ideal for business lunches, happy hour, date nights and group dining. Indoor, outdoor, bar and lounge seating are available for dining.
Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge is an 8-lane, retro-inspired bowling alley, originally constructed in 1968 as the MM Eberts American Legion Post. Prior to the renovation, this one-story brick building was rather nondescript, and while located in the MacArthur Park Historic District, it was not a contributing structure. The 8,000 SF extensive renovation infused new excitement and life into the previously-overlooked building. New storefront glazing was added to the north façade facing Capitol Avenue, bringing natural light into the space and connecting activity from the sidewalk to inside. The existing brick was painted gray with playful orange and green accents. The existing low planter wall and entrance ramp were slightly altered to meet ADA requirements, and a new awning was added over the entrance ramp to create visual interest while adding cover and soffit lighting. A custom, 8ft diameter neon sign anchors the north east corner, grabbing the attention of passers-by with a nostalgic retro flare. The interior renovation opened the floor plan to include a lounge, full-service bar, arcade area, and karaoke room. The original plush bar surround from the American Legion was refurbished and reutilized as the new full-service bar. The retro-inspired space is lined with wood paneling and bold graphics, paying tribute to the classic bowling alleys of the 1970s.
Located on the ground floor of the Mann on Main building, Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill features a 40' long bar, a variety of seating arrangements, an upstairs private dining room with views to below, and a large patio along vibrant Main Street. Samantha's is also unique in that all its beer and wine offerings are available on tap through an extensive system from the basement. In collaboration with additional interior consultants, the overall experience is sophisticated yet warm and comfortable. The overall space is quite large, but through the arrangement of built-in seating and low partitions, the room is divided into smaller, more intimate spaces.
Since 1949, Bruno's Little Italy has served the greater-Little Rock area with award-winning Italian cuisine. Now located on the ground floor of the Mann Lofts building, Bruno's Little Italy has become a destination along the revitalized Main Street with its cozy atmosphere and inviting front patio.
Located in the heart of the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas these cabins are unique hexagon-shaped buildings originally built as student housing. AMR renovated the interiors of each cabin and fully furnished each unit converting some into family rooms, some into king units, and even adding a deluxe suite. This enabled the park to broaden its offerings to visitors and provide a more updated product to encourage repeat visitors to the park. Iron headboards from local company Stone County Ironworks and Arkansas-made case goods were used to complete the design.
The newly renovated cabins at Village Creek State Park in Wynne are the perfect place to stay for a getaway. Village Creek State Park encompasses nearly 7,000 acres of beautiful forested hills and clear streams to create an environment found nowhere else in Arkansas. Within this park, there are 10 rental cabins of which AMR has completely renovated and furnished the interiors. The scope included a full kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, and replacement of all finishes and furnishings making it a freshly updated and welcoming environment for park overnight guests.