Business Events – February 2022



Coffee plates, a European cafe, opened in the Riverchase Galleria food court. The shop sells artisanal espressos, coffee, tea, and other beverages, as well as freshly made pastries, desserts, and sandwiches. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shop is closed on Sundays. 205-829-1770

Greater Ticino by Amore is now open at 5510 US 280, Suite 109, across US 280 from its parent restaurant, Amore Ristorante Italiano. The new restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. The market is open the same days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offers take-out meals. The Grand Ticino will be hosting special events and plans to open for dinner in the future. 205-437-1005

Cool Shots Selfie Museum opened at 4421 Creekside Ave., Suite 157, in the Patton Creek Mall near Sport Clips.


pop shelf, a division of Dollar General, opened a new store on January 14 at 5537 Grove Blvd. in The Grove shopping center in the former 8,000 square foot location of Shoe Carnival. The store offers home decor items, kitchen items, health and wellness items, beauty and body items, and toys, among others. Another Popshelf opened in Vestavia Hills in January, and a third location is planned for Alabaster. The Popshelf concept was introduced in late 2020, and there are now over 45 stores spread across the Southeast. 205-502-2206


Suburban Urban Antiques, 5514 Crestwood Blvd. in Birmingham, plans to open another antique store in the largely vacant Shades Mountain Plaza in Bluff Park. Space at Shades Mountain Plaza is nearly 20,000 square feet, according to information on the company’s Facebook page. The company has another “sister” antique store called Hoover Antiques Gallery, 3411 Old Columbiana Road. 205-592-0777

Modern Indian Cuisine and Bay Leaf Bar plans to open a third location in a 2,800 square foot space in part of the former Harvest Market location in The Village at Brock’s Gap shopping center at the intersection of Stadium Trace Parkway and Brock’s Gap Parkway. Alternate locations are at Five Points South in Birmingham and 5426 US 280, Suite 14. 205-777-3070

Dr. Tim Ansley of Alabama Eye Partners plans to open a second location in a 3,000 square foot space in the medical office building at The Village at Brock’s Gap shopping center at the intersection of Stadium Trace Parkway and Brock’s Gap Parkway. He currently runs an optometry clinic called Inverness Eye Care in Inverness. The new clinic will be called Brock’s Gap Eye Care, according to Patrick Denney of eds-America, the development company for The Village at Brock’s Gap. 205-991-0020

Urgent care for children, a chain of pediatric urgent care clinics headquartered in northern Shelby County on US 280, plans to open a new 2,500 square foot clinic in the village medical office building of Brock’s Gap, at the corner of Stadium Trace Parkway and Brock’s Gap Parkway between March and May, according to Anna Peacock, vice president of communications and marketing. The clinic will be open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. or noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and will have an on-site lab, X-rays and a pharmacy, Peacock said. Urgent Care for Children currently operates 17 clinics in the Southeast, including northern Shelby County on US 280, Vestavia Hills and Trussville. The Hoover site is expected to be the 20th clinic to open. 205-848-2273

Hoover City Council on December 20 gave Aqua Tots Swim Schools permission to open a swimming school at 1694 Montgomery Highway, Suite 144, in The Center at Riverchase mall across from Hoover City Hall, provided no blasting is done in the excavation swimming pools.

Removals and renovations

Civitan International recently sold its building at 1 Civitan Place just off Montclair Road in Birmingham to Beatty Construction and leased approximately 6,200 square feet at 500 Corporate Parkway in Meadow Brook Corporate Park to Hoover. It’s an 18,000 square foot downsizing and is designed to help the nonprofit better manage its money, Executive Vice President Scarlet Thompson said. The new location was expected to be operational in the first week of February, Thompson said. Civitan International is the first tenant in the newly refurbished building, she said.


the Megan Scabrorough State Farm Insurance Agency, 3659 Lorna Road, Suite 101, has expanded its space in the Lorna Brook Village shopping center from approximately 1,200 square feet to approximately 2,500 square feet. 205-987-0945

News and achievements

Hoover City Council on January 18 denied a request for Walmart supercenter, 2780 John Hawkins Parkway, to allow the store to accept deliveries from 4 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. and to remove the ban on drive-thru restaurants on the property. Some neighbors in the Cahaba River Estates neighborhood objected to changes to the restrictions put in place in 1999. A Jefferson County judge recently ruled the city had the power to change the restrictions, but the council chose not to. To do. 205-733-0303

Hoover City Council on January 18 voted to allow The Universal Church to be located at 3133 Lorna Road, Suite 109, in the Lorna Town Square Mall (next to the Golden Corral restaurant) as long as no meetings are held unless at least 25% of the businesses in the mall are closed , with the exception of Wednesday after 5 p.m. and all day on Sunday. 602-278-8850

In December, the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders appointed Dwight Sandlin as CEO of Iconic houses, 3545 Market St., as one of the recipients of the association’s 2021 Vondal Gravlee Award for his work in organizing a lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., to give industry representatives the opportunity to discuss with federal lawmakers the impact of lumber prices on housing affordability. Sandlin has worked in the construction industry for 30 years and was the first recipient of the Vondal Gravlee Award in 1995. The other recipient for 2021 was Phil Webb of Webb Concrete and Building Materials. 205-989-5588

Warren Avertet, 2500 Acton Road, Suite 200, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the Southeast, was featured on two of Forbes’ annual lists: America’s Best Tax Firms and America’s Best Accounting Firms for 2022. 205-979 -4100

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission in December did not approve a request by Sam Memdani and Kris Patel to locate a gas station and convenience store in the former Dale Serrano Dance building at 2144 Clearbrook Road, which is in the entrance to Shades Mountain Plaza and directly across from one of the entrances to Bluff Park Village. Dale Serrano Dance sold the 0.75 acre parcel to Dreamstar Wholesale Distributions for $349,000 in December 2020, according to a deed submitted to the City of Hoover. Memdani and Patel wanted to demolish the existing building and build a new 5,100 square foot convenience store with six gas pump stations, records show. However, city staff members who reviewed the application recommended that the zoning board not approve the gas station due to its proximity to nearby homes, and the zoning board did not vote on the question because no one has made a motion on the matter. 678-677-9820

On December 13, the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to vacate part of a cul-de-sac on Adena Lane between Cavender’s West Wear Store and the Dunkin’ Donut and Cafe to allow more land usable for a planned retail development which has yet to be named. Property is owned by Dantract and CWD. 205-879-0902

Staff movements

TV channel ABC 33/40, 800 Concourse Parkway in Riverchase in January introduced two new members to its weekday evening newscasts. Muriel Bailey and Stephen Quinn joined Brenda Ladun and Pam Huff. The change came six months after the death of weekday evening presenter Christopher Sign. Bailey joined ABC 33/40 in November 2019 as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter. She was from sister TV station WPMI in Mobile. She also worked at TV stations in Dothan and Huntsville and started her career as a producer in her hometown of New Orleans. Quinn joined ABC 33/40 in August 2015 as a reporter for Good Morning Alabama. He also came from WPMI, where he started his professional television career. The new evening anchor lineups at ABC 33/40 are Huff and Quinn at 4 p.m., Huff and Bailey at 5 p.m., Ladun and Quinn at 6 p.m., and Ladun and Bailey at 10 p.m. 205-403-3340

the Randy Brooks’ team with Avast Realty Hoover office, 5336 Stadium Trace Parkway, Suite 106, recently added Rachel Swain, Chris Creel, Michelle Pohl and Trinity Hollis. The team specializes in both new construction and the sale of existing homes and works with buyers and sellers, including investors. Avast Realty is in the top 4% of sales in the Birmingham area and has been in business since 2012. 205-965-6645

Dr. Selwyn Vickers assumed the role of CEO of the UAB Health System and CEO of the UAB/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance on January 1, while continuing to serve as Dean of the UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine. Following the recent retirement of former CEO Will Ferniany, UAB Health System has strategically chosen to adopt the CEO/Dean model that several academic medical centers have implemented, including the University School of Medicine. Emory University, Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the University of Michigan School of Medicine. The UAB Health System includes many locations such as the Hoover Specialty Primary Care Center at 501 Emery Drive West, the UAB Medicine Inverness Clinic at 1250 Inverness Corners, and the UAB Medicine Neurology Clinic at the Greystone Clinic at 7500 Hugh Daniel Drive, Suite 200.


OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, 118 Mars Hill Road, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The practice, established by Dr. Perry Savage in 1987, offers advanced diagnostics, orthopedic emergency care, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, and in-office procedures. The practice now has 15 doctors who provide musculoskeletal care for injuries and conditions of the back, neck and spine. elbow; foot and ankle; hand and wrist; hip; knee; and shoulder. They are also experts in interventional pain management, joint replacement and revision, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology and sports medicine. There is a second office at 1801 Gadsden Highway in Trussville. 205-228-7600

Pediatric Dentistry in Indian Springs, 6496 Quail Run Drive, and Dr. Crawford McKendall celebrate the eighth anniversary of the Pediatric Dental Clinic. 205-739-7773


Synovus is closing its branch at 2020 Patton Chapel Road on March 4. The bank has other branches at 5290 Preserve Parkway near Trace Crossings, 102 Inverness Corners, 2304 Pelham Parkway in Pelham, and 550 Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills.


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