New store replaces former Wonder Bread

Nick Moffitt/Clinton HeraldFlaming Hot Fish and Chicken, a new convenience store, will open Feb 1. in the old Wonder Bread store.

CLINTON — A new business will begin occupying the old Wonder Bread store this February.

Flaming Hot Fish and Chicken will soon occupy 320 Fourth St. in Clinton.

Owner Abdalhadi Matar, who has previously owned convenience stores in the Quad-Cities, said the store will feature carry-out food, liquor and normal convenience-store options.

In choosing the old Wonder Bread store, Matar said the location provides multiple positives.

“It provides a lot of movement. I’ve found it’s better to be in a neighborhood making it easy for people to see it,” he said.

Matar said the Fourth Street traffic and being embedded in a neighborhood increases the amount of eyes that pass by the store every day.

The Clinton City Council recently approved a motion to set approval for his liquor license on the next council meeting agenda. Matar said as soon as the council approves the license he’s planning on opening.

“As soon as I have it approved we’ll start moving everything in and open right away,” he said.

The planned opening date is Feb. 1.

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