Look for Cactus Jack’s to open as early as Monday. 

Cactus Jack’s is a North Little Rock-based Mexican restaurant opening a location at Club Lane and Salem Road. Another location is also opening in west Little Rock.

Co-owner Erika Loya said they have a liquor license at the Conway store, but they are going for a family friendly atmosphere rather than a night club-like atmosphere. They will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. She did not nail down the opening date for sure, but she was hopeful she would be able to open on Monday.

More about
 The Village

Here are a couple of dates to be aware of in regard to what is coming to The Village at Hendrix.

The Village Books, a community bookstore managed by Barnes and Noble, will open July 26. A portion of the store will stock college textbooks, but the rest will involve what you would generally expect at a Barnes and Noble. The store will be roughly 6,000 square feet.

Panera Bread will open Aug. 16, and Za Za Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza Company will open after that. They have started construction in their space, but their opening date has not yet been announced. It is expected to be either in the late summer or early fall.

Your questions

Greenbrier folks have been quite curious about the Harps store that is planned in their area, so here is an update. I’m told the project could be finished by the second quarter of 2011; however, a firm timeline has not been established yet, as work has just begun.

Also, Conway folks have been asking whether the construction of a new Harps on the east side of town will result in the closing of Price Cutter. I am told Price Cutter will not close.

Downtown update

Carmen Thompson of Carmen’s Antiques is rearranging a bit. Since Lance Johnston Photography moved away from Oak and Chestnut Streets, Thompson has been working toward moving her inventory from next door into that building. She plans to reopen there around Aug. 3. 


I spoke with Branch Satterfield, president of Satterfield Oil, last week, after having a question posed to me about whether there had been changes in management at some of his stores.

It turns out one store has changed — the Satterfield on Dave Ward Drive. The market has a new manager who will make efforts to expand the offerings there. However, the pumps are still owned by Satterfield Oil.

(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to rachelpdickerson@gmail.com)