The Electric now open at Bluff Park Village + more to come, including Piggly Wiggly

The Electric
We’re just as excited as owner Ben Smith this new restaurant. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

There’s a lot of great things coming to Hoover, including the new hip and yummy restaurant, The Electric. Wait, there’s more coming to Bluff Park Village! Keep on reading to find out more about the sandwich shop and what’s coming to town.

Meet Ben Smith

Bluff Park Village
The patio is a perfect spot to hang out with friends + family. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Ben Smith and his wife, Laura, moved to Bluff Park and saw their neighborhood as an opportunity. With a great community, school and endless activities, Bluff Park almost had it all, except one thing: a neighborhood hangout.

“There wasn’t really a hangout spot per se, or that neighborhood spot where you can hang out on the patio or watch the game or have a beer. 

So, we definitely saw an opportunity. And that’s kind of how it all started.”

Ben Smith, Owner, The Electric

So, Ben and Laura created a spot for locals in their neighborhood to catch up at their restaurant, The Electric:

What is The Electric?

The Electric
This hip restaurant has more than a yummy menu. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

If you’re catching the Saturday football game or need a cool spot to hangout with friends after school or work, The Electric is the spot for you. This fun, retro and casual spot is a neighborhood sandwich shop and bar, including:

  • Full bar
  • Kids play area
  • Patio
  • Pinball machines
  • TVs for the games

A menu so yummy, it’s hard to choose

The Electric
You can’t go wrong with the T.G. sandwich. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

With sandwiches, salads, chili and apps, you may want to order one of everything when you’re at The Electric. Overwhelmed with all of the tasty options? Go for Ben’s favorite, the T.G. sandwich. This sandwich includes pepperoni, ham, swiss, family slaw and garlic mayo on a Martin’s potato roll. Yum! The favorite is named after Ben’s dad, Timothy Gary, who was a firefighter. Here are some of our other recommendations:

  • Appetizer: Beer Cheese | Cheddar, lager, kettle chips
  • Salad: Eighty Eight | Mixed greens, apple, walnuts, tomato, blue cheese, radish, balsamic vinaigrette
  • Sandwich: Camilla | Chicken, cheddar, white BBQ, tomato, balsamic greens on sourdough bread

More exciting openings in Bluff Park Village

Bluff Park Village
After a bite to eat at The Electric, swing by Piggly Wiggly to do your shopping. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Electric isn’t the only thing we’re excited about coming to this Hoover neighborhood. Get your shopping down at the newly opened Piggly Wiggly in December:

Also, Mills Pharmacy will be opening next to the Piggly Wiggly:

“We really think that this Bluff Park Village is hopefully going to become one of the main hubs of Bluff Park with a lot of traffic and hopefully a lot of community events and all types of stuff. 

We’re here for the long haul, and we’re invested.”

– Ben Smith, Owner, The Electric

Are you excited about these new openings in Bluff Park Village? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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