Now Open/Opening Soon
Cherry Blow Dry Bar is expected to open in Tuscaloosa (1451 Edward Hilliard Dr.) in July. Customers can expect blow out styling, hair extensions, professional makeup services, and more.
The Edge business incubator broke ground at its new location, 2627 10th Avenue, on June 12. The Edge, a partnership between the University of Alabama, the City of Tuscaloosa and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, aids both start-ups and existing businesses in developing business skills and day-to-day operations. The $11.6 million, 26-thousand-square-foot facility will have 25 offices, 100 workstations, training rooms and a working lounge. (205) 722-5166
T-Town Market is now open in downtown Tuscaloosa (2214 University Blvd). Located next to Black Warrior Brewing Company, the convenience store/grocery offers snacks and essentials for those who live and work in the downtown area. (205) 248-7841
News and Happenings
The Alabama Retail Association has announced that Alabama’s Back-to-School Holiday will be held in July, rather than in August. Certain school supplies, computers, books, and clothing will be tax-free from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 21 to midnight on Sunday, July 23.
JamisonMoneyFarmer PC’s Andrea Armstrong won the Outstanding Young CPA award presented by the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Armstrong received the award in Montgomery on June 8. (205) 345-8440; jmf.com
The American Advertising Federation Board of Directors has appointed Michelle Massey as a co-chair of the National American Advertising Awards Committee. Massey is the owner of Tucker Massey Marketing, a promotional product, printing, and design company in Tuscaloosa. (205) 345-2718; tuckermasseymarketing.com
Luke Standeffer was recently elected secretary-treasurer of the Alabama Hospital Association at the Association’s annual meeting. Standeffer is senior vice president of the DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa, and administrator of Northport Medical Center, Northport.
Tuscaloosa’s WalMart Neighborhood Market (4201 Hargrove Road East) is the first grocery store in the city to offer online shopping and grocery store pickup for customers. Shoppers log on to WalMart online via an app or on a desktop to place orders, which they can then pick up at a pre-selected time. The service is free. (205) 632-6205; Walmart.com