Business Update – October 2022

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5.11 Tactical opened a store at 1713 Montgomery Highway, Suite 127 at Riverchase Promenade Mall. The company sells tactical gear for law enforcement officers, first responders, tactical operators and outdoor enthusiasts. 205-419-4013

Furniture Master has opened a new location in the Village at Lona Mall, 3317 Lona Road, with a grand opening in September. 17. 205-407-4677

Onsite Women’s Health is now partnering with Birmingham Obstetrics and Gynecology to open a second mammography location at 2321 John Hawkins Parkway. Onsite Women’s Health first partnered with Birmingham Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015 and is looking to expand with Hoover-based OB/GYN to provide women with more accessible breast cancer screening opportunities. Onsite operates in 25 states and plans to add locations in two more states soon. The company has conducted 1.5 million studies since 2013 and 98,000 risk assessment checks since January 2018.

Moss Rock Pharmacy has opened at The Preserve, 610 Preserve Parkway, Suite 160. 205-332-3888

Smoothie King has opened a new store at 1539 Montgomery Highway at Hoover Crossings Mall. 205-761-1001

In early September, White House Interiors opened a second location at the former Earth Fare grocery store on the Riverchase Galleria campus at 3230 Galleria Circle. The new location is 26,103 square feet. White House interiors are owned by Ann Marie James.

John Cassimus transformed his Crazy Cazboy store at 1855 Montgomery Highway at The Plaza, Riverchase Mall, into a store called Bidding Kings. The store conducts online auctions of liquidated items every Tuesday through Tuesday, with the winning bidder picking up at the Hoover store. 205-202-0765

Whataburger is now open at 1727 Montgomery Highway at the Riverchase Promenade Mall.

Vella Bella Furniture has opened at 1845 Montgomery Highway, Suite 211, The Plaza at Riverchase Mall, in the former Isabelle’s Thrifty Boutique location.

Jambo Grill has opened at the former Customs Cafe site at 1845 Montgomery Highway, Suite 207 at Riverchase Mall Plaza. This is an Afro-Caribbean restaurant serving grilled meats, chicken wings and more. 205-922-5776

City Bowls has opened a new location at The Village at 1031 Brock’s Gap Parkway, Suite 187, adjacent to Moe’s Original BBQ. 205-407-4112

Magic City Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy has opened at the gallery at Riverchase Mall at 3075 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite J. The clinic helps women with pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema, and breast cancer-related conditions who wish to reduce pain and discomfort. 205-202-0874

PhD. Lynn McMullen and Dr. Ariana Zeb opened a new dentist practice in September. 12 On an outside parcel next to IHOP at Colonial Promenade Hoover Mall, Hoover Dental Care at 2720 John Hawkins Parkway. In addition to daily cleanings and simple fillings, dentists also offer more in-depth restorative and cosmetic services. This practice is accepting new patients of all ages. 659-250-0137

My Eyelab opened in September. 19 at 1711 US 31 next to JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts. 205-286-3747

Element Wellness Center has opened at 6600 Tattersall Lane, Unit B, Tattersall Park Development. The center’s philosophy is to provide wellness by nourishing the body and harnessing strategically controlled stressors inspired by nature. 205-326-7333

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Alabama Goods, a retail company specializing in Alabama-made gifts, food and specialty merchandise, has signed two leases to expand its business and retail operations. Signed a lease to open a third store in Stadium Trace Village, on the corner of John Hawkins Parkway and Stadium Trace Parkway. Alabama Goods will be about 2,500 square feet, along with two restaurants and a retail store. The store’s opening date, which was scheduled to open in July 2022, has been pushed back to accommodate construction delays. Construction should be completed by summer 2023. Alabama Goods currently operates retail stores in Homewood and Huntsville. In addition, a lease was signed to support the expansion of the operations center in West Homewood, which manages the company’s online and enterprise sales. The expansion doubles the original size of the center in preparation for the upcoming gift-giving season. 205-803-3900

A new Sonic drive-thru restaurant is under construction on Meadowview Drive off US 280 between Inverness and Meadowbrook.

Relocation and renovation

Taco Bell has completed relocation from 5192 Caldwell Mill Road at Valleydale Village Mall to a separate location at 4525 Valleydale Road next to Domino’s and opposite Sherwin Williams Paint Shop. 659-287-0018

new ownership

Insurance company boss Lamar Adcock, an agent at Greystone for 15 years, shared that Farmers acquired MetLife Property and Casualty in late 2021 and his office has now moved to Farmers at the same location in Greystone Park. 205-995-7872

News & Achievements

Founder and CEO of Ashley Mac’s Ashley Mac’s is a five-location Birmingham fast food restaurant, catering and to-go food business and is Alabama’s Gold Retailer of the Year in the $5 million to $20 million category . Ashley Mac’s is one of 11 businesses named a 2022 Retailer of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association.

Pinnacle Construction has completed construction of the Anthem condos and cottages in Huntsville. The development has 14 apartment buildings with 312 units and 48 garages, as well as 94 single-family villas with detached garages, a clubhouse, gazebo, two saltwater pools, fire pit patio, dog park, playground, herb garden and manicured lawn play area. 205-803-5226

Lake Homes Realty was named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of the nation’s 5000 fastest growing companies for the sixth consecutive year. Lake Homes Realty saw a 149% increase in revenue, placing it at 3,481 on the 2022 list, down from 2,711 last year. Lake Homes Realty is one of 20 Birmingham-Hoover metro area companies and 60 Alabama companies on this year’s list. There are 197 real estate companies on this year’s list, with Lake Homes Realty at No. 132. The company helps people find, buy and sell lakeside homes and land across the country. Lake Homes Realty was also named a Top Tiger Company by Auburn University for the fifth year in a row, meaning it is one of the fastest growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni. The CEO and Chief Economic Analyst of Lake Homes Realty is Glenn Phillips, an Auburn graduate. 205-985-2991

NAI Chase Commercial RE has secured lease assignments for Inverness Centre North 40, 42 and 44 Inverness Centre Parkway. 253-961-4660

Personnel movement

Regions Bank, which has an operations center at 2090 Office Parkway Circle and several branches in Hoover, has promoted Tom Speir to head of strategy and corporate development. Speir will report to Regional Chief Financial Officer David Turner and will lead the bank’s enterprise-wide strategic planning process and corporate development initiatives. He will be responsible for the bank’s M&A strategy, identifying opportunities across regions to further expand its range of specialized capabilities and high-value financial services to banking clients. In addition, he will oversee the bank’s small business investment firm and strategic equity investment program. Speir brings 20 years of experience to his new role. He previously served as Regional Assistant Treasurer and Head of Balance Sheet Management. Speir joined Regions in 2009 after serving as a securitization portfolio manager in the treasury department at Wachovia Bank in Charlotte. 256-562-2200

The Children’s Urgent Care Center, Suite 115, The Village at Brock’s Gap Parkway, 1001 Brock’s Gap Parkway, has appointed Helen Combs as its new CEO. Combs has more than 25 years of medical leadership experience. Previously, she was Director of Clinical Innovation for Acclinate and Chief Administrative Officer of the Alabama Center for Allergy and Asthma, as well as the Managing Partner of the Alabama Center for Clinical Research. 205-961-2834


Laundry company Champion Cleaners, 5363 US 280, Suite 105-B, celebrated its 20th anniversary in September. The company offers free dry cleaning, laundry services and delivery services. 205-602-3842


The Shell petrol station on the corner of Riverchase Parkway East and Valleydale Road has been closed.

Overstock Furniture and Mattress will close the former Sears store at the Riverchase Galleria. 479-449-4193

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