Druid City Living Business Happenings May 2019 Featured

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local. 

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International discount grocery store ALDI will open a location in Northport. The new market will be located next to Lowe’s (5703 McFarland Blvd.). There was no immediate word on an opening date. This is the second area ALDI – the Tuscaloosa supermarket opened in October 2015. Aldi.us 

Bradley’s Market opened its doors in Tuscaloosa (700 Towncenter Blvd. Suite 2) in March. The gift store offers custom gift baskets, gourmet foods, wine, and home décor. (205) 764-1939 

HomeGoods is coming to Tuscaloosa. The discount home furnishing store boasts hundreds of locations throughout the U.S. and an endlessly changing selection of items at significant savings. HomeGoods Tuscaloosa is expected to locate next to T.J. Maxx (its sister company), in the old Toys R Us building (2600 McFarland Blvd E). HomeGoods.com. 

MedCenter NorthRiver is now open in Tuscaloosa (4960 Rice Mine Rd. NE). The third MedCenter in Tuscaloosa/Northport offers walk-in care as well as primary and family care. Medcenterurgentcare.com; (205) 333-9467  

Royal Furniture is expected to open in Tuscaloosa in June. The Memphis-based independent furniture retailer, founded in 1946, will locate in the former K-Mart shopping center on Skyland Blvd. (635 Skyland Blvd.). royalfurniture.com. 

News and Happenings 

The upscale Tuscaloosa bar The Brass Tap closed its doors on Apr. 19. The Brass Tap opened in Midtown Village in 2017, serving craft beer and food, along with daily entertainment. 

Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, was recognized during this year’s Montgomery Drive-In visit for his efforts to advance Alabama’s infrastructure. Specifically, Page was recognized for his efforts on Rebuild Alabama legislation. 

The Radiology Clinic in Tuscaloosa has separated its non-clinical staff, technology, and resources to form Simplified Medical Management, LLC. Dr. David Smith, President of The Radiology Clinic, said in a press release that off-loading the non-clinical aspects of the practice will allow physicians to spend more time caring for patients. 

Dr. Richard Rush is the City of Tuscaloosa’s new Communications Director. Rush, who began his position on Apr. 18, was appointed by Mayor Walt Maddox. Rush, an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Samford University, has 13 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and public relations.


The Local Roots food truck celebrated its three-year anniversary in a big way on April 27 at Government Plaza, with Alabama Roots Fest, a free downtown gathering featuring food as well as live music from Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, American Aquarium, and more. 

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