9 New And Coming Soon Businesses In Birmingham + 2 Closings

Find out where Little Donkey is relocating to in 2024. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Happy Monday, Birmingham. Check out these nine new businesses that are opening, and a sneak peek of those that are coming soon. Plus— find out who is relocating and who is closing. Let’s get right into the news.

1. Girl Scout DreamLab | Vestavia Hills

A DreamLab will soon be opening in Vestavia Hills. (Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama)

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A DreamLab will soon be opening in Vestavia Hills. (Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama)

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is set to unveil a groundbreaking DreamLab in Vestavia Hills—the first of its kind in Alabama and the southeastern region, and the largest in the United States.

  • Opening: Late spring to early summer of 2024
  • Location: Vestavia City Center, 700 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Velma’s | Trussville

Velma’s in Trussville. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

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Velma’s in Trussville. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Velma’s has re-opened after more than 10 years since closing in 2012. The beloved Velma’s, named after the owner’s wife, opened in 1938 and became a go-to community spot for burgers, beer and karaoke. The new owners Tammy and Royce Butler are ready for people to check out the new and improved bar.

  • Opening: NOW OPEN
  • Location: 1911 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235
  • Facebook | Instagram

3. Crumbl Cookies | Mountain Brook

(Crumbl Cookies)

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Welcome Crumbl Cookies to Lane Parke. (Crumbl Cookies)

Crumbl Cookies is open in Mountain Brook! Get ready for a weekly rotating menu with flavors of your dreams like Cinnamon Frybread. They taste as good as they look and come in a signature pink box.

  • Opening: NOW OPEN
  • Location: 360 Rele Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Maple Avenue Coffee House | Trussville

Maple Avenue Coffee House in Trussville. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

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Maple Avenue Coffee House in Trussville. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Maple Avenue Coffee House is a highly anticipated addition to the downtown Trussville scene. The new neighborhood coffee house is the place for to-go drinks and treats, or a spot to have meetings + catch up with friends.

  • Opening: NOW OPEN
  • Location: 110 Maple Ave, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Facebook | Instagram

5. 1971 Clothing | Trussville

1971 Clothing in open in Trussville. (Patience Itson / Bham Now)

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1971 Clothing in open in Trussville. (Patience Itson / Bham Now)

Explore 1971 Clothing in Trussville for a selection of women’s clothing and accessories. Discover a wide range of options, including jeans, sweaters, holiday items and much more.

  • Opening: NOW OPEN
  • Location: 104 Watterson Pkwy, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Facebook | Instagram

6. Outback Steakhouse | 20 Midtown

Build-out at 20 Midtown of the new Outback Steakhouse (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

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Build-out at 20 Midtown of the new Outback Steakhouse. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Calling all Bloomin’ Onion lovers. The popular Outback steakhouse, founded in the late 80s, is planning to open in early 2024 at 20 Midtown across from Publix.

  • Opening: Early 2024
  • Location: 2014 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. The Lotus Catfe | Alabaster

The Lotus Catfe offers everything from affordable yoga classes to cat adoptions. (Grace Howard / Bham Now)

The Lotus Catfe, located in Alabaster, is a unique spot featuring adoptable cats, a cafe and yoga studio all in one great place.

  • Opening: NOW OPEN
  • Location: 7895 Hwy 119, Alabaster, AL 35007, Suite 9
  • Instagram | Facebook 

8. Japanese restaurant | The Frank

The Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for The Bama Buzz

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The Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

According to the Birmingham Business Journal( BBJ), A new Japanese restaurant, which has not yet been named, is coming to downtown Birmingham. The BBJ reported the restaurant will also include an exclusive private courtyard patio.

9. Inglenook Yoga Studio | Inglenook

Let’s give a warm welcome to The Magic City’s very first Black Owned Yoga School and Studio. Inglenook Yoga Studio is a safe supportive environment to start, deepen or develop your yoga practice.

  • Opening: December 4
  • Location: 4202 41st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35217
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

1. Little Donkey | Greystone relocating in 2024

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little Donkey Greystone sign Grace Howard Bham now

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Little Donkey Greystone sign. (Grace Howard / Bham Now)

According to a sign outside the restaurant, Little Donkey Greystone will be relocating in 2024. The new Little Donkey will be located at the upcoming Valley Post development at the former site of the TreeTop entertainment facility.

  • Opening: 2024
  • Location: 1017 Dunnavant Valley Road, Birmingham, AL 35242

2. Birmingham Oddities | Downtown

Birmingham Oddities in downtown Birmingham on 23rd street between 1st and 2nd Avenue North (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

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Birmingham Oddities in Downtown Birmingham. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Last week we said goodbye to one of Birmingham’s most original and off-the-wall shops—Birmingham Oddities.

  • Closed
  • Location: 101 23rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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