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Lawsuit Filed in Keller Convention Center Project, Meeting Planned for O'Reilly Convention Center

Apr 26, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against the general contractor of the Hyatt Place Hotel and Convention Center in Jonesboro.

The Sun reports Midsouth Steel Inc. is suing Construction Network Inc. for a breach of contract in the project to be located near Interstate 555.  Midsouth is seeking nearly $430,000.

Developer Chris Keller said the project was halted in February because his primary investor was behind on their payment.  Three companies since then have filed liens against Keller totaling over $875,000.  The city Advertising and Promotions commission has also asked for proof that vendors would get paid for the project by May 19th or repay the city $75,000.

Meanwhile, Arkansas State University officials and O'Reilly Hospitality Management are planning a pre-construction meeting for the Red Wolf Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center.  That 40,000 square foot project is to be built on the A-State Jonesboro campus.