Top 5 stories you missed last week, including new eateries, streets + more

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Who’s ready for some fresh news? (JeVante Shropshire / Bham Now)

Let’s catch up, Huntsville.

As always, a lot happened in the Rocket City last week—but don’t worry if you missed it. We’ve got you covered with the top stories from last week. Let’s take a look.

1. 2 new eateries coming to Hays Farm this year + Tom Brown’s opening soon

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A local favorite for classic dishes done right. (Tom Brown’s Restaurant / Facebook)

The new spots:

  • Birmingham-based City Bowls is coming to Huntsville by way of Hays Farm, bringing their acai, pitaya and green bowls to us by the end of 2023.
  • Loco Taco, a fast-casual Mexican concept by the owners of Rock n’ Roll Sushi, is coming to Hays Farm by the end of 2023 as well.
  • A favorite of Madison residents, Tom Brown’s is opening their second location in Huntsville at Hays Farm. They’re expecting to open in the next couple of month.

2. 9 unique Airbnbs in the Huntsville area—treehouse, tea factory + more

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If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a tea factory, we’ve got good news for you. (

The AirBnbs:

3. 51 neighborhood streets set for repaving this year

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The City of Huntsville will repave 51 neighborhood streets over the next 10 months. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

What’s happening: Plans are set for Phase 2 of Huntsville’s residential street repaving plan. This phase involves repaving 51 neighborhood streets all over the Rocket City in the next 10 months.

Why it’s important: Mayor Tommy Battle’s 2022-2023 budget includes about $19.5 million for street improvements – the most money ever allocated for residential resurfacing. Wiregrass Construction Company won the $5.1 million contract to improve these 51 neighborhood streets as a part of Phase 2.

4. 6 spots in Huntsville with a special Easter brunch—reserve now

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There’s still time! (Revivalist / Facebook)

The upcoming brunches:

  • La Esquina: Sunday, April 9, 10AM-2PM, call (256)858-1026 to reserve
  • Rhythm on Monroe: Sunday, April 9, 11AM-3PM, visit their website or call (256)551-2311 to reserve
  • Revivalist: Sunday, April 9, 7AM-2PM, make reservations here
  • Grille on Main: Sunday, April 9, 10AM-3PM, call (256)829-5858 to reserve
  • Kona Grill: Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, make reservations here

5. New owners, free bread at Great Harvest Bread Company

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Sarah Kaetterhenry is a bread genius. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

What’s happening: The Kaetterhenry family moved to Huntsville recently and took over ownership of Great Harvest Bread Company. After months of hard work revitalizing the bakery and cafe, they’re ready for the grand reopening, where you’ll be able to grab free goodies and support local non-profits.

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Sarah Gronberg
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