It’s been a big year for the City of Huntsville! New developments were announced, businesses opened their doors, and exciting events happened that made 2017 an unforgettable year.
At the end of each year, we take a moment to share the major announcements that YOU viewed the most on our blog. Thank you to everyone who helped make this past year so special.
As you can see from the list, it looks like everyone was very excited to welcome several new restaurants to the Huntsville area!
Honorable Mention – Historic Huntsville: The Story Behind The Yarbrough Hotel
At Crunkleton, we try to highlight the amazing history behind different buildings in the city. Our Historic Huntsville posts have continually been a favorite of our readers, and this year we uncovered the history behind the Yarbrough Hotel in Downtown Huntsville. Mary Jane Caylor, a well-known Huntsville figure dedicated to restoring the downtown area, took us on a grand tour and shared personal stories of her childhood at the marvelous hotel.
Scout & Molly’s Boutique officially opened its doors at The Avenue this fall. We interviewed Lori Mullins, owner of the downtown shop, about what makes the women’s boutique so special.
After 10 years of success at its Madison location, Chuck Wagon Texas BBQ will open a second restaurant in South Huntsville at Redstone Ridge Shopping Center! The soft opening of the new location is tentatively scheduled for January 4, 2018. We spoke with owner Stephen Holley and got a sneak peek of the new barbecue joint.
If you’re looking for authentic Korean fare, Haru is the place for you. Located in the Spencer Square Shopping Center, visitors can now find the city’s newest Korean restaurant serving up everything from noodles and soups to sushi and spicy chicken.
From the moment we announced that Baby Bite Bake Shoppe was coming to town, we have received several messages from excited readers asking when they can get their hands on these delectable treats. (To answer that question, they project their opening for late January 2018!)
The specialty bakery will offer made-from-scratch, bite-sized cakes that are already the talk of the town in Birmingham. After Baby Bites spent several years as the “scrumptious treat-of-choice” at Pastry Art Bake Shoppe in Homewood and Inverness, creators of the popular dessert saw the opportunity to branch out and highlight their best-selling item by introducing an all-new bakery.
Our number one blog for the year goes to our STOVEHOUSE announcement! If you haven’t heard, the historic Martin Stove building, located at 3414 Governors Drive, will soon become the site of the city’s next large-scale food, office, events, and entertainment complex. A 200,000 square foot building situated on a 10-acre property, STOVEHOUSE will blur the line between modern and historical, work and play, and small-town culture and high-tech urban energy.
We have several more announcements for STOVEHOUSE to come, so be sure to check back on our blog for more updates as this project evolves.
Again, thank you to everyone we interviewed to make these announcements possible. And of course, we owe a HUGE thank you to our readers.
2018 is looking to be another great year, and we can’t wait to share our journey with you and continue to highlight exciting news and developments in the Rocket City!
CRUNKLETON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GROUP