The latest news on restaurants, retailers and other business entities in the Tuscaloosa area.
Restaurants and Retail
Tuscaloosa's Closed Ruan Thai to Re-Open in New Alabama City
Two years after they permanently closed their restaurant on the Tuscaloosa Strip, the owners of Ruan Thai Restaurant are ready to re-open in a new Alabama city.
Elements Don't Deter St. Patrick's Day Crowd in Tuscaloosa
A chilly day full of rain in the Druid City didn't stop the St. Patrick's Day celebration at Innisfree Irish Pub.
New Courtyard Marriott Officially Open for Business in Northport
Northport's first interior-entry hotel is officially open for business as you enter the city on Highway 69 after years in development.
Brand New "Local Bank" Prepares for Grand Opening in Tuscaloosa
A new bank is gearing up to open one of its first-ever branches in Tuscaloosa next month, with an eye toward expanding throughout the state and region.
Local Candle Company Gets New Home in Downtown Tuscaloosa
A locally owned candle company that was on the brink of permanent closure last year is open for business in a new location in downtown Tuscaloosa.
Julio Jones Sells Off Mazda Dealership, New Owners' Lot Open Now
Major changes are underway at two Tuscaloosa car dealerships after management at Julio Jones Kia sold the Mazda side of their business to other owners in town.
"The Standard" Now Selling Pizza by the Slice on the Strip
A new gastropub is open on the Tuscaloosa Strip, where a group of entrepreneurs sees an unmet demand for pizza by the slice for students and football fans.
Tuscaloosa Bar to Benefit Turning Point During March
Session Cocktails, a downtown Tuscaloosa bar focused on pre-Prohibition and modern classic cocktails, has chosen great partners to benefit from their Cocktail for a Cause campaign this month.
Druid City Brewing Opens New Taproom and Venue with Lofty Goals
Tuscaloosa's Druid City Brewing Company has officially moved to a new, substantially larger location in the same shopping center as their longtime home off 15th Street.
Farewell to Chamber CEO Jim Page, Tuscaloosa's Great Convener
After 11 years leading the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, outgoing CEO Jim Page said Tuscaloosa's best days are ahead -- but only if area leaders put ego aside and will work together to realize them.