The new Western in Mountain Brook – a pleasant surprise

Western Market

Western Market

After years of planning, in early October, the venerable Western Market on Culver Road, moved to its new home.

Perhaps, we were expecting the new Western Market in Mountain Brook to be much like the old one – a little cramped and small compared to most big box supermarkets. The old Western had that wonderful “neighborhood feel” without too many frills.

The new Western Market, which is located in the new Lane Parke development behind and near the old Western, is the exact opposite.  It is spacious and modern. It has an upstairs dining area, that will become a destination for friends, families and business people to meet. The murals and the signage are eye-popping.

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The new Western Market is a pleasant surprise. Along with its traditional customer base, we can definitely see the new venue becoming a favorite attraction for people in the surrounding communities.

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Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.