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Saturday, August 21, 2010

None dare call it Dogtown

Posted By on Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 10:27 AM

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  • David McGhee
"North Little Rock Finds Its Cool"

That's the headline on a New York Times slideshow that accompanies a travel section feature on the Argenta Arts District, with specific mentions of Galaxy furniture, Greg Thompson's art gallery, the Starving Artist restaurant and Crush Wine Bar.


No one knows for sure whether the name Dogtown, for the area of North Little Rock, Ark., now known as the Argenta Arts District, originally came from the abandoned animals that once roamed its streets. What is certain is that in these six square blocks of vintage storefronts and artists' studios, a trolley ride across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock, urban desolation is giving way to urban cool.

What would Casey Laman say? (Surely not George Fisher's familiar Casey quote.)

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