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    The Klein Building renovations to honor Klein family and history

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The historic Klein Dairy building, previously a creamery and ice cream shop, was established in Cullman in 1948 by Charles Klein as a part of his already large dairy business. Klein’s Dairy Products building was located on 5th St SE, which...

    Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center opening in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala.­ ­­­- Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will open its newest clinic Jan. 6, 2020 in Cullman. It is located at 1301-A Bridge Creek Drive NE. Andrews Sports Medicine is occupying space alongside ATI Physical Therapy in the new 6,000+ square-foot building constructed...

    Bargain hunt at Treasures by Hea

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    The following was printed in The Cullman Tribune’s special yearly edition, “Community Matters.” GARDEN CITY, Ala. – Garden City’s Treasures by Hea offers like-new to brand new items and great deals. The store opened Jan. 14, 2020 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9...

    What’s that? Whataburger coming to Cullman!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission approved the site plan for a proposed Whataburger on Cherokee Avenue Southwest and Swafford Road Southwest, with few contingencies. The new location will provide seating for 76 customers. The burger chain, headquartered in San Antonio,...

    Vinemont store brings Amish goods to Cullman County

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Located along U.S. Highway 31 in Vinemont, the freshly opened Amish Gallery brings a connection to the Amish community to Cullman. A traditional Amish buggy parked out front catches the eye, and then the door opens and guests are greeted with a...

    RAM’T Up Indoor Play Center opening Jan. 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For five years, Jamie Owens and her family have worked to get an indoor playground in Cullman; now, their efforts are finally coming to fruition. RAM'T Up Indoor Play Center will open Jan. 10, 2020. The building is located at 2030...

    More than meets the eye: The Man Cave Market is a nursery, and so much more

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - For years, twin brothers Pat and Chris Thompson would kick back after a long day making flower deliveries to florists around Alabama, crack open beers and share their ideas and dreams with each other. Like so many small business owners, the...

    Wacked Out Weiner soft opening Thursday, June 6

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    UPDATE June 5, 2019 at 1:14 p.m. The Wacked Out Weiner  soft opening is Thursday, June 6. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Wacked Out Weiner is coming to Cullman. The restaurant serves, you guessed it, hot dogs. It will be located...

    ‘The way the ordinance stands now, we absolutely will not survive’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, June 28 passed a revision to Section 4-33 of the Cullman City Code of Ordinances allowing alcohol to be sold and purchased on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. This amendment to the ordinance...

    BREAKING: Mae’s Food Hall to close after Oktoberfest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday, Cullman developer Shane Quick announced that his Warehouse District eatery Mae’s Food Hall will close on Oct. 5, at the conclusion of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. On Sunday evening, Quick issued this statement: Mae’s Food Hall’s last day of operation will...

    Vinemont welcomes new business The Butcher Meat Co. with Grand Opening

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont has gained its newest addition in The Butcher Meat Co. on Friday morning. The business, owned by Kadi and Justin Smith, will be bringing fresh cut meats including angus choice steaks and roasts, bone-in and boneless...

    Ledger’s at Stone Bridge Farms to open Nov. 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Ron Foust, CEO of Stone Bridge Farms, recently announced the opening of Ledger's Restaurant and The Galley. Ledger’s grand opening will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Ledger’s is situated within Stone Bridge Farms’ 136-acre estate. Designed to complement the venue’s...

    Local man named ‘Operator of the Year’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A local man and Fairview High graduate was recently named National Operator of the Year due to the success of the Havoline Xpress Lube business he operates.  Jason and Crystal Berry, of Joppa, currently own two Havoline Xpress Lube businesses--one in Cullman...

    ‘We are not leaving Cullman’: Krystal looking for new home

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    The Krystal sign lies in the parking lot of 1701 Second Ave. Monday morning. The restaurant location closed Sunday night. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) Updated 10-22-18 4:36 p.m. CULLMAN - Krystal in Cullman closed to the public temporarily at the end of the business...

    Holly Pond welcomes three new businesses to town

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      HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Town of Holly Pond has recently opened its arms to three new local businesses all opening this week to the public, which the community has been excited to welcome.   Holly Pond Mayor Carla Hart said she was thrilled to see...

    Vinemont community welcomes Pioneer Bakery

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. - Pioneer Bakery in South Vinemont has quickly become a favorite destination for breakfast and lunch. Wednesday afternoon, the parking lot was filled with cars and trucks and the tables full of families and co-workers who, after many years of wanting,...

    Duchess Bakery sold, to re-open in July

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    Updated 6-5-20 at 12:20 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Duchess Bakery lovers, rejoice! The beloved bakery, along with the famous doughnut recipe, has been sold to Jason and Stephanie Neal and Roger Rich. The news comes exactly three weeks since owner Larry Bontrager announced his retirement,...

    ‘Healthy fast food!’: Downtown Nutrition juice and shake shop opens in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Tuesday morning, Downtown Nutrition officially opened for business at 324 Second Ave. SE in Cullman with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. The shop specializes in meal replacement and protein shakes, as well as herbal...

    Learn How to use Chalk Paint at Cullman’s Vintage West

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    Bring your own piece to work with, or we can provide something for you – it’s up to you.” Teresa Daniel, Owner of Vintage West CULLMAN – Chalk Paint was developed over 20 years ago by Annie Sloan and now it is a famous decorative paint....

    A nod to Cullman’s past: Dreher’s Cocktail Bar & Restaurant opens downtown

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dreher’s Cocktail Bar & Restaurant will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday, Sept. 17. Located next door to A Touch of German at 216 First Ave. SE, Cullman, the new restaurant is owned by Joseph Fisher, Kolby Lawrence and Christine Chamblee.  The restaurant’s...

    Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant will open in Cullman in late 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Tennessee-based hospitality group A. Marshall Hospitality (AMH) will open a Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in Cullman at the end of 2022. Puckett’s Cullman will be the seventh Puckett’s, along with Tennessee locations in Nashville, Chattanooga, Columbia, Franklin, Murfreesboro and Pigeon Forge.   “Puckett’s Grocery...

    Axe marks the spot!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Axe throwing, once the sport of lumberjacks and buckskinners, has found its way into the mainstream over the last few years and, this past Friday, into Cullman as the German Axe Throwing Company (GATCo) opened its doors at 419 Main Ave....

    What’s up on Cherokee Avenue?

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    Reliance Worldwide’s $19M distribution center rising fast near southwest side industrial parks   CULLMAN, AL. – Local folks are asking, “What is that building rising up in the field off Cherokee Avenue (Alabama Highway 69)?” Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is currently constructing its new distribution center...

    For Goodness Cakes: New bakery opens in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - April 1 was supposed to be the ribbon cutting and grand opening at For Goodness Cakes in Cullman. Jazz Johnson is the owner and baker of the new custom cake shop, and COVID-19 put her entrepreneurial skills to the test. With...

    Small Business Spotlight: Magnolia Soap and Bath Co.

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. is now open in Cullman. Its products are made from all plant-based ingredients, and customers can watch as the colorful bars of soap, soothing bath bombs and other fragrant beauty and home products are made on-site. Store...

    Hank’s Sports Bar officially opens at Rumors Deli location

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s newest watering hole, Hank’s Sports Bar, located in the Rumors Deli location, is officially open for business after holding a successful soft opening for members of the Cullman Chamber of Commerce Monday night. Attendees enjoyed menu items, including smash burgers,...

    SoHo Sassy Studio to debut in Vinemont Thursday evening

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    VINEMONT - Vinemont will be the place to be this Thursday evening as SoHo Sassy Studio celebrates their Grand Opening with a Paint and Sip Night with hostess and studio owner Kathy Danielson lending her thirty years of artistic experience to partygoers and painters. In...

    Small Business Spotlight: Cullman 31 Nutrition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman 31 Nutrition is now open and serving up drinks and shakes. Located at 1207 Second Ave. NW inside Creel Plaza, the smoothie and juice bar offers more than 50 flavors of shakes, 42 tea bombs, iced coffees and protein snacks. Owners...

    Open for Business on Christmas

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    CULLMAN - It’s Christmas Day and you have a last minute purchase you need to make, or maybe Mom burnt supper and you need a place to eat. No matter the reason, a few stores will still be working for you on Christmas Day....

    Gov. Bentley awards $100,000 grant for new Sequence Health facility in Cullman

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    CULLMAN - The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) announced today that Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $100,000 to help bring new health-care-related jobs to Cullman.     The grant will help the city prepare...

    Couponing Classes Offered to the Masses: Fancher Tutoring Service Helps Make Saving Money Easy

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    I’ve spent more than 30 hours collecting all you need to know to begin your coupon journey in a convenient kit that will not only teach you how to coupon, but will keep you organized so that you can continue to save money month...

    Cullman welcomes Below Car Clinic

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    Office staff, mechanics and even customers join Dr. Below and Mayor Woody Jacobs in cutting the ribbon.   CULLMAN - On Friday morning, the City of Cullman and the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the commercial corridor along Highway 31/Second Avenue...

    Cullman Applebee’s Honors POW MIA Veterans

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman Applebee’s Restaurant loves our veterans. Last Tuesday on Veterans Day, not only did they feed our veterans for free all day, but they also allowed the American Legion and the ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary to perform a POW...

    Wacked Out Weiner open for business

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Wacked Out Weiner opened its doors Thursday morning and customers were eager to get a taste. Cullman’s is the 11th store for this popular hot dog franchise. It is located at 1930 Market Platz Ctr. SW, in the same strip...

    Chamber announces 5-year plan for community growth

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    CULLMAN - A project to formalize a community-wide strategic plan to guide the growth and development of the Cullman area is underway. The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chamber President & CEO, Leah Bolin are pleased to announce the launching...

    Downtown Grill is back: ‘We hope the community will love it as much as we do’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s popular Downtown Grill is back, a little more than year since a fire shut the restaurant down.   Owners Justin and Sara Lee experienced a complete loss of their business last fall when an electrical fire in the Grill’s kitchen claimed the...

    R.E. Garrison Trucking opens new downtown office

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Friday was a day of celebration for R.E. Garrison Trucking as representatives from the City Planning Commission, the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council along with Mayor Woody Jacobs and Sheriff Matt Gentry gathered to officially cut the ribbon on its...

    NAFCO breaks ground on new access road, will create 30 new jobs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “Let’s keep moving Cullman forward!” Cullman County Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new industrial access road for North Alabama Fabricating Company (NAFCO) Friday afternoon. Local and state leaders were on hand for the ceremony along...

    Mind, body and coffee: new downtown Hanceville shop offers well-being for the whole person

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - During Hanceville’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, Leah and Ace McCollins slipped in behind the line of street vendors on Commercial Street for a “soft” opening of their new coffee-and-much-more shop named Rise Up. The business completes the Commercial...

    Newk’s Eatery coming to Cullman

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    Updated 7-18-19 at 4 p.m.   CULLMAN, Ala. - Newk's Eatery is coming to Cullman. The restaurant will be opening in the former Dairy Queen building at 410 Second Ave. (U.S. Highway 31 North)   Susan Eller, with the Cullman Economic Development Agency, said, "Renovations on the building...

    Alabama Flyboard brings unique experience to Cullman

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    Flyboarding allows riders to “fly” vertically, 10 feet above the surface of the water. / All photos courtesy of JWB Photography CULLMAN - Thanks to the entrepreneurship of Blake Harper, visitors to Smith Lake can now experience the thrill of flyboarding. Previously available primarily in tourist...

    Scooter’s Coffee continues growing in Alabama

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    OMAHA, Neb.– Scooter’s Coffee LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its drive-thru coffee locations to Cullman, Alabama and the surrounding area. Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in artisan espresso...

    Good Hope Service Center now in Cullman, re-named Integrity Auto Group

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  - Integrity means doing the right thing even when nobody else is looking; that is why Robert Taylor and Mike Pritchard said they chose to re-name their auto shop Integrity Auto Group, LLC. The two men have been in business as Good...

    ‘It’s just a beautiful place’: Riverside Fly Shop shares love of fly fishing, beauty of the Sipsey

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Located next to the Walker County line along Alabama Highway 69, nestled next to the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, you’ll find a quaint-looking cabin. It’s local and tourist favorite, Riverside Fly Shop, where you can learn all about...

    New eatery opens its doors for business in Jones Chapel

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning for The Sweet Life Bakery & Eatery located in Jones Chapel. The locally owned and operated eatery offers breakfast and lunch seven days a week, as well as delicious baked goodies.  Owners Rayven...

    REHAU plant in Cullman celebrates 25 years in operation

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    LEESBURG, Va. – REHAU announces the 25-year anniversary of the establishment of its production plant in Cullman, Ala. The plant began operations in early 1996 with 30 employees producing bumpers for the 1997 SUV of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International made in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The facility...

    412 Public House owners expand with Seasoned Catering Co.

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The ribbon was officially cut Wednesday at Seasoned Catering Co., a new catering service from the owners of the popular 412 Public House. Located in what was Top of the Town on the top floor of the Cullman Savings Bank building...

    AMC Marktplatz 10 to reopen Aug. 27

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    Updated 8-13-20 at 2:30 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman's movie theater, the AMC Marktplatz 10, is set to reopen Thursday, Aug. 27, according to the company's website and an email sent out to patrons. The theater has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic since...

    Cullman targeted for longest indoor gun range in the Southeast, to open this year

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Shooting Sports is bringing what it says is the nation’s longest, above ground, public indoor gun range to Alabama in 2017. It will be the longest indoor gun range in the Southeast. The range, which is already under construction, will be...

    AGCO/GSI bringing new product line to Bremen; $5.7M investment will bring 50 jobs

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    BREMEN, Ala. - “I have a message today from Bremen, Alabama to the entire globe- rural Alabama is open for business!” exclaimed Gov. Kay Ivey during a visit to Cullman County Tuesday afternoon to celebrate AGCO bringing its Farmer Automatic Production Line to Bremen....

    Tribune parent company acquires Cullman Today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Humble Roots, LLC., the parent company of The Cullman Tribune, is happy to announce the acquisition of Cullman Today from Tiffany Abbott Collins. Noah Galilee and Dustin Isom, owners of Humble Roots LLC, and Collins look forward to continuing to provide...

    Holly Pond- based Jet Pep bought out by Canadian corporation

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    Jet Pep’s Holly Pond headquarters, as seen on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 / W.C. Mann HOLLY POND - On Monday, Aug. 7, CrossAmerica Partners LP President and CEO Jeremy Bergeron announced an agreement to acquire substantial assets of Jet Pep, a privately-held fuel distribution/convenience store...

    Werner’s to be bought by Gardendale’s Ace of the South

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  For many years customers have seen the familiar faces of Rob, Mary Ellen and Ola Werner as they walk in the door of Werner’s Trading Company in Cullman. The Werners have taken the store from its roots as a hardware store...

    Hanceville company Louisiana Pacific to open employee only clinic

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The second largest employer in Hanceville, materials manufacturer Louisiana Pacific, opened a new employee-only health care clinic on Oct. 26. This facility allows employees exclusive access to healthcare for themselves and their families.   The clinic was made possible through a partnership with...

    ‘We aren’t trying to be anybody else’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Historic Bakery is now open in downtown Cullman, serving up a variety of specialty donuts, pastries, breads and more. Co-owner and pastry chef Brittany Miller was busy in the kitchen Friday afternoon making bear claws and said business has been good....

    Leah Bolin resigns as Cullman Chamber president and CEO

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After seven years as president and CEO of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, Leah Bolin informed the Board of Directors of her resignation on Tuesday, April 16. Her resignation is effective Friday, May 31. Bolin shared the following...

    Chipotle Mexican Grill coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to Cullman. The restaurant will be located in the old Bojangles' building at 1821 Cherokee Ave. SW across from Chick-fil-A. "Chipotle has executed a lease and (begun) renovations on the former Bojangles' building. We do not have...

    Wells Fargo, Regions Bank consolidating Cullman branches

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Both Regions Bank and Wells Fargo have announced upcoming consolidations of branch offices in Cullman, following a years-long national trend of local bank branch closures.  Each institution currently has two branches in the city, and each will maintain one office.  Regions...

    Gibbs Garden Center- In full bloom 

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The blooms and color were bursting at the official ribbon-cutting held Friday morning at Gibbs Garden Center in Good Hope. City officials joined the Gibb’s family and the staff of the popular garden center as they celebrated the event.    Mayor Jerry...

    The Shaddix Company breaks ground on new location in Vinemont

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning celebrated the family-owned The Shaddix Company’s upcoming move from Cullman to the town of South Vinemont. The company’s new home will be on approximately 22 acres adjacent to the Vinemont’s sports complex on Park Drive....

    Chamber Hosts Seminar on Using Facebook & Social Media to Build and Grow Local Businesses

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    You don’t need millions of fans, you just need to start with three or four people who want to hear what you have to say and that will share what you have to say.” Mike Coleman, Web Consultant CULLMAN – On Tuesday, the Cullman Area Chamber...

    Chambers Farm & Garden Supply opens at new location

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    Tim Chambers and family opened the Chambers Farm & Garden Supply store in its new location on Wednesday, July 5. /  Chambers Farm & Garden Supply on Facebook CULLMAN - Since 1944, one family has provided Cullman residents with essentials for farming: from animal feed...

    Chipotle Mexican Grill now open in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Wednesday in southwest Cullman. The restaurant is located in the newly renovated site of the old Bojangles’ at 1821 Cherokee Ave. SW across from Chick-fil-A. Chipotle is open daily from 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. From Chipotle: “When Chipotle first opened,...

    Rebound: Cullman’s tornado recovery makes huge leaps

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The large multi-vortex EF-4 tornado that plowed through downtown Cullman on the afternoon of April 27, 2011 did massive damage along its path. An estimated $13.5 million in damage occurred in the city, $5.5 million to city government properties and facilities...

    Regions Bank announces special financial assistance amid coronavirus concerns

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    Received from Will Harding,  local market executive for Regions Bank Additional measures are part of Regions’ comprehensive commitment to serving and supporting customers and communities BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Regions Bank on Friday announced special financial assistance to help customers experiencing financial hardships related to the novel...

    Cyber Broadband, granted $113K, to offer fiber internet to Sipsey Pines community

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Regional internet provider Cyber Broadband, Inc. announced this week it will offer fiber-to-the-home internet to the Sipsey Pines community in 2020. CEO Jay Fuller said the project will provide state-of-the-art, fiber-to-the-home internet to approximately 200 homes in the unincorporated community on...

    Cooking to Love: Augusta’s Sports Grill Carries on a Family Legacy

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    Some people say they love to cook, but I think my grandmother cooked to love, and we’re carrying on that legacy.” Debbie Veres, Co-owner of Augusta’s Sports Grill CULLMAN – A new restaurant has opened its doors in Cullman on March 5, and the response has...

    It’s Cold Outside But the Nightlife is Hot

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    CULLMAN – For years, residents of Cullman who wanted to go out at night for a few drinks and live entertainment had to travel to Huntsville or Birmingham. Since the city passed the legal sale of alcohol with official sales taking place in 2011,...

    Bob Wallace Appliance officially opens in old Luyben & Boike building

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    Bob Wallace Appliance Co-Owner Chris Haygood, left, accepts a plaque from John Keys of O'Rourke Sales, the distributor of Speed Queen appliances in the Alabama area on Tuesday. Bob Wallace Appliance was named 2017 Speed Queen Dealer of the Year. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN -...

    Diablo’s Southwest Grill opens in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Diablo's Southwest Grill is now open in Cullman. Diablo's is the third restaurant to open in a new complex located at 1302 Second Ave. SW (U.S. Hwy. 31) in the last three months. Triggered by the opening of the complex's third tenant,...

    Working together: AGCOR Steel officially opens in Good Hope

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Friday was a big day for AGCOR Steel, the City of Good Hope and many others across the city and county as Good Hope’s first manufacturer officially opened its doors. AGCOR, a manufacturer of metal building components, moved from Vinemont...

    Cullman’s White Willow becomes first-time winner of ‘Best in Bama’ award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Two Cullman-based businesses, White Willow and Karma’s Coffeehouse, are recipients of this year’s Alabama Magazine’s “Best in Bama” awards.    White Willow owner Libby Crider spoke of the win for Best Furniture & Interiors saying, “We were just so excited to find out....

    Arise Coffee Co. unveils Arise Fitness Co. with free community workout

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - In mid-November, the Hanceville community welcomed Arise Coffee Co. (called Rise Up in its early stages), a coffee shop with a focus on health, including therapy, and community. Thursday evening, Arise unveiled its newest expansion in that focus: Arise Fitness Co., a...

    Holly Pond welcomes Hessaire at ribbon cutting for new facility

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    Founder Jack Hess and President Jerry Fan cut the ribbon to open Hessaire's new facility in Holly Pond. HOLLY POND - On Thursday morning, representatives of Holly Pond, Cullman County Economic Development, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, and state officials welcomed Hessaire Cooling Solutions...

    Mullins named president of Premier Bank of the South

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Premier Bank of the South’s Board of Directors on Wednesday announced that Jacob M. Mullins has been elected president of Premier Bank of the South. Mullins has been with the bank for 19 years and has served in numerous roles during his...

    85 years in, Bennett family still a staple of Cullman business

    In 1962, the businesses next to Bennett Auto Supply caught fire and burned down. The fire began in what was once the theater and destroyed the block, including the original All Steak Cafe. The alley, which still exists on the south side of Bennett, kept the fire from spreading. This photo shows a young Doug Bennett on the roof of the building working to prevent the fire from spreading as the fire department fought the blaze. (Bennett family)
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This month, Bennett Tire Service will celebrate 50 years in its U.S. Highway 31 location in Cullman. Owner Doug Bennett stressed that the Bennett family and selling tires go back much further than 50 years. He is proud of the family...

    (Updated) TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Bojangles’ closes its doors unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day

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    Crews were onsite on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 taking down the signs from the Bojangles’ building on Cherokee Avenue. The restaurant closed unexpectedly late Valentine’s Day night. / Noah Galilee CULLMAN - Bojangles' of Cullman locked its doors for the last time Valentine’s evening when,...

    Rumors Deli opens dining room, challenging ‘Safer at Home Order’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a month and a half of business limited to a drive-through window, and thinking of fellow restaurateurs who do not even have that, Annette Harris opened the dining room at Rumors Deli Wednesday, knowing that doing so would put her...

    Ryan’s Restaurant Closes with No Notice- Company Bankruptcy Uncovered

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    Updated at 3:41 p.m. on March 7 with the addition of the official statement from Buffets, LLC. (see end of article) CULLMAN - Ryan's Restaurant on Cherokee Avenue in Cullman closed without notice or warning this weekend, leaving employees and customers alike looking for answers....

    Dig it! Heavy equipment challenge sponsored by Thompson, Caterpillar

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    Updated 7-21-19 1 p.m. DODGE CITY, Ala. - More than 70 participants competed Thursday in Thompson Tractor’s Operator Challenge in Dodge City, just off Exit 299 in front of My Way Trucking. The Hanceville Challenge (named by the organizers) was the first of two qualifying...

    Cullman officially welcomes its first escape game venue

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    Cullman officially welcomed Escape Cullman to town with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 22.  / Photo courtesy of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce CULLMAN - On Thursday morning the city of Cullman welcomed its first place to play popular escape games by cutting...

    Exit 305 Officially Opens

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    I like to cut ribbons for new factories and new roads because that means we are making good progress. In this part of the state, up here, you all are doing fantastic.” Gov. Robert Bentley   GOOD HOPE – As of today, Friday, Jan. 22, exit 305,...

    Enjoy gourmet popcorn, and more, at Kernel Kullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Neal and Holly McLeod saw their first popcorn store while on their honeymoon almost 30 years ago. Years later, while searching for new careers, they opened their own popcorn store in Cullman’s Warehouse District. Kernel Kullman will celebrate its 5-year anniversary...

    New Taco Bell location now open for business

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Taco Bell’s south Cullman location is moving just down the road and the ribbon was cut on the new building Tuesday morning. The new location on U.S. Highway 31 in King Edward Plaza next to Buffalo Wild Wings is now open...

    Hanceville restaurant Pop’s Café holds grand opening Wednesday

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Pop’s Café is the newest restaurant in Hanceville, opened in place of the old Huddle House. Pop’s Cafe’s owners are brother and sister Craig and Cathy Parker. Craig operates the Hanceville location and Cathy operates another Hillsboro location. The Hanceville location...

    Bill Smith Buick GMC wins 2017 Dealer of the Year Award

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    Bill Smith Buick GMC General Manager Andy Cole, center, and his staff pose with their 2017 Dealership of the Year Award. CULLMAN - Local automobile dealership Bill Smith Buick GMC was honored recently with a 2017 Dealership of the Year Award from General Motors. The...

    Dreher’s: new things to come post grand reopening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dreher’s Cocktail Bar and Restaurant officially reopened its doors six weeks ago and have been making a lot of noise since. Co-owner Christine Chamblee sat down with The Tribune to discuss the changes made to inspire the recent and growing success.  When...

    Hanging out at Goat Island Brewing

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    Tap Room bartender Hillary Brewer serves up a Thrill Hill Vanilla Porter CULLMAN - Having been raised Southern Baptist in the buckle of the Bible Belt, I'm no expert on beer . . . or dancing (That's a story for another day).  But I'm a...

    Cafe Tula Taqueria opens in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville residents suffered the loss of a cozy family restaurant when Bulldogs Country Cook'n announced its permanent closure last month, but that space has been filled with another restaurant: Cafe Tula Taqueria. This family-owned business, which opened its doors Saturday, prides...

    Taco Granero planned for Fairview

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Plans for a new restaurant are underway in Fairview. Residents Mike and Amy Patton presented their concept for a Taco Granero Tuesday evening to the town’s council. The Pattons will rent the property at the corner of Welcome Road and Wesley...

    For the record…A new spin on Hanceville business

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email christy@cullmantribune.com. HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville’s Neal Watts has always been a huge music fan. He’s turned that love of music into a great retirement pastime...

    Busy Bee Café readying to celebrate 100 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Busy Bee Café has been around for 100 years: two locations, three buildings, eight owners.  It has seen much of the rise of Cullman as a growing community and even an economic power in the state. Keeping up with generations...

    Grab a burger and more at Whitlock’s General Store and Cafe

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. TRIMBLE, Ala. – Since 1992, Bruce and Beatrice Whitlock have offered a variety of services to the Trimble area at Whitlock’s General Store and...

    Chicken Salad Chick to open Feb. 4 in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As The Tribune reported exclusively back in November, Chicken Salad Chick, self-described as “the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept,” is coming to Cullman. Wednesday, the restaurant announced its official opening date for the new location is Tuesday,...

    Handcrafted, simple Southern charm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The earthy scent of pine fills your nose when you walk into the quaint building along Alabama Highway 157 West. Urban Pine Co. in Cullman County first opened the doors of its brick and mortar store in April 2019, but its...

    Get to know La Michoacanita

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email christy@cullmantribune.com. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman has some great options for beating the heat this summer. For those looking for something a little different, La Michoacanita...

    Cullman Shrimp Basket hiring, hopeful for May 1 opening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Shrimp Basket is nearing completion and has begun accepting applications. General Manager J.R. High on Wednesday said he hopes to begin training around April 26. He said the restaurant’s tentative opening date is set for May 1. Work continues inside and...

    Former Catoma Mart owners open The Tan Shack

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    Left to right: Real Estate Agent Sadie Black, Danny Freeman and Angela Freeman CULLMAN - The Tan Shack is a new business in town. Located at 1618 Second Ave. SW, the business is enjoying its first weeks of business; however, the entrepreneurs behind the success...

    Chicken Salad Chick open for business

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Excited customers were lined up around the building Tuesday morning (and one even since Monday night!) at Cullman’s newest restaurant, Chicken Salad Chick. The rain was no deterrent to those vying for free chicken salad for a year, a perk awarded...

    Welcome to Leldon’s

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Leldon Maxcy was just 11 or 12 years old when he purchased his first scroll saw. More than 20 years later, this self-taught artisan and Vinemont graduate has his own storefront in Cullman’s Warehouse District, showcasing not only his amazing woodworking...