University Town Center Offers Summer Parking, More Dining to Come

  • June 7th, 2021

As summer gets underway at the Capstone, the restaurants that make up University Town Center along University Boulevard are kicking into high gear to accommodate UA students and staff and offering a new summer-only parking option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Several businesses in University Town CenterIn addition to the parking lot adjacent to Swen Chinese Restaurant, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Insomnia Cookies, Little Italy Pizzeria and Firehouse Subs, the Publix parking lot will allow patrons eating in the area to park in the south portion of the parking lot near University Boulevard during the summer months. As with the University Town Center parking lot, it is requested that parking be limited to one hour.

The Strip recently welcomed two new tenants to the area. Rita’s Italian Ice & Custard/PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans and Jersey Mike’s Subs joined Chipotle on the south side block of University Boulevard.

Three new eateries will be opening in University Town Center in the coming months. Whataburger, Mediterranean Sandwich Co. and Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza will provide more dining options for the UA and Tuscaloosa communities.

A complete list of current and upcoming restaurants and businesses in University Town Center is below.

  • Rita’s Italian Ice & Custard / PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans
  • Chipotle
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Swen Chinese Restaurant
  • Little Italy Pizzeria
  • Firehouse Subs
  • The UPS Store
  • Chase Bank
  • Palm Beach Tan
  • A Nail and Spa
  • University Supply Store
  • Phone Clinic
  • Publix
  • Whataburger
  • Mediterranean Sandwich Co.
  • Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza


Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications,

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