Hold onto your waistline. If you have a sweet tooth, this could be the tastiest rumor you’ve heard in six months.
Double Dip Donuts and Cakes is coming to 2625 Donaghey Ave., Suite 101. Bill and Ramona Watkins are the owners. Here is what I thought you might get a little excited about. They are going to have Krispy Kreme doughnuts brought in fresh from Little Rock every morning. I checked, and they are going to have all the various flavors.
Now, I know some of you hold me personally accountable for the fact there will not be hot doughnuts, but let’s be reasonable. Bill Watkins tells me by the time the store opens at 5 a.m., the donuts will be about as old as it takes to bring them from Little Rock. Fresh every day.
Ramona Watkins has 24 years experience in the bakery business. She will be making everything from birthday cakes to wedding cakes. The couple also plans to offer dipped novelty items such as chocolate-covered strawberries and chocolate-dipped bananas on a stick (now you don’t have to wait for Toad Suck Daze), and dipped pretzels and nuts as well as cupcake arrangements.
They hope to get approval from the city council to add a drive-through window to the building. Their tentative opening date is between Nov. 10 and 15.
This one’s for the girls
Paisley’s Parties and Boutique is open at 914 Chestnut St. Owners are Cassidy Sniegowski and her mother, Judie Amin.
The business is family owned and operated and "everything is for girls," Sniegowski said. They offer birthday party packages for girls ages 1-16 and wedding showers and baby showers for "big girls."
Birthday party packages include activities such as dress-up, karaoke, crafts, scrapbooking, jewelry design, etc. They also have handcrafted items such as tutus, bags and jewelry in their boutique.
They are planning a Halloween party with a costume contest from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Admission is free with a donation of a food item or monetary gift for Bethlehem House.
In other business news:
• San Francisco Bread Company is closing.
• Dollar Tree has moved from Alford Street to the Conway Towne Centre.
• I’m told the Mexican place coming to the former location of Glory B’s (at Highway 365 and Interstate 40) is going to be Cazuela’s Grill.
(Staff writer Rachel Parker Dickerson can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-1277. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)