NEW chocolate shop open in Homewood + 4 more Birmingham businesses coming soon

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Just a sample of things that you can find at Chocolate America. (Chocolate America / Instagram)

This week’s openings are pretty sweet if you ask us. We’re diving into deets about Homewood’s newest chocolate shop, a vintage boutique coming to Pepper Place and more businesses coming soon. Ready to unwrap all the fun?

1. Dos Tequilas | Chelsea

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We can’t wait for many taco Tuesdays at Dos Tequilas. (Dos Tequilas / Instagram)

More Mexican food is headed to Chelsea! This new restaurant and bar is serving up some tasty classics soon. Not only will they serve lunch and dinner during the week but breakfast and brunch on the weekends. While the food is important, they want all their guests to be transported to Tequila, Mexico with their space and service.

No opening has been set yet, but we’re already looking forward to doing a guacamole taste test. PS—they’re hiring!

2. Devore Vintage | Pepper Place

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How stunning is this space going to look? (Hannah Conzelman-Joseph)

Mountain Brook native, Hannah Conzelman-Joseph, is opening her own space in Pepper Place after starting her vintage clothing boutique in 2015. She recently just moved back to Birmingham from Melbourne, Australia, and is ready to hit the ground running.

She specializes in antique clothing,(1890s – 1940s) and will start out as appointment only.

“My business has always been about more than selling antiques; it is also about  escapism and imagination. It’s about showing the world the relevance that 120-year-old pieces can have in present day.”

– Hannah Conzelman-Joseph, Owner, Devore Vintage

3. Chocolate America | Homewood

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This box = perfection. (Chocolate America)

More sweets in Homewood? Yes please. However, this is no ordinary chocolate shop. If you’re looking to shop the very best chocolate from chocolatiers across the country, you’re in luck.

“Chocolate America has the largest selection of fine chocolates and fudge in Alabama. We only sell chocolate made by the best chocolatiers in America. We have bars, barks, truffles, caramels, toffees, fudge, popsicles and more.”

– Tom Findlay, Owner, Chocolate America

Tom has been passionate about chocolate for awhile, starting with selling decadent chocolates in his art gallery a few doors down, Thomas Andrew Art Gallery. Ready to be transported to a world of sweet indulgence? Swing by today!

4. Marco’s Pizza | Indian Springs

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Pizza, anyone? (Marco’s Pizza / Facebook)

Indian Springs, you have a new favorite Friday night pizza spot. Marco’s Pizza, a national chain, will be moving into the neighborhood. Owners Richard and Paris Rabenau are excited for their new franchise after spending years in the engineering field.

Our recs? Check ’em out below.

  • Hawaiian Chicken—ham, grilled chicken, bacon, pineapple, original sauce and signature three cheeses
  • White Cheezy—bacon, onions, sliced tomatoes, garlic parmesan sauce and signature three cheeses, plus feta

Go visit this new spot—open now!

5. Marty’s TV | Trussville

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Something big is coming to Trussville….(Sarah Thurmond / Facebook)

If you’ve lived in Birmingham for a little bit, you know about Marty’s—now Marty’s PM. With the addition of the Irondale location (Marty’s GM) in 2018, it was time for the trifecta to become complete. Get ready to meet Marty’s TV (MTV for short). According to the Trussville Tribune, new owners Sarah Thurmond and Josh Braden are currently in the hiring process for “Trussville’s newest watering hole”.

The challenge of finding good food and drinks past 10PM is over—Marty’s is founded on the principle that good times don’t have to end early for those who work late hours.

“We hope it’ll be like a good community ‘Sports Bar, Happy Hour, late-night spot’ for all the industries or the restaurant industry folks that are out here that don’t have anywhere to go when they get off work.”

-Sarah Thurmond, General Manager, Marty’s TV (as quoted in the Trussville Tribune)

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