Now Open/Coming Soon
The Juicy Crab restaurant opened its doors in late-December in Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd, Ste 218). The Georgia-based restaurant serves New Orleans style seafood boil, including crawfish, snow crab legs, blue crab (seasonal), shrimp, King crab, and lobster tail. thejuicycrab.com; (205) 469-9698
Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery opened its doors in Tuscaloosa in January (1393 McFarland Blvd E.). The bakery offers hand-made Bundt cakes in a variety of flavors, including classic vanilla, red velvet, lemon, and chocolate chip. nothingbundtcakes.com; 205) 539-1630
Shanks Steak and Catfish plans to open soon on Hwy 43 in Northport (5675 US-43). This locally owned and operated restaurant will serve specialty steaks and catfish, as well as hand-crafted local beer.
Twelve25 bar and restaurant is now open in Tuscaloosa (1225 University Blvd). It fuses a sports bar with food, electronic gaming, and nightlife entertainment. The menu includes several different appetizers, salads, burgers, tacos, and more. thetwelve25.com
News and Happenings
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has announced that Celebrate Local 2020 will be held at the Tuscaloosa River Market on March 5. The event brings together community members and local merchants for a social, shopping, and tasting event highlighting locally owned, independent businesses.
Tuscaloosa engineering consulting firm TTL, Inc. has acquired DBS & Associates Engineering Inc. The Tennessee company operates offices in Nashville and Clarksville, Tenn. DBS specializes in the transportation, industrial, and industrial markets. DBS & Associates merged its operation into TTL effective Jan. 1. The addition of DBS & Associates to TTL is the third addition to the firm in the last four years. TTL now has 12 offices and almost 400 team members.
Entrepreneur and business executive Dan Blakley has joined The University of Alabama as associate vice president for economic and business engagement in the UA Office for Research and Economic Development. Blakley was previously city president for Regions Bank in Tuscaloosa from 2009 to 2018.