Woodlawn is constantly growing and welcoming new businesses and the past few months have been no exception! There is a diverse mix of new openings in Woodlawn that caters to a variety of different audiences. Whether you’re looking to take some dance classes or you’re just in the mood to try out a new bar, here’s a list of all the new places for you to checkout in Woodlawn!
Ursula Smith Dance Co.
5356 1st Ave North
If the name Ursula Smith sounds familiar, it may well be because she’s the dance pro who choreographed Mayor Woodfin’s election victory dance routine. We’re excited that Ursula is moving her dance studio to Woodlawn. Ready to start the New Year with some new moves? Ursula offers classes in a variety of dance styles for all ages. She expects build-out to be complete before the end of January.
5831 1st Avenue North, Suite 100
This multi-state physical therapy practice has opened a Woodlawn branch bringing even more health-care options to the neighborhood. Everyone is invited to stop by during the grand opening, on Wednesday, January 12th from 12 noon -2pm. Swing by to enjoy some light snacks, meet the staff and tour the facilities.
5501 1st Avenue North (inside Nmosa Fabrics)
This non-profit organization focused on helping women enter, or re-enter, the workforce by helping them dress for success will celebrate its Grand Opening this Saturday. In a truly unique arrangement, Nmosa Fabrics owner Theuda Tusajiwe (Nmosa opened in December) and Morgan’s Closet Executive Director Andrew Collins will be sharing space, joining forces to serve the entire community.
Woodlawn Bar & Lounge
5505 1st Ave North
Ready for an authentic neighborhood bar that’s welcoming and inclusive in Woodlawn? We know we are! Owner Corey Whatley and his partners are completing build-out of the space and will be having their grand opening this Saturday, January 8th – doors open at 8 pm. Stay tuned to our social channels for more updates!
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