So much is happening in Huntsville each week that it’s easy to miss something. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got you covered.
These were the buzziest stories last week on Hville Blast, all in one place. Let’s get you up to speed.
1. Hickory Store BBQ—a new, local barbecue joint—is coming to Huntsville
What’s happening: A local barbecue expert is taking his barbecue to the next level with a physical location. Glenn McAlpin and his wife Kathleen are working on Hickory Store Barbecue in the Monrovia area, and they’re expecting to be serving up their craft barbecue at the end of April.
- Location: 1943 Blake Bottom Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
- Opening Date: Expected late April 2023
- Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. 5 openings and closings you need to know about in Huntsville—Biscuit Belly, Jim n’ Nicks and more
- Biscuit Belly will open their doors (with delicious biscuit scent coming out) sometime in March in Jones Valley.
- The popular barbecue joint Jim N’ Nicks is bringing their second location to the area in Madison.
- After a hiatus—that felt too long for local Indian cuisine lovers—Ruchi is returning in April at a new location in Main Street South.
- Kelly and Buddy’s Dog Park is the newest spot for your pooch to stay and play, and it’s only 5 minutes from the heart of Huntsville.
- We’re sad to see Bacchus Wine + Tapas shut their doors for good—we’ll miss their European fare and live piano music.
3. There’s a beautiful new plant store opening in downtown Huntsville
What’s happening: Plant lovers, rejoice. There’s a new specialty plant shop opening in Clinton Row, opening this spring (perfect timing, right?). You can expect to find beautiful rare plants as well as hand-mixed potting soils at Zacari Plant Company.
- Location: 101 Clinton Ave E, Huntsville, AL 35801
- Opening Date: Spring 2023
- Facebook | Instagram
4. 13 spots in the Huntsville area with an old-fashioned feel
What’s happening: If you’re wanting to time travel, this is about as close as you’re going to get in the Huntsville area. Folks are loving the old-fashioned feel of these thirteen spots where you can shop, eat, drink and be entertained—all while feeling like you’re in a completely different era.
- Eats + sweets: Vintage 1889, Dogwood + Magnolia Bakery, Grandmother’s House and Payne’s Soda Fountain and Sandwich Shop
- Shopping + entertainment: Preservation Company, Sand Mountain Twin Drive-In Theatre, Harrison Brothers Hardware and Holtz Leather Company
- Sights + experiences: Constitution Village, Burritt on the Mountain, Madison County Nature Trail, Weeden House and the Huntsville Revisited Museum
5. Huntsville is getting a Vans store—what you need to know
What’s happening: Bridge Street Town Centre is getting a dedicated Vans store full of all their iconic styles. We’re not sure exactly when it’s opening, but we’ll keep you updated!
- Location: Bridge Street Town Centre (between Lululemon and Lucky Brand Jeans)
- Opening Date: TBA
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