Now Open/Opening Soon
3D Dance is now open in Tuscaloosa (4029 Greensboro Ave Unit B). A grand opening celebration for the dance studio was held on Aug. 15. Fall registration is open and classes are available for ages 18 months to adult. 3ddancetuscaloosa.com; (205) 860-5964
Druid City School of Ballet held a ribbon cutting on Aug. 24. The dance school, located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center (2502 7th Street), provides quality classical ballet training to the youth of Tuscaloosa. druidcityballet.com; (205) 872-7782
Krystal has reopened its Tuscaloosa restaurant (3710 McFarland Blvd. E) after a complete overhaul. The new building is Krystal’s new prototype, the first of its kind in Alabama. Design elements feature crimson red, and the new restaurant, built by local contractors, has a redesigned drive-through for speed and serviceability. The restaurant reopened on Aug. 20; a grand reopening is scheduled for Sept. 13. krystal.com; (205) 556-4733
Schlotzsky's Austin Eatery is now open again in Tuscaloosa – in its old location (405 15th St E.). Schlotzsky's features hand-crafted creations with bold flavors, including sandwiches, soups, and salads. A grand opening was held on Aug. 9.
The Charm District (2020 Hackberry Lane) celebrated its ribbon cutting on Aug. 23. The Tuscaloosa store, previously Thrifty Charm Boutique, offers unique fashion finds and gifts at reasonable prices. (205) 462-3744
News and Happenings
The 2018 Adopt-A-School Kickoff, presented by Smile Doctors, was held Wednesday, August 1 and featured a panel discussion moderated by Terri Brewer of WBRC Fox 6. Panelists from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc., Vance Elementary School, Onin Staffing, and Central High School discussed some of the successes their partnerships have created for students.
The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama has named Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, the 2018 Chamber Professional of the Year. The award, presented at the CCAA Summer Conference in Point Clear, recognizes the exemplary performance and leadership of an Alabama chamber professional to his or her local chamber and professional achievements of the candidate.
The Legacy Connection (TLC), a privately-owned company located in Tuscaloosa, has been chosen for an award for outstanding telecommunication services. It has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2018 Award of Excellence for the 10th year in a row. The Legacy Connection partners with clients to integrate business solutions and design communication strategies for them. callerconnection.com; (800) 250-5160
Shelton State Community College has named Jason Moore as the College’s Dean of Workforce and Economic Development. A graduate of Shelton State, Moore brings 21 years of varied experience in manufacturing, teaching, and college leadership, most recently serving as Shelton State’s Associate Dean for Corporate Programs.