By Cady Inabinett
After months of delays, Main Street Montevallo’s newest restaurant The Soul Spot has announced an expected grand opening date of Aug. 21.
The Soul Spot has been long awaited by the Montevallo community, as it was slated to open in February, only to have its grand opening delayed until March and then delayed indefinitely.
When asked what led to these delays, Eboni Williams, owner of The Soul Spot, said, “just trying to get work done with the contractors and having to change contractors in the middle of the project and basically start over,” caused major delays in the project.
Williams added that the restaurant has been “going through inspections with the county for a while now and we have passed all inspections with the exception of one.”
Williams seems optimistic that The Soul Spot will be able complete county inspections in time for the restaurant to ready for their anticipated grand opening, saying that, “we definitely want to be ready” for students returning to Montevallo’s campus.
The restaurant will be located at the corner of Main Street and Middle Street—sharing a plaza with CVS and Pizza Hut. It is locally owned and operated, with another location in Calera, and offers a menu of wings, burgers and fish.
The Montevallo Chamber of Commerce was contacted for comment about developments with The Soul Spot, as well as progress on other new restaurants in Montevallo—such as the ongoing Slice Pizza project located just off the university’s campus, but they have not yet responded.