4 businesses coming to Brook Highland including Miami Fusion Cafe

Birmingham, Miami Fusion Cafe, Brook Highland, Highway 280
Miami Fusion Cafe’s brand is “island food.” Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now

Highway 280 may be known for its traffic, but it also leads to a pretty cool area of town—Brook Highland (or unincorporated Shelby County for the uninitiated). Here are four businesses opening in the area.

1. Best Buy

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Best Buy will take over the former Dick Sporting Goods on Highway 280. Photo via Sheila McCallum for Bham Now

For those in the market for appliances or electronics, Best Buy will soon be setting up shop at the Brook Highland Plaza shopping center off Highway 280. This is great news for those who live in the areas of Chelsea, North Shelby County and Greystone.

The well-known blue and yellow storefront will be taking the place of the former Dick Sporting Goods and will be will be joining other popular retail stores like Office Max, Lowe’s and Ulta Beauty.

There will be some perks at the new location, too, like:

  • A refreshed look
  • Expanded product assortment
  • More premium brands

Opening Date: TBD

2. Miami Fusion Cafe

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Can you say yum? Photo via Miami Fusion Cafe’s Facebook page

Miami Fusion Cafe is expanding a taste of the Caribbean with a second location coming to Highway 280 near Brook Highland.

Owned by Luis and Samantha Delgado, the couple said the pandemic played a key role in the location they chose.

“We have a current clientele and many people are now working from home and we strategically picked this location to be closer to residential homes. We listened to our customers and this area was one of the most recommended.” 

the couple said they have had a way better response to the news of their new location than they could have expected.

Luis and Samantha Delgado, Owners, Miami Fusion Cafe

The Delgado’s also said they’ve had a much better response to the news of their new location than they could have expected.

“Customers we had years ago that never made it to downtown [Birmingham] are excited for us to be closer.”

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Photo via Miami Fusion Cafe’s Facebook page

What can you expect from the new location?

  • 1,700 square feet of space
  • A welcoming atmosphere with Latin music that takes you from Birmingham, Alabama to South Beach, Florida
  • Menu favorites like Mofongo—an original Puerto Rican dish with fried green plantains mashed with fresh garlic and pork cracklings.
  • Caribbean drinks
  • Outdoor seating

While the lunch menu will look similar to that of Miami Fusion Cafe’s downtown location, the dinner menu will see some changes including higher-end options like Churrasco and Ropa Vieja.

Though we don’t have a set date on when the new location will open, in the meantime, we’ll be dreaming of their delicious island-inspired dishes. Here are some to have on your radar:

  • Caribbean Jerk Chicken: seared chicken breast topped with fresh mango salsa. Service with rice and your choice of red or black beans or a side salad.
  • Fried Yucca Sticks: the crispier creamier cousin to fries.
  • Cuban sandwich: slow roasted pork, Boar’s Head Sweet Ham & Baby Swiss cheese with mustard + pickles. Served on fresh Cuban bread.

Address: 5511 Highway 280 Suite 113 & 114 Birmingham AL 35242
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3. Club 4 Fitness

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There’s a new gym coming to Brook Highland. Photo via Sheila McCallum for Bham Now

Rocking that quarantine bod? Then it’s the perfect time for a new gym to be opening in Brook Highland.

Club 4 Fitness is a membership-oriented health facility that offers a variety of resources to get fit. Here’s a peek at what they offer:

  • Personal training
  • Cycling
  • Group classes
  • Hydromassage
  • And more!
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Photo via Club 4 Fitness’ Facebook page

They offer childcare too, so no excuses, parents!

Another perk of Club 4 Fitness is that if you can’t join a workout class in-person, you can get fit right from your home by signing up for their at-home workouts.

Estimated Opening Date: TBD

Address: 5269B Hwy 280, Birmingham, AL 35242
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4. Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids

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Two thumbs up for Brook Highland’s newest spot for hair cuts. Photo via Sharkey’s Birmingham’s Facebook page

If your child’s in need of a haircut, look no further than Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids.

Located in the Brook Highland area of Highway 280, this shop is all about fun. From cool novelty chairs and a gamin station to a tween lounge with music, manis/pedis and makeup lessons, your kiddo will have an awesome time—all while getting their hair cut.

To make your appointment, call 205.991.5999 or book online via the Sharkey’s app.

Address: 5263 US-280 Suite 108, Birmingham, AL 35242
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