Here’s something not even close to a deep thought. Has anyone else ever noticed that the characters on movies and television are always ordering Chinese food for delivery, but it is just not available very many places (if anywhere) around here? Hopefully you’re laughing with me at my not-so-subtle attempt at introducing a soon-coming new Chinese restaurant that will have, of all things, delivery service. JinWei Chinese Express recently put up a sign at 2235 Dave Ward Drive (in the center where Pitza 42 is located). I checked out their website at www.orderstart.com/jinwei.
Over the past few weeks, I have stumbled into what I like to call the summer doldrums. Every day is sunny and beautiful, and not much is really going on. It’s a little boring, in a nice way. Fortunately, there has been a lot of business news popping up lately. Here are a few more tidbits.
• The building at Oak and Court Streets (where Southern Tradition used to be) has been empty for a while, but sources say it has sold and will be redeveloped for retail and restaurant use. It is going to have to be brought up to historic district standards, so it will look really nice when it is finished, I imagine. Talk to Kim Williams with the Conway Downtown Partnership to lease a space.
• Gravitas Martial Arts recently opened on Front Street near King’s. The owners are Jonny Wester and Daniel Trimble. They offer kickboxing, mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
• Statements, a home décor and gift shop, is preparing to open next to The Pasta Grill. Allison Reed is the owner.
• Hogman’s Game Day Superstore, formerly Hog Zone, is moving to Conway Commons, I’m told.
There is much more to cover in the coming weeks. Don’t worry, I won’t forget.
(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)