In these divisive times, it can be difficult to see what we have in common. But one American pleasure remains ubiquitous among our citizens: the singular, potent joy of a good bargain. Little Rock is full of resources for those who want to get more for their buck, so we present a non-comprehensive thrifting guide to aid in your pursuit of a good deal.
It’s hard, especially if you have a family and you cook, to avoid the big, national chains, but if that’s your only shopping stop, you’re missing out. Little Rock is rich with ethnic and locally owned specialty grocery stores. Here’s our list of essential stops.
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Museums are not just for rainy days, and art galleries aren’t just for shoppers.
When you've got enough scratch to afford a new ride, having a car is easy. If your motorvator coughs, sputters, quits or even smells funny within six years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) just take that metal-flake dream machine back to the dealership and get it fixed — in and out, no muss, no fuss, no credit card required. For the rest of us who have cruised out from under the umbrella of the factory warranty, though, car trouble can be a real pain in the tailpipe. Where do you take it? How much will it cost? Which shop will give you a deal as supple as fine Corinthian leather, and who will give you the ungreased driveshaft?
A couple of seasons back, we gave you our thoughts on thrifting the Rock. Since then, those of us who love nothing better than whiling away a Saturday elbow-deep in musty record bins next to a cart of someone's grandma's dresses, have gained a few and lost a few. Angles in the Attic is gone, and one of our favorites, the Salvation Army warehouse store, fell victim to mold and roof travails. But Little Rock is still full of deals for the savvy and the persistent.
A survey of the sweet treat.
Impress your sweetheart with locally made sweets.
Looking to take your Valentine out to dinner on Feb. 14? Take a look at our survey of what some of Little Rock's finest restaurants plan to serve.
It's no secret that Little Rock is a rewarding city for cyclists. Here, almost every cycling preference can be met. There are great flats in the southeast, perfect for experienced road cyclists wanting to burn up the miles, and "rollers" and challenging hills northwest of town for mountain bikers and hearty roadies.
All you need to know about flying out of LIT.
Big box and department stores abound (Arkansas is, after all, the home to flagship retailers Walmart and Dillard's), but independent and specialty shops also thrive.
Many of Arkansas's best public and private schools are located in Pulaski County, as the accomplishments of its students show.
Info on water, electricity, gas, sewer and garbage and recycling utilities.
The numbers for when it all goes wrong.
A comprehensive list of the federal, state and local officials elected by Central Arkansans.
If you tend to see the world divided between the 1 and 99 percenters, the real estate market in Pulaski County will back you up.
Courts state, county, municipal.
Get your dose of culcha in the dozens of galleries in Central Arkansas.
Numbers aren't just for baseball scores, tallying up your purchases at the mall, and dreading or looking forward to on your birthday (depending on your age). Here we present a look at the numbers behind the people who live in Pulaski County. All statistics come from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey.
Surfing the airwaves in Central Arkansas.