Don Dugan, owner of Dugan’s Pub, located in the River Market District at the corner of Third and Rock Street, plans to open a convenience store in the space next door on Memorial Day weekend.
The convenience store, called Stratton’s Market at Dugan’s Pub, will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. on the weekends. The convenience store will stock milk, bread, eggs, toilet paper, paper towels and other necessities. Cold sandwiches will also be available.
Dugan also plans to sell beer and wine. Little Rock’s new conditional use ordinance will require a public hearing on the permit. Even if he fails to get a permit to sell alcohol, Dugan said there will still be a market. "There's still a need for that," he said.
The new space also includes a party room that Dugan plans to rent out. Marketing it for events and Dugan’s for catering are current focuses, he said.