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You perhaps read the account of the lawyer-supervised visit Razorback football coach Houston Nutt and his wife Diana had with Hog fan Thomas McAfee. The meeting was at the Little Rock office of McAfee‘s lawyer, Nate Coulter, Nutt’s lawyer, Byron Freeland, was in attendance and, afterward, Coulter said the meeting was “heated” on the Nutt side.

The meeting gave the media an opportunity to photograph Nutt and his wife leaving the building and to retell for the umpteenth time the tale of McAfee’s letter to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees about Nutt’s cell phone use (including hundreds of messages to a female broadcaster) and calls to another Hog fan who sent an angry e-mail to Hog quarterback Mitch Mustain.

Daily press accounts said the meeting was uneventful. No formal announcements followed. So what was it about? We understand Nutt wants a public apology from McAfee. Clearly, none has been forthcoming. (Nor has Nutt offered to provide copies of his text messages.) Another bad piece of PR practice by the Hog coach, looks like.

Westside shopping

A friend passed along the leasing book being circulated to prospective tenants for The Promenade at Chenal, RED Development’s “French gothic” project going up at Chenal and Rahling.

These things can change, of course, but a site plan has these tenants penciled in to some of the big outlying buildings of the open-air center: DSW, a discount shoe store; Ethan Allen; Chili’s; Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Bravo, probably an Italian restaurant chain.

Other shops in the center are said to include Select Comfort, J. Crew, Bath and Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, Limited Too, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Apple, Claire’s, Finish Line, Maurice’s, Hollister, Starbucks, White House Black Market, Coach, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, J. Jill, Coldwater Creek, Talbots, Gap, Mother’s Work, Carter’s, Gymboree and plenty more.

Fall opening?


A source in the building industry says they’re now pointing to an October completion date for the completion of the Capital Hotel rebuilding project. It’s a stem-to-stern redo and expansion, with little expense spared by owner Warren Stephens to create a top-drawer hotel in the shadow of his investment company’s skyscraper. The opening has been pushed back several times because of additional enhancements.

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