Druid City Living Business Happenings: May 2018

29 May 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 

Excelsior Staffing is now open in Tuscaloosa (3816 Palisades Drive). This full-service staffing firm offers a full suite of staffing services including temporary, temporary to permanent and direct placement. (205) 614-5388; excelsiorstaffing.com 

Frutta Bowls has opened a second location in Tuscaloosa, at Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd.). The health foods eatery serves acai, pitaya and kale bowls, along with smoothies, and more. (205) 758-1719; fruttabowls.com 

The Greasy Hands Barbershop has opened its doors in Tuscaloosa (2008 8th St.). A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on April 5. Greasy Hands offers haircuts, clean shaves, beard trims, and more. Greasy Hands also has locations in Huntsville and Florence. Greasyhands.co 

Homewood-based Real & Rosemary restaurant plans to open two locations in Tuscaloosa. The first restaurant (1530 McFarland Blvd North) was expected to open in April; the second location (2128 University Blvd.) will open this summer.  The restaurant is focused on “real food” – i.e. food free of preservatives, food dyes, and MSG.  Menu items include fresh, home-cooked vegetables, as well as roasted and grilled meats and seafood dishes. Realandrosemary.com  

The Rustic Rehab is now open in Northport (4500 Highway 69 N.). An official grand opening ceremony was held on March 30. The shop specializes in furniture restoration, as well as offering farmhouse style décor and new and used furniture. (205) 330-2569 

Tuscaloosa Family Dental is now open in Hillcrest Plaza (7402 Highway 69 South, Suite H). Dr. Kimberly Parker’s practice features 3D CBCT imaging, digital x-rays, and other state-of-the-art equipment and patient care in a relaxed, comfortable environment. (205) 722-7550; ttownfamilydental.com 


Dr. Kenneth W. Aldridge, a local urologist and vice president for medical affairs for the DCH Health System, recently received the Garber Galbraith Medical-Political Award from the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. The award recognizes Aldridge “for outstanding service to the medical profession” in the medical-political arena. 

A new Medical Center is coming to Alberta – one that will offer a variety of different specialties, as well as general care. It will be located at the intersection of University Boulevard and Alberta Drive. Developer Mark Hearing hopes construction will begin by the end of 2018. 

Schoolyard Roots (formerly the Druid City Garden Project) has named Stephanie Reinhart as its new executive director. Reinhart received her bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education from Ohio University and her Master’s in Health Promotion from The University of Alabama. Prior to joining the Schoolyard Roots team, she designed and managed a variety of recreation programs at the collegiate and community non-profit levels. Schoolyardroots.org 


The Local Roots food truck celebrated its two-year anniversary in a big way on April 28 at Government Plaza, with Alabama Roots Fest, a downtown gathering (held in conjunction with Frutta Bowls) featuring food as well as live music from Robert Randolph, Will Hoge, and Adam Hood. Eatlocalroots.com 

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