Up from the grave to become the center of everything. When the Arkansas Times moved into the Heritage West building on the corner of Markham and Scott streets in 1985, the River Market district didn't exist. The area to the east of the intersection of Markham and La Harpe was known then to locals as Old Town or the East Markham Warehouse District. One of the few businesses operating was a casket shop. The redevelopment of that ghost town into the River Market district wouldn't happen until a decade later. It came together thanks to the work of people like Jimmy Moses, who dreamed up a vision of Ottenheimer Hall, the 10,000-square-foot indoor market that would become the cornerstone of the district after visiting Pike Place...
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Natives Guide: River Market district