Druid City Living Business Happenings: April 2019

30 Apr 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  

Upscale bowling alley Bowlero will celebrate its grand opening on Apr. 27. Located in the former Bruno’s Supermarket site (2001 McFarland Blvd E). Bowlero offers a high-tech bowling experience, featuring blacklight bowling lanes, food and drinks, and a state-of-the-art arcade. bowlero.com 

Bradley’s Market is now open in Tuscaloosa (700 Towncenter Blvd. Suite 2). The gift shop and boutique sells custom gift baskets, home décor, gourmet food and wine, and more. (205) 764-1939. 

Carvana, an online-only used car dealer, is now serving the Tuscaloosa area. The company offers next-day vehicle delivery to customers, who can shop online for vehicles, obtain financing, and trade-in. Carvana.com 

Checkers Drive-In restaurant has opened in Northport (5620 McFarland Blvd.). The fast food eatery serves burgers, fries, hot dogs, milkshakes, and more. (205) 654-5050; checkers.com 

Mark’s Mart is now open in Northport (2300 5th St.) soon. Mark’s Mart is a specialty grocery store featuring cut-to-order meats, and more.  Chickenswirl.com 

Massage Envy is coming to Tuscaloosa, with plans to locate in Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd. E, Suite 106) this spring. Massage Envy offers various massage therapy sessions, as well as skin care treatments. Massageenvy.com 

Mellow Mushroom was expected to open its doors again in Tuscaloosa (557 20th Ave. – in the former Post Office Pies location) on Apr. 1. The restaurant serves fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled environment. (205) 710-2187; Mellowmushroom.com 

Planet Fitness has opened a second location in Tuscaloosa (635 Skyland Blvd.). The 24-hour gym is located in the old K-Mart. Planet Fitness has more than 1,600 locations in the U.S. and worldwide. (205) 506-2717; Planetfitness.com 

News and Happenings 

Barkley Garrett is the new Vice President for Economic Development at The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, filling the role previously held by Al Spencer, who retired earlier this year. The Alabama native will lead all economic development activities of the Chamber.

Kimberly McMurray, Principal of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting of Tuscaloosa, was named chair of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s Board of Directors in February. McMurray has been active in the Chamber for many years and received the Charles H. Land Member of the Year award – the Chamber’s highest honor for an individual member – in 2016.

Leadership Tuscaloosa is collecting gently used business professional clothing for men and women through Apr. 12 for the Stillman College Interview Closet. Donation bins are located at First Federal Bank on McFarland Blvd., Hamner Real Estate on University Blvd., Stillman College, and Shelton State.  

Women’s apparel retailer Charlotte Russe is closing all its stores, including its Tuscaloosa store, located in University Mall. The retailer received the final shipments ofc new spring merchandise in March. Liquidation sales were expected to continue into April.  

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