I have heard this rumor for months, stalked this location repeatedly, and now I finally have confirmation. Kobe Japanese Steak House is opening a restaurant on Prince Street where Blockbuster Video used to be.
More dining options on the west side of town cannot be bad news. And how great is it that a very large building on a very busy street will soon be home to a bustling restaurant rather than a vacant memorial to a fallen empire? Goodbye, old Blockbuster building. We’re moving on now.
Hopefully you were reading a few weeks ago when I enthusiastically announced that Dunkin Donuts is locating on Oak Street at the former Hardee’s location. Now I have learned from a reliable, first-hand witness, that the plans for that store include a Baskin Robbins.
Conway trivia time! Where was Baskin Robbins located in the late 1970s and 1980s (and maybe before that but my memory doesn’t go back that far)? Answer — in the building right next door to the one where Dunkin Donuts is about to locate. Astounding.
I was feeling a little down in the dumps the other day, and my husband, ever the cheerful one, decided to take me to TK’s Chicken ‘N’ Waffles. We walked in around 7:45 p.m., ordered, and then asked what time they closed (oops). They said they close at 8 p.m., and we apologized, but they insisted it was no trouble. We both ordered the chicken and waffle, because we had to see what it was like.
It came out looking like a beautiful food mountain. Crispy chicken strips piled on top of a fluffy Belgian waffle. My husband poured his syrup over the whole thing and enjoyed it immensely. I preferred my sweet and salty separately, but oh my, how tasty. I took half of it home, and it did pretty well in the microwave the next day.
In Conway Commons, you are about to see a lot of activity between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Best Buy. That is the construction site of a future Mattress King, which will apparently take up the last parcel in the shopping center.
Also, on Harkrider Street in front of Walmart, you’ve likely noticed Bank of America has been torn down and work has been happening. They are building a new Bank of America there.
(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)