Gourmet popcorn, frozen treat shops added to Lewis Crossing site plan

Rita’s Italian Ice and Pop Pop Shoppe have been added to the Lewis Crossing site plan.


Both shops will be in the same building as Books-A-Million, T-Mobile and Dollar Tree.

Rita’s Italian Ice is located in 31 states. This will be the company’s first store in Arkansas.

Rita’s offers Italian ice, Cream Ice, sugar-free Italian ice, frozen custard, sundaes, gelati, misto, blendini, milk shakes, frozen drinks, frozen custard cakes and custard cookie sandwiches.

No specific opening date has been announced for the opening, but according to a June 22 post on the store’s Facebook page, the beginning of August is the target date.

Also added to the site plan is Pop Pop Shoppe, which is a gourmet popcorn shop, selling popcorn in a variety of flavors, including butter, yellow cheddar, caramel, white cheddar, cornfetti, wedding cake, cinnamon roll, cornferno, ranch, kettle corn, caramel pecan, butterscotch, cherry, blueberry, grape, orange, strawberry, blue raspberry, jalapeno, banana, watermelon, hot chocolate, dill pickle, loaded potato, green apple, Cajun and vanilla.

Bags of popcorn come in five different sizes — junior, small, medium, large and extra large.

The bags can be for one person, such as the junior, or can be used for large events, such as the extra large bag.

Pop Pop Shoppe also offers specialty foods, such as fudges, organic ice pops, candied pecans and more.

The Conway location will be the store’s third location, with locations in Texarkana, Texas, and soon-to-be Little Rock, which opens Oct. 8.

There is no specific opening date for the Conway location as of Monday.



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