What’s happening in the Trussville area– new, coming soon + closing

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Velma’s is (almost) back by popular demand. (Jacob Blankenship/ Bham Now)

There’s tons of new stuff in the works in and around the Trussville area. From a new coffee shop to a revitalized beer and burger joint, here’s a roundup of what’s new and coming soon.

What’s new:

Tamburro’s Italian Restaurant

Tamburro's (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
Tamburro’s is back. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

After closing in 2010, beloved local Italian eatery Tamburro’s announced back in June that they were ready for a comeback. Now, they’re back and open for business. Serving many of Dick Tamburro’s original recipes along with some new options, stop by for some chicken Parmesan, manicotti or their famous creme brûlée.

Location: 5954 Chalkville Mountain Rd, Birmingham, AL 35235

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-9PM Sunday 11AM-3PM

Scoreboard at Husky Stadium

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Just in time for football season. (Jacob Blankenship/ Bham Now)

A new, state-of-the-art video scoreboard has been installed at Hewitt-Trussville High School’s own Husky Stadium. The new scoreboard measures 54 feet high by 44 feet wide, reports the Trussville Tribune, making it the second largest scoreboard in the state. Athletes, students and community members can thank athletic director Lance Walker, who spearheaded the fundraising effort to make the new scoreboard a reality.

The new big screen scoreboard is a game changer for the Hewitt Trussville community, and it was great to see it lit up celebrating our kids. We are thankful for Courtesy Buick-GMC and all of the sponsors who made this vision a reality.”

Hewitt Principal Aaron King in The Trussville Tribune

Take 5 Oil Change

Take 5 (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
Take 5 is now open. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Take 5 Oil Change just celebrated their grand opening in Trussville. Similar to the quick and easy Take 5 Car Wash, you can stay in your car while getting your oil changed. No appointments, no hassle– just show up and in 10 minutes you’ll be ready to go. For a limited time, the new location at 3635 Mary Taylor Road is offering $20 off any oil change.

What’s coming soon:


Another new tenant coming to downtown Trussville is Bandwagon, a sports boutique that carries equipment, apparel and community sports merchandise. The upcoming Trussville location will be the fourth Bandwagon store since their inception in early 2021, alongside current locations in Vestavia Hills, Homewood and Madison, MS.

According to the Trussville Tribune, the store will be opening a temporary location on September 4 at 7129 Gadsden Hwy while its permanent location is under construction. The permanent location is being built on a lot at the corner of N Chalkville Road and Main Street and is expected to open in 2024.

Maple Avenue Coffee House

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A brand new local coffee house is coming to town. (Jacob Blankenship/ Bham Now)

Maple Avenue Coffee House is a highly anticipated addition to the downtown Trussville scene. The new spot, located at 110 Maple Ave, is a neighborhood coffee house where patrons can stop for to-go drinks and treats, have meetings or just enjoy some coffee with friends. According to owner Tracy Delaney, you’ll be able to visit them in October.

“I am so excited to be bringing a neighborhood coffee house to Trussville! Maple Avenue Coffee House is that inviting and cozy place that’s perfect for meeting friends, working or just hanging out. We’ll serve great coffee and espresso beverages using beans from local roasters, hot and iced drinks, smoothies, teas and have a limited food menu. There’s also a quaint screened in porch, beautiful open deck and a huge back yard with a bocci ball court, corn hole and other lawn games, a fire pit, space for live music, and picnic tables. So, you can bring your friends, your family, and your pups! Opening in October.”

Tracy Delaney, owner of Maple Avenue Coffee House

Want to stay up to date on their progress? Visit their Facebook page.


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Velma’s is getting ready to open back up after 11 years. (Jacob Blankenship/ Bham Now)

It’s (almost) back after popular demand– Velma’s will be re-opening after more than 10 years since closing in 2012. The original Velma’s, named after the owner’s wife, opened in 1938 and became a go-to community spot for burgers, beer and karaoke.

Now, new owners Tammy and Royce Butler are putting the finishing touches on the new and improved bar. The two plan to maintain the same spirit that made Velma’s such a beloved local meeting spot for nearly 75 years, but with additions like an expanded karaoke room and deck. According to co-owner Royce Butler on Velma’s Facebook, they should be open for business very soon.

[We’re] waiting on a few more pieces of equipment to show up so we can get them installed, and then call ABC board and the Health Department for final inspections.

Royce Butler, co-owner of Velma’s

Stay up-to-date on their progress and announcements on Facebook.

Main Street Flats

A new project is coming to downtown Trussville– Main Street Flats will be the community’s first short-term rental space. Located at 235 Main Street across from Marco’s Pizza in the former home of Elite Jewelers, the development will provide short-term lodging for visitors in lieu of hotels. The units include:

  • 4 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom units
  • 4 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom units

According to developer Matthew Gregory in The Trussville Tribune, construction will begin in the next two to four weeks and the full project is expected to take six to eight months.

The Peach Cobbler Factory

The Peach Cobbler Factory (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
The Peach Cobbler Factory is coming soon to Trussville. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

If you have a sweet tooth, this one’s for you. The Peach Cobbler Factory will be opening soon at 5870 Trussville Crossings Blvd near Kohl’s and Sam’s Club. This sweet new spot offers all kinds of treats including fruit cobblers, banana pudding and cinnamon rolls. While no opening date has been released, stay updated on their Facebook page for announcements and more.

Walk-on’s Bistreaux & Bar

Walk On's (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
Walk On’s is under construction. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Dreamed up by LSU basketball walk-ons Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, Walk-on’s Bistreaux & Bar is a sports bar that serves up Louisiana-inspired bar food, burgers and cocktails. The upcoming Trussville location will be the third Walk-on’s in the Birmingham area alongside the Greystone and Hoover locations. Check out the menu and more on their website.

While no opening date has been announced, construction is now underway in the Hamilton Place Development.

What’s closing:

Paul’s Hotdogs & Grill

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Paul’s Hot Dogs & Grill. (Jacob Blankenship/ Bham Now)

In a recent announcement on Facebook, Paul’s Hot Dogs & Grill has decided to close their doors. The restaurant was founded by Martin “Paul” LaRussa in 1993 and served the community for 30 years.

“It is with great sadness that we close our doors today. We love each and every one of you and appreciate the support you all have given us for 30 years.”

Paul’s Hot Dogs & Grill on Facebook

While the restaurant may be closing, this may not be the end of the Paul’s Hot Dogs & Grill legacy. According to Abby LaRussa in The Trussville Tribune, they are considering doing a food truck instead. There is a GoFundMe set up for locals and patrons of Paul’s to donate toward purchasing a food truck and getting it up and running.

Donate to help Paul’s get a food truck or check them out on Facebook for updates.

What are you most excited about coming to Trussville? Tag us @bhamnow on Instagram and Facebook and let us know!

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