Major furniture store to replace former Books-A-Million at Brook Highland

Rendering of the Ashley HomeStore in Brook Highland Shopping Center. (Red Mountain Retail)

Birmingham’s 3rd Ashley HomeStore is moving into the former Books-A-Million location at Brook Highland off of Highway 280. With plans to open this summer, the new store is set to add a number of new jobs to the Brook Highland area. 

“The store will bring 14-16 new jobs to the area, and we are confident this area will be a perfect fit,” said Red Mountain Retail owner Woody Marks.

Locally Owned

Based in Bessemer, Alabama, Red Mountain Retail owns and operates eight Ashley HomeStores and an Ashley Outlet Trussville in North-Central Alabama. Owned by Woody Marks, Red Mountain Retail and the Marks family have been in the furniture business locally for 75 years.

Along with traditional home furnishings, the Ashley store will stock a full line mattresses, including:

  • Tempur-pedic
  • Sealy
  • Serta
  • BeautyRest
  • Simmons 
  • Purple

Ashley HomeStore has over 1,100 locations in 60 countries and is one of the largest retail furniture store brands in North America.

Brook Highland Shopping Center Changing

Brook Highland
Beef O’Brady’s at Brook Highland. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

As reported by Bham Now in early January, Books-A-Million vacated the property after 27 years. They are currently seeking a location within the 280 corridor. The Brook Highland Shopping Center has added a number of new stores and restaurants over the past year, including Goodwill, Burlington, Beef O’Brady’s and Ruby Sunshine. 

What’s next? Stay tuned.

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Pat Byington
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.

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