New Tenants Announced for Recently Renovated Historic Buildings in Argenta

Only 2 out of 10 units available in 4 Buildings on the 700 block of Main Street in Downtown North Little Rock


North Little Rock, AR (November 15, 2016) —Historic renovations to four buildings on the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock: 709 Main Street / The Koehler Building, a two story building containing a residential condo and apartment upstairs & a ground floor commercial space owned by Alan & Diana New; and the Koehler Bakery Buildings, a complex of three buildings containing 3 ground level commercial spaces and 5 loft apartments owned by 7th Street LLC, are nearing completion. Newmark Grubb Arkansas’ Senior Managing Director, Greg Nabholz, and Principal, CEO, and Executive Managing Director, Fletcher Hanson, who exclusively represent both owners, announced today that lease transactions have been executed for 4 residential loft apartments and 3 commercial spaces leaving only 2 ground level commercial spaces available for lease.

The three new businesses locating on the 700 block so far include:

  • Barry Thomas Studios 711A Main Street. "After traveling, painting and teaching around the world, it is nice to find studio space with great bones to hang my hat and lay my brushes in. I have wanted a studio space for the last 3 years here in the Natural State, but more so, it is the people of Arkansas that I love and that brings me back. Argenta has that old neighborhood feeling in downtown North Little Rock and has created an environment that is a center for Art, entertainment and urban living. Like a poet my paintings will reflect this beautiful state we call Arkansas", said Barry Thomas.

  • Ozark Escape, LLC at 713A Main Street opened for business on October 29, 2016. "The fun Escape Room craze has made it to the Argenta District with the grand opening of Ozark Escape. We have three different sizes of rooms that can accommodate up to 20 people and our rooms are great for families, parties, and company team building. Since being one of the first Escape Rooms in Arkansas, we have been encouraged by many people to come to Little Rock. After a long search and many months, we are finally here in Argenta. We love the vibe and energy of this place and hope you will too", said Kim Stauss, co-owner.

  • Mortgage Peer Network, LLC located at 715.5A Main Street. "Mortgage Peer Network provides technology to lenders across the nation. We show how the lender’s operations and customer service levels compare to peer lenders by collecting customer satisfaction at major milestones throughout the process combined with loan origination data. In addition, we enable satisfied consumers to promote their lender in social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. By improving operations and increasing customer satisfaction, we are helping lenders gain new referral business and repeat business from existing customers. Mortgage Peer Network was one of ten start-up companies that was selected from over 150 applicants world-wide to participate in the Venture Center’s FinTech Accelerator program that ran during the summer of 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas", said Greg Ellis, owner.

The two commercial retail/office spaces available for lease include an approximately 2,500 square foot ground level space at 709 Main Street / The Koehler Building and an approximately 1,980 square foot space in the Koehler Bakery Building’s first floor space at 715A Main Street. “Both spaces have a nice open floor plan and are well suited for businesses such as art galleries, creative & design firms, gift shops & florists, fitness & yoga studios, nail & hair salons among others. The high traffic counts on Main Street with plenty of public parking across the street and being on the Rock Region Metro streetcar make this an ideal location.” said Greg Nabholz.

For more information on the remaining two commercial spaces for lease at 709 Main Street and 715A Main Street please contact Greg Nabholz at 501.329.4468 or or Fletcher Hanson at 501.952.4975 or You can also visit the property websites and

About Newmark Grubb Arkansas

Newmark Grubb Arkansas is a full-service commercial real estate operation, offering services including, but not limited to, tenant representation, landlord representation, real estate and economic consulting services, investment sales and capital markets, property and facilities management. The firm has more than 25 employees and agents with offices in North Little Rock and Bentonville and manages more than 1 million square feet of office, retail, industrial and mixed-use property. For more information, visit

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