Field & Stream is now open at 3851 Chapel Lane.
The Palmetto School of Career Development, a Charleston, South Carolina-based career development center, has opened its first Alabama location at 2801 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 109C. The center offers a wide variety of training in various technical fields.
Ashley Mac’s is now open at 4730 Chace Circle, Suite 100. Their hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A La Mode Bath, Body & Gifts is now open at 1401 Doug Baker Blvd., Suite 110, in the Lee Branch shopping center. The store is owned by Colleen Burback, who also owns The Urban Barn.
Flip Flop Shops has opened its first Alabama location at the Riverchase Galleria, 2000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 123.
Lily Magnolia, a shop featuring all made-in-Alabama items, is now open in the former Brighton Collectibles location, 2000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 150.
Adore Cosmetics is now open in the Riverchase Galleria in the former Swarovski location, 2000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 160.
D’Fiesta, a dress and gown boutique located at 3305 Lorna Road, Suite 10, is now open.
Los Pedros Mexican Grill is now open at 3305 Lorna Road, Suite 7.
Brass Bear, a new antique and collectible store, is now open at 2652 Valleydale Road. The store, located in a long-shuttered pet store in the Valleydale Village shopping center, has more than 20,000 square feet with a wide variety of items available from more than 200 vendors.
Children’s Lighthouse has announced it will build a new early child care center in the Chace Landing development at 4731 Chace Circle. The center is anticipated to open by early 2016.
The Urban Barn will open its second location at 4730 Chace Circle in the Chace Landing center. The women’s clothing boutique has another Hoover location at 601 Doug Baker Blvd., Suite 105.
Kirkland’s is opening a new store in the Riverchase Galleria in the former Christmas to Remember space next to Macy’s, 2000 Riverchase Galleria.
Relocations and Renovations
Greystone Chiropractic has moved to its new location in Greystone Terrace, 5426 Highway 280, Suite 7. They were previously located in the Greystone Cosmetic Center on Village Street.
Mountain High Outfitters, 2000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 147A, is expanding its store from 2,252 square feet to more than 5,800 square feet.
The Lake Crest Plaza shopping center, 2341 John Hawkins Parkway, has been sold to an Escondido, California-based trust, SIGLCP, LLC. The center’s tenants include the Cajun Cleaver, Pure Style Salon, Johnny Brusco’s Pizza and others.
Back Yard Burgers, 1989 Montgomery Highway, has been sold. Franchisee owners Stewart and Phillip Cox, brothers who have owned the location for more than 20 years, sold the store back to the chain’s parent company.
News and Accomplishments
Jefferson State Community College, with a campus in Hoover located at 4600 Valleydale Road, was the only college in Alabama named to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2015. It was recognized in three specific categories: (1) compensation and benefits, (2) supervisor and department-chair relationship and (3) work/life balance.
Melanie Dickinson, AIF, PPC, and Jim McCormick, AIF, of PMD Advisory, 4000 Southlake Park, Suite 200, have been named to the National Association of Plan Advisors’ 2015 “Young Guns: 2015 Top Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40” list. They are the only advisors from Alabama honored.
Reflections Jewelry has rebranded and is now called Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers. The family-owned jeweler, located at 1845 Montgomery Highway, Suite 225, has been open for 10 years.
Hirings and Promotions
ARC Realty, 5291 Valleydale Road, has hired Laurance Washington and Brandy Bradford as Realtors.
Poythress, Hughett & Mathews, a CPA firm at 2100 Providence Park, Suite 100, has hired Jeff Fabian as a certified public accountant. Fabian will be specializing in accounting and bookkeeping, auditing, business and individual tax preparation, tax and management consulting, fraud investigation, litigation support and business valuation.
Hoover Country Club, 3140 Club Drive, has hired Burns Sullivan as its executive chef.
RealtySouth’s Over the Mountain Alford Office, 1220 Alford Ave., welcomed Kaye Lakeman and Rita Lakeman as new agents.
El Gringo Mexican Restaurant, 748 Shades Mountain Plaza, is celebrating its first anniversary in its Bluff Park location.
Chicken Salad Chick, 210 Doug Baker Blvd., Suite 200, is celebrating its first anniversary in its Lee Branch location.