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Plaza Hotel sells at auction, property’s fate unknown

According to an online property market site, the Plaza Hotel at 2 Convention Center Drive was sold at an auction on June 2. The starting bid was $750,000, but the site — loopnet.com — doesn’t indicate how much the 200-room hotel that’s attached to the Pine Bluff Convention Center sold for.

Old, fading murals spark new interest with exhibit at Capitol

In most seasons, the Arkansas Capitol’s lower-level gallery features selected images from the construction of the building. This summer, however, Capitol visitors can enjoy a rediscovery of sorts: a well-remembered but long-unseen exhibit documenting a distinctive public art form once found in every corner of the state.