Bandit Pâtisserie is open now + 5 more Birmingham businesses on the way

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All of these pastries are making us want to walk over to Bandit Pâtisserie. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

If you’re like us and always want a mid-morning sweet treat, you’re going to want to pay attention to this special edition of openings. From a pâtisserie opening on First Ave. N to retail in Pelham, we’ve got six of Birmingham’s most anticipated openings ready for you.

1. Osaka Japanese Sushi Steakhouse | Helena

The former Golden Rule Restaurant space on Highway 52 just got a makeover. Meet Osaka Japanese Sushi Steakhouse, serving fresh hibachi and sushi.

According to the Shelby County Reporter, sibling duo Mandy and Wen Lin are restaurant veterans with more than 20 years of experience. Osaka will feature family recipes, right down to the sauce. They’ve been wanting to open a Helena restaurant for awhile, and the stars have officially aligned.

Plus, they’re hiring. Even if you don’t have sushi/chef experience, hard workers are always welcome, according to the Lins.

2. Crumbl Cookies | Alabaster

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Crumbl’s delicious offerings change weekly. (Crumbl Cookies / Instagram)

Alabaster—no need to drive for delicious cookies anymore. Crumbl Cookies is officially coming to Alabaster. After a year of our Crumbl location in Vestavia Hills, Crumbl franchise owners, Jason and Rebecca Dickey, are expanding to The Alabaster Promenade.

Although the company itself is only five years old, it’s taken off quickly, due to the ever-changing menu and fresh flavors each week. Pro tip: the cookies are definitely shareable.

3. Thrive Wellness | Woodlawn

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Thrive Wellness in their new space. (Thrive Wellness / Facebook)

Thrive Wellness, a holistic lounge in Woodlawn, just opened their doors on Saturday, August 13 during the Woodlawn Street Market.

Founded by Tish Fletcher, a $25,000 recipient in Prosper’s Magic City March contest, this CBD-based wellness lounge aims to provide wellness to all. After Fletcher discovered CBD to relieve pain from an injury, she began diving deeper into the world of holistic healing products and made her own—where Thrive Wellness began.

Catch them next to the former Woodlawn Cycle Cafe.

4. Bandit Pátisserie | Downtown

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There was certainly no confusion of where Bandit Pâtisserie was opening. (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

Hooray for Bandit! This is an opening we frequently got asked about, so we’re happy to share an update. Bandit Pâtisserie officially opened on Tuesday, August 9 on First Ave. N in the Mercantile on Morris development.

Decked out in balloons and florals for their sister bar, Bar Le FĂŞte, Bandit truly was the star of the show. For coffee, we chose an Iced Vanilla Latte and an Iced Matcha Latte. For pastries, we opted for the peachy hand pie and the almond croissant which made for the perfect mid-morning pick-me-up.

5. Taco Mac + Mountain High Outfitters | Pelham

Mountain High Outfitters
Mountain High Store in Cahaba Village. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Two new tenants were just announced for the exciting Oak Mountain Canopy development: Mountain High Outfitters and Georgia-based Taco Mac. Estimated to open around spring/summer of 2023, these spots will be some of the first retail spots in the $60M development, along with apartments and other housing options.

With this development, concert-goers and Oak Mountain State Park visitors will have access to great food and retail while in Pelham. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the exciting details happening in the Oak Mountain area.

  • Location: Between I-65 and Highway 65, on Pelham’s Amphitheatre Road
  • Contact: Website

6. Prevail Coffee | Downtown

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Birmingham is welcoming another coffee shop. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Montgomery-based Prevail Coffee is heading to the Shipt Tower in downtown Birmingham. While they serve delicious coffee and coffee beverages, they’re passionate about the relationship between the roasters and their shops.

After Prevail Coffee was founded in Auburn in 2013, they expanded to Montgomery and Atlanta. Now, they’re opening their third location in a prime spot for commuters and professionals who, let’s face it, love themselves a cup of coffee.

They’re opening right after Labor Day weekend, so make sure to check back to see the finished space.

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Olivia Moses
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