Crunkleton’s Top 5 From 2017!

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.

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5. Tenant Announcement! Scout & Molly’s Boutique Coming To The Avenue!

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.

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4. Chuck Wagon Texas BBQ Expands To South Huntsville!

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.

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3. Haru Korean & Sushi Opens In Madison, Alabama

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.

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2. “Baby Bite Bake Shoppe” Announces New Huntsville Location!

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.

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1.  New “STOVEHOUSE” Development Coming Soon To West Huntsville!

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.

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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!

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HALEY CLEMONS
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CRUNKLETON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GROUP
HALEY@CRUNKLETONASSOCIATES.COM

 

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Chuck Wagon Texas BBQ Expands To South Huntsville!

Exciting news, Huntsville! After 10 years of success at its Madison location, Chuck Wagon Texas BBQ is set to 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.

The 3,200 square foot space off South Memorial Parkway will offer the eatery’s same signature menu while creating a unique dining experience for both lunch and dinner crowds.

Owner of Chuck Wagon, Stephen Holley, said the barbecue joint has had plans of expanding for years, but wanted to wait until the right time to introduce a second location.

“We are very excited to bring Chuck Wagon’s Texas-style barbecue to the South Huntsville community,” said Stephen. “Over the years, we have had a lot of requests to expand, and now is the perfect time to make it happen. We’ve spent nearly a decade perfecting the quality of our food, service, and overall experience. Our new location will allow us to share our crowd-pleasing menu with a new audience while making visits more convenient for our Huntsville-based clientele.”

The History of Chuck Wagon

“Our restaurant actually began in the 1970s under the name Barbecue Boutique in west Texas,” said Stephen. “My dad, Mike Holley, was working as a petroleum engineer out there at the time. He started cooking on the oil fields and really developed his skills. He always said that after those big guys smelled his food all day, it better taste good.”

Barbecue Boutique was a consistent hit with the engineers. But it wasn’t long before Mike’s career took him to the Rocket City.

“When we moved to Alabama, dad was in the military as a radar specialist,” he said. “We decided to try out our first Chuck Wagon location in Athens where we served food for two years. Then we moved to our current Madison location where we have been in business for nearly a decade.”

During its 10 years as a Madison-favorite, Chuck Wagon has served its signature spread of beef brisket, pulled pork, spicy sausage, pork ribs and chicken to countless local and out-of-town customers. Stephen said the restaurant’s success is due to its focus on creating an excellent product and memorable visit.

“Our style of barbecue has its roots in Texas,” said Stephen. “We work with an offset-style of cooking, versus smoking or grilling over coals. And we serve mostly beef rather than pork. Everything has a Midwest flair to it.”

In addition to its existing menu, Chuck Wagon in South Huntsville will also be introducing a few fried items. But Stephen said he’s most excited about the new jalapeño cornbread.

“Pair it with one of our brisket sandwiches and we guarantee you’ll be in barbecue heaven.”

A Rustic Western Look

Guests at the new location are in for a surprise when they come to dine at Chuck Wagon. The new space has been transformed into an “Old Town” of the West, complete with artwork and details that transport customers to a time of campfires, cattle ranchers, outlaws, and rodeos.

“When you visit, you will actually sit in our custom-built Old Town,” said Stephen. “Everything from the booths to the murals on our wall will be uniquely made.”

The name of the restaurant also has its roots in Western history.

“In the old cattle drives, the chuck wagon would travel a day ahead of the group,” he said. “They would have dinner ready when the ranchers caught up so they’d immediately be able to sit down and have a hot meal. The name fits us perfectly.”

A New Home in South Huntsville

“Right now, we cater to a heavier lunch crowd at our Madison location, and we will continue to do so,” said Stephen. “This additional spot at Redstone Ridge puts us near the arsenal gate, families, and more of our Huntsville customers. We think it will make us available to serve more lunch and dinner crowds.”

Richard Crunkleton, who handled leasing for Chuck Wagon, said the new location is a perfect addition to the South Huntsville shopping center.

“Chuck Wagon has a proven track record of excellence at its Madison location,” explained Richard. “This second restaurant will allow them to deliver their five-star product to a different market in the city. We’ve had a great time working with them on their expansion to Redstone Ridge.”

As for Stephen, he’s ready to serve up some Texas-style grub and can’t wait for the opening.

“Come try us out,” urged Stephen. “We will make sure you have a great experience and some delicious barbecue done right.”

To learn more about Chuck Wagon Texas BBQ, visit http://www.chuckwagon-bbq.com or follow them on Facebook.

Have you tried Chuck Wagon’s Texas BBQ before? Let us know in the comments below!

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CRUNKLETON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GROUP
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