Ignite Cycle opens in Mountain Brook + 4 new Birmingham businesses you need to check out

Birmingham businesses
Tiffany Martin, founder of Ignite Cycle, is thrilled to open their Mountain Brook location. (Jacob Blankenship and Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Whether you’re into cycling workouts or if top notch crawfish is more your thing, we’ve got the hottest new Birmingham businesses in the books. Ready to explore? Let’s go.

1. Cajun Steamer | Cahaba Heights

Cahaba Heights
Location of the new Cajun Steamer in Cahaba Heights. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Is it hot in here, or is it the steamin’ seafood? The new Cajun Steamer opens in Cahaba Heights on Tuesday, May 24 and you’re invited to taste bold bayou flavors, sip house-made cocktails and enjoy the spirit of New Orleans.

One of the best parts about Cajun Steamer is their Happy Hour, lasting Monday-Friday from 3-6PM. Be transported to NOLA and enjoy deals like:

  • $5 Frozen Daiquiris
  • $6 Select Appetizers – Smoked Tuna Dip, Boudin Balls, Grilled Boudin Link, Crawfish Queso & Chips, Fried Pickles
  • $1 OFF Domestic Bottles
  • $4 House Margs

Want to give it a try? Stop by during the week for some unmatched flavor.

2. The Cahaba Building | Trussville

The Cahaba
We can’t wait to see the new businesses that thrive here. (The Cahaba)

A coworking space in Trussville? Yes, please! The Cahaba Building offers small Birmingham business and entrepreneurs the opportunity to have a space they can call their own.

Leasing now, this new building offers member benefits like fiber internet, meeting rooms, free coffee and printing essentials—making it easier to get any new business off the ground.

“We’re excited to be a part of the downtown Trussville redevelopment to bring a new coworking concept to our neighborhood. Office space of this type is scarce in our area, and we are proud to give the community a place to network and grow their business.”

-Bo Watkins, Co-owner, The Cahaba

3. Ignite Cycle | Mountain Brook

Ignite Cycle
Strike a pose for the NEW Ignite Cycle! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

We’ve been waiting for this one! It’s time to turn up the volume and put on your spin shoes because Ignite Cycle is officially open in Lane Parke. After opening their Pepper Place location in 2019, the team found the perfect place to open their newest studio, right by the Mountain Brook Regions Bank.

With childcare, a fun new mural painted by Jayne Morgan and a killer playlist, there’s no better time to book your bike today.

Plus, stay tuned for new businesses opening in Lane Parke during Phase II so soon.

4. Next Tatt 2 | Downtown

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The 4th Ave Historic District is ready to add a new business to the community. (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

A new Black-owned and woman-owned tattoo parlor is coming to the 4th Ave Historic District. Owner Samone Lewis is no stranger to the tattoo industry and is excited to continue her business’ growth in the new space.

They are officially cutting the ribbon Friday, May 27 at 2PM—stop by and see what all of the hype is about.

“I wanted to come to the district because this is a place where Black business owners have thrived, and I want to become a part of that legacy. I want to set an example for others and show them if I can grow my business here, so can you!”

-Samone Lewis, Owner, Next Tatt 2

5. Santos Coffee | Homewood

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Santos Uptown. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

In case you thought the new Santos in Altadena Square was huge news, get ready for this one. Santos Coffee, acclaimed Uptown and Hoover spot, has just announced four new locations coming to the Birmingham area. Although the details surrounding three of the locations are still a mystery, we discovered that Homewood would be first.

These coffee roasters focus on coffee “from crop to cup” with roasting farms in San Antonio, Santa Margarita and San Nicolás. These Birmingham businesses are a can’t-miss. Grab a cup for an afternoon pick-me-up today! Our rec: the Iced Basil Lavender Latte!

Want more new Birmingham businesses? Send me an email at olivia@bhamnow.com and let us know the scoop.

Olivia Moses
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