Photo Courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market.
Sprouts Farmers Market, a grocery store chain based in the Southwest, could open its first Alabama store in Hoover as early as next year.
Hoover City Council will hold a public hearing on Nov. 18 to consider rezoning a lot across John Hawkins Parkway from The Grove shopping center for a new development called The Crossings of Hoover. Hoover Executive Director Allen Pate said Sprouts had been identified as the potential tenant for a 25,000-square-foot space in the development.
Sprouts Fresh Market, according to the store’s website, offers a wide selection of natural and organic foods alongside traditional supermarket fare. The chain has more than 150 stores in eight states in the Southwest — the closest in Texas — and employs more than 11,000.
The zoning request was made by GBT Realty Corporation, which previously informed the Council of its intention to include a freestanding ER operated by UAB Medical West in The Crossings.