By: Jacob Gross
The long-anticipated Soul Spot had their grand ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. The wing restaurant had their initial start in Calera but decided to move to Montevallo. Soul Spot was originally scheduled to open in February; its opening was delayed and announced for various dates because they experienced delays with their contractor and staffing difficulties.
Eboni Williams, the owner of Soul Spot said she picked Montevallo because of the university, saying, “We know college kids love to eat…so we thought we should bring it here.”
Soul Spot is not currently accepting Falcon Flex Points. Williams expressed an urgency in signing up for the Falcon Points program, but she said that she has just received the information, and she was looking to submit it by Monday, Oct. 11.
Williams wants to add something different to Montevallo cuisine, saying that “we thought it would be good to bring something different here, because there’s not a lot of small businesses, you know, there’s a lot of chain restaurants. We focus on quality food and fresh food.”
The wing restaurant was originally based in Calera but has recently decided to close its Calera location in favor of the Montevallo locale. Williams said that “It was not always the plan. We went back and forth a bit. We had employees, but with COVID- 19, we were having a hard time just keeping people and finding people.”
Soul Spot is planning to put their food truck in Calera. Williams said, “We said you know what, we’ll just get a food trailer to replace the brick and mortar, and so we’ll put that on the road sometime this month.”
Soul Spot is currently open for dining from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Soul Spot is located between CVS and Pizza Hut. Their menu consists of wings, burgers and fish.
Jacob Gross is a writer for The Alabamian. He is an English major with a creative writing minor. He has played guitar for a few years and really enjoys painting even though he believes he is bad at it.