Photo: Yancey’s Dickson Street Dogs
Anyone needing safety or support while on Dickson Street can head over to the hot dog stand at the corner of West Avenue.
Cody Yancey, owner of Yancey’s Dickson Street Dogs, last week declared his stand a safe place for anyone who finds themself in an unsafe situation.
Yancey, a UA alum and Army veteran, has operated his stand since 2009. He serves a variety of food at in front of the train bank at the corner of Dickson and West from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“Sometimes you may feel you’ve had too much to drink and aren’t sure how to get home,” Yancey stated in a Facebook post. “I can help find a way to get you home safely.”
Yancey said if anyone feels uncomfortable or unsafe for any reason, or if they get separated from their friends and their phone is dead, they can hang out with him, no questions asked and no purchase necessary.
“The bars close at 2 a.m.,” he said. “I’m here much later than that and can provide a safe place to figure out what to do.”
More from Yancey’s post:
Don’t drive home intoxicated.
Don’t go home with someone you don’t know well.
Try to use the buddy system and avoid being out alone, especially at the end of the night.
Additionally I’ve been trained on recognizing opioid overdose and carry Naloxone (opioid overdose reversal drug) kits.
I’ve lived in NWA my entire life. This is my community, and it’s awesome. Enjoy it. And if you need something, don’t hesitate to come see me.
Yancey was in the news in May after he refused service to an Arkansas baseball player who reportedly cut in line at the hot dog stand. A police report stated that the player became upset and broke Yancey’s mobile credit card reader, and then Yancey held the player from behind until the police arrived.