7 exciting openings + businesses coming soon including a mobile lounge

The Lion's Den Bham / Facebook
The party bus of your dreams. (The Lion’s Den Bham / Facebook)

I’m amazed at just how much is always happening in Birmingham. From mouth-watering cookies and candy to a new park perfect for walks, read on to learn about what’s now open and coming soon to The Magic City.

1. Crumbl Cookies | Lane Parke

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Cookies + milk = the best combo. (Crumbl Cookies)

I am absolutely PUMPED for this opening in Mountain Brook later this year. Crumbl Cookies is coming to town, so I’ll be filling a glass of milk in anticipation of a warm, sweet cookie. What’s unique about this spot is the menu is constantly changing—each week you can try a different type of cookie out of 200 rotating flavors. You bet I’m running to the store if I spy snickerdoodles on the menu.

2. Double Oak Park | Shelby County

Double Oak Park
It’s time to head outdoors. (Discover Shelby County / Website)

A 750-acre park just opened in Shelby County and it’s a perfect spot to take a fall hike. Double Oak Park—nestled between Dunnavant Valley Road and Bear Creek Road—is home to so many outdoor adventures, including:

  • A picnic pavilion
  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Restrooms

“The park consists of 750 acres of the tail end of the Appalachian Mountain chain in Shelby County just outside of Chelsea on County Road 43. We are excited to offer this pristine piece of the outdoors so close to residential areas and employment centers on Highway 280.”

Chad Scroggins, County Manager, Shelby County

3. Camp Bow Wow | Hoover

Camp Bow Wow
We love our furry friends. (Camp Bow Wow / Facebook)

The paw-fect place for your furry friends, Camp Bow Wow in Hoover, just opened last week. With over 200 locations across the country, they’re experts at taking care of our four-legged pals, including:

You don’t need to worry about your pets when they stay at Camp Bow Wow. This A+ doggy daycare and boarding provider has certified camp counselors who are extensively trained in dog behavior, pet first aid and CPR. There’ll be plenty of wagging tails here.

4. The Lion’s Den Mobile Lounge

The Lion's Den Bham
This bus is the definition of fun. (The Lion’s Den Bham / Facebook)

We found the coolest ride you can roll to your next party in. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, owner Chris South bought the school bus off eBay and refurbished it to be flashy and fun for private parties, weddings and more. There are cigars and liquor stocked on board, so just show up with your crew and get ready for the best night out on the town.

5. Birmingham Candy Company | Crestline Village

Bham Candy Company
Crestline Village is about to get sweeter. (Bham Now)

If you have a sweet tooth, this candy store coming soon to Crestline Village is just for you. The Birmingham Candy Company recently announced they’ll be opening a second location. They currently are offering their delicious sweets at The Pizitz.

“If you’ve visited our Pizitz location, you’ve more than likely come in contact with one of our superb team members. Their dedication and hard work has allowed us to focus on the bigger picture. 

Most importantly, we want to extend our appreciation to our loyal customers (who are more like family really). Your continued support has allowed us to make this dream a reality. Thank YOU!”

Cassie and Wayne Bolden, Owners, Birmingham Candy Company

From candied apples to chocolate-covered Oreos and pralines, you’ll find me stocking up on their scrumptious confectioneries.

6. Velma’s Place Sports Bar & Grill | Trussville

Velma's old iconic sing
An iconic place is coming back. (Velma’s Trussville / Facebook)

An iconic Trussville business is coming back better than ever. According to the Trussville Tribune, Velma’s Place—a local fan-fave since 1938—is reopening in early 2023 after being closed for a decade. The plan is to keep the iconic restaurant the same—we’ll see the beloved menu again with a few more cocktails on the lineup.

7. Johnny Was | The Summit

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I’ll be shopping here ASAP. (Callie Puryear / Bham Now)

Looking for the perfect holiday gift or just a new closet for yourself? Johnny Was, a California-based women’s fashion lifestyle brand, is officially open in The Summit. This store is the definition of stylish with their bold colors and floral prints.

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Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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