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Wampus Cats Boulevard

Photo looking west on Prince Street. Laurel Park is on the left and Conway High on the right.
Photo looking west on Prince Street. Laurel Park is on the left and Conway High on the right.

With all the mumbling and grumbling I'd heard, I had no idea how cool Prince Street (aka Wampus Cats Blvd.) was going to look! The decorative lamps in the median, the gentle sloping of the landscape - it's going to be fantastic. It's street scaping you expect to see in neighborhoods in Germantown, TN or Plano, TX.

I was thinking about the cool factor the other night when I turned west onto Hwy.60/Prince Street from Donaghey Ave. on my way to try out west Conway's first hibachi restaurant (KOBE: now open) next to the Mamacita's (NOT open) mexican restaurant not to be confused with the Texas chain of Papasito's restaurants. I was thinking how surprised some friends will be when they come home for Christmas this year. The old two-lane Prince Street and Morningside corner have changed a lot in the last few years.

The progress has been painful. Retailers and businesses with Prince Street frontage have been fighting construction crews and the congested traffic it brings for more than a year but (wow!) what a difference. And from one homer to another....I like that when opposing teams come to Conway to use Wampus Cats facilities they enter on this fantastic road.

My submissions for renaming the stretch of road in front of Conway High School from roundabout to roundabout:

  • Wampus Cats Boulevard
  • Cat Blue Byway
  • Alma Mater Avenue
  • Learning Lane
  • Education Avenue
  • Championship Road
  • Six Legged Swamp Cat Street
  • Blue and White Way
  • School Pride Parkway
  • Excellence Express

 

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Tova
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Tova 12/24/13 - 08:24 pm
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Really ???

Please tell me this is a prank,or pinch me and wake me from a nightmare!

Budnmud
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Budnmud 12/25/13 - 09:42 pm
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My take

Scipio Circle
Clark's Lark
Jackson Lane
Leaking lane
Hexagon Foley
Lost in Space Race
Packet Place

I'm sure others will follow that suffered through the six sided corridors of Hell ever to be lost. May the packet system burn....

TMAke
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TMAke 12/26/13 - 07:27 am
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Where are the bike lanes?

Certainly the wider street will make for faster (auto) traffic movement, but where are the bike lanes? Or are we not wanting to encourage people to bike to our parks or schools?

Rhonda Overbey
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Rhonda Overbey 12/27/13 - 11:34 am
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Guess I'll never be part of the street naming committee

Oh sure Tova, it was supposed to be funny on renaming the stretch of road in front of the high school but I'm seriously impressed with the way the road will look when complete. Of course, I'm a roundabouts fan. You may need to be pinched for being scoogeish :-)
TMAke- Where is the bike lane? Will they paint sharrows for the riders? And now that you mention it, was there a sidewalk? I'll have to intentionally drive over there and look.
And yes, I know we have two other hibachi-style restaurants that I enjoy frequently, but Kobe is the first one on the west side of town. Not sure why that was an issue.

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