CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Several new businesses are set to call downtown Conway home and each of them will be very different in what they're offering. Businesses from a farm-to-table restaurant to a yoga studio are what's in store for downtown Conway's near future.
The Crooked Oak Tavern will be a farm-to-table restaurant in the Black Water Market set to open sometime in July. The restaurant plans to use local, organic food sources to provide healthy options for diners, while also promoting the local economy.
Meantime, Rivertown Yoga by Dotty Klein is also a new business that's on 3rd Avenue. She worked at the local recreation center teaching yoga and decided there was more of an opportunity to offer people downtown.
Director of economic development for the Conway Chamber of Commerce, Devin Parks, said according to their reports, they've noticed people are leaving the city to spend money elsewhere. So, they hope to meet that need and keep the money local in Conway by offering a variety of different businesses downtown. He said this new yoga studio in downtown Conway is a big step moving forward for the area.
Right now, if you need a type of eye surgery, Conway's only eye-surgery center plans to make its way downtown. Dr. Charles Proctor of Conway Ophthalmology Associates plans to build a new eye surgery center and office building in the future across from his current practice at 15th Avenue and Main Street.
Parks said he looks forward to the responsible growth of downtown Conway.
If you're interested in opening up shop in Downtown Conway, follow this link for more information.