Shopping & Dining

The region boasts more than 100 shopping centers, malls and large retail areas, with more than 8 million square feet of retail space in the county.

“Little Rock has become a destination for good food, high-quality retail shops, and other entertainment.  With more than a million people within 100 miles of the capital city, and a stable and diverse economy, we enjoy maintained and consistent growth in the commercial retail sector.

Outlets of Little Rock

Gateway Town Center

Conveniently located at the I-430 and I-30 Interchange in Little Rock, Gateway Town Center is Arkansas’ premier entertainment and shopping destination. The open-air center features Bass Pro Shops and the Outlets of Little Rock, as well as dozens of restaurants, retailers and attractions such as Dave & Buster’s, Hooters, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Tru by Hilton and more.

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Park Plaza

Park Plaza Mall

Park Plaza is located north of Interstate 630 at the intersection of Markham Street and University Avenue. The mall has a variety of retail and dining options including Eddie Bauer, H&M, Bath & Body Works, PINK, Altar’d State, Pandora, and XXI. Park Plaza is anchored by two flagship Dillard’s stores. In March of 2023, Second Horizon Capital announced its purchase of Park Plaza Mall. Through its acquisition, Second Horizon Capital is working to provide significant investment to revitalize the mall as an economic driver while reinvigorating the property into a vibrant community destination and landmark in Little Rock.

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Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Town Center

The distinctive architectural design features, pedestrian-friendly environment and extensive use of landscaping and hardscaping makes Pleasant Ridge Town Center one of the most spectacular shopping districts anywhere.

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The Promenade at Chenal

The Promenade at Chenal is the lifestyle shopping center of West Little Rock, Arkansas. This quaint gem is home to a variety of upscale national, regional, and local merchants, some of which are one-of-a-kind to the Natural State like Apple, Madewell, Athleta, Kendra Scott, and Anthropologie.

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River Market

River Market

For many, the River Market district is the lifeblood of Little Rock's downtown scene. It is a place to do business, grab a marvelous meal, meet up with friends or catch some great Arkansas live music.

The River Market also stands as the unofficial cultural center of Little Rock. On any given day you'll find international cuisine, skilled Arkansas artists practicing their crafts and Arkansas live music.

Also enjoy the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden, one of the many museums in the district, catch the Farmers' Market or shop for clothing and more in nearby boutiques. The River Market is a short walk, or streetcar ride, from most downtown hotels, making it one of the best spots to eat, shop, play and stay in Little Rock!

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