The rumor business will surprise you, I’ve learned. Some weeks I work very hard to come up with just a little bit of news, and other times I seem to just fall into a whole bunch of juicy information. The past week was a "fall into" kind of week. I had so many tips and so many questions I was not able to get to all of them! So, if you do not see your question answered or your tip highlighted this time, please bear with me.

It would appear our downtown, which is already a pretty happening place, may be attracting several new businesses. Kim Williams, director of the Conway Downtown Partnership, said some ladies are considering locating a bake shop downtown, possibly on Chestnut Street. From what I’ve heard, it sounds like it would be a place to stop in and get a piece of pie and a cup of coffee. Speaking of coffee, it is also possible another coffee shop may be coming to downtown.

Other possibilities that could add some character and variety to downtown — a fresh market and a jazz cafe, Williams said.

Finally, Rose Cottage is open at its new location at Oak Street and Chestnut Street; Just T’s N is moving downtown; and Moxie Salon is expanding.

Tiffany’s making friends

Last time I was trying to find out some information for you about Tiffany’s Soul Food and More. Since then, the restaurant made a big splash at Taste of Conway, earning an honorable mention among voters in the Best Taste category.

Tiffany Block and her husband, Patrick, are the owners. They were in the catering business for eight or nine years and waited a long time for the opportunity to open their own restaurant. Tiffany Block describes soul food as "an eclectic fusion of African and Caribbean, Southern-Style, Carolina Low Country, Louisiana Creole and Cajun, barbecue from Texas to St. Louis and Memphis, and African-American influenced cuisine from all over the South."

That sounds good to me all by itself, but to be specific — fried chicken, pot roast, meatloaf, black-eyed peas, corn bread, catfish, sweet potato casserole, peach cobbler, etc. There are two entrees and several vegetables to choose from each day. Tiffany’s Soul Food and More is located at Markham and Mill Streets.

Quilt shop 

opens Monday

Cathy Galas is opening Circle C Quilt Works at Pickles Gap Village along with her mother, Patty Galas. The shop opens Monday. Those of you who enjoy quilting may remember Cathy Galas from Playtime Quilts. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May with a degree in design. Having worked with quilts in the past, she decided to open her own shop.

Patty Galas said the shop will offer fabrics, notions, books, patterns, and will be able to special-order anything a quilter could need. They will have a wide variety of fabrics with new merchandise arriving regularly. Patty Galas said it is possible they could offer classes in the future if they can secure a location large enough or if the shop grows to the point that they move it to a larger building at the village.

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