DCL Business Happenings: September 2017

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local.

Now Open/Opening Soon 

Ajian is now open in downtown Tuscaloosa (1914 University Blvd.). The restaurant, co-owned by former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, features sushi made to order – patrons pick the ingredients, sauces, and toppings on their sushi rolls. (205) 331-4542; ajian10.com 

Beat and Blowout Bar Salon & Spa recently opened in downtown Tuscaloosa (2502 7th Street).  The full-service salon offers blowouts, mani/pedis, makeup contouring, lash extensions, air brush tanning, and more. (205) 632-5414 

New Hope Therapy Center is now open in Tuscaloosa (2703 University Blvd. East). The Center is committed to excellence in the identification, evaluation, and treatment of children and adolescents in need of occupational, physical and/or speech therapy services. Trained staff utilize therapy equipment, games, and toys that encourage participation in a fun, rewarding environment. (205) 575-1609 ext. 4; helpinghands-therapy.com.  

News and Happenings 

August’s Adopt-A-School Kickoff Luncheon, presented by the Smile Doctors of Tuscaloosa, was held in August. At the luncheon, the following awards were presented:  

Thirty Year Award (1987): Cadence Bank and Northington Elementary, Regions Bank and Collins-Riverside Middle, and Southland International Trucks and Vance Elementary  

Twenty-Year Award (1997): P.E. LaMoreaux & Associates and Rock Quarry Elementary, The Radiology Clinic, and Junior League of Tuscaloosa and Holt Elementary 

Decade of Excellence Award (2007): The University of Alabama, College of Community Health Sciences; Spiller Furniture & Mattress and Crestmont Elementary 

Dedra Cabaniss was named Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors’ 2017 Realtor of the Year. Cabaniss is a Realtor with Pritchett-Moore Real Estate.

Darryl Joiner, who delivers and stocks supplies at DCH Regional Medical Center, has received the DCH Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is 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.

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. 

Microbiologist Dr. Patricia Sobecky, UA associate provost for academic affairs and professor of biological sciences, will lead the University of Alabama’s newly launched Alabama Water Institute, which draws upon researchers from numerous disciplines including biological sciences, computer science, engineering, geography, geology, law, and mathematics.

The Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors’ 2017 Bark in the Park Committee recently donated $12,100 to the Will May Dog Park – money raised from the event held in May. 


Confetti Interiors celebrated its one-year anniversary of its new location (4851 Rice Mine Rd NE, STE 530) in August 2017. The Tuscaloosa store specializes in infant and children’s furnishings and gifts. (205) 345-1331; confettiinteriors.com.  

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