8 openings + closings in The Magic City—what to know

Welcome Bookmarked Paperie to Trussville.
Welcome Bookmarked Paperie to Trussville. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

Happy Monday, Birmingham. Start off the new week by getting in the know. Six new businesses (including a new indoor golf facility) are headed to The Magic City, and we’re saying a sad goodbye to two others. Let’s dive in.

1. Bookmarked Paperie | Trussville

Welcome Bookmarked Paperie to Trussville.
Shop Bookmarked Paperie in Trussville for all holiday gift needs. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

According to the Trussville Tribune, a new business has officially opened offering “everything paper”—from stationery and greeting cards to puzzles and books.

2. Mockingbird Day Spa | Trussville

woman lying on blue towel with white cream on face
(engin akyurt / Unsplash)

Mockingbird Day Spa is coming soon to Trussville, bringing couples services, an infrared sauna, organic spray tans and more to the area.

3. Bandwagon | Trussville

According to the Trussville Tribune, retail sports boutique Bandwagon is building a downtown Trussville location. The sports store is being built in the vacant lot behind the brick clock plaza at the corner of North Chalkville Road and Main Street, but it has a temporary location at 7129 Gadsden Hwy while its permanent location is under construction.

4. Luca | Homewood

Love Italian dishes? Great news: Luca, a new Italian restaurant and market, is coming to Homewood in 2024. I can’t wait for the delicious Italian cuisine. Stay tuned for more details.

5. Fore Birmingham | Five Points South

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Fore Birmingham opened at Pickwick Place on November 3. (Carter Matthews / Bham Now)

Looking for a new hobby? Fore Birmingham offers high-tech golf simulators at their new indoor golf facility for serious and casual players. With over 100 golf course simulations from across the Globe, you’ll have a variety of options to choose from at Fore Golf.

6. Cookie Fix | Hoover

Cookie lovers rejoice! Cookie Fix is opening a new location in Brock’s Gap Hoover. Keep an eye out for an opening date and more details coming soon.


1. Orangetheory | Hoover

Orangetheory will be closing its Hoover location. The Vestavia Hills and downtown location will remain open.

2. Club Duquette | Woodlawn storefront

Club Duquette
Club Duquette storefront in Woodlawn neighborhood in Birmingham. (Club Duquette)

Club Duquette is closing its brick-and-mortar store in Woodlawn on December 31st. However, there is good news. The hip retail business will continue its online shop, described on their website as “a modern mom and pop quality lifestyle brand with clothing, supplies, and good vibes for all people.”

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Lauren Perry
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