Last week I got out and visited H3 Home + Décor, which many of us have known for many years as Hambuchen Home Furnishings. The store has recently been remodeled on the outside and inside, and it has a lot of new inventory.

I was curious what the outside changes would mean for the inside of the store. I had a hunch they were trying to reinvent themselves in some way. It turns out they are trying to attract a broader customer base with some products that are more casual, contemporary and modern. They have a very large selection of La-Z-Boy furniture, which is one of their most sought-after brands. I was told the prices were more affordable than the store has had in the past, but let’s not forget this is a store that is all about high quality. So, if you’re looking for something that is going to last a long time and you’re willing to pay a little more, this place is still a good bet. By the way, for the crowd that really loves the formal, traditional style of furniture that Hambuchen has been known for in the past, they still have some of that stuff in the back part of the store.

Bookstore opening soon

Lighthouse Christian Supply has a target opening date of June 28. If you missed it, the store is under construction in the Conway Commons shopping center in the space that used to be Christian Book Outlet. The bookstore will have coffee and snacks, music, greeting cards, a large selection of home schooling supplies, and more.

Food news

• Chick-fil-A on Prince Street will open very soon — likely either this week or next week.

• How Do You Roll? (HDYR?) in The Village at Hendrix will give away free sushi on Wednesday, which is International Sushi Day. Who knew?

Dress shop targets party crowd

J.O. Fashions, located at 2625 Donaghey Ave., Suite 107, has been open six weeks or so. They offer attire appropriate for clubbing. They also carry shoes, accessories and such. Considering the age group they are targeting (I’m going to go ahead and assume 20-somethings), their prices also seem on-point, with dresses starting at $20 and skirts for $10.

Everyone have a good week, and email me if you have news.

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