700 Riverchase fire 12-8-17 (1)

Photo courtesy of Greg McCallister

The fire appeared to start in or around the chimney of a second-story apartment, a fire official said. more

Dec 8, 2017 7:40 PM News

Stadium Trace Village site 8-29-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two developments are part of the Trace Crossings community, and the third is the shopping center in Riverchase slated to gain a Whole Foods Market. more

Sep 5, 2017 8:50 PM News

Vestavia Bowl flooding 7-26-17 (1)

Photo by James Adams

Several shopping centers, business and apartments were damaged, and the manager at Vestavia Bowl had to be rescued by firefighters. more

Jul 26, 2017 8:10 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Amazon’s June 16 announcement that it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal should not affect the opening of the Whole Foods store in the Riverchase Village shopping center, the Texas-based grocery chain says. more

Jun 26, 2017 8:38 PM People

Browning annexation

Map provided by city of Hoover

City Council members discussed the annexation of the house near Ross Bridge at length due to concerns about opening the door to more houses the city can't handle. more

May 1, 2017 9:46 PM News


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The Hoover community of Riverchase began as the mining area called Acton. more

Apr 17, 2017 3:41 PM 50th Anniversary 1 Comments

Wasabi Juan's

Sydney Cromwell

The sushi and Mexican food fusion restaurant has been open for three years in Avondale. more

Mar 23, 2017 3:16 PM Restaurants

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Guests walked through the Riverchase Country Club on Feb. 4 to view a selection of artists and their work, which included paintings, glass beads and jewelry, leather bags and photos. more

Feb 5, 2017 5:51 PM People

Riverchase book

Photo courtesy of Heather Jones Skaggs

It is the third pictorial history book by Hoover author Heather Jones Skaggs. more

Nov 9, 2016 4:40 PM News

Blackridge boot property map

Map provided by city of Hoover

The company also is asking for permission to build 40 townhouses in the Ross Bridge Village Center. more

Sep 11, 2016 5:04 PM News

Riverchase CrossFit gym owner tackles 262-mile canoe race more

Sep 1, 2016 3:10 PM People

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Photo courtesy of Susan Baird.

Susan Baird is a Riverchase area resident and artist specializing in still life, landscape and interior oil paintings. The Hoover Sun recently sat down with Baird to talk about her art and why she enjoys it. more

Sep 1, 2016 3:05 PM People

I-459 apartment rezoning

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A recap of the March 7 Hoover City Council meeting more

Mar 7, 2016 11:50 PM News 1 Comments


Photo by Erica Techo.

School rezoning plan meets opposition as parents turn out in force to advocate keeping their neighborhoods intact. more

Feb 29, 2016 4:12 PM News

Three stores are opening at Riverchase Galleria this weekend, and more construction and updates are underway. more

Aug 5, 2015 7:36 PM News

Riverchase Elementary

Courtesy of Riverchase Elementary

Local author Heather Jones Skaggs announced today that she is working on her third book about Hoover, this one focused on the community of Riverchase. more

Jun 29, 2015 11:19 PM People

In its fourth-quarter earnings report in November, Whole Foods Market announced that it recently signed leases for 12 new store locations across the country, one of which will be in Hoover. more

Dec 29, 2014 6:01 PM News

Bradley Lane Hatcher

Photo courtesy of the Hoover Police Department.

On Dec. 18 at 4 a.m. Hoover Patrol officers responded to a suspicious vehicle driving in the area of Willow Oak Drive in the Riverchase subdivision. more

Dec 19, 2014 6:23 PM News

Rhea and Judy Converse 2014

Photo courtesy of the Converse family.

They may be in their seventies, but don’t call Riverchase-area residents Rhea and Judy Converse an old married couple. more

Aug 25, 2014 6:29 PM People 1 Comments

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Austin started playing basketball at the Hoover Recreation Center at 6 years old. Led to the court by a pedigree, he said the sport is and has been not only his love but also his life. more

Feb 25, 2014 5:26 PM Sports

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