Happy Monday, Birmingham! Ready to kick off a new week in The Magic City? We’ve got you covered with some of the latest happenings around town, including the purchase of Crestwood Festival Centre, a new shopping center for Pell City and several new openings. Read on for more.
Looking to try something new? Check out these businesses that have recently opened around town:
- Birmingham Animal Hospital + Resort is ready to pamper your pet with top-notch services, including veterinary care, boarding, daycare and grooming.
- Mr. Chen’s in Hoover has officially reopened for dine-in seating. Go grab a seat and enjoy your favorite dishes.
- Tuscaloosa-favorite Local Roots is now open in Cahaba Heights and specializes in fresh, local fare. We recommend their Grandaddy fries!
- Prevail Coffee is now open for your next morning pick-me-up. Find it in the Shipt Tower in Downtown Birmingham.
- Beloved local book shop Little Professor has opened its newest location in Pepper Place.
What’s happening: Popular Alabama-made specialty store, Alabama Goods, is expanding its operations and opening a new location in Hoover. The locally-owned shop specializes in food, clothing, gifts and more—all made right here in Alabama.
Why it matters: This marks the third location for Alabama Goods, opening summer 2023. Due to increased demand, the shop needed to expand operations to fulfill online and corporate sales. We love to see locally-owned businesses thrive.
What’s happening: Crestwood Festival Centre, home to Magic City ePlex, Home Depot and The Edge 12 movie theater was just purchased by Baltimore-based CityWide Properties for $9,386,943.
Why it matters: CityWide Properties will breathe new life into the Crestwood Festival Centre, drawing fresh tenants and businesses. There were 15 vacancies at the time of purchase, and already, three of those spaces have been filled. Reportedly, a local grocery store chain is in talks to fill a 20,000-square-foot vacancy.
What’s happening: After years of anticipation, construction has officially begun on Pell City Square, Pell City’s newest shopping center. Five Below, Old Navy, Hobby Lobby, Ulta and more will all be housed at the 147,000-square-foot shopping center.
Why it matters: Pell City Square is St. Clair County’s largest retail investment development since 2005. The shopping center, expected to open in 2023, will draw more visitors and economic development to Pell City.
What’s happening: Beloved Birmingham restaurant, The Rougaroux, has served delicious New Orleans fare since 2017. Now, they’re expanding with a second location in Mountain Brook Village, expected to open in Spring 2023.
Why it matters: Who doesn’t love more opportunities to indulge in po’boys, gumbo and house-made boudin? The Rougaroux team will work with Architect Andrew Taylor and General Contractor Hallmark Builders to bring a refreshed experience to customers while preserving the original character of the new space.
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