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Wintzell’s Oyster House


Wintzell's Oyster House, a landmark seafood restaurant based in Mobile, has opened it's 10th and newest location in Fultondale, Alabama.

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The City of Fultondale looked at many options for both location and financing. In the end, a build-to-suit facility with a long term lease was put into place. Murray Building Company was selected as the General Contractor for the $1.5 million project. The new building consists of 5,735 SF of space, and is located in the Colonial Promenade on Lowery Parkway.

The well known institution has delighted diners for decades by offering fresh gulf seafood in a family environment. Founder Oliver Wintzell first opened his doors in 1938 as a six-stool oyster bar, offering his fare “fried, stewed, or nude.” The restaurant soon became a landmark on historic Dauphin Street, and remained the only Wintzell’s Oyster House in existence until being purchased and franchised in 2000 by Bob and Buffy Donlon. As the Wintzells brand has grown operationally, they have remained consistent in both quality and service while striving to create a larger brand awareness. Aesthetics such as the bright green and red exterior, as well as witty signage and quirky decor inside the restaurant are the same in each location, making Wintzell’s Oyster House a familiar eatery in any community.

The Fultondale restaurant is the 10th location in the State of Alabama, and provided more than 100 new jobs to the community, in both service and management positions.

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