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New Full Moon anchors a corner of progress

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TUSCALOOSA - AL -

Tuscaloosa City leaders helped celebrate a bigger sign of progress in Tuscaloosa.

Full Moon, whose building was toppled by last year's storm had a ribbon cutting at its new location Monday.

Construction workers spent most of the day making final touches.

"We've added nachos and a bunch of new items." said Owner Brian Ahmed.  He's excited about his restaurant's comeback.  "We obviously wanted the best location we could find and this is by far the best location. We had a lot of help from the city."

The famous moon now anchors the McFarland Corner that was wiped out.  Krispy Kreme next door is just about ready.  Across the street, asphalt is being ripped up where Full Moon use to sit.  An apartment and commercial development is in the works for that spot.

John McConnell, with the city's Planning office says the plan is all taking shape.  "With the traffic changes being made to lanes on McFarland Boulevard and 15th street...Full Moon should have good exposure."

Many people like Fran Barger are thrilled.  "I'm so glad. We're ready for the doughnut place to come back. We really miss everything that was blown away."

Full Moon will reopen at its new location Tuesday Morning at 10 am.