Toni Burrows is the owner of The Hole in the Wall Café, which will open soon on the east side of Amity Road in the shopping center directly behind Conway Commons.

Burrows said she has a long history in the restaurant and food industry and formerly worked in the institutional food business. She has lived in Conway since 1996 and has been working in interior design. She is excited to be returning to her roots. She officially opens Sept. 20.

"Everything I cook will be from scratch, she said. "I don’t make anything that’s not from scratch." 

The cafeteria-style restaurant will seat 99 and will offer four meats and nine vegetable choices daily. Burrows said she will also offer a salad, such as grilled chicken, and a turkey filet mignon daily for people who want to make healthier choices.

Her slogan, she said, is "It’s just a little hole in the wall where it’s all about the food."

GB business supplying archery needs

A new business in Greenbrier is opening just in time for hunting season.

The Cutting Edge Archery at 91 B North Broadview opens Monday. Jeff Baker and Bobby Tarkington are the owners of the full-line archery pro shop, which also has a 20-yard indoor range. Baker said they carry Precision Shooting Equipment, Elite Archery, Strother, Athens and New Breed. They have a full line of accessories as well as muzzle loading supplies. They will partner with the Arkansas Bow Hunters Association.

Fans of the business can check out their Facebook page, which already has a number of friends.

Thinking of fall

Halloween Express will open Sept. 1 in the Conway Towne Centre, between Sears and Vision Care Arkansas. The costume shop is kind of a Halloween superstore with disguises for everyone from infants to adults. It also offers a broad range of styles — whether that be dressing your darling baby like a sweet potato or finding a slinky vampire costume.

Halloween was the last thing on my mind when I discovered this once-a-year store was hiring and getting ready to open again. However, the crisp temperatures of late do have me looking forward to fall. Did you ever think you’d classify 80 degrees as "crisp?"

Thrift store open

Cathy French has opened Thrifty Spender at 444 Highway 64 East. It is a 1,500 square-foot thrift store/flea market. She has furniture, kitchen appliances, tools, hunting equipment, baby items, scrapbooking supplies and so forth.

(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to