Easter Seals West Alabama and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services celebrated the grand opening of a new $10.2 million building (1400 James I. Harrison Jr. Parkway East) with a ribbon cutting celebration with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama on May 4.
Tuscaloosa Ear, Nose, and Throat Center PC’s FYZICAL Balance and Fall Prevention Center (1300 McFarland Blvd., Suite 150) celebrated its grand opening on April 24. The state-of-the-art balance therapy center features staff trained to aid patience with all balance-related issues. (205) 758-9041
Frutta Bowls (2531 University Blvd. Suite 110) was expected to celebrate its grand opening on June 3. The health foods eatery serves acai, pitaya and kale bowls, along with smoothies, and more. (205) 799-3817; fruttabowls.com
News and Happenings
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama welcomes Audrey S. Vaughn as the Rural Outreach Coordinator for West Alabama Works. Vaughn is the owner of Porter Daniel, LLC, a nice consultative services company started in 2014. Vaughn, a Birmingham native, firmly believes in giving back, and that we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us.
The Tuscaloosa Civitan Club named Jordan Plaster the 2017 Citizen of the Year during a luncheon on May 12. Plaster has been involved in numerous charitable and civic activities for more than four decades. He helped to establish the Tuscaloosa Rotary Honor Flight.
Left Hand Soap Co. Owner Soapy Jones will be taking over management of The Drish House in Tuscaloosa beginning in August. Nika McCool, who renovated the historic home and her event manager, Vikki Grodner, are stepping aside, leasing the property to Jones. (205) 765-8023; historicdrishhouse.com