Top 5 stories last week—get caught up on what’s new in Huntsville

Esports stadium
Let’s get caught up on Esports, new businesses and more. (Esports / Facebook)

If you’re looking to find out what’s buzzing in Huntsville, you’ve come to the right place.

These five stories were the talk of the town, and you don’t want to miss out on them. Let’s get you caught up.

1. Everything you need to know about the new Manners Club of the South

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Katie Butts and Susie Fortner are bringing their expertise to Manners Club of the South. (Manners Club of the South)

What’s happening: Katie Watson Butts and Susie Swanson Fortner are two etiquette enthusiasts who are starting up a new business, Manners Club of the South. They’re on a mission to teach kids etiquette in a fun way, with classes about table manners, restaurant skills, technology etiquette and much more.

The details:

2. 9 exciting Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day events—a parade, 80s party + more

Red truck at St. Patrick's Parade in Huntsville
More good times ahead. (Huntsville St. Patrick’s Parade / Facebook)

Upcoming events:

3. 4 new openings in Huntsville that you don’t want to miss—boba, sushi and more

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Boba’s better with friends. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

The openings:

4. The Elroy + 15 more new projects approved in Huntsville

The Elroy is one of many new developments in Huntsville. (Ramston Capital)

What’s happening: Last week, 16 new construction permits were issued for Huntsville. Those permits include The Elroy, a new apartment complex in Research Park. The Elroy will cost approximately $30 million to complete, making it the largest project approved in Huntsville last week.

Why it’s important: Located just off of Research Park Boulevard, the largest North-South highway in Huntsville, the community will provide residents with interstate access to major employment centers in both Huntsville and Madison.

5. Huntsville will host a new multi-million dollar Esports national initiative

Huntsville Rocket
Some big-time esports are coming to town. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

What’s happening: This summer, Huntsville will host Project ESE (Esports, STEM and Economic Development) along with only 15 other U.S. cities. 

Why it’s important: This multi-million dollar project prioritizes promoting youth education and enhancing economic development in HUD communities across the nation. We’re excited to see how it will enhance educational opportunities and economic advancement in Huntsville.

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Sarah Gronberg
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