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Every week, we send out updates to show our followers new concepts coming to the city, development announcements, office news, store openings, commercial real estate knowledge, and much more. It’s always exciting when we get to showcase how Huntsville continues to grow. Even in the unusual year of 2020, our city has seen progress with a number of business openings and development projects.

We encourage you to peruse our blogs from the past year to see some of the transformations and additions to the Rocket City. As 2020 comes to a close, we look forward to a productive 2021 full of hope, healing, and reconnections in the community.

  1. “Just Love Coffee Café” To Open Another Location In Madison!

The Rocket City’s main fuel is coffee, and there is plenty of it to go around at Just Love Coffee Café. Its first location to open in the Huntsville/Madison area was at Times Plaza off Memorial Parkway. It became an instant hit with locals and they continue to serve up inventive espresso beverages, wraps, salads, and a mouth-watering breakfast menu. (Stuffed Nutella Waffles, anyone?)

It’s no surprise that they decided to open a second location at the recently redeveloped Hughes Plaza in Madison. Because owners Travis and Dawn Duehring lived near the property and have built-up clientele from Madison, adding a second shop was an easy decision.

Read more about Just Love Coffee Café and their shop in Madison here.

  1. Twickenham Treats Opens At Twickenham Square On Pelham Avenue!

Twickenham Treats is a new locally owned and operated concept at Twickenham Square, a retail center across from Huntsville Hospital that’s anchored by Publix. Owner Garrett Dennis has plenty of fresh treats on hand like made-in-house gelato, popcorn, candy, and other traditional desserts.

The shop was designed to conjure feelings of nostalgia and childhoods spent roaming the nearest candy shop. It’s the closest you’ll get to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Huntsville.

Click here to see inside the shop and read more about its offerings.

  1. “Cookie Dough Magic” Joins The Avenue In Downtown Huntsville!

We are starting to see a theme for the most popular blogs of 2020. It seems that almost everyone needed a sweet treat, and we can’t blame them.

When Birmingham-based Cookie Dough Magic announced that they were opening a location in downtown Huntsville, our audience ate it up. Since its opening, it has been serving scoops of edible cookie dough with flavors like Chocolate Chip, Brownie Batter, Birthday Cake, Java Chip, and many others. There are also vegan and gluten-free options so everyone can enjoy.

Check out Cookie Dough Magic and treat yourself next time you’re strolling around downtown.

  1. A Coming Redevelopment Project Will Bring “Fleet Feet” To Madison!

Many watched closely as the once out-of-date Hughes Plaza received a major facelift this year. Several new tenants were added to the site including Fleet Feet, Just Love Coffee Café, Absolute Nutrition, and Results Physiotherapy. They will be joining legacy tenants like Bicycle Cove to create a retail destination centered on shopping, dining, and wellness.

Jon Krichev and his wife Alicia have done an excellent job of redeveloping the site and making it look incredible.

Anyone interested in the center for their own retail or dining concept can contact Anusha Alapati Davis at It’s in a great location with easy access to cities like Priceville, Cullman, and Decatur.

Read more about Hughes Plaza and its redevelopment here.

  1. Historic Lincoln Mill To Undergo Major Redevelopment

In September, Crunkleton announced that it would be taking on the revitalization of the historic Lincoln Mill property at 1300 Meridian Street North in Huntsville. Construction is already well underway and the site is getting ready to add several on-site amenities. The property’s restoration will also help bridge the gap between downtown and the north Huntsville educational corridor, further connecting Drake State Community & Technical College and Alabama A&M to the city center.

So far, we’ve announced a few new tenants to the site with more on the way. Iron Tribe Fitness shared that they were moving to Lincoln Mill and The Foundry Coffee Roasting Company began operations at the property as well.

The Meridian Street corridor is already home to many well-loved businesses like Holtz Leather, Preservation Company, L’Etoile Patisserie, and Brooks & Collier. Lincoln Mill will help to continue the growth of the area by bringing in more businesses and adding one-of-a-kind office spaces. It’s a truly unique project.

Thank you so much for supporting us. What projects are you most excited about in 2021? Let us know in the comments. Wishing you a very Happy New Year from Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate!

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