Stivers opens largest Ford dealership in Alabama at Birmingham’s Palisades Shopping Center

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New Stivers Ford at the Palisades Shopping Center becomes fully operational on February 12, 2024 (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Stivers Ford has completed its much-anticipated move from downtown Birmingham to the Palisades Shopping Center.

The last day at the facility at 19th Street and 2nd Avenue—which has been home to a Ford dealership since the late 1930s—was Friday, February 9th.  

Stivers Ford’s first fully operational day at its new Palisades location is Monday, February 12th.

The massive new facility remains in Birmingham and when they turn on the lights this week, it will become the largest Ford dealership in Alabama.

Stivers Ford new location — the details

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New Stivers Ford at the Palisades Shopping Center becomes fully operational on February 12, 2024 (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Bham Now caught up with Stivers Ford General Manager Manny Gonzalez to get all the details about the amenities at the new location.

What to expect with the new Stivers Ford at the Palisades:

  • Home to the first standalone Ford Bronco building in the southeast
  • Offers an on-site quick lane that provides quick and convenient maintenance for all makes + models allowing customers to get back on the road quickly 
  • Provides Ford mobile service vans (they have 9 mobile service vans in their fleet) to service customers with vehicle maintenance, designed to bring convenience + efficiency by offering at-home and work maintenance + repair services
  • Twelve 24/7 public facing EV charging stations 

Location: 500 Palisades Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209

Stivers Ford is committed to Birmingham

In addition to the new dealership, Stivers Ford is currently constructing a Ford Pro Elite facility at 2941 30th Street North in Birmingham. The 60,000+ Square foot service facility is designed specifically for heavy duty fleet and commercial vehicle repair.

Once that Ford Pro Elite is completed, Stivers will have a total of 90 service bays at both locations.

The new and much larger dealership and service facility will create 80 new jobs and employ over 150 people.

What’s next Downtown?

Presently, there is no news to report about what’s next at the former Adamson Ford/Stivers Ford sites in downtown Birmingham. With its close proximity to Railroad Park, we look forward to some new and exciting development. 

Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Birmingham is now home to the largest Ford dealership in the state and a newly revitalized Palisades Shopping Center.

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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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