School is about to start, and fall is going to be here before we know it! Good luck to all the teachers and students. Here are a few tidbits to get you through the week.

If you like flea markets, consider this. Angels Crossing opened in March in Greenbrier at the American Drug Shopping Center. It is enormous — 7,300 square feet — and it is full. Mickey and Lisa Phillips are the owners. I saw it when it was almost completely empty, and I never thought they would fill it up.

But I’m talking too much about the flea market. Mickey Phillips recently opened a cafe in the back, Angels Crossing Cafe. It has been open a week or so. Toni Gillihan is the manager, and Sue Gallahar, who owns Pappy’s House at Vilonia, caters for the cafe. They have salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and homemade desserts.

Anyway, if you decide to go to the flea market, don’t worry about getting hungry while wandering the aisles and aisles of stuff. There is a place to eat now.

Angels Crossing Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Angels Crossing Flea Market is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Health and fitness

Todd Spradlin and Chris Epperson plan to open Nutrishop, a national nutrition and weight loss superstore chain, at 2505 Donaghey Ave. They hope to open the first week of October.

Spradlin said they will offer full-service nutrition and fitness consulting, body fat testing and weighing. Everyone on staff will be a sports nutrition consultant and personal trainer. They will work with customers to meet fitness goals, provide nutrition advice, plan supplements and provide fitness ideas (although they cannot do training because that is difficult outside of a gym).

They will offer sports nutrition products, weight loss products, vitamins, minerals, whole food supplements, a large selection of products for endurance athletes and "everything for weight lifers."

Also, Spradlin said the store will carry a large selection of exclusive products.

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