Druid City Living Business Happenings: April 2018

24 Apr 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 

Brummi’s Yummies is now open in downtown Tuscaloosa (2424 14th Street). This Mississippi-based, family owned bakery specializes in homemade cupcakes and cakes. brummiyummies.com; (205) 752-2253 

Crimson Care Family Medicine & Urgent Care has opened a new location (1771 Skyland Blvd. E.) in Tuscaloosa. Crimson Care provides medical services to individuals with conditions that require immediate attention but are not life threatening. crimsoncare.com; (205) 507-1119 

Emergi-Care is now open in its new location in Alberta (1601 University Boulevard East). The medical clinic was established in 1983. emergicareclinic.com; (205) 349-2273 

The Alice Maxwell Team-Keller Williams Realty Tuscaloosa recently celebrated the grand opening of its new location (1490 Northbank Parkway, Suite 180). alicemaxwell.com; (205) 292-4546 

The Left Hand Soap Company has a new location, relocating from Tuscaloosa’s Parkview Plaza to 2214 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa. The company sells a wide range of products, including soap bars, beard and hair care, and custom soaps. lefthandsoapcompany.com; (205) 792-9565 

Spanish automotive supplier Truck & Wheel Group opened its new 127,000-square-foot, $35 million production facility in Vance (11198 Will Walker Rd.) on March 9. Truck & Wheel USA supplies wheel assemblies, industrial tires, and sequencing for auto manufacturers in the region.  

Ward Scott Architecture of Tuscaloosa has named Zach Ward a principal with the firm. Ward joined the firm in 2009. Ward Scott Architecture was founded in 1983 by Jim Ward. 2715 7th Street; ward-scott.com; (205) 345-6110 

News and Happenings 

Paul B. Betz, FACHE, has been named the new chief operating officer of the DCH Health System. Betz most recently served as COO and senior vice president of Maury Regional Health in Columbia, Tennessee. Betz received his MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has named Carolyn Tubbs the Director of Education Programs. Tubbs, who has served as the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Development Program Manager, will lead the Chamber’s Adopt-A-School program. 

Loosa Brews was recently named the best beer bar in Alabama by readers of CraftBeer.com. The craft beer store, which features 63 taps, growlers, and an arcade, opened its doors in 2014. 412 20th Ave; loosabrews.com. 

Peco Foods has named Jay McMillan director of special accounts and projects. McMillan will also oversee renovations and expansions of the AmeriCold cold storage warehouse facility Peco recently acquired in West Point, Mississippi, with rail service access on the Kansas City Southern Line. 

Theatre Tuscaloosa’s production of Robert Hawkins’ The End of a Line won several awards at the recent Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Mobile. Jeanette Waterman, costume designer, won Best Costumes; Drew Baker received Best Actress for her role as Mrs. Nora Ashton; and Kathy Wilson was named a member of the All Star Cast for her role as Miss Margaret Gravlee.


Chief Operating Officer Donny Jones is celebrating 20 years of employment at the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.   

Metro Diner is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Tuscaloosa this month. The restaurant is in Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd E #404). (205) 464-9428; metrodiner.com 

Tuscaloosa Hyundai celebrated its one-year anniversary in its new location (3831 Hargrove Rd.) last month. (205) 737-8334, tuscaloosahyundai.com 

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