Coming Soon to Huntsville: Wingstop and Wayback Burgers!

While many know the Waddell Plaza retail development on University drive as home to Mei Wei, Smoothie King, and Jersey Mike’s, Huntsville residents will soon have two new eateries to enjoy at the center: Wingstop and Wayback Burgers!

Located across the street from the Target anchored Westside Centre shopping center at the intersection of University Drive and Waddell Dr. NW, their new home at Waddell Plaza will mark the first location in the Huntsville area for both companies.

Wingstop, which first opened for business in 1994 as a small buffalo-style chicken wing restaurant in Garland, Texas has since grown to having more that 1,000 restaurants across the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and the United Arab Emerates. The eatery specializes in fresh never faked wings, hand-cut seasoned fries and sides. With flavors ranging from Mango Habanero, to Hawaiian, Louisiana Rub and Garlic Parmesan, the company prides itself on being in the business of flavor.

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Wayback Burgers, now famous for their Triple Triple burger (which contains a staggering 9 patties, 9 slices of American cheese, lettuce and tomato), was first opened as Jake’s Hamburgers in Newark, Delaware in 1991. Featuring burgers made from 100% ground beef, hand-dipped milkshakes and signature hotdogs, Wayback Burgers has built a reputation for doing things “the-way-they-used-to-be” and have become known and loved for their Burger of the Month and Milkshakes of the month, serving fun combinations such as their Ruben burger and Buffalo Mac and Cheese Burger and milkshake flavors such as Mango and Orange Creamsicle.

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Both stores are set to open at the Waddell Plaza development later this year.

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CRUNKLETON Commercial Real EState Group
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Winchester Commons Opens For Business In Northeast Huntsville!

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After announcing the development here in July of 2015,  we are excited to announce that the 8,800 square-foot Winchester Commons development located at 2190 Winchester Rd NE is finally complete and open for business in Northeast Huntsville!

Located across the street from Huntsville’s newest Walmart and adjacent to CVS Pharmacy and Publix Supermarket, Winchester Commons is currently home to Great Clips, Victoria Nails and Wilson’s Cleaners.  Local restaurant concept Beauregards (voted best wings in Huntsville in 2013, 2014 & 2015) will join the development later this year, leaving only one space left remaining in the development.

“As one of the most rapidly growing areas in Huntsville, with excellent demographics, our firm developed Winchester Commons because we believed there were opportunities being missed in the under served area of Northeast Huntsville.

All too often we see retailers clamoring to join oversaturated parts of the market instead of looking to find areas of the market with good demographics where they could make a larger impact on a community and reap the rewards.

Projects like Winchester Commons are a prime example of the dividends that this alternate approach can bring to businesses willing to be pioneers in burgeoning markets.  With excellent retail synergy between Publix, Walmart and the other retailers in the area, lines have been out the door with the just the three stores that are currently open for business in the center.

Which serves to prove that this once overlooked area of town is ready, eager, and able to support a vibrant retail community.”

-Anusha Alapati
Lead Broker For Winchester Commons
Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Group

With one remaining space in the development, what store or restaurant concept would you love to see come to Northeast Huntsville and move into the last 1800 sf space left!? Let us know in the comments below so we can reach out and contact the companies you want most!

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Elitaire Boutique Opens For Business In Downtown Huntsville

Elitaire Boutique is now officially open in Downtown Huntsville at The Garage At Clinton Row!

After having the opportunity to interview owner Kayla Adams about her new boutique earlier this year, and then keeping up with her build-out progress over the summer on Elitaire’s social media, we just couldn’t wait to head down to the grand opening of her store this past weekend!

Here are just a few images we took during our visit, but be sure to stop by for yourself as well and say hi!  Kayla will be open Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm and Thursday-Saturday 10am-8pm!  And if you want to connect with Kayla and her boutique on social media, you can follow them here on Facebook and Instagram!

Also, stay tuned to our blog because we’ll be announcing all the details for our big official grand opening for The Garage At Clinton Row next Tuesday!

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Frios Gourmet Pops to Bring Fresh, Frozen, Fun to Downtown Huntsville This Fall!

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When Andy Harp quit his full time job in the tech industry to sell his homemade popsicles out of a small portable stand on the sidewalk in Downtown Gadsden AL, he had more than a few skeptics.

Three years later, with over 20 storefront locations in over 4 different states, his company, Frios Gourmet Pops, has grown into one of the best frozen dessert companies in the country. And now, Ericka and Bart Hopkins are bringing his creative take on fresh, frozen treats to Downtown Huntsville.

“We’re from Gadsden, so our family lives there and they just kept talking about it,” said Ericka Hopkins when we sat down to talk about their new Frios store which will be joining the other shops at the Garage at Clinton Row in Downtown Huntsville this fall.

“Then it literally was like, one summer day we tried one of their popsicles and fell in love with it,” she said.

The parents of two young sons, William (8) and Casen (2), Ericka and Bart loved the fresh and healthy approach that the company took to making their popsicles.

12028772_994233717293511_9038797151232943281_o“I like the fact that the ingredients are simple,” explained Ericka. “Our fruities are pretty much just the fruit, organic cane sugar (we don’t use any kind of refined sugars) and then citrus juice. So that’s it. It’s just those three ingredients, there isn’t any artificial flavors or dyes.”

But that’s not what sold Ericka and Bart on becoming a part of the Frios family she said, “When we met with the owner, he was so down to earth and he was so passionate about local business and local farms and he really stood behind his product, that’s what sold me.”

In fact, every popsicle the company produces utilizes only the freshest ingredients sourced from local Alabama farms such as: Talley’s Fruit Farm in Crossville AL, Working Cows Dairy in Slocomb, AL and Isom’s Orchard in Athens, AL just to name a few. “If it doesn’t grow in Alabama, we still make sure it passes through an Alabama farm before it gets to us,” Ericka explained.

Still handmade in Gadsden by their specially trained “Fruit Ninjas,” the company has over 80 different unique seasonal flavors including a wide variety of gluten free, dairy free and all natural selections and even employs their very own “Chef Diva” whose sole job it is to dream up new pops.

Seasonally based, their fruity pops include flavors such as, Avocado-Lime, Blueberry Lemonade, Muscadine and Strawberry Mango. The company also sells milk based “Creamies” featuring flavors such as Key Lime Pie, Banana Puddin’, and Cookies & Milk.

Ericka said, that she hasn’t met a flavor she didn’t like yet, but her two favorites are the Avocado Lime and Banana Puddin’.

13516340_1072155852863371_8766010873643673455_n“When you look at the Banana Puddin’ pop you can see the actual slices of banana and the whole vanilla wafers, it’s such a rich Banana Pudding flavor. The first time I had one I expected something that tasted more like an imitation of banana pudding, but it’s not, it’s full blown banana pudding on stick.”

And the Avocado Lime? Ericka admits that the green pop may look like the ugly duckling of the popsicle world, but for those willing to give it a try, she said she hasn’t had anyone not like it yet. “It’s more like a fresh green grape flavor, it’s creamy but there’s no dairy in it, it’s just avocados, lime juice and cane sugar.”

In addition to opening their store-front at The Garage At Clinton Row in Downtown Huntsville, Ericka and her husband Bart have also developed a program for local schools called “Frios Fridays” as a way to give back to their community. Each Friday, the pair drops off coolers of popsicles at local schools for them to sell. Then Ericka & Bart donate back .50 cents to the school for every popsicle sold. “Having two little boys, getting into schools was very important for us,” Ericka said.

And for those now wishing they could get their hands on one of Frios’ tasty treats sooner than when Ericka & Bart’s storefront opens up in Downtown Huntsville this fall, you’re in luck! The team currently has a kiosk set up in Parkway Place Mall! They also have a variety of portable cordless outdoor carts available for corporate, school, church events or weddings!

With all the new restaurants, shopping and retail coming to Downtown Huntsville at developments like The Garage At Clinton Row, The Avenue, 225 Holmes and City Centre, Frios is sure to become the perfect place to stop and grab a sweet treat.

To get connected with Frios in Huntsville you can follow them on Facbook HERE and on instagram HERE. For information about renting a Frio cart for your next event, contact ericka@friospops.com!

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