Rhett Brinkley
The North Little Rock Fire Department at the scene of a fire at North Bar on Monday night.

Kyle and Snee Dismang, owners of North Little Rock restaurant North Bar at 3812 JFK Blvd., are planning to rebuild following the fire that broke out at the Park Hill eatery on Monday night.

The North Little Rock Fire Department discovered the fire sometime after 7 p.m. when responding to reports of smoke coming from the five-unit strip mall on the south end of the Lakehill Shopping Center. North Bar was closed at the time. Other businesses in the shopping center include Niche Studio, Mexican restaurant Mariscos “La Corita” Nayarit, The Book Store and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. Some, if not all, were affected by the smoke from the fire.

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The Dismangs said in a statement provided to Arkansas Times Friday afternoon that their plan is to reopen as soon as repairs are completed. Here’s their full statement:

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We, Kyle and Snee, as the Owners of North Bar, in Park Hill, North Little Rock, first want to thank all of you who have reached out to us after the fire Monday, October 2nd. We also extend our gratitude to the first responders who showed up within minutes after the 911 call was made. Their quick response halted any additional damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire.

We are so appreciative and humbled by the local community for supporting North Bar before this event, and especially now. We know our city is still recovering from the tornado damage of six months ago, yet so many have reached out to ask us how to help.

Our goal is to re-open as soon as we are able to have repairs completed.
The fire was an accident that occurred while no one was in the building, when we were closed. We are fortunate no one was injured and was contained.

We not only have our business in North Little Rock, but we live here as well. We are here to stay, and we will re-build.

Thank you again Central Arkansas, North Little Rock, and Park Hill. We hope to see you again once we re-open.

Kyle and Snee Dismang

The cause of the fire is under investigation. North Bar opened in 2017.

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