Openings this week are pretty sweet if you ask us. We dive into the details of Homewood’s new chocolate factory, a vintage boutique in Pepper Place, and other upcoming ventures. Ready to unbox all the fun?
1. Dos Tequilas | chelsea
More Mexican food is heading to Chelsea! This new restaurant and bar will soon be offering tasty classics. Not only will they serve lunch and dinner during the week, but also breakfast and brunch on the weekends. While food is important, they want all of their guests to be transported to Tequila, Mexico with their space and service.
No openings have been set yet, but we’re already looking forward to doing a guacamole taste test. PS—they’re hiring!
2. Devour Vintage | Place with pepper
Mountain Brook native Hannah Conzelman-Joseph is opening her own space in Pepper Place after launching her vintage clothing boutique in 2015. She has just returned to Birmingham from Melbourne, Australia and is ready to go.
She specializes in antique clothing (1890s to 1940s) and will start by appointment only.
“My business has always been more than selling antiques; it is also escape and imagination. It’s about showing the world the relevance that 120-year-old coins can have today.
– Hannah Conzelman-Joseph, Owner, Devore Vintage
3. Chocolate America | house wood
More sweets in Homewood? Yes please. However, this is no ordinary chocolate shop. If you’re looking to buy the best chocolate from chocolatiers across the country, you’re in luck.
“Chocolate America offers the largest selection of fine chocolates and fudge in Alabama. We only sell chocolate made by the finest chocolatiers in America. We have bars, barks, truffles, caramels, toffees, fudge, popsicles and more.
– Tom Findlay, Owner, Chocolate America
Tom has been passionate about chocolate for some time, starting out selling decadent chocolates at his art gallery a few doors down, Thomas Andrew Art Gallery. Ready to be transported to a world of sweet treats? Come see us today!
4. Marco’s Pizza | Indian sources
Indian Springs, you’ve got a new favorite Friday night pizzeria. Marco’s Pizza, a national chain, will move into the neighborhood. Owners Richard and Paris Rabenau are thrilled with their new franchise after spending years in the engineering business.
Our rec? Check them out below.
- Hawaiian chicken — ham, grilled chicken, bacon, pineapple, original sauce and three signature cheeses
- White Cheezy—bacon, onions, sliced tomatoes, garlic-parmesan sauce and three signature cheeses, plus feta
Go visit this new spot, open now!
5. Marty’s TV | Trussville
If you’ve lived in Birmingham for a bit, you know Marty’s, now Marty’s PM. With the addition of the Irondale (Marty’s GM) location in 2018, it was time for the trifecta to become complete. Get ready to meet Marty’s TV (MTV for short). According to Trussville grandstandnew owners Sarah Thurmond and Josh Braden are currently in the hiring process for “Trussville’s newest watering hole”.
The challenge of finding great food and drink after 10 p.m. is over – Marty’s is founded on the principle that good times don’t have to end early for those working late.
“We hope it will be like a good community ‘Sports Bar, Happy Hour, late night venue’ for all industries or people in the restaurant industry who are here and have nowhere to go when they quit work.”
-Sarah Thurmond, General Manager, Marty’s TV (quoted in the Trussville Tribune)
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