Druid City Living Business Happenings: July 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 Builder’s Group, a residential and commercial construction and remodeling company in Tuscaloosa, recently held a ribbon cutting at its new location (1307 25th Ave). thebuildersgroup.info; (205) 342-3940 

LIXIR Recovery beverage company is now open in the Tuscaloosa area. The company, owned by Chase and Caroline Barnes, offers a specially formulated beverage that may be used to cleanse, re-hydrate, and restore mental alertness due to dehydration. drinklixir.com; (205) 242-3642 

Mathnasium of Tuscaloosa is now open. The math-only learning center is located in Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd. Ste 303). The center helps children in grades 2-12 offers individual tutoring to explain math concepts and encourage learning. mathnasium.com; (205) 764-1901 

Whataburger's second Tuscaloosa location is now open near the University of Alabama campus at 13th Street and McFarland Boulevard (1301 McFarland Blvd. E). Whataburger is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Texas-based burger chain opened its first Tuscaloosa restaurant earlier this year. Whataburger.com 

News and Happenings 

Ed Hutchins, an analyst who works in Information Technology at the DCH Health System, has been named a recipient of the DCH Excellence Award. Hutchins joined DCH in June 2015. 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.

Luke Standeffer, senior vice president of the DCH Health System and administrator of Northport Medical Center, was recently named chair-elect of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA). The election was made at the Association’s annual meeting. 

Kentuck has a new marketing manager. Ashley Williams is a recent University of Alabama graduate with a longtime love of the arts. She is a former Kentuck Art Center intern.  

Monkey Joe’s, the Tuscaloosa children’s entertainment center which opened in September 2015, closed its doors on July 1. The property, which is owned by the University of Alabama, will be used for a new traffic bridge to support safe access to the campus and DCH.  

Andrew Tomes is NorthRiver Yacht Club’s new director of golf. Tomes, a native of Manchester, Tennessee, has been at NorthRiver since 2016, serving as the club’s head golf pro.   

The Nucor Technical Academy’s 5th freshman class is filling up quickly. The Academy offers essential coursework and extensive hands-on training. For more information, contact Justin Knight at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Nucor.com.  

After 91 years in business, Tuscaloosa’s Union Furniture Co. was expected to close its doors this month. Established in 1927, Union Furniture was one of the state’s oldest and largest independent furniture dealers.  


The Barre Code Tuscaloosa (2700 University Blvd.), a fitness studio for women, will celebrate its one-year anniversary later this month.  

Innisfree Irish Pub in Tuscaloosa celebrated its 20th anniversary in Tuscaloosa on June 2 with live music, drink specials, crawfish, and special giveaways.  

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