Now Open/Coming Soon
Red Roof Plus is now open in Tuscaloosa (4810 Skyland Blvd E – the former site of the Western Hotel). The budget hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a free complimentary breakfast, and an on-site fitness facility. 205-614-9646; redroof.com
Session Bar opened its doors in September in downtown Tuscaloosa (2221 University Boulevard). The bar promises high-end, creative, craft cocktails for patrons. Drinks include classics like the Pimms Cup, Painkiller, Sidecar, Sazerac, and Mint Julep. (205) 454-5060
Whimsy Cookie Company is now open in downtown Tuscaloosa (305 21st Ave. Suite C). The Memphis-based company offers gourmet sugar cookies that can be customized, along with gooey butter cookies in eight flavors. whimsycookieco.com
News and Happenings
DCH Regional Medical Center will soon open a retail pharmacy in the in space that will be vacated by Walgreens on the main floor of the Medical Tower. DCH is renovating the space and, the DCH Pharmacy is set to open on Oct. 9. In addition to prescription drugs, DCH Pharmacy will sell OTC drugs and incidentals typically found in a small drug store. The Pharmacy’s manager will be Stacy Brown, RPh, who has worked with Jim Myers Drug and Walgreens.
Forty participants have been selected for the 2019-20 Leadership Tuscaloosa class. The leadership development program, sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, is an issues-based program designed to inform and increase awareness of topics important to West Alabama.
Applicants are selected through an interview process conducted by Leadership Tuscaloosa alumni members, and will meet regularly over the next nine months to further their knowledge on the area’s economic, social, historical, and political issues.
O’Henry’s Coffees closed its doors in Tuscaloosa in late-August. Co-owner Randy Adamy said ongoing downtown road construction limited his customers, so the business had no choice but to close.
Escape Tuscaloosa is celebrating its two-year anniversary in Tuscaloosa (1663 McFarland Blvd. N). This escape room experience features four different rooms/scenarios. Each is an hour-long adventure, designed to challenge knowledge, wit, and the determination to escape. (205) 248-2115; escapetuscaloosa.com
Half Shell Oyster House is celebrating its one-year anniversary since opening in downtown Tuscaloosa (2325 University Blvd). The menu includes fresh local oysters and seafood, steaks, monthly specials, pasta dishes, and more. halfshelloysterhouse.com; (205) 860-7001
Pho Town is marking its two-year anniversary in Tuscaloosa’s Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd. E. #420). The restaurant offers an authentic, contemporary Vietnamese fusion menu, including herbs and vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork, and beef dishes. (205) 248-7663; photowns.com
TherapySouth has been open in Tuscaloosa (542 15th Street East) for one year. TherapySouth is a therapist-owned, outpatient physical therapy practice that specializes in personalized, hands on care. therapysouth.com; (205) 462-7520