North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

August 12, 2013

Progress 2013: Warrior welcomes donut chain, other new businesses

By Morgan Turberville
North Jefferson News

WARRIOR — Another profile of a local city from our Progress 2013 edition.

Warrior is in the process of trying to bring in new business for the city and its residents.

While the city is holding steady, it does not mean there are not more businesses being brought in or are being enticed to go to the area.

Mayor Johnny Ragland is hoping that the businesses moving into the area will lead to more growth and expansion in the city.

The major business that will be moving into the area is Dunkin Donuts, a nationwide chain, according to Ragland.

He said it will also be accompanied by a new flea market and antique store that the area will be welcoming.

The city and the mayor hope those businesses will start bringing in new interest to the city, including the interest in a Huddle House restaurant that is in talks to move into the area.

With the plans for bringing in businesses, Warrior also has already brought in some stores in the past year.

Alabama Outfitters has located in Warrior, and is one of the more notable new businesses to open in the past year.

Ragland hopes that other businesses will “start coming in.”

Work continues of the development of the new regional library, which is located in the former National Guard Armory just off Cane Creek Road.

The city has much to offer to its residents and it still has hopes to offer even more. As a place that not only serves the residents of Warrior, but also many surrounding cities such as Morris, Hayden, Corner and Kimberly, as well as others, any growth is promising for everyone who lives in the area.