After five years of racking up awards at their restaurant James in Bella Vista, Jim and Kristina Burke are preparing to pack up and move.

Jim Burke told me that with their lease expiring at the end of June, they began thinking about the long term.

Their conclusion: Set up in a high-traffic neighborhood that's better suited for fine dining.

Meanwhile, James will be open at 824 S. Eighth St. at least through the spring.