The Andrew Kniphfer Agency celebrated its grand opening on March 9. The Allstate Agency is located at 4705 McFarland Blvd., Suite 3 in Northport. (205) 722-9201; agents.allstate.com/andrew-kniphfer-northport-al.html
revIVe Hydration Therapy celebrated its grand opening on March 4. This unique business, located in downtown Tuscaloosa (2205 7th Street, Unit C), is West Alabama’s premiere standalone IV hydration therapy. The health and wellness medical clinic also offers vitamin therapy and medical weight loss treatments. (205) 632-5551; revivehydration.net
Starbucks’ newest area location opened its doors in March. The coffee shop is located at the intersection of McFarland Blvd. and 15th Street in Tuscaloosa. Starbucks.com
Tuscaloosa Hyundai is now open in its new location (3831 Hargrove Rd.). A grand opening celebration was held on March 2. (205) 737-8334, tuscaloosahyundai.com
News and Happenings
Brent Freeman, corporate director of internal audit and compliance for the DCH Health System, has earned the designation Certified in Healthcare Compliance. Compliance professionals promote organizational integrity by assuring that health care providers follow federal, state and local regulations. Freeman and his wife Christen live in Tuscaloosa with their children, Anderson and Ivy Kate.
Gander Mountain in Tuscaloosa is expected to close its doors soon. The outdoor retailer, which opened on McFarland Blvd. East in 2013, is among over 30 such stores closing nationwide. Gander Mountain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 10.
James Shirley recently received the DCH Excellence Award, given to employees who exemplify the highest standards of excellence in attitude, job performance, dependability, appearance, and contributions to DCH beyond the call of duty. Shirley was recognized for his work as manager of facilities and environment of care compliance officer for the DCH Health System.
Tuscaloosa Ear, Nose & Throat announces the addition of Victoria Mallon as a bilingual aide in the audiology and hearing aid department. Victoria habla español! (205) 758-9041
Townsend Ford is now Tuscaloosa Ford, led by General Manager Adam Stetler. The longtime local dealership was purchased by Macon, Georgia-based Five Star Automotive Group in March.