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Prospective new business looks for community input

The city of Clay is working to continue building revenue for its city, while recovering from the damages to the business community following the Jan . 23 tornado. One woman is looking to open a "General Store" at the former location of Piggly Wiggly. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, is excited about the possibility of bringing a unique business to our area. According to the business owner, the Gen ...

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Pee Wee’s Pawn not coming to Clay

[caption id="attachment_1868" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pee Wee's Pawn in Pelham. Photo courtesy of peeweespawn.com.[/caption] By Crystal McGough The Clay City Council announced tonight that the much-debated Pee Wee’s Pawn Shop will not be coming to the city of Clay. “We’ve been discussing the business license fee for pawnshops,” Councilwoman Becky Johnson said. “We had a pawnshop looking to come into ...

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Authorities investigating break-in at Pinson Valley Flea Market

Authorities are investigating a burglary that took place Sunday night at the Pinson Valley Flea Market. Police said the burglary happened between 8:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. last night, although it is unclear exactly what was stolen from the flea market. Jack Self, with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said that authorities are working to find a suspect. “An evidence technician was sent out this morning t ...

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New Trios plans to combine sports and full meals

By Tina Tidmore Three big screens take up much of the space of one of the walls at the new Trios restaurant, which will open on Sept . 12 between PetSmart and Moe’s in Trussville. “You’ll be able to watch Alabama, Auburn and UAB without turning your head,” said owner Preston Kelley. In addition to the three big screens, a smaller one is in the corner. “You can’t have too many TVs,” Kelley said. Although the ...

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Caine BBQ replaces Woody’s north of Trussville

By Tina Tidmore Patrons who visit Woody’s BBQ regularly may know the owner has been wanting to sell for a while. When Doris Caine’s husband heard that, he brought home the idea that his wife could become a restaurateur. Doris Caine said she just turned 51 and has been a stay-at-home mom for the last 10 years. She has a 7-year-old son, who is in school during the day. “Something was missing,” she said. “Ther ...

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North Chalkville and Main Street project could jump start downtown

From Tribune staff reports The Trussville City Council unanimously passed resolution 2012-034, approving Mayor Gene Melton to sign a grant agreement for right of way acquisition for the Chalkville Road widening project. The project extends from Highway 11 to Vann Circle. “The project is moving along quickly,” Melton said in a report. “Eighty percent of engineering is done and we are entering the phase to ac ...

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North Tavern to bring live music to Grayson Valley

By Tina Tidmore On Aug. 24, North Tavern will open its doors in Grayson Valley across the street from Ace Hardware. The Buck Wild Band will be performing there at 9:30 p.m. On Aug. 25, The Southern Boys will perform. For this weekend, the restaurant will not have a cover charge. Partners Jeremy Douglas and Paul Burgess have turned what used to be a seafood restaurant into a restaurant with a stage and indus ...

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The Southern Diner opens Thursday

By Tina Tidmore   Kevin Lather owns the building behind the Chalkville Mountain Road Chevron where other restaurants have been, including Catfish Cabin. Thursday, he and two other partners will open their own restaurant at that location, The Southern Diner.   Lather also owns Homewood Diner, which has been recognized by The City Scene, Urban Spoon and the Dining Diva.   Michael Skaran will be ...

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Pee Wee’s Pawn looking to come to Clay

By Crystal McGough The Clay City Council unanimously passed a motion last night to hold a public hearing at the next city council meeting, Aug. 20. The hearing will be to discuss amending Business License Ordinance 2012-08 to remove the business license for pawn broker’s shops from Schedule H and put it into a new schedule, Schedule AD. “We have a big new business that’s wanting to come into the city of Cla ...

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Gigi’s Cupcakes opens in Trussville (video)

Owener Pam Kaufman tells us why they chose Trussville to expand Gigi's Cupcakes footprint. We're glad they did! The wedding cake cupcakes were our favorite . What's yours? (Courtesy of FilmDog Media)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN1wwMXJLIw&feature=plcp   ...

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