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It’s a new week and Birmingham is booming with new buzzy news. From a new food truck park to an upcoming sculpture park in Avondale, here are some exciting new openings coming to the area.
1. Elysian Gardens
Be on the lookout for a new, whimsical sculpture park and event center coming to Avondale. Elysian Gardens will be unlike anything we’ve seen in Birmingham with a gathering space made for art, music and more.
You may remember hearing about Elysian Gardens last year. They were one of the finalists in REV Birmingham’s The Big Pitch last year. They plan to fill the event space with micro restaurants, a full bar, theater, workshops and art exhibits. Make sure to stay tuned to their socials for updates and an official opening day.
2. Ashley by Design Boutique
A mother and daughter recently opened a boutique at the Shops of Grand River in Leeds. According to the Trussville Tribune, Ashley by Design Boutique celebrated their official opening on Friday, November 13. It’s just not your typical boutique.
Owner and entrepreneur Ashley DeRamus has Down Syndrome and founded the Ashley DeRamus Foundation in 2012 to bring awareness to what happens when you’re born with an extra chromosome. Ashley by Design was launched in 2013 at the National Down Syndrome Congress’ convention where she describes her creations as “special clothing to special people”. In the store, you’ll be able to shop for clothing, accessories, artwork and even coffee.
3. Pet Vet Express
Our pets need a little TLC and pampering sometimes too, right? Pet Vet Express is expanding into another storefront soon in Crestline Village. The company already has a space in Mountain Brook that offers veterinary services.
The new grooming facility opened last week and thanks to the new space, they can accommodate up to about 25 dogs a day. According to the owner Mike Mahaffey, the expansion is coming at a good time as Pet Vet Express continues to see growth.
4. Food Truck Park
Attention all Birmingham foodies! A new food truck park has come to the Center Point area. According to the Trussville Tribune, food truck owner Simone Generette wanted to bring something exciting to the area where she grew up. After speaking with other food truck owners, the idea of a food truck park came to fruition.
Some of our favorites will be rolling to Center Point like Simone’s Kitchen ATL, Lemonade Junkies, A Train Station, Big Daddy’s BBQ and Adored Sweets. You can catch these delicious bites and more near the Green Acres in Center Point throughout the week, but you’ll find more options on Saturdays between noon and 5PM.
- Location: 2333 Center Point Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35215
5. Blakelee’s Bouquets
Blakelee’s Bouquets joined the awesome lineup of local retailers in Homewood. The florist moved from Brookwood Mall to a space in Edgewood. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the owner was excited to make the move to a neighborhood with a warm feel and fantastic community.
Not only did they get a new space, but they also brought along some product expansions, including gifts and same-day delivery options.
A Birmingham favorite is expanding into Alabaster. Milo’s Burger Shop is bringing the popular chain to the former Krystal location and is set to open in 2021.
In the meantime, make sure to check out their jazzy new location in Cahaba Heights.
7. The Postpartum Clinic
Certified childbirth educator and trained doula Kayla Bitten is opening a new clinic for women looking for post-pregnancy help. The new space will be in the WORX BHM coworking building and will aid mothers with their postpartum journey and breastfeeding.
Bitten plans to start offering her services from the new space by December and hopes that it will become a safe space for women, especially women of color. It’ll provide much needed support for women during a time when they need it most.