New owners converting Brown House into B&B

A bed-and-breakfast is coming to the Brown Mansion, the historic 2330 Central Ave. home of lumber baron W.C. Brown.

The Hot Springs Board of Directors adopted an ordinance Tuesday night authorizing Mark and Rhonda McMurry to file an application for a bed-and-breakfast private club permit with Alcoholic Beverage Control, the state agency that regulates the sale of alcohol. A 2017 law requires local governments to endorse private club applications before they can be considered by the state.

Prior to Act 112 of 2017, local governments were not notified about private club applications until they were filed with the state. The

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