Four big franchises will soon have locations in Saraland. Smoothie King, Mellow Mushroom, Dairy Queen, and Dollar Tree are all set to move in town in the coming months. Saraland has seen tremendous growth over the past two decades, but that growth stalled somewhat over the past few years due to the Great Recession. Once the economy tanked, credit was hard to come by, and developers were leery to expand. With the economy almost back in full swing, development is once again accelerating.
Two of the new businesses, Dollar Tree and Mellow Mushroom, will be located near the Tractor Supply Store. Smoothie King is supposed to be moving near Walmart. According to their website, the address will be 1097 Industrial Pkwy. Dairy Queen will be located at the Flash Market on Celeste Road. Saraland city councilman Newton Cromer has confirmed the coming of these four businesses on his Facebook page.
Councilman Cromer also noted that other businesses should be coming as well. He said that the council can not announce every business that is interested, as they have agreed to keep quiet until the process is further along.
Industrial Parkway will soon be loaded with restaurants. Several are already located there, including long time staples Catfish Junction and Something Special Deli. The past decade has seen Wintzell’s Oyster House, Ruby Tuesday, Krystal’s, and Foosackly’s set up shop. Residents of north Mobile County will have plenty of options when lunch and dinner roll around each day.