The first third of 2023 is behind us and off to a great start in and around Tuscaloosa, where two dozen new restaurants and retailers have already opened, relocated or announced plans to do so this year.

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From a vibrant new dog park to the desserts-only Peach Cobbler Factory and other new-to-market offerings plus a steady stream of new announcements coming out of Northport, small businesses and major chains alike are betting on finding success in West Alabama.

The Tuscaloosa Thread is your local leader for news from the restaurant and retail beat and every year, we create and update a running list of these announcements.

Scroll through the gallery below to see and read more about new businesses that are open now or coming soon to the region, and we encourage you to use our free mobile app to let us know if we missed any or if you have a retail development scoop we should know about!

Restaurants and Retailers Who Opened, Announced or Moved in 2023

A running list from the Tuscaloosa Thread of all restaurants and retailers who have opened, announced plans to come to the area or relocated so far in 2023.

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