Now the News: Birmingham-based app goes worldwide, exciting new openings + more

Camp Bow Wow, now the news
Camp Bow Wow is now open for your pups in Hoover. (Camp Bow Wow / Facebook)

Happy Monday, Birmingham! It’s been a long holiday weekend full of food, football and fun but it is time to kick off another week in The Magic City. Keep reading for the Birmingham’s buzziest news of the week.

8 exciting openings + businesses coming soon including a mobile lounge

crumbl cookies lane parke
YUM. (Crumbl Cookies)

Now open:

  • Double Oak Park, a 750-acre park just opened in Shelby County and is the perfect spot to take a fall hike.
  • The paw-fect place for your furry friends, Camp Bow Wow in Hoover, just opened last week. 
  • A mobile lounge just opened and it is definitely coolest ride you can roll to your next party in.

Coming soon:

  •  Crumbl Cookies is coming to Lane Parke in early 2023—expect over 200 cookies on a weekly rotating menu.
  • Birmingham Candy Company is opening its second location in Crestline Village. More info on this sweet news below.

Birmingham Candy Company to open 2nd location in Crestline Village

Birmingham, Birmingham Candy Company
Be on the lookout in Crestline Village. (Birmingham Candy Company)

What’s happening: Just in time for the holidays, Birmingham Candy Company is opening a second location in Mountain Brook’s Crestline Village. Keep an eye out for the opening date.

Why it matters: Birmingham Candy Company is the best. Their first location at The Pizitz serves up fresh, homemade treats with no processed ingredients. Crestline is lucky to have them.

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The famous Velma’s resturant is returning to Trussville in 2023

Velma's iconic cups
We can’t wait. (Velma’s Trussville / Facebook)

What’s happening: The iconic Velma’s is returning to Trussville. The new and improved restaurant and bar will stay true to its original design while adding modern touches.

Why it matters: Velma’s first opened in 1938, back when Trussville was nothing more than a two-lane road surrounded by farms. Residents near and far were devastated when the beloved bar closed in 2012— now a decade later, Velma’s is coming back.

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4 spots closing in Birmingham + who’s planning to reopen

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Yes, please. (On Tap Sports Cafe)

What’s happening: On Tap Sports Cafe, EATS Highland, YMCA of Greater Birmingham and Underground Vegan have locations closing in Birmingham. But don’t worry, most of them still have other locations open or plan to return.

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Birmingham-based company takes remote drug testing app nationwide

ClearMINDNow
ClearMINDNow is going worldwide. (ClearMINDNow)

What’s happening: Birmingham-based company and 2020 Alabama Launchpad winner clearMINDnow is taking their remote drug testing app nationwide. ClearMINDnow is a remote drug testing app that provides support and empowering education for families navigating substance use disorders

Why it matters: The clearMINDnow app doesn’t just provide test results, but focuses on education and removing the stigma surrounding substance use disorders. Should you get an unexpected result, it provides steps to guide a productive conversation and resources to help move forward.

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Callie Puryear
Callie Puryear
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