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Photo courtesy of Andrew Seltz.

In addition to clothing, the sale usually includes women’s and children’s shoes, purses, toys (including bicycles and swing sets) and furniture for babies and children. Read more

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Piggly Wiggly, Bluff Park

Photo by Erin Nelson.

A recently approved tax incentive deal to spur the expansion and redevelopment of Bluff Park Village should serve as a catalyst for more commercial development in the rapidly changing Bluff Park community. Read more

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Sketch courtesy of city of Hoove

Piggly Wiggly will relocate its store from Shades Mountain Plaza to a bigger, new store in the adjacent Bluff Park Village. Read more

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Bluff Park Elem demolition proposal

Layout courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Some classrooms deemed unsafe and outdated are to be torn down, while the nearly 100-year-old part will be preserved and renovated. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The zoning board recommended the City Council rezone 5.6 acres on the old Smith dairy farm to allow for up to 47 houses on 26.4 acres. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The issue goes back to the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, Jan. 13. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Developer Lance Kitchens wants to rezone about 6.7 acres of a 26.6-acre piece of the old Smith dairy farm from agricultural and estate zoning to an R-1 residential district, like the rest of the land. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

There were about 40 entries in the parade, including churches, businesses, Scouting groups, cheerleaders, majorettes, veterans, families, groups of friends and, of course, Santa Claus. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

So the question was: What was happening with those items people were trying to recycle? The answer: They were going to the landfill instead. Read more

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Smith Farm

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Two buyers purchased the property at auction. One plans to preserve scenic views; another reportedly eyeing development of new subdivision. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Riffe was chosen from among 140 artists at the 56th annual Bluff Park Art Show, and it was her second time to win. Read more

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With a father who died of skin cancer and a mother who survived uterine cancer, Ashley Huffstutler thought in she probably would get some of kind of cancer in her old age, but she never imagined it would strike her at age 29 while pregnant. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of Shades Crest Baptist Church in Bluff Park. Since 1954, Shades Crest has stood at the center of the town and impacted the lives of local citizens. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Some complain about green areas being torn down for new development in Hoover, but in addition to numerous small parks, the city also has several large tracts of land reserved for conservation and passive park usage. Read more

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Photos by Bobby Mathews.

The rise of women’s whiffle ball leagues in suburban Birmingham might seem a little unusual to outsiders. But at its heart, leagues like this one are about finding community. Read more

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2019 Hoover Wiffle Crown winners

Photo by Jon Anderson

This is the first year the two communities have battled for a championship. Read more

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One was a 17-year-old freshman at Parker High School, and the other was a 15-year-old freshman from Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. Read more

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A 1999 Toyota 4Runner plunged off Shades Mountain where Valley Street meets Shades Crest Road. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Laura Lewis.

Boy Scout Troop 21 in Bluff Park wants to help people clear out some of the clutter in their homes as they do spring cleaning this year. Read more

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Photos by Jon Anderson.

Shannon Styes always wanted to open her own business, and now she and her husband, Bart, have picked a spot in Bluff Park and are giving it a go. Read more

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  • Bluff Park Village redevelopment sketch

    Sketch courtesy of city of Hoover.

    Bluff Park Village redevelopment sketch

    The owner of Bluff Park Village is partnering with the owner of BuyLo Quality Food Stores to build a new Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park Village. This rendering shows the future layout of the center, with the Piggly Wiggly and a new Mills Pharmacy on the right.

  • Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park

    Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

    Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park

    Naseem Ajlouny and Ken Harden are seen at the new site of a Piggly Wiggly that will be located in the parking lot at Bluff Park Villages on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Photo by Erin Nelson

  • Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park

    Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

    Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park

    Ken Harden and Naseem Ajlouny are seen at the current location of Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Harden and Ajlouny have partnered to build a new Piggly Wiggly in the Bluff Park Villages shopping center off of Tyler Road. Photo by Erin Nelson

  • Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park

    Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

    Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park

    Piggly Wiggly in Bluff Park on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Ken Harden and Naseem Ajlouny have partnered to build a new Piggly Wiggly in the Bluff Park Villages shopping center off of Tyler Road. Photo by Erin Nelson

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    Bluff Park resident Kerry Leasure thanks the Hoover City Council for a tax incentive package to support the redevelopment of Bluff Park Village, including a new Piggy Wiggly store, in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. She brought balloons she purchased at the existing Piggy Wiggly in Shades Mountain Plaza.

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    Sketch courtesy of city of Hoove

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    The owner of Bluff Park Village plans to renovate the 80,000-square-foot shopping center in Hoover, Alabama.

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