Business Events – November 2021 –


Working, 2908 18th St., hosted its grand opening in September and is now officially open. Bandwagon is a community sports equipment and clothing store that offers a wide variety of products and equipment for all things sports. 205-582-2092

Removals and renovations

Jim and Jim’s Body Shop, 1722 27th Court S., moved to Royal Automotive in Vestavia Hills. The body shop property is being developed by Shannon Waltchack and will be the new home of Cahaba Cycles and two other companies.

New property

Brookwood Office Partners purchased the building housing Macy’s, 614 Brookwood Village, under a sale-leaseback agreement for an undisclosed amount, according to a September 28 report on In August, Atlanta’s Fairway Investments and Pope & Land Real Estate bought Brookwood Village, but Macy’s was not part of the transaction, according to a press release from the buyers. 205-868-2600

Mike Mouron, who has developed several properties in Homewood, has purchased the Valley Mall and plans to redevelop it into Luca, an Italian restaurant, along with another company.

Birmingham based Leveraged LLC recently sold a Homewood office building for more than $ 3 million, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Leveraged is owned by local investor Bradley Lewis and sold 85 Bagby Drive to 85 Capital Partners LLC in late August for $ 3.3 million. The registered agent for 85 Capital Partners is John Chapman, who is related to Farris Properties. Leveraged originally bought the property, called University Building, from Caishen Building LLC for $ 1.9 million in 2019, according to public records.

News and Achievements

The Birmingham City Council on Aug.31, approved the rezoning of an undeveloped 23.5-acre parcel at 1110 Beacon Parkway E. to allow for the construction of an apartment complex, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Rise: A real estate company, located in Valdosta, Georgia, has requested the zoning change, although it does not yet own the plot, BBJ reported. 229-247-2077

West House, 143 Citation Court, now rents its space for events such as labor parties, engagement parties and bridal showers. 205-527-6455

Homewood Chiropractic Back on Track, 225 Lakeshore Parkway, Suite 101, recently won the Best Chiropractic Award in Birmingham for the third year in a row. 205-623-5782

New Latitude Movers, 30 Industrial Drive, was planning to open a new location on November 1 at 4255 Praytor Way in Trussville, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. 205-988-9000

Samford University Brock School of Business, 842 Montague Drive, recently opened its Alfa Risk Management and Insurance Lab, which will provide a dedicated workspace for students to delve into real-world risk management and insurance data. Equipped with data analysis software and hardware tools, the lab will provide students with the opportunity to collaborate on collaborative research projects with members of the Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board of the Brock School of Business, professionals who serve as industry mentors and advisors.

Students at Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, are the most engaged in the country according to the 2022 ranking recently published by the Wall Street Journal and the Times Higher Education. Samford is ranked first nationally for student engagement, climbing one spot from second last year. Samford also ranked 184th overall out of some 800 universities nationally, and first in Alabama, a position held every year since the rankings inception in 2016. The Student Engagement Rankings assesses how well students are doing. students feel ready to use their education in the real world.

Made from house wood Suture Santé Inc., a SAAS healthcare network that enables the exchange and signing of medical prescriptions in one place to better manage patients at home and eliminate faxes, will enter the Alabama Launchpad Cycle 3 competition for $ 50,000 .

Staff movements

Brookwood Baptist Health, 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive, named Jeremy Clark as Managing Director, replacing Tim Puthoff. Clark began his career in healthcare over 15 years ago at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and served as an associate administrator there. Most recently, for the past six years, he served as Market CEO for Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, a 150-bed system and two hospitals in South Carolina. Clark also served as CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, a 196-bed acute care hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee, and COO of Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and providing oversight and leadership across the five hospitals in the Brookwood Baptist Health System.


Avadian Credit Union, with an office at 475 Green Springs Highway, appointed Richard busby as the new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. A native of Birmingham, Busby has spent his career in the financial industry, working as a branch manager, business loans, community development loans and community relations. Most recently, he worked for Wells Fargo, where he was a senior consultant in community relations and managed and championed projects that promoted diversity, equity and inclusion in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee while also partnering to non-profit organizations focused on underserved communities. Busby also sits on the boards of the Alabama Small Business Development Initiative, the Greater Shiloh Baptist Church Community Development Corporation, and the Red Mountain Theater. He previously served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham, the Salvation Army and Operation HOPE, an organization that works to alleviate poverty and empower l inclusion through financial literacy and economic education. 205-942-9977

The Samford University Board of Trustees, 800 Lakeshore Drive, recently added five new members at its September 10 meeting. Reverend Dr John Lovelace Cantelow III, Julie necklace, Brent Fielder, Keith kirkland and Mechelle Wilder were elected and are all Samford elders.


O’Carr Restaurant, 2909 18th St. S., will celebrate its 47th birthday on November 14th. 205-879-2196

River Brook Design and Construction, 350 19th St. S., Suite 41, celebrates its sixth anniversary in November. 205-383-9699

Dreamcakes Bakery, 960 Oxmoor Road, celebrates its 12th anniversary this month. 205-871-9377

Mary Charles dollhouse, 1901 Oxmoor Road, celebrates its 40th anniversary. She specializes in the repair of dolls. 205-870-5544

Hazel House Collective, 1816 28th Ave. S., is celebrating its first anniversary at its Homewood location. 205-908-7755

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