Wednesday, the chamber welcomed the Frontier Motor Lodge Motel on Bowman Hill outside of Hardy. The motel is family owned and operated by Richard and Diane Schuldheisz. The motel offers a free continental breakfast, free Starz and Encore channels, Wi-Fi services and a fax and copy service. Diane previously worked in Las Vegas at Hampton Inns and has lots of experience in offering her customers the hospitality they deserve. The motel has eight rooms decorated in old country style.
June 11, the chamber welcomed two new businesses to downtown Hardy. The Garlic Rose offers Italian food including pizza, pastas, soups and salads, many available in lunch portions. The recipes are old Italian recipes handed down from James LoSapio's great-grandfather and are truly authentic.
LoSapio has 25 years experience in the restaurant business and has 11 restaurants in the Memphis, Tenn., and Southhaven, Miss., area.
Laura said, "We just wanted to open this to give Hardy something different." The Garlic Rose accepts reservations, can also cater parties and meetings and will soon offer a banquet room.
The chamber also welcomed Memories on Main Street in Hardy. This unique antique and gift shop offers a bit of nostalgia and hard to find items.
Owners Rick and Susan Wolfe moved to the area from Springdale to be closer to their children. The shop offers Howard products, primitives, furniture, as well as antiques and collectibles.
The business is located at 537 Highway 62/412 in Ash Flat. Lynda's is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and open Sunday and holiday weekends. Lynda's Place also accepts EBT food benefit cards.
The Spring River Chamber of Commerce is proud of these new businesses and looks forward to future growth in the area.