Now Open/Opening Soon
Dotson’s Burger Spot closed its doors in Temerson Square in downtown Tuscaloosa on Nov. 26. The restaurant, which served upscale gourmet burgers, loaded waffle fries, and adult milkshakes, opened two years ago.
Frost Bite Tuscaloosa closed its doors in downtown Tuscaloosa in early December. The ice cream store, which opened in the summer of 2018, served rolled ice cream and liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Mooyah Burgers, Shakes, and Fries has closed its doors after three years on the University Strip. Reports suggest that Golden Rule Bar-B-Q may be looking to locate there next. goldenrulebbq.com
Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza company is coming to Northport. The new business will locate in the retail center next to Northport City Hall. Papa Murphy’s offers scratch-made pizzas, salads, sides, and desserts. Papamurphys.com
News and Happenings
Could Tuscaloosa soon be home to a Southern Living-branded hotel? Possibly so. Reports say plans are in the works to develop the 37-acre site between Cypress Inn and the loop at Rice Mine Road for the $60 million Southern Living Hotel Tuscaloosa by early 2021.
The Saban family will make a $1 million contribution to a City of Tuscaloosa project to bring together the Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM), the Tuscaloosa Public Library, the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theater, and a community black-box theater in a unique public-private partnership under the roof of what is currently the Tuscaloosa News building. Additionally, the Nick’s Kids Foundation will make a $250,000 contribution to this project, which will be known as The Saban Center. The over 100,000 square foot center, located across Jack Warner Parkway from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, sits on nearly 10 acres of green space overlooking the Black Warrior River. The building will be redesigned to feature modern architecture, flexible indoor-outdoor gathering spaces, and potential retail/restaurant uses. The gathering spaces and the black-box theater will be available to the public for community events. Visit sabancenter.org for more information.