Business Happenings – February 2023
Magic Milkshakes & More, a new milkshake shop owned by Lake Cyrus residents Monti & Shana Osman, opened its doors December 17 at 2801 John Hawkins Parkway in the Galleria Trace Plaza mall. It’s a 2,500-square-foot space formerly occupied by Pivot Fitness. 205-761-1008
Sherwin-Williams has opened two new paint stores in Hoover — one in late November in a 12,500-square-foot building at 6309 Adena Lane at The Shoppes at Adena Lane next to Tattersall Park Shopping Center and a second on December 22 at 1051 Amber Drive at Stadium Trace Shopping Center Village between Longhorn Steakhouse and Chipotle Mexican Grill. Adena Lane: 205-734-4547, Stadium Trace: 205-518-7977
Removery Tattoo Removal & Fading has opened a new office in the Diamond Head Building at 1957 Hoover Court, Suite 312. The new office began client consultations in January and is expected to begin actual tattoo and ink removal in February. 866-465-0090
Birmingham-based K&J’s Elegant Pastries opened its second Ross Bridge location in late December called K&J’s Elegant Pastries & Creamery at 3601 Market St., Suite 101, at the former Dreamcakes location. The store specializes in custom cakes and other sweet treats, including cupcakes, pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, ice cream, sundaes, and colossal milkshakes. 205-842-8357
Alfa insurance agent Ben Franklin opened a new 2,000-square-foot office in the Bluff Park Village mall on November 1, and the office became fully operational in January. Franklin and Associate Agent Hope McCormack moved to the new office from Columbiana Road in Vestavia Hills. This office remains in it with two other agents. Franklin has been with Alfa for nine years and has been in the insurance business since 1999. 205-421-4299
Sonic Drive-In has opened its new restaurant at 30 Meadowview Drive in the Meadow Brook area just off US 280. The opening times are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 205-637-6769
Mavis Tires & Brakes opened a new location at 6301 Adena Lane in The Shoppes at Adena Lane in Hoover on December 29th, next to Tattersall Park. 205-949-4316
Pizza Hut has opened at the former location of Taco Bell in the Publix shopping center on Valleydale Road. This location offers pickup and delivery service and is open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm. 205-778-1905
A restaurant called HQ BBQ & Hot Pot plans to open at the former location of The Juicy Crab at 2740 John Hawkins Parkway in the Colonial Promenade Hoover shopping center.
Urgent Team, a company that operates emergency and family care centers at 77 locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, plans to open two emergency clinics in Hoover under its Physicians Care Walk-In Clinic brand. One will occupy 2,600 square feet in the new Hoover Crossings mall at 1539 Montgomery Highway, Suite 101, according to the Hoover Building Inspections Department. The other is slated to go into the 3,108-square-foot former Backyard Burgers location at 1989 Montgomery Highway. Building permits have been obtained for both locations, and the company hopes to open both locations by the end of March, spokeswoman Amy Thomas said. 615-988-2000
JP Morgan Chase plans to open its fourth Chase Bank branch in Alabama at Stadium Trace Village in Hoover. The bank is on the corner of John Hawkins Parkway and Stadium Trace Parkway, behind Aldi. The other Alabama locations are in Auburn, Tuscaloosa and downtown Birmingham.
relocations and renovations
The Chick-fil-A at 3020 John Hawkins Parkway has received approval from the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission to redesign its parking lot and drive-through lanes to include a dual drive-through lane around the building. The city administration announced that the interior of the building will also be renovated. 205-987-7568
news and achievements
The City of Hoover commissioned Lathan Architects to perform design work for the conversion of nine athletic fields to artificial turf, including seven fields in Hoover City Parks and the collegiate baseball fields at Hoover and Spain Park High Schools. The estimated cost is $9 million, city manager Allan Rice said. 205-988-9112
After Shock LLC failed to obtain Hoover City Council approval on Jan. 17 to build a car wash at 3441 Morgan Road on a campus of the Publix Mall at the intersection of Morgan Road and South Shades Crest Road. A motion for approval of the motion died because no one would support the motion. The name of the car wash on sketches submitted to the city was Shine Time.
Hoover City Council on January 17 granted David Hare permission to use Hare Farm at 613 Sanders Road and 2421 Savoy St. as a venue for events such as a Christmas market, market squares, seasonal pumpkin patch, weddings, corporate parties, and birthday celebrations. David and Teresa Hare bought nearly 9 acres of the former Smith Farm in Bluff Park in 2019. The property currently includes a house, barn, pond, extensive lawns and some trees. Hare said the barn will be an important part of the venue, but he also plans to build an open-air pavilion, a 20-by-40-foot meeting space and a walking trail on the site. Eventually, he might also want to build himself a new home on the property, and that’s one of the reasons he wanted the property converted from an R-1 single-family community to a planned community, he said. He may also want to add more homes on the property in the future, but if he did, he would have to seek approval from the city again, as the Jan. 17 council vote limited him to two homes on the property.
The Hoover City Council awarded Wayne Davis Construction of Montevallo a $150,787 contract to replace a culvert on Sulfur Springs Road. 205-665-1183
The BancorpSouth branch at 475 Southland Drive has completed its transformation to the Cadence Bank brand following the merger of the two banks last year, including new signage on the outside of the building. 205-822-2566
Hoover City Council has awarded Bama Utility Contractors of Fultondale a $1.56 million contract to improve a wastewater pumping station in the Applecross community. 205-849-7826
Burn Boot Camp has welcomed Olivia Stringer back to its Hoover location at 1021 Brock’s Gap Parkway, Suite 121 as interim Head Coach there. Stringer played volleyball at Birmingham-Southern College for two years, graduating in May 2022 with a major in public health. She is a certified personal trainer and has been a support trainer at Burn Boot Camp’s Homewood location for the past two years. Burn Boot Camp also added Sierra Awtrey as a trainer at the Hoover location and Ashley Nolin as a trainer at the Hoover and Meadow Brook locations. Awtrey has been in the fitness industry since she was 15 and is a former University of Montevallo cross country and track athlete. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in business administration. She is a certified personal trainer and holds certifications ranging from nutrition to reformer Pilates. Nolin was a gymnast for 12 years and a cheerleader for six years. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Apparel Retailing and a minor in Business Administration. She is also a certified personal trainer and recently won first place in all categories at her inaugural National Physique Committee bodybuilding competition. vacuum cleaner: 205-335-1884; Wiesenbach: 205-903-8154
David Custred has joined ACCi (American Computer Consultants Inc.), a company providing information technology and cybersecurity services, as Operations Manager for its Greater Birmingham office at 2496 Valleydale Road. Custred was previously Vice President of Operations at McLeod Software, where he had been since 1998. He is also the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. 205-987-8711
Wellness Worx at 3055 Lorna Road celebrated its first anniversary in December. 205-721-3635
Fancy Fur Pet Grooming & Boutique is celebrating 15 years at its Inverness location. The company offers pet specialty items and food and grooming products for all breeds. 205-408-1693
The Juicy Crab location at the Colonial Promenade Hoover Shopping Center at 2740 John Hawkins Parkway has closed.
Krispy Kreme at 5357 US 280 is closed.