Lambert Relocation is proud to showcase some of Huntsville’s top new businesses every month. Which new businesses should you check out this month? Keep reading to find out!
Pints and Pixels is Huntsville’s New 80s-Inspired Arcade Bar
Pints and Pixels is an 80s-inspired arcade bar that had its grand opening on April 9. Featuring a rooftop patio and pixelated Mario plants as decorations, Pints and Pixels is aiming to be Huntsville’s top spot for a gaming night out.
The new bar opened above U.G. White Mercantile (in the old Crossroads Music Hall facility on 115 Clinton Ave.) and features a wide range of classic arcade games and pinball machines.
Pints and Pixels will also host a second location for local restaurant Anaheim Chili, which has its main location on Cecil Ashburn Drive in Huntsville.
There are 50 token-based vintage arcade games and pinball machines in total. Guests also enjoy a mixture of craft beers, bottled beers, cocktails, and wine.
The bar was launched by co-owner Richard Moss, who made a hobby out of collecting and restoring old arcade games. Together with his partners Sherry Wallace and Phil Wendling, the trio expect the bar to be a hit among Huntsville residents. There’s also a private arcade room available to rent for $5 an hour.
The arcade is open to both kids and adults, although those under age 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Toybox Bistro Combines Geeky Memorabilia with World-Class Cuisine
Beer arcades aren’t the only geeky thing opening up in Huntsville: the city is also welcoming Toybox Bistro, a new local food concept that promises to celebrate “all things nerdy”.
The restaurant is opening next door to Sugar Belle in Steadman’s Corner on Jordan Lane. It’s taking over part of the old Beauregard Building, which shut down in December 2014.
Toybox Bistro is specifically aiming to attract the region’s geeky, high-tech community. The restaurant is filled with geeky memorabilia like Star Trek trivia cards, Dragon Ball Z cards, and classic board games.
Toybox Bistro was launched by Madison resident Michelle Timon, who is also in charge of organizing Hamacon, the popular anime convention that takes place every year in the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville.
AC Hotels Launches 150 Unit Boutique Hotel in Downtown Huntsville
After all that drinking, gaming, and eating, you’re going to need a place to rest your head after a big night out in Huntsville!
AC Hotels by Marriott is launching a 150-unit boutique hotel at the site across from Big Spring International Park in downtown Huntsville.
The new-to-market hotel will offer a variety of units at different price points. It also comes equipped with an AC Lounge area, a self-serve kitchen inspired by European cuisine, Wi-Fi throughout the complex, mobile check-in and check-out, and a 24/7 fitness center.
The AC Hotels brand is currently expanding across America but has just eight nationwide locations to date, including in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Miami Beach, Washington DC, and New Orleans, which puts Huntsville in some elite company. The hotel also has a presence in several European countries.
You can learn more about the hotel here. AC Hotels Huntsville will begin construction this summer.
Stay tuned next month as we showcase more local businesses springing up around Huntsville! Looking for a Huntsville moving service? Lambert Relocation has been the trusted local expert across North Alabama since 1953. Call today for a free estimate.