Druid City Living Business Happenings: January 2019

30 Jan 2019

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 

Allegro Family Clinic is now open in Northport (1116 Mitt Lary Road). Allegro is a primary and acute care clinic, offering treatment in pediatrics, geriatrics, health and wellness exams, and more. Walk-ins are welcome. allegroclinics.com; (205) 556-5634 

Family Pharmacy of Northport (1110 Mitt Lary Road) celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 7. The family-owned pharmacy offers high quality products with personalized care, including delivery services. familypharmacyofnorthport.com; (205) 409-9777 

Gourmade Kitchen is now open in Tuscaloosa (1530 McFarland Blvd. Suite D). The new food concept prepares homemade, Southern-style food daily with real ingredients that can be conveniently transferred to the oven or freezer. Dishes are available in small or large sizes. (205) 764-5090; gourmadekitchen.com. 

Penny Profit Cleaners has moved to a new location (2730 Stillman Boulevard). The Tuscaloosa dry cleaner has upgraded its environmentally-friendly equipment. A grand reopening was held on Dec. 18. pennyprofitcleaners.com; (205) 764-5155 

Sprint Mart is the newest convenience store open in Northport (1110 Mitt Lary Road). Sprint Mart has 90 different locations throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. (205) 210-4303 

News and Happenings 

The Community Foundation of West Alabama is seeking nominations for the 2019 class of Pillars of West Alabama. The CFWA’s Pillars program seeks to honor those whose impact and influence have made a significant and lasting difference in the development and quality of life in West Alabama. To nominate someone, visit thecfwa.org to download an application. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 7.  

North Harbor Pavilion at Northport Medical Center, which offers adult and senior inpatient psychiatric treatment, has been recognized for providing outstanding patient experience. North Harbor received the Press Ganey 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award, honoring facilities who consistently perform in the top five percent of its clients.  

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has reappointed the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s President and CEO, Jim Page, to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Partnership for Children. The organization helps improve services and resources for the state’s children.

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s Vice President for Economic Development and Public Policy, Alan C. Spencer, is retiring effective Jan. 31. Spencer has led the Chamber’s highly successful economic development initiatives, including retail recruitment and commercial development, since January 2014. He has also coordinated the Chamber’s local, state, and federal public policy and advocacy efforts.

Synovus Bank has announced the appointment of Ashley Gill and Blake Madison to its Tuscaloosa Advisory Board. Gill is owner and operator of Chick-fil-A of Northport and Madison is a shareholder in the law firm of Rosen Harwood, P.A.  

Ground was broken in early-December on TownePlace Suites by Marriott, a new five-story, extended stay hotel in Tuscaloosa. Construction of the hotel will be located on McFarland Boulevard near Buffalo Wild Wings, was expected to start this month.  


Robertson Banking Company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in Tuscaloosa. To mark the milestone, a holiday party was held on Nov. 29 at Robertson’s Northridge Branch. robertsonbanking.com  

Urban Cookhouse of Tuscaloosa (1490 Northbank Parkway #110) is celebrating its two-year anniversary of opening in Tuscaloosa this month. (205) 561-6999; urbancookhouse.com

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