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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The World Cup open line

Posted By on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 3:28 PM

BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson

A closed Third Street. A jumbo TV screen. A handy pub. Oh, and yeah, a World Cup soccer game. It was all enough to draw a crowd this afternoon.

Consider this the open line. We'll be back later with the vote by the Little Rock City Board on the proposal to put a giant filling station and Twinkies outlet just up the street from the historic courthouse and city hall and a coming $70 million reimagining of the Robinson Auditorium. No plasma donation center, tattoo parlor or tire recycler yet, b ut just wait. I'm going to predict MAPCO can't muster the needed six votes. But that prediction is based on opinions of the city planning staff on suitability of the project and near universal opposition to the project. But it also rests on rational behavior by the City Board.

As you can see below, soccer fans are excited.

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