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It’s been a busy February with new openings happening across Birmingham. From old favorites making a comeback to a brand new option that’s the first in the state, here’s the weekly rundown of openings and reopenings in the area.
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Been searching for the perfect salad in Birmingham? Say hello to one of The Summit’s newest additions, Chopt, a new creative salad restaurant. This will be Alabama’s first Chopt location.
2. Quick’s Food Truck
Quick’s Food Truck is getting ready to roll around Bessemer and the Greater Birmingham Area and we’re excited. A son and mother duo brought the food truck to fruition and will be serving burgers, wings, barbecue and more.
Owners Larry Quicksey and Nell Bender held the grand opening for the truck on February 6.
3. Mangos Cantina & Grill
A new Mexican restaurant opened in Leeds on February 8—Mangos Cantina & Grill. It will serve all of your favorites, including quesadillas, nachos, vegetarian options, fajitas, drinks and more.
- Location: 1770 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL 35094
4. The Guys’ Place
Located in Pelham’s Campus No. 124, The Guys’ Place is an upscale barbershop complete with lounge and relaxing environment for haircuts and styling. They take your typical haircut experience and elevate it so you’re comfortable and come out feeling just as good as you look.
This will be the first one in Alabama and they’re holding a soft opening at their new space in Pelham this February. The event will include exciting giveaways and promotional pricing on services for a limited time during the month.
5. Hammer & Stain
Craft studio, Hammer & Stain, recently moved from the Riverchase Galleria to the Lee Branch shopping center in Hoover. They’re known for their different craft activities that you can enjoy in-studio, including workshops, private parties, custom orders and more.
6. Sneaky Pete’s Homewood
Welcome back to the neighborhood, Sneaky Pete’s. After closing their longtime location in Homewood in December 2020, the eater is reopening under new ownership. The husband and wife duo that operate Sneaky Pete’s in Gardendale will be taking over the Homewood location.
They’ve already made some upgrades to the space, too, including new chairs, tables, a new floor and more.
7. Homewood Nutrition
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, yet healthy, consider Homewood Nutrition as your new go-to spot.
Homewood Nutrition held its grand opening on February 8 and serves healthy meal replacement shakes, loaded teas for energy and other specialty drinks.
We’re sad to say goodbye to Woodlawn’s Trove, but it’s not all bad news. You can rest assured that this gift and home good store is here to stay, but with an online presence only.
Out of financial necessity, Trove’s brick and mortar will close after February 20 to pivot to online-shopping only. Be on the look out for future pop-ups from the shop and follow them on social to stay in the know.
9. Sons Donuts
Owners of Big Spoon Creamery and Steel City Pops have joined forces to bring an exciting new donut concept to Avondale this Spring called Sons Donuts.
Sons Donuts will feature mini donuts cooked hot to order, along with a variety of unique sugar dustings and handcrafted dipping sauces. But that’s not all. The shop will also offer:
- Locally-roasted coffee from Non-Fiction Coffee
- Fresh-squeezed orange juice
- A milk bar with house-made flavored milk shots
- Location: 4000 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222. (Next door to Big Spoon Creamery)
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10. La Farre Markt
Trussville, get ready to welcome a unique market to the area this Spring called La Farre Markt. The shop will specialize in selling wine, charcuterie boards, gifts, gourmet foods and weekly dinner kits.
If that doesn’t peak your interest, maybe their mascot will. Owner Virgil Tortorigi is making his Capuchin monkey the shop’s official mascot and you may catch him at the market every now and then.