Business Events – July 2022



Richard and Paris Rabenau opened on June 3 an additional franchise of Marco’s pizza at 5192 Caldwell Mill Road in the Valleydale Village shopping center. The restaurant offers pizza, pizza bowls, baked sub sandwiches, cheese bread, dips and chicken wings, salads and desserts, and is expected to employ 20 people. 205-775-1655

Forte Dance Essentials, 1960 Braddock Drive in Hoover Place Shopping Center (Publix), opened in late May. Owned by Erin Kraebber, the boutique offers dancewear, accessories and gifts for dancers of all ages. 205-639-1267

Pizza Hut, 2312 John Hawkins Parkway, has reopened after being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 205-403-9187

Urgent care for children, a Birmingham-based pediatric urgent care provider, opened its fourth clinic in the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area, 11th clinic in Alabama and 20th clinic at 1001 Brock’s Gap Parkway in the Village of Brock’s Gap in May. The clinic is in a 2,500 square foot location next to Medical West Brock’s Gap Health Center at the corner of Stadium Trace Parkway and Brock’s Gap Parkway. The clinic is open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. On-site pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners provide acute diagnostic and treatment care for the non-fatal needs of children from birth to 21 years of age. The clinic includes an on-site laboratory, x-ray machine and pharmacy. 205-961-2834

The Riverchase Food Mart opened as a BP convenience store and gas station at 3641 Lorna Road. The company also offers check and money order cashing services and plans to open a restaurant that serves tacos and wings by the end of July, manager Noor Dharani said.


A restaurant called Paradise Grill plans to open at 5413 US 280, Suite 104, in the new Cahaba Market mall between Eyelab and Five Guys.

Rausch-Sturma Wisconsin-based debt collection law firm is building about 9,000 square feet of space on the 11th floor of The Offices at 3000 Riverchase, according to the Hoover Building Inspections Department.

Hilton Home 2 Suites plans to build a hotel between Home Depot and Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute on the Riverchase Galleria campus.

Removals and renovations

Tameron Hyundai launched a $10 million project to demolish and replace or renovate its buildings at 1595 Montgomery Highway, General Manager Blake Braden said. The plan is to demolish the main 12,238 square foot sales and service building and rebuild it with 38,372 square feet and in phases to allow operations to continue during construction. The other 3,440-square-foot building that was used for used-vehicle sales, formerly a Longhorn Steakhouse, will be renovated and likely converted for use as a wholesale parts department, Braden said. Demolition of part of the main building began in December. Construction of the new building is underway, including the first phase of a new rear service department, Braden said. The plan is to have the first half of the new service department complete by the end of August and the entire project complete by the end of 2023, but hopefully sooner, Braden said. The sales team works from a double-wide semi-trailer and the building of used vehicles in between. 205-380-6250

Taco Bell moves from 5192 Caldwell Mill Road in the Valleydale Village shopping center to a stand-alone location on Valleydale Road next to Domino’s and across from the Sherwin Williams paint store.

AFLAC is expanding its space in Chase Corporate Center Building 2 from approximately 1,200 square feet on the second floor to approximately 2,700 square feet on the fourth floor at 2 Chase Corporate Drive, Suite 460, said Jamie Justice, the leasing agent for the ‘building. The new space is expected to be completed by the end of July, Justice said.

Cash World Pawn & Jewelry has moved from 5354 US 280 across from Walmart Supercenter to 5511 US 280, Suite 117, in the Greystone Park Retail Center. 205-995-1018

News and achievements

MoveWell Mobile Therapy & Performance, a mobile physiotherapy service designed to provide on-demand pain relief, now offers a new platform through which people can book an appointment with one of three available physiotherapists. 256-479-1597

The Birmingham office of the accounting firm Warren Averette, 2500 Acton Road, was recently recognized by Birmingham Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work of 2022. The Best Places to Work award identifies and honors employers in Birmingham whose businesses are ideal places to work and who have gone above and beyond to create exceptional work environments. 205-715-8329

Capstone Building Corp., headquartered at 1200 Corporate Drive, Suite 350, Meadow Brook Corporate Park, has opened an office in Huntsville. 205-803-5226

The broadband division of C Spire, a telecommunications and technology company, has begun extending its underground fiber lines in Hoover and Homewood, in addition to ongoing work in Pelham and Helena. The company is investing more than $500 million over three years to install fiber in the ground in Alabama. 866-455-9628

Astrape Consulting is expanding its space at The Offices at 3000 Riverchase from about 2,600 square feet to more than 4,100 square feet, according to JH Berry & Gilbert, which provides leasing services for the office tower. Astrape Consulting provides resource planning consulting services to utilities, regulators and developers nationwide. The company was founded in 2005 by Kevin Carden. Nick Wintermantel joined as a partner in 2009, and the business has grown to 12 consultants and engineers. 205-988-4404

Joyful, an online custom clothing and merchandise company owned by Ross Bridge residents Chandra and Patrick Harvey, began offering merchandise in physical retail for the first time at the new Forte Dance Essentials, 1960 Braddock Drive, Suite 100 , in the Hoover Place Shopping Center (Publix). The dancewear store offers clothing and other merchandise bearing the Hoover Bucs and Spain Park Jags logos. Joyful has also been certified as an Official Business Partner of the 2022 World Games. 205-242-9203

Staff movements

Accounting firm Warren Averette, 2500 Acton Road, announced numerous promotions in its Birmingham office in June. Edie Sullivan has been promoted to Director and serves as Director, managing the administrative services team, facilitating in-house professional development training, and overseeing buildings and facilities. Jess Brawner has been promoted to Director and serves as Director of Operations. Monica Fischer has been promoted to director and serves as general counsel. Angela Akerman has been promoted to director of the corporate security, risk and controls group. Rusty Pickering has been promoted to Director and serves as Director of Recruiting. Dana Schmidt has been promoted to Senior Manager and serves as Director of Professional Development in the Learning Division. Missy Marlow has been promoted to Senior Director and serves as Director of Operations and Recruitment. Lauren Keet has been promoted to senior manager and holds the position of controller within the finance department. Justin Headley has been promoted to senior director of the corporate security, risk and controls group. Sarah Beth Clement Magette has been promoted to Senior Director of the Corporate Security, Risk and Controls Group. Daniel Reyer has been promoted to senior executive in the tax department. 205-715-8329


Coffee plates closed its location in the Riverchase Galleria food court on June 7 and was actively looking for a place to move.

Kirkland’s closed its furniture and home decor store in the Riverchase Galleria.


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