Grocery acquisition will bring discount retailer to Alabama; Some colleges waiving application fees this week; Tuscaloosa restaurant named to national list; Robins & Morton celebrates Florida institute opening

Discount retailer Grocery Outlet plans to buy United Grocery Outlet for $62 million

Grocery acquisition will bring discount retailer to Alabama

Discount retailer Grocery Outlet plans to buy United Grocery Outlet for $62 million. United Grocery Outlet has one location in Alabama, and the acquisition would allow Grocery Outlet to expand throughout the Southeast, the grocer says. – AL.com

Some colleges waiving application fees this week

As part of the spring 2024 College Application Campaign, a number of colleges, including eight in Alabama, are waiving application fees this week for high-school seniors. Alabama schools participating are Alabama A&M University, Alabama Aviation College, Alabama State University, Auburn University in Montgomery, Birmingham-Southern College, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College and Jacksonville State University. – News 5

Tuscaloosa restaurant named to national restaurants of the year list

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Tuscaloosa’s Urban Bar & Kitchen is the one Alabama spot that made it on USA Today’s 2024 Restaurants of the Year list. The bar and restaurant is on University Boulevard.  – Bama Buzz

Robins & Morton celebrates Florida institute opening

Birmingham-based construction firm Robins & Morton and Jupiter Medical Center in Florida celebrated the grand opening of the Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute. The 90,000-square-foot facility is in Palm Beach County. – Robins & Morton

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