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Monday, July 27, 2009

State Fair to Cabot?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 1:17 PM

 

The State Fair and Livestock Association has begun advertising for people interested in a pitching a new site for the State Fair, long a fixture on a fading stretch of Roosevelt Road in Little Rock.

There's been a lot of talk to date about the idea, but this sounds like action.Officials say the seeming high expense of a move is somewhat offset by high estimates for the cost of improving existing facilities. Cabot is already making a pitch. The board of the group is looking for 350 acres within 35 miles of Little Rock.

Both Fox 16 and Roby Brock's Talk Business have items about the possibility. They arose from a classified in the Sunday newspaper.

North Little Rock has expressed an interest in luring the fair before. Little Rock officials, naturally, want the fair to stay put. Money will talk loudly in the decision, you'd have to guess.

\BUT WAIT: You can't sell beer in Cabot.

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