Druid City Living Business Happenings: March 2018
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
The Baked Bear, a California-based ice cream shop that offers custom-built ice cream sandwiches, is expected to open in Tuscaloosa’s Midtown Village shopping center (1800 McFarland Blvd E.) in April 2018. The shop offers freshly baked cookies, doughnuts, brownies, and craft ice cream. thebakedbear.com
BlowGo Blow Dry Bar & Salon is now open in Tuscaloosa (2370 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite A106). The hair salon offers a variety of salon services, including blow outs, haircuts and styling, and hair color. (205) 861-2546; blogohair.com
Crimson Care Family Medicine and Urgent Care has opened a second location in Tuscaloosa (1771 Skyland Blvd E.). A grand opening celebration was held on Feb. 14. (205) 507-1119; crimsoncare.com
Hooligan’s is opening another restaurant in Tuscaloosa (1351 McFarland Blvd. NE Suite 112). To find out when the new Hooligan’s is opening, visit @Hooligansttown on Facebook. (205) 759-2424
Former Alabama and now Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones has opened two car dealerships in Tuscaloosa. Julio Jones Kia and Julio Jones Mazda (4301 Greensboro Avenue) opened on Jan. 30. The dealerships will be managed day-to-day by Georgia-based Carriage Automotive Group. (205) 345-8040
Moe’s Original Bar B Que is opening its second location in Tuscaloosa’s Hillcrest Center (6570 Alabama Highway 69 South) this month. The restaurant serves pulled pork, ribs, turkey, and chicken smoked over hardwood, along with a host of sauces, side dishes, and desserts. (205) 752-3616; moesoriginalbbq.com
Whataburger plans to open a second location in Tuscaloosa. Construction on the Texas-based burger chain’s first Tuscaloosa location (at the intersection of Skyland Blvd. and Highway 69 South), is ongoing. The second restaurant will be located at 13th Street and McFarland Blvd., near the University of Alabama campus. Whataburger.com
News and Happenings
Wyndi Avery of FASTSIGNS of Tuscaloosa received the Circle of Excellence Award at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Convention held recently in Houston, Texas. Avery is a visual communications specialist at FASTSIGNS.
Wendy Harris, director of leisure services at PARA, was recognized with the prestigious Merit in Recreation Award, presented by the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association during its annual conference and awards banquet on Jan. 30.
West Alabama Aids Outreach is now Five Horizons Health Services in Tuscaloosa. More staff are on board, and more services are being offered. Fivehorizons.org
Animal Butter (ab) restaurant celebrated its one-year anniversary in February. The eatery, which focuses on chef-driven ideas for classic street food dishes, is located at 2217 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa.