Curio By Hilton Hotels Coming To Downtown Huntsville!

(Historic downtown property to be redeveloped as Downtown Huntsville’s first boutique hotel: 106 Jefferson.)

Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate is proud to announce that historic 106 Jefferson Street is being redeveloped to house Downtown Huntsville’s first full-service boutique hotel. The former Hale Brother’s Furniture site will soon be the location of 106 Jefferson Hotel, A Curio Collection by Hilton. An upscale soft brand within Hilton’s portfolio, Curio currently has more than 50 unique hotels throughout six continents. Construction for 106 Jefferson is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Situated one block from the city square, 106 Jefferson will be in the center of downtown’s business, retail and entertainment districts. Guests will have immediate access to Huntsville highlights such as The Garage at Clinton Row retail center, The Avenue shops, Big Spring Park, CityCentre at Big Spring, Von Braun Civic Center, the Huntsville Museum of Art and much more. 106 Jefferson will be the third Curio hotel to enter the Alabama market with existing locations in Birmingham and Mobile.

“Expanding the Curio collection to Huntsville will not only fill a void for upscale accommodations but also offer a venue for corporate events and conferences, elegant dining and social gatherings,” said Wesley Crunkleton, principal at Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate and co-developer of 106 Jefferson. “Its strategic location makes it the ideal destination for travelers who are looking for an authentic Huntsville experience with easy access to downtown hot spots. We look forward to bringing new life to this historic property and creating an exceptional getaway.”

The proposed hotel will be a convenient option for both leisure travelers and business professionals. 106 Jefferson’s six-story downtown location will feature 117 guests rooms, a full-service restaurant, best-in-class amenities, meeting rooms and rooftop bar on the 7th floor.

106 Jefferson will introduce an unmatched level of service, quality and luxury to the market while delivering a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors,“ said McLean Wilson, principal at Kemmons Wilson Companies and co-developer of 106 Jefferson. “We are thrilled to offer our skills and hospitality experience to Huntsville for this exciting project.”

Redevelopment of the historic property will utilize an experienced team of collaborators led by Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate and Kemmons Wilson Companies as co-developers. Memphis-based Bounds & Gillespie will serve as architects for the development, and the award-winning Valor Hospitality Partners, whose expertise has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and other key players in the tourism industry, will handle management of the new hotel.

For more information on the news of this release, contact Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate’s Marketing Coordinator Haley Clemons at haley@crunkletonassociates.com.

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Enjoy A Game Of Putt-Putt On The Square—“Downtown Open” Returns This Thursday!

It’s that time of year again! Grab your friends and head over to the historic downtown square to enjoy a free, family event that has been a crowd favorite for the last five years. The annual Downtown Open: Putt-Putt on the Square event is back, and we are excited to share that we are the presenting sponsor for 2018.

A creative urban putt-putt course, the Downtown Open will include 32 holes of golf situated at key spots throughout the neighborhood. Each unique hole is designed and sponsored by a local business so each stop on the course will bring new challenges, features, and fun.

And yes, Crunkleton will have a putt-putt hole on the course this year! We will be situated at spot #19 in front of Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria on the Northside Square. If you drop by, be sure to share a photo with us using the hashtag #SeeHuntsville, because we will be sharing our favorites on our Instagram feed.

Participants can choose to bring their own putter and golf ball or borrow them from Harrison Brothers Hardware, Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria, or UG White Mercantile. They will also give you a free scorecard so you can enjoy some friendly competition with your group. But remember, you can only borrow supplies during each shop’s normal business hours. If you plan to putt later in the evening, be sure to bring your own.

Open 24/7, the Downtown Open officially begins June 14th (this Thursday) and will last until June 24th.

For more information on the event and to RSVP, be sure to visit the Facebook event page here!

And if you want to make sure to visit every spot on the course, check out the image below.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Clean Juice To Open First Alabama Location At Twickenham Square!

As promised, we have another exciting announcement about the Shops at Twickenham Square! Alison Dennis, who was featured in our recent Cabana Wax blog, has more news to share with Huntsville. And this time, it involves cold-pressed juices, açaí bowls, avocado toast, and other healthy fare.

“Our team can’t wait to open Alabama’s first Clean Juice location at Twickenham Square,” said Alison, co-owner and general manager of Clean Juice. “In Huntsville, we have a community that is always looking for ways to improve their health and wellness, and our store hopes to help people achieve some of their health goals in a fun and convenient way.”

A 1,200 square foot space, Clean Juice plans to open in August of this year! Very soon, people near the downtown, medical district, and Blossomwood neighborhoods will be able to drop in for a fresh juice and açaí bowl, or a pick up a quick bite from the shop’s grab-and-go bar.

The new eatery will be open:

Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What is Clean Juice?

When husband and wife team Kat and Landon Eckles were looking for a career change, the duo developed the idea of creating a juice bar that focused on providing fresh, organic options along with a guest-focused experience.

In 2015, the Eckles opened the original Clean Juice store in Huntersville, North Carolina. Three short years later, Clean Juice now has more than 100 locations throughout 16 states, with plans to continue expanding.

“The Eckles bring a fresh, trendy vibe to the Clean Juice brand that’s made it stand out in the market,” explained Alison. “They have created something truly unique, because it’s ‘health food’ that not only tastes great but is actually healthy. Customers can rest easy knowing that we’re using 100% USDA Certified Organic ingredients—meaning everything we serve, from our celery to our coffee to our cinnamon, is free from chemicals, pesticides, and GMOs. And we never add sugar to your drink.”

With its extensive menu of juices, smoothies, açaí bowls, and toasts, Clean Juice provides nutritional information for all of its offerings online.

Clean Juice has drummed up praise in publications like Huffington Post, Inc., and Bustle Magazine since its opening. In fact, the business was voted “Fastest Growing Franchise for 2018” by Franchise Gator; its success shows no end in sight.

The dream team.

Alison’s involvement with Clean Juice actually came out of wanting to situate Cabana Wax at Twickenham Square. She and her husband Garrett found the perfect space next to Beaute Nail Spa, but it had twice the amount of square footage they needed.

“As luck would have it, our friends Allie and Todd Hose, and Todd’s brother and sister-in-law, Tyler and Jessica Hose, had known the Eckles for years and had been awaiting the right opportunity to open a Clean Juice store in Alabama,” said Alison.

Left to Right: Garrett Dennis, Alison Dennis, Allie Hose, Todd Hose (Photographer: Tall Guys Photography)

“After the Hoses introduced us to this awesome concept, we met with the coporate office and immediately knew we wanted to be part of the business. So, we pitched the idea of incorporating Clean Juice and Cabana Wax into the space, and the landlord agreed to let us divide it.”

It was decided that each of the six would have ownership in Clean Juice and contribute their unique skills to the project.

“Allie is a marketing professional, Todd is a former commercial real estate agent, Tyler works in finance, Jessica grew up immersed in a family of successful business owners, and Garrett and I are lawyers,” Alison shared. “More importantly, all six of us wholeheartedly believe in the concept and are passionate about making Twickenham one of the brand’s best stores.”

“Huntsville was the perfect spot for the first Alabama location.”

“On a macro level, the people of Huntsville are smart and they care about their health,” said Alison. “This is evident from the amount of interest Huntsvillians show in fitness and clean eating. On a more micro level, our space at Twickenham Square is surrounded by businesses that serve similar interests. People who want a 30-minute workout at 9Round or a quick service at Cabana Wax are likely to be interested in fast, healthy food too.”

Clean Juice will also benefit those who live and work near Twickenham who have awaited a convenient spot for coffee and breakfast items beginning at 7 a.m. on weekdays.

“We take customer care seriously.”

“The founders of Clean Juice created the business with very specific core values,” said Alison. “One of the most important tenets behind the brand is that we respect others by respecting their time. We want to be a place that you get in and out of quickly without sacrificing food quality.”

Each day, the juice bar will have a grab-and-go bar stocked and ready to go upon opening.

“The main takeaway is that you come first and side work comes second,” clarified Alison. “There will never be anything more important than you when you’re in our store.”

 Why choose Clean Juice?

Although Huntsville will have to wait until August to get its hands on a cold-pressed juice or a Beach Bowl, the owners of Clean Juice Twickenham promise it will be well worth it.

 “We believe we can inspire and motivate people by making clean eating enjoyable,” said Alison. “Whether it’s almond toast or a chocolate protein smoothie, we want you to have confidence that what you’re eating is organic, full of nutrients, and carefully vetted by the Clean Juice team.”

Want to learn more about Clean Juice? Visit www.cleanjuice.com to get the full menu, nutrition facts, and more.

Do you enjoy juices and smoothies? If so, what kinds are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cabana Wax Coming To Twickenham Square!

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” quoted Alison Dennis, Founder of Cabana Wax. “Waxing should not be reserved for special occasions. It should be convenient and affordable. That’s why I’m opening Cabana Wax in Twickenham Square—to create an experience that truly puts the customer first and makes a consistent waxing routine realistic for more people.”

Located off Gallatin Street near Huntsville Hospital, the Twickenham Square shopping center is already home to well-known spots like Cajun Steamer, Mei Wei, Taco Mama, Pants Store, the Artisan apartments, and—of course—Publix. But a new business, Cabana Wax, is scheduled to open in early August of this year!

The 1,000 square foot studio will have six treatment rooms and receive clients:

Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.

Pictured: The location of the future Cabana Wax at Twickenham Square.

A wax studio designed from the consumer’s perspective

Alison, a 29-year-old entrepreneur and former lawyer, made plans to create the new wax studio after moving to Huntsville in 2017. “I discovered the quick and affordable waxing services I was accustomed to in larger cities were not readily available,” she said.

With the idea of a new wax studio budding in her mind, Alison sat down and made a list of ways a hypothetical new studio could optimize the customer experience.

“For example, Sunday is a big ‘get-things-done’ day for me,” she stated. “Most spas are closed on Sundays, so I knew I wanted my studio to be open every day. That would make it easier for clients to find times that worked for them.”

“I also wanted to keep it simple: no memberships, no introductory rate followed by a steeply increased rate on the second visit—just a consistent low price with no obligations.”

Pictured: Alison Dennis, Founder of Cabana Wax; Photographer: Jake Lott

Alison also wanted a centralized location near other businesses that would have great synergy with her own and would be convenient to the downtown, Blossomwood, and medical district neighborhoods. For her, the Shops at Twickenham Square was the perfect place to develop her vision.

“The foot traffic at Twickenham is incredible, and I knew Cabana Wax would feed off nearby businesses like 9Round and Publix,” Alison explained. “In addition to taking clients by appointment, we will be a great option for walk-in clients who want to take advantage of our services between errands. And our business model creates a situation where that’s actually possible.”

In addition to its convenient location and hours, Cabana Wax also promises affordability.

“It’s hard for many people to pay $90 a month for basic beauty habits like hair removal,” said Alison. “By cutting down the cost on all of our services, we are giving more people the opportunity to try new things and make them part of a routine they can afford to sustain. At our prices, a customer can get a high-quality Brazilian wax and lash perming service for the same cost as just a Brazilian at other spas.”

Waxing services at Cabana range from $5 to its signature $50 Brazilian. Customers can also try a few other services the Cabana Wax team has carefully selected as complements to its full-service wax menu, including dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, lash perming and lash tinting, all of which will be offered for less than the typical cost.

With plans to open by August, the team has already secured a studio manager, an experienced esthetician who will train Cabana’s staff to maintain the brand’s promises from day-to-day.

It’s about you

When asked why Huntsville should use Cabana for all their waxing needs, Alison had one thing to say.

“Cabana Wax is about you,” she guaranteed. “We will help you amplify your natural beauty while showing respect for your time and money.”

For more information on Cabana Wax, visit www.cabanawaxstudio.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

 Stay tuned to our blog, because we will be sharing another space coming to Twickenham Square very soon!

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