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Druid City Living Business Happenings: February 2018

28 Feb 2018 DCL Staff

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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Bryant Bank has announced plans to build a new banking office in downtown Tuscaloosa. The site is located at the corner of University Blvd. and 19th Avenue. The new banking office is expected to open this fall. (205) 464-4646; bryantbank.com  

Burger King in downtown Tuscaloosa held a grand reopening on Jan. 10. The all-new restaurant is located at 2515 Stillman Blvd. (205) 390-7709; bk.com 

Domino’s Pizza in Alberta City is now open. The new restaurant, located at 2525 University Blvd. East in Tuscaloosa, is operated by Zan Hall. Limited indoor seating is available, along with delivery and carry-out options, and a pick-up window. (205) 632-0000; dominos.com 

True40 Tuscaloosa, a fitness studio that provides a total-body workout suited for all ages and fitness levels, is now open at 1490 Northbank Parkway. The studio held a grand opening on Jan. 22. (205) 561-6395; true40studio.com. 

News and Happenings 

Faucett’s has closed its doors on Main Street in Northport on Jan. 19. The clothing store first opened in the 1880s.  

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International produced its 3 millionth vehicle on Jan. 8 at its plant in Tuscaloosa County. The silver Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV is destined for a customer in the United States.   

Tuscaloosa-based Parker Towing Company has announced the promotion of Jared Phillips to operations manager. Phillips, a Huntsville native, joined Parker Towing in 2011.  

Shelton State Community College has named Cara Crosslin as the Buccaneer’s newest Athletic Director. The Tuscumbia native, who previously served as the College’s Athletic Support Specialist, is a former coach and athletic director at Thompson High School in Alabaster. Crosslin played basketball at the University of Alabama from 1993- 1997. 

Toys R Us is closing its Tuscaloosa store in McFarland Plaza (2600 McFarland Blvd E). The Tuscaloosa store is one of 182 “underperforming” stores that the company is closing as part of its financial restructuring plan. Store closings were expected to begin in February. 

United Way of West Alabama raised a record-setting $3,945,067 during its 2017 fundraising campaign. The grand total was announced by 2017 Campaign Chairwoman Sarah Patterson during Alabama vs. South Carolina men’s basketball game on Jan. 9.

The University of Alabama, along with three other universities, is forming a new economic development leadership executive education program. The two-week class will begin with a one-week session in February and another in August. The program exceeded its original participant goal and already has a waiting list for the 2019 class. 

Anniversaries 

Urban Cookhouse of Tuscaloosa (1490 Northbank Pkwy) marked its one-year anniversary of opening in Tuscaloosa in January 2018. (205) 561-6999; urbancookhouse.com.

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