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E.C. Barton & Co. Gets Big Man at Top This article is available only in print.

E.C. Barton & Co. Gets Big Man at Top
A Barton’s store on Browns Lane in Jonesboro. The building materials chain has a new CEO, Steven Brimner (inset).

Steven H. Brimner, who stands 6-foot-7 and played college basketball in Montana, has been learning a new playbook since Jan. 1 as the new president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co., the 102-store building materials chain based in Jonesboro. He also has some big sneakers to fill.
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Holiday Inn Express Expected in East Village Development This article is available only in print.

A late third-quarter groundbreaking is planned for a 100-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites near I-30 in Little Rock.
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Arthur's, Oceans Restaurants Find Prime Spot to Set New Stakes This article is available only in print.

Jerry Barakat, the Little Rock restaurateur behind Arthur's Prime Steakhouse and Oceans at Arthur's, plans to move the two restaurants from their location at the Village at Rahling Road to the former Riverside Acura and Subaru dealership at 16100 Chenal Parkway.
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