Last year, about this time, The Leader reported the announcement of the Jus’ Mac owners’ newest venture – Biskit Junkie. Representatives of Jus’ Mac told The Leader they were aiming for a May opening date “barring any hold-ups from the city.” A year later, it is safe to say hold-ups from the city and elsewhere have been at the forefront, but it seems that there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel or biscuits.
On April 2, Biskit Junkie took to their Facebook page to promise an opening as soon as the Facebook page gained 1,000 Facebook page likes. The Facebook page quickly gained attention and likes, and then the Facebook post became a message board of approval, disapproval and mayhem.
“Biskit Junkie taking the literal meaning of the word ‘slowly’ to a whole other level,” Regina Adams comments.
Other comments tell about frustration with the taped up windows and closed doors, and reiterate the community’s craving for biscuits in the neighborhood.
The Facebook page is currently at 924 likes, as The Leader is sent to press.
Hugs & Donuts is open
The much awaited opening of the Heights doughnut shop is finally here. Doors opened on Monday, April 6 and as expected, the shop sold out before closing on day one. Doughnut lovers will have to get there early to grab the coveted Kolaches, partner Matt Opaleski said. Opaleski goes on to tell The Leader that they plan on selling out every day, so they can get their numbers right and not waste any food. Find more in next week’s edition of Food & Drink.
The Myti name battle is over
Earlier this year, The Leader reported a neighborhood query that jolted a lot of media debate with the newly opened Kathy’s Myti-Express inside the Dr. Gleem Car Wash.
The new express is a separate entity than MytiBurger on 43rd Street, which Kathy Reynolds Green closed and sold to Shawn Salyers in 2012. Debate jolted from Facebook, commenters questioning Green’s motive and others approving the name usage with her community background. One thing that is certain, Salyers did not approve of Green’s use of the ‘Myti’ name.
Last week, Salyers was happy to tell his Facebook followers and neighborhood Facebook groups that he and Green had come to an agreement.
“Kathy graciously agreed to remove the ‘Myti’ from her name at the car wash,” Salyers said.
Salyers goes on to encourage everyone to check out Kathy’s Express and shares his excitement to have Green back in the business community.