DCL Business Happenings: March 2017

30 Mar 2017

Each month, Druid City Living brings you all the best in business happenings throughout the Tuscaloosa and Northport areas. From new business openings to special milestone anniversaries, read on to find out more.

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Animal Butter (ab) restaurant opened its doors in February. The eatery, which focuses on chef-driven ideas for classic street food dishes, is located at 2217 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa. (205) 710-5455; animalbutterinc.com 

Vintage stores Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy and This Ol’ Thing Vintage celebrated a grand re-opening on Feb. 3. The two stores have merged into one building – Aberdean’s location in downtown Tuscaloosa (2124 9th Street). graceaberdean.com; thisolthingvintage.com 

Los Tarascos opened its new location in Tuscaloosa (110 Skyland Blvd.) on Jan. 31.  The Mexican restaurant also has a location in Northport, at 3380 McFarland Blvd. Ste. 180. (205) 553-8896 

Starbucks’ newest area location opened its doors in February. The coffee shop is located at the intersection of Alabama Highway 69 and Skyland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa. starbucks.com

Supercuts held a grand opening celebration and a ribbon cutting at its new location (720 15th St. E.) on Feb. 8. This is the third Supercuts in the area. (205) 331-4262; supercuts.com 

News and Accomplishments 

Caring Days Adult Day Care in Tuscaloosa has achieved the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s “Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program of Distinction.” Dementia care settings are eligible to achieve this status after participating in an extensive evaluation of staff, procedures, and environment, ensuring best practices in dementia care. (205) 752-6840; caringdays.org 

Gary Nichols, President and CEO of McAbee Construction, was named the 2016 Charles H. Land Member of the Year during the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama's 116th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration on Jan. 26. The award is the Chamber's highest honor presented to an individual member. (205) 349-2212; mcabeeconstruction.com 

Insuresoft has made several new hires in the Tuscaloosa office, including Brandon Sinanan (SQL developer), Charles ‘Max’ Andrews (testing analyst) and Austyn Trull (.NET developer). All three are University of Alabama graduates. (205) 391-2000; Insuresoft.com 

JamisonMoneyFarmer PC has announced that Lynn M. Osborn, CPA, has been admitted as shareholder in the firm, effective Jan. 1. She joins 14 other shareholders at JMF, which has offices in Tuscaloosa, Selma, and Birmingham. jmf.com 

The Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority was honored with two top awards during the Alabama Recreation and Park Association’s annual conference in January. Keith Jenkins, center manager for the Faucett Center and program supervisor for Therapeutic Recreation, was awarded the 2016 Merit in Therapeutic Recreation Award. The newly-opened Van de Graaff Park won 2016 Outstanding Facility Award. (205) 562-3220; tcpara.org 

Anniversaries 

Anders Hardware (419 Main Ave.) recently celebrated its 108th year in Northport. The store first opened its doors on Feb. 8, 1909. (205-752-0461); andershardware.com 

Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa (1801 Rice Mine Road N.) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a classic car show, an antiques road show, and a taste of the town on Feb. 11. (205) 345-1112; morningpointe.com 

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