Update 3/5/2011 — The Conway Joey’s Seafood & Grill was changed to Mickies Bluefish Grill in 2007 or 2008. Jay had plans for another location in Arkansas and ground was actually broken there before the economy tanked. The economic downturn also resulted in the closure of Mickies and Jay is back to work in nuclear in New York State.
A couple of days ago, I was in OfficeMax in Conway, Arkansas, and ran into, Jay, a former co-worker that I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. It turns out that he had opened a new restaurant in Conway, the first in Arkansas of a franchise that is in many states and, before that, expanded successfully in Canada. It’s called Joey’s Seafood & Grill (from the site: Founded in 1985 by legendary seafood lover Joe Klassen, Joey’ss Seafood and Grill is a fresh take on the cozy, neighborhood seafood restaurant.)
Jay seemed to be doing well after two years away from working in nuclear power. That seems to be normal for everyone that I know who, for one reason or another, have managed to get away from grind of working in a nuclear power plant. They all seem to be happy and doing well, and I plan to join those ranks in the near future.
I also plan to take a side trip one of this days and check out Joey’s Seafood & Grill in Conway, Arkansas.
A lost Exit78 post, recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011