Alabama businessman Stan Pate visited Tuscaloosa Monday morning for the groundbreaking of a new Guthrie’s Chicken. 

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In addition to the groundbreaking, Pate called in to the Steve and DC morning show on 95.3 The Bear to talk about some of his other projects. 

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One business involvement Pate spoke on included the permanently-closed Books A Million on Skyland. Pate revealed the bookstore was being prepped for demolition. 

“I’m looking forward to getting it torn down,” said Pate. “We started removing the concrete a week ago.” Pate noted that “quite a few businesses” have been in talks with him about moving into the location. 

“City Hall has promised support,” said Pate, “We’re ready to get started.” 

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