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Greek place moving to Salem

Posted: July 5, 2014 - 3:47pm

If you’ve been faithfully and thoroughly reading every week, you may remember a little something about MedExpress coming to Oak Street near Factory Street. This is interesting because it means the building that houses Layla’s (and formerly the Oak Street Antique Mall) is going to be torn down.

I stopped by Layla’s, which has already closed down operations to start the arduous task of moving out of the building. Their plan is to reopen in August on Salem Road in the shopping center on Club Lane. They will be in the storefront where Lonnie’s Meat Market used to be, next to Tropical Smoothie Café and Nature’s Market. What a great addition to that side of town. I know they would prefer not to move, but their faithful customers will follow them.

As for any lingering curiosity you may be nursing about MedExpress, it is an urgent care clinic that offers a fairly wide range of services, from screenings, physicals and vaccinations to treating injuries, colds, illnesses and allergic reactions. And according to their website, they are opening three other clinics in Northwest Arkansas pretty soon.

New pharmacy on Hogan

Cornerstone Pharmacy is opening soon on Hogan Lane near Prince Street. From a quick look at their website, I’m gathering that they do compounding and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. It looks like they also have several locations around the state.

Such a tease

I feel like the new Chick-fil-A on Prince Street has everyone on pins and needles waiting for it to open. But I finally have the official word. It is going to open July 18, with the unofficial, traditional camp-out-all-night-for-free-chicken starting up the night before, of course. The first 100 people in the door get 52 coupons for chicken — enough to have Chick-fil-A once a week for a year. That sounds nice, but as I’ve mentioned before, very little in the world is worth standing in line all night for, in my opinion. And ever since the Toys ‘R’ Us Black Friday debacle of 2010, I have sworn off long lines for anything less important than evacuation from the general vicinity of, say, an erupting volcano. But by all means, if you have the athleticism, determination and psychological fortitude to do so, go stand in line overnight for chicken coupons. Full disclosure: I probably do eat Chick-fil-A almost once a week. But I’m good with paying for it.

That’s about it for this week. Enjoy what’s left of your holiday weekend. Be safe.

(Staff writer Rachel Parker Dickerson can be reached by email at rachel.dickerson@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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