Now Open/Opening Soon
American Family Care celebrated its grand opening in Tuscaloosa (710 15th Street East) on July 14. The clinic serves walk-in patients with a variety of urgent care needs. (205) 526-2053; afcurgentcare.com
Babe’s Doughnut Co. has opened its doors in downtown Tuscaloosa (500 Greensboro Ave.). This gourmet doughnut shop is family-owned, and offers breakfast, brunch, and specialty coffee drinks. (205) 722-2154
Baumhower's Victory Grill is now open in Tuscaloosa (500 Harper Lee Dr.), in the original Wings location. Baumhowers.com
The Bayou Basket is now open in Northport (5900 Watermelon Road) next to Ingram Farms. The seafood restaurant and fresh market, which celebrated its grand opening on June 30, offers fresh seafood from Bayou Le Batre, Alabama. (205) 710-5076
Bolta U.S. celebrated its grand opening in Tuscaloosa (1650 Boone Blvd.) on July 21. Bolta develops and produces surface-refined components – predominantly for the automotive industry. (205) 861-1700; bolta.com
Central Mesa is now open in the former Epiphany Farm-to-Table location (519 Greensboro Avenue) in downtown Tuscaloosa. Owned by The Avenue Pub’s Craig Williams, Central Mesa features Mexican-inspired dishes, including chorizo mac n cheese, spicy barbacoa tacos, and street corn. (205) 523-7738
Shipt grocery delivery service founded in Birmingham in 2014, is coming to Tuscaloosa. Through the Shipt app, Shipt members select their grocery items, note any preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window, and pay for their order. Deliveries are made from Publix stores in the area. Shipt.com
Tuscaloosa Chiropractic (2110 McFarland Blvd East, Suite E) celebrated an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on July 8. Owned and operated by Corey and Jessica Neill, the business focuses on wellness for the entire family with an emphasis on prenatal and pediatric care. (205) 462-3384; tuscaloosachiropractic.com
News and Happenings
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s banking members have partnered with the Housing Services and Financial Literacy Division of the 501c3 nonprofit, Community Works Tuscaloosa for a year-long financial literacy counseling session series in west Tuscaloosa. For more information, call (205) 886-2305.
Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree is closing its store in Tuscaloosa’s University Mall. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2017.
Kmart on Skyland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa will be closing its doors soon. It is one of 35 Kmart stores and eight Sears stores being shuttered by Sears Holdings by October 2017.
Don Staley has been hired as the new President and CEO of Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports. Staley is returning to Tuscaloosa after serving in the same role for the City of Foley. Staley began his duties with TTS on July 10.
The Alabama Community College Board of Trustees named Dr. William J. “Bill” Ashley as the new president of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. Ashley, a Mississippi native, will take over duties in October 2017.
Walmart Supercenter in Northport launched Online Grocery Pickup on July 7, offering customers an online shopping and pickup program. Customers can login via an online app or desktop platform, place an order, and pick it up at a pre-selected time. (205) 333-7820 Walmart.com/grocery