Conway is getting a second Andy’s Frozen Custard, which will be located at 201 East Oak Street.
Though the sign outside the old Shipley Do-Nuts property says, “coming soon,” a targeted opening date of June is on the horizon.
Ground broke Jan. 18 for a new facility shortly after the doughgnut shop was razed.
Brandon Crabtree, son of Arkansas Andy's owner Mark Crabtree, said the location has been in the works under a year.
“We’ve been working on this for about six to eight months,” he said. “We have looked for another property since the summer of 2017.”
Prior to finding this location, Crabtree said he was looking at several locations in Arkansas.
“We were looking all over Arkansas,” he said. “We examined which locations we would shoot down or get the ball rolling. With this second Conway location, we were able to advance things enough to get things going.”
The first location in Conway opened Sept. 23, 2015, at 2375 Dave Ward Drive.
It was the company’s 27th location and the fifth in Arkansas.
The Oak Street location will be Arkansas’ sixth location, with one store in Fayetteville, one in Rogers, two in Jonesboro and the current Conway location.
Crabtree said some of the employees that are currently working at the Dave Ward Drive location will transfer over to the Oak Street location when construction is complete.