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Bottle Shop closes, Chipotle opens, and Conway has a new coffee shop | Open/Shut Case

▪ The Bottle Shop in Conway went out with a bang on Saturday, July 2nd, to the bittersweet gathering of many fans. For two years since its inception, The Bottle Shop has collected beers and friends and became something more than a bar. Live music, daily specials, even video games on a big screen, all made this business a popular and loved hang-out.

Thus, the decision to close this little home brewery has prompted much sympathy and mourning. Craft beers have been growing in popularity throughout the country and having a business built around local craft brews made perfect sense in Downtown Conway. Everything this family-run store did was for their beer-loving customers and in turn, the customers gladly supported them.

Although The Bottle Shop has made the decision to close, fans can still visit the facebook.com/tbsconway or even call 843-732-337 to express condolences and optimism for future endeavors. Their location at 1015 4th Avenue closed the doors for the last time Saturday night after one Last Hurrah with their friends.

▪ Tacos and burritos galore are now available at the new Chipotle in Surfside that opened up this week. This chain of restaurants is known for building each order fresh and to the customer’s preference. Chipotle as a whole is also doing their best to use organic ingredients while avoiding processed and unsustainable foods.

Guests can visit the new Chipotle location at 1000 S. Commons Drive next to the UPS Store or ring them at 843-215-9457. The restaurant is open every day from 11a.m. to 10p.m. except on holidays. The main website, chipotle.com, has all the menu information while locals can visit facebook.com/chipotle-mexican-grill for information on the new Surfside addition.

▪ Conway is happy to announce a new coffee shop perking up the streets that opened the day after Independence Day. C3 Coffee Bar now stands where the Shoney’s used to be off of S.C. 501 with some charming renovations to make this a comfortable place to enjoy the 3 C’s: coffee, conversation, and community.

Being a full coffee bar, C3’s main attraction is definitely the delicious caffeinated beverage, but they also provide other drinks such as teas and smoothies. The beans C3 uses for their coffee are from Rwanda. Some of the proceeds are returned to the communities that provide the beans so guests can enjoy a good drink while supporting a good cause. A few snacks are also available to enjoy with your beverage.

Opened and owned by Rock Church, C3 Coffee Bar is at 1701 Church Street, just down the road from the high school. The café is open every day except Monday and opens at 6a.m. Tuesday through Friday, then at 7 a.m. on the weekends. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays see the business closed at 9p.m., 6p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 1p.m. on Sundays. Reach out to C3 by calling 843-488-1295 or visiting their page, facebook.com/c3coffeebar.

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