You may be suspecting I have news of a particular sort for you, but you have to eat your dinner before you can have dessert. That’s just how I roll.
Brittany George has opened Hodge Podge Studio and Boutique at 1315 North St., Suite 102. She is a transplant from northwest Arkansas, where she formerly was a photographer, music teacher and owner of a children’s clothing boutique.
It just so happens the name “Hodge Podge” means exactly what it sounds like it means, because she is going to do all of the above at her space on North Street.
The children’s boutique will carry clothing up to girls’ size 14 and boys’ size 5, she said. George said in her experience, boys tend to prefer jeans and T-shirts over the boutique style clothing when they get bigger than size 5, however, she can order larger sizes.
You can also find gift items like hair bows, blankets, diaper bags, hooded towels, custom picture frames, etc. Also, she has Tiny Toms shoes for little feet.
In some areas the shop is still growing, as it just opened last week. George said she has a subcontract with Wee Little Arts, owned by Jessica Riley, who teaches art and art concepts to children ages 6 and under.
Also, George will run her photography studio in the back of the store. She specializes in newborn photography, children and families. She noted Santa will make an appearance for Christmas photos.
OK, here is the thrill of the month. As I was out and about recently, I noticed the beginnings of demolition at the old Hardee’s building on Oak Street, which, as you know, is slated to morph into the new Dunkin’ Donuts. Sometimes the most welcome sight is a large garbage container full of construction waste, yes?
If you missed my last update on the historic event that is Dunkin’ Donuts locating in Conway, here is a review. The store will have a Baskin-Robbins in it. I kid you not. Doughnuts and ice cream, together at last.
As soon as I can get a time line on this build, you can be sure I will be talking about it. For the moment, I’m going to refrain from naming types of doughnuts and flavors of ice cream and coffee, oh my).
Have a great week, everyone.
(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to email@example.com)