Well it was exciting to think about but this pipe dream is over. Good luck Argenta Plaza!
POWER+ICE FOOD HALL
The Power+Ice Food Hall is about to break ground in the new Argenta Plaza with plans to launch a Full Craft Bar and eight restaurant concepts offering a wide range of variety and quality cuisines focused on authenticity and freshness. The upscale eatery will showcase the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of an array of cuisines made in open kitchens where the art of cooking is on display.
Projected Spring 2021 Opening!
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD CHEFS
We are seeking employees for all positions including:
Managers, Chef, Bartenders, Bar backs,
Porters, Cashiers and Line Cooks
for this anticipated high traffic food hall.
Want more information? Read F.A.Q.'s!
THE ARGENTA PLAZA IS LITERALLY OUR FRONT YARD
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are Food Halls?
Food halls have become places for diners to find a wider choice of food and drink options, at a range of price points, all under the same roof. They provide a sense of permanence that street food stalls cannot always offer while serving up the same exciting food in an environment that is as comfortable as it is convivial. Imagine a fleet of trendy food trucks has crashed through your local food court, and you’ll get the idea. Food halls offer a dynamic, informal and interesting way of dining, that works for modern customers and appeals to single diners, couples, families and large groups. In an age when choice is king, we will offer the most from eight concepts all under one roof.
Who is Developing the Power+Ice Food Hall?
Brian & Eric Isaac – owners and operators of Ristorante Capeo.
So Why Exactly is it Called the Power + Ice Food Hall?
In 1897 the North Little Rock Electric Light Plant & Ice Factory stood in the exact location of the building that will occupy the Power+Ice Food Hall. The new building is named after the original building. This was a time period before electric refrigerators. Ice took a lot of power to produce. The electric plant created a profitable ice factory for the public to use in their “ice boxes” to preserve food for daily consumption. By 1913, the railroad expansion required the business to move its location to what is now 8th and Main Street, Argenta.
What is the Vision for the Food & Drink Offerings at Power + Ice Food Hall?
Small menus from many concepts focus on high-quality dishes and the freshest ingredients in a casual setting (and a casual price point!). A centralized bar offers craft cocktails, beer from local brewers, and hand-selected wines. The bar and hall is surrounded by lots of communal seating that creates a friendly, inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Power + Ice Food Hall is open all day for dining, drinks, celebrations, meetings, a quiet place to work or a quick bite on the go.
Ultimately, our vision was to bring a food hall to Argenta that provides diverse, high-quality, low-impact food at a great price in an authentic, inclusive environment. Food offerings will be a series of smaller spaces serving high quality, chef-driven specialty foods with a wide range of diversity at affordable prices typically found in food halls serving food counter-style. Our collective goal is ‘best in class’ in all offerings. Essentially, providing a creative space with many food choices to satisfy all taste buds.
Where is Power + Ice Food Hall located?
Power + Ice Food Hall is in the 500 block of Main Street in the Argenta Plaza District. It will occupy the bottom floor of the new Power+Ice building located next to the new Argenta Plaza. Situated between the central business core, the fastest growing residential population and large-scale business expansions, the food hall is poised to be a social gathering place generating high-foot traffic and economic engine for the food and beverage industry in North Little Rock for years to come.
What are the Hours of Operation?
Breakfast 7 a.m. - 10:30am
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Our cocktails, wine, and beer bar is open during kitchen hours, extending to 12 a.m. on Fridays – Saturdays.
Our coffee and espresso bar is open on Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
What Else do I Need to Know?
We will constantly promote signature events to highlight the overall food hall and to bring high foot traffic into the space. We will start with live music, tastings , give-aways, daily happy hour specials, and distributor promotions. Entertainment like cooking demos, musical acts, comedy troupes, and other seasonal events aim to bring foot traffic in daily.
Consider that the best competitive advantage is that we will be the only restaurant with direct proximity to the plaza. It is going to be a place that people will want to be and visit often. With a park like feel combined with sophistication and a plethora of neat features and planned events, the plaza is our front yard. The plaza itself will be a designated public space much like that of a park. The food hall is to complement the city-owned, $5.36 million Argenta Plaza, the 42,000-square-foot public plaza is to feature jetted fountains and a 20-foot-high, 50-foot-long cascading water wall with some of the best lighting features in the state. Our price range will be affordable. Our guests can visit the same locale multiple times a week and never have the same meal or even visit the same concept.