The latest news on restaurants, retailers and other business entities in the Tuscaloosa area.
Restaurants and Retail
UA's Raising Cane's to Reopen in Paty Hall Next Month
The familiar smells of fried chicken and buttered toast will finally make their return to Paty Hall next month when Raising Cane's reopens there early next month.
German Native Follows Lifelong Dream, Opens Northport Deli
Restauranteur Rolf Meyer learned to make sausages decades ago in a butcher's shop in Germany and said he uses the skills he learned there in his Northport deli almost 5,000 miles away.
Smoothie King Returns to 15th Street 10 Years After Tornado
10 years after an EF-4 tornado destroyed Tuscaloosa's original Smoothie King, the quick-service restaurant is coming back to 15th Street.
Shanks Restaurant Officially Closes After Owner's Death
Shanks Steak and Catfish, a restaurant that opened off of Highway 43 last year, has announced that it will be unable to reopen after the unexpected death of owner Wayne Burch in early December.
Dippin' Dots on Tuscaloosa's 15th Street Closes Permanently
In an exclusive interview with The Tuscaloosa Thread, national ice cream chain Dippin' Dots announced that it has closed its store in Tuscaloosa Wednesday.
Tuscaloosa Police Seek Suspect in Burglary at Flavaz Restaurant
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying and locating a man who burglarized a restaurant in West Tuscaloosa earlier this month.
Urban Bar & Kitchen Officially Opens in Downtown Tuscaloosa
As Gary McGee celebrated the opening of Urban Bar & Kitchen with a subtle fist pump, it symbolized the conquering of tough year for the business owner.
Family Dollar to Replace Pier 1 Imports on Skyland Boulevard
Workers have been making renovations at the former Pier 1 Imports home decor store off Skyland Boulevard in recent weeks, making way for a soon-to-open for a new Family Dollar general store.
2 Tuscaloosa Businesses Team Up to Create Seafood-Inspired Brews
Half Shell Oyster House and Black Warrior Brewing Company have teamed up to create two new brews specifically made for the seafood restaurant.
Blasts From Bama's Past: New Vintage Store Opens in Tuscaloosa
Alabama alumnus Charlie Nelson has opened a new clothing and memorabilia store that will give Alabama Crimson Tide fans, a walk down memory lane.