Walking into the building at the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and North Memorial Parkway is like stepping into many facets of history. The newly remodeled property is now home to H.C. Blake Co., Kim’s Diner and Betty Mae’s Restaurant, both which will be opening soon. Jim Batson, owner of H.C. Blake bought the property and […]
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Plans for a $67 million multifamily development including apartment buildings and cottages in west Huntsville have been announced by Birmingham-based Capstone Building Corp. According to Capstone, Anthem Apartments and Cottages is a 406-unit luxury rental community that will include 14 apartment buildings with 312 units and 48 garages along with 94 single-family cottages with standalone […]
What happens when an entire business model designed to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners on a personal basis is challenged by a large-scale pandemic? Well, in the case of The Catalyst Center, it gets up, dusts itself off, rolls up its sleeves and shifts gears. Agility: It’s the entrepreneurial way. By taking a proactive […]
In a collaborative effort with Crestwood Medical Center, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology recently launched the Impacting ALS project. Last month, the ALS Association awarded HudsonAlpha a $20,000 grant, which will be used toward increasing the number of patients to participate in the Crestwood ALS Care Clinic, as part of Impacting ALS. Directed by Drs. David […]
Downtown Huntsville now has its very own cookie dough parlor. On Jefferson Street, next door to Melt at The Avenue, Cookie Dough Magic is ready to serve up its unique fare. “We’re very similar to an ice cream shop,” said Huntsville franchise owner Jon Heugel. “You can order our cookie dough in a cup, waffle […]
For 51 years and counting, the Greater Huntsville Humane Society has continuously grown to meet the needs of the community’s animal population. In her first year as CEO, Anne Caldwell is taking GHHS to the next level with a new business model and relocating the Thrift Store while expanding animal service capacity at the shelter. […]
Phat Sammy’s opening day was March 18, right when COVID-19 was taking the world by storm. As people were grimly preparing for the inevitable shutdown, Phat Sammy’s four owners braced for the uncertainty. Adaptability just happens to be one of their core competencies. With 3 1/2 years of operating as a traveling pop-up dining experience, […]
(Sitdown with Success is a regular feature of the Huntsville Business Journal on entrepreneurs and their keys to success. This month’s subject is Bruce Weddendorf who helped revolutionize the craft-brewing industry in Huntsville and the state.) Just four short weeks before COVID- 19 became everyone’s daily reality, Huntsville City Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed Feb. 14 […]
In the looming shadow of COVID 19, local coffee establishments have been persevering; making “nip and tuck” adjustments, as necessary. Some have scaled back their hours along with their menus; some have reduced staffing hours or have furloughed staff. Others have added online merchandise sales to help keep their businesses and their talented crew afloat. […]
It officially began with a health order from the state March 20. That’s when all on-premise consumption of food and beverages in restaurants and bars had been officially banned. Then, Gov. Kay Ivey’s “Stay at Home order” followed on April 4 thus further delineating “essential” versus “nonessential” businesses. One thing that is certain since COVID-19 […]