From a new nationally recognized sports bar to seeing some of our favorite local restaurants reopen, there’s a lot of movement in Birmingham. Here’s the weekly rundown of what’s reopening and new openings in the area.
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1. Not one, but TWO Walk-On’s
In 2019, Birmingham welcomed its first Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux in Hoover’s Tattersall Park. We were excited to learn that this nationally recognized sports bar soon had its eyes set on Stadium Trace Village as its second location. According to Birmingham Business Journal, this second Hoover location is set to open in September.
As if we weren’t happy with two locations, earlier we reported that the franchise is now adding a third location to Trussville. As this part of town continues to grow, we’re not surprised to see a national franchise take notice and they’re looking to start development next year. With the addition of Walk-On’s, we can only continue to expect to see a positive trajectory for Trussville in 2021 and beyond.
2. MPower Pilates + Cycle Studio
A popular New Year’s resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle. I’ve never made that my resolution, but with this new fitness studio, it may become a reality.
MPower Pilates + Cycle Studio just expanded with a new location in Mountain Brook’s English Village. Their larger space helps maintain social distancing among trainers and customers. As the company’s third location in Birmingham, the owner wishes to offer more safe classes.
3. Crestline Bagel at Innovation Depot
This one made my stomach growl. Good news for those working or living Downtown. You no longer have to drive to Mountain Brook or Vestavia to get your bagel fix.
Crestline Bagel Co. just held their grand re-opening of their Innovation Depot location on January 12. Your hardest decision may be what bagel to get. May I suggest the Open Face Cheese Melt?
4-6. A new trio of restaurants at the Valley Hotel in Homewood
We’re ready for the much anticipated opening of the Valley Hotel coming soon, but turns out it’s bringing good news for foodies as well. Three new restaurants are set to open on-site of the luxury hotel later this month.
The Valley Coffee Co. will serve craft coffee, fresh-baked pastries and artisanal lunch options. They even have a cute little courtyard to enjoy your cup of joe on.
When you’re looking to wind down, make your way to The Terrace Bar for great views of charming downtown Homewood and original cocktails. If cocktails aren’t your thing, no worries. They’ll also offer brews.
Add this one to your foodie bucket list. Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails is firing up elevated Southern comfort food. Here are a few items that caught my eye on the menu: Smoked Short Ribs, Grouper and Grits and Smoked Chocolate Toffee Cakes.
We’ve been waiting for this one. Satterfield’s is reopening their doors on January 19 for lunch and dinner. To keep customers safe, they’ve implemented shields placed throughout the bar and dining room. If you’re still not ready to eat indoors yet, they’ve got you covered with a heated patio.
You can still get your steaks straight off the grill, fresh Gulf seafood and fresh dishes with curbside pickup and free, local delivery.
8. One Place Family Justice Center
One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center is moving to a new spot in Avondale where it will relocate operations this year. The organization will be taking the previous location of co-working space, Practice Works.
One Place’s mission is to provide services for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence through a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Their central location will allow them to offer more comprehensive services and we wish the best for their new beginning.
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