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Chamber annual banquet set for Feb. 8

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 58th annual Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce banquet will be Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The banquet will include dinner, a silent auction and entertainment provided by the Shaun Pezant Trio. The band plays oldies, doo-wop and jazz.  At the banquet, the Gatekeeper Awards and Customer Service Person of the Year will be recognized. ...

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Company has U.S. 11 property under option for possible mall

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A company has an option on a stretch of property along U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville that could be the site of a future mall. Blackwater Resources has the option on property starting at Gloria’s Hair Salon and up to and including the boarded-up house across from the Tutwiler Farm subdivision entrance, said Trussville City Clerk Lynn Porter. “They are trying to get options on the ...

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Good news, bad news for real estate in 2014

By Dave Parrish A collection of recent headlines suggest housing sales have risen and that there is a boost in the housing market. What does it all mean? There is no denying that 2013 was a much better year for the real estate market throughout most parts of Alabama. That said, everyone should understand that these headlines and signs of marked market improvement do not apply uniformly to all markets. Every ...

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Trussville Bojangles’ opening date set

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Bojangles’ will open its Trussville location Monday, Jan. 27 at 5 a.m. The restaurant is located at 1880 Gadsden Highway. According to a Bojangles’ press release, the average investment made by the company for new locations is $1.7 million. Bojangles’ Regional Vice President Patrick Boykin said the company is “thrilled” to serve customers in Trussville. Bojangles’ was founded in ...

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Trussville K-Mart closing? ‘Bad rumor,’ company spokesman says

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Rumors have circulated for weeks about the future of the K-Mart in the Trussville Shopping Center on Chalkville Mountain Road. Sears Holdings Corporate Communications Director Howard Riefs has quelled the notion, calling it “a bad rumor.” “There are no plans to close that store,” Riefs said Monday. In other business news, Trussville’s Old Navy will move to Leeds on Wednesday and ...

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Trussville to participate in severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week voted to participate in the 2014 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, choosing to relinquish the city’s municipal sales and use tax for storm-related purchases. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and runs through midnight on Sunday, Feb. 23. [caption id="attachment_4377" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Ja ...

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Trussville Old Navy moving to Leeds

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Old Navy store in Trussville's Colonial Promenade at Tutwiler Farm shopping center will have its last day of operation Tuesday. A "We're Moving" sign posted on the store's doors says the store will open Wednesday at 5 p.m. at a location at the Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds. [caption id="attachment_11279" align="alignleft" width="225"] A sign on the Old Navy store in Tr ...

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Wintzell’s Oyster House plans Trussville location

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Mobile's famed Wintzell's Oyster House is planning an April opening in Trussville, company spokeswoman Stacey Wellborn told The Tuscaloosa News. The seafood restaurant opened in Mobile in 1938 and currently has 11 locations in Alabama and a 12th in Pittsburgh, Pa. The nearest restaurant is in Northport, but that location will close at the end of its lease and re-open a few wee ...

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Corporate chaplain speaks to Trussville Rotary

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Kevin Bussey of Corporate Chaplains of America spoke at the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club meeting last week. Corporate Chaplains of America is a non-denominational, faith-based organization that believes in “caring in the workplace.” [caption id="attachment_11171" align="alignleft" width="205"] Kevin Busseyphoto by Diane Poole[/caption] Bussey said faith is never discussed wi ...

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Business briefs: Dunkin’ Donuts to soon have Baskin-Robbins

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Dunkin’ Donuts will soon open several Baskin-Robbins combination stores in the Birmingham area, including the Trussville location, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Ramon Arias, who already operates multiple Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in the area, will convert locations in Trussville, Center Point and Warrior into the combination stores, he told Ty West of the BBJ. Ari ...

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