The Saw and Peanut Man

I produced this video profile for the Alabama Detours series on WVUA 23. The short Alabama Detours appear during commercial breaks and introduce interesting people and beautiful locations in Alabama.

Cecil Williams operated A-1 Sharpening Service in Tuscaloosa for many years before he decided to give some roasted peanuts to his customers as a gift. Folks liked the nuts so much they asked if they could buy some more. That led to Cecil’s second business, The Nut Shop.

The Nut Shop is located at 1508 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa and they have lots of tasty treats. You can also get your saws and knives sharpened there!

Visit them on the web at

Cinematography by Preston Sullivan and editing by Hamilton Henson.