5 local business openings + 1 closing you need to know about

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The grand opening at First Stop took place last Thursday. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

New businesses open in Huntsville every week, but this week they’re all local.

Here are the five business openings you can’t miss this week, plus one closing.

1. First Stop

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The ribbon cutting at First Stop. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

First Stop opened a new 8,434 square foot facility committed to aiding the fight against homelessness. Mental health and medical services are a part of the space that also includes:

  • A case management suite
  • An enrichment classroom
  • A computer lab
  • An indoor dinning room

“The reason for this new building comes down to two simple words: human dignity.”

Harold Canon, Property + Facility Manager

2. Rookiez Wingz

Rookiez Wingz will open a new location on Ryland Pike inside the Texaco. They’ll be open this Sunday for the big game, so much sure to stop by and support this business.

Café De La UAH

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This cafe is open to anyone–not just UAH students. (Submitted by Café de la UAH)

You can find this student owned and run café on the first floor of Salmon Library at UAH.

Grab a pastry, coffee or check out their other items.

Furry Land of Huntsville/Decatur

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Check out this mobile dog grooming van in Huntsville. (Submitted by Mary Caroline Pring)

This mobile pet groomer conveniently comes to you, and it services dogs and cats.

Check out their website for all the details regarding appointments.

  • When: Now open

Head Hunters

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If you get lice, you’ll want to check this out. (Photo submitted by Heather Lambert)

The operator of Head Hunters, Heather Lambert, has 15 years of lice removal experience. She started her business in Atlanta in 2009 and grew to own two studios.

Her businesses closed in 2021 due to COVID, but she reopened in Madison last week.

Closing: The Southern Living Store

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The Southern Living store will close on Feb. 22. (Christian Stanfield / Hville Blast)

The Southern Living store at Bridge Street will close at the end of this month. Until then, merchandise is 20% off.

Where you can find these businesses

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