Magic Milkshakes & More, a new milkshake shop owned by Lake residents Cyrus Monti & Shana Osman, opened Dec. 17 at 2801 John Hawkins Parkway in the Galleria Trace Plaza mall. It is a 2,500 square foot location formerly occupied by Pivot Fitness. 205-761-1008
Sherwin-Williams opened two new paint stores in Hoover – one in late November in a 12,500 square foot building at 6309 Adena Lane in The Shoppes at Adena Lane next to Tattersall Park Mall and a second on December 22 at 1051 Amber Drive into the Stadium Trace Village mall between Longhorn Steakhouse and Chipotle Mexican Grill. Adena Lane: 205-734-4547, stadium track: 205-518-7977
Removery Tattoo Removal & Fading has opened a new office in the Diamond Head Building at 1957 Hoover Court, Suite 312. The new office began doing client consultations in January and plans to begin removing tattoos and fading. ink in February. 866-465-0090
Birmingham-based K&J’s Elegant Pastries opened its second Ross Bridge location in late December called K&J’s Elegant Pastries & Creamery at 3601 Market St., Suite 101, in the former location of Dreamcakes. The shop specializes in custom cakes and other treats, including cupcakes, pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, ice cream, sundaes and “Kolossal Milkshakes”. 205-842-8357
Alfa Insurance agent Ben Franklin opened a new office in a 2,000 square foot space in the Bluff Park Village shopping center on November 1, and the office became fully operational in January. Franklin and associate agent Hope McCormack moved into the new office from the Columbiana Road location in Vestavia Hills. This office remains with two other agents. Franklin has been with Alfa for nine years and has been in the insurance industry since 1999. 205-421-4299
Sonic Drive-In has opened its new restaurant at 30 Meadowview Drive in the Meadow Brook area, just off US 280. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 205-637-6769
Mavis Tires & Brakes opened a new location at 6301 Adena Lane at The Shoppes at Adena Lane in Hoover, next to Tattersall Park, on December 29. 205-949-4316
Pizza Hut opened in Taco Bell’s former location in the Publix Shopping Center on Valleydale Road. This location offers pickup and delivery services and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 205-778-1905
A restaurant called HQ BBQ & Hot Pot plans to open at The Juicy Crab’s former location at 2740 John Hawkins Parkway in the Colonial Promenade Hoover Mall.
Urgent Team, a company that operates urgent and family care centers at 77 locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, plans to open two urgent care clinics in Hoover under its brand. Physicians Care Walk-In Clinic. One is expected to take up 2,600 square feet in the new Hoover Crossings Mall at 1539 Montgomery Highway, Suite 101, according to the Hoover Building Inspections Department. The other is slated to go to Backyard Burgers’ former 3,108-square-foot location at 1989 Montgomery Highway. Building permits have been obtained for both sites and the company hopes to open both sites in late March, spokeswoman Amy Thomas said. 615-988-2000
JP Morgan Chase plans to open its fourth Chase Bank branch in Alabama in the Stadium Trace Village development in Hoover. The bank will be on the corner of John Hawkins Parkway and Stadium Trace Parkway behind Aldi. Other Alabama locations are in Auburn, Tuscaloosa and downtown Birmingham.
Removals and renovations
The Chick-fil-A at 3020 John Hawkins Parkway received approval from the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission to redesign its parking lot and driveways to include a dual driveway around the building. The interior of the building will also be renovated, city officials said. 205-987-7568
News and achievements
The City of Hoover has hired Lathan Architects to perform design work for the conversion of nine sports fields to artificial turf surfaces, including seven fields in Hoover City Parks and the varsity baseball fields at Hoover and Spain High Schools. Park. The cost is estimated at $9 million, said city administrator Allan Rice. 205-988-9112
After Shock LLC on January 17 failed to obtain approval from the Hoover City Council to construct a car wash facility at 3441 Morgan Road on a parcel outside the Publix Mall at the intersection of Morgan Road and South Shades Crest Road. A motion to approve the request died because no one seconded the motion. The name of the car wash on the sketches submitted to the city was Shine Time.
On January 17, the Hoover City Council gave David Hare permission to use the Hare Farm at 613 Sanders Road and 2421 Savoy St. as an event location for events such as a Christmas fair, markets, seasonal pumpkins, weddings, company parties and birthday parties. David and Teresa Hare purchased nearly 9 acres of the former Smith Farm in Bluff Park in 2019. The property currently includes a house, barn, pond, large grassy areas and some trees. Hare said the barn will be a key part of the site, but he also plans to build an open-air pavilion, a 20-by-40-foot assembly hall and a walking path on the site as well. Eventually, he may also want to build himself a new home on the property, and this is one of the reasons he wanted the property to be rezoned from R-1 Single Family Residential to Residential Neighborhood zoning. expected, he said. He might also want to add additional homes on the property in the future, but if he did, he would have to seek city approval again because the Jan. 17 council vote limited him to two homes on the property.
The Hoover City Council awarded Wayne Davis Construction of Montevallo a $150,787 contract to replace a culvert on Sulfur Springs Road. 205-665-1183
The BancorpSouth branch at 475 Southland Drive has completed its transformation into the Cadence Bank brand after the two banks merged last year, including new signage outside the building. 205-822-2566
Hoover City Council has awarded Bama Utility Contractors of Fultondale a $1.56 million contract to upgrade a sewer pumping station in the community of Applecross. 205-849-7826
Burn Boot Camp welcomed Olivia Stringer to its Hoover location at 1021 Brock’s Gap Parkway, Suite 121, as the interim lead trainer. Stringer played volleyball for two years at Birmingham-Southern College and graduated in May 2022 with a major in health sciences. She is a certified personal trainer and has been a support trainer at Burn Boot Camp’s Homewood location for the past two years. Burn Boot Camp has also added Sierra Awtrey as a trainer at the Hoover location and Ashley Nolin as a trainer at the Hoover and Meadow Brook locations. Awtrey has worked in the fitness industry since she was 15 and is a former cross country and track athlete at the University of Montevallo. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in business. She is a certified personal trainer and holds certifications ranging from nutrition to pilates reformer. Nolin was a gymnast for 12 years and a cheerleader for six. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in apparel merchandising and a minor in business. She is also a certified personal trainer and recently won first place in all categories in her first National Physique Committee bodybuilding competition. Vacuum: 205-335-1884; Meadow Creek: 205-903-8154
David Custred has joined ACCi (American Computer Consultants Inc.), a company that offers information technology and cybersecurity services, as Director of Operations for its Birmingham area office at 2496 Valleydale Road. Custred was previously vice president of operations for McLeod Software, where he had worked since 1998. He is also the immediate past chairman of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 205-987-8711
Wellness Worx at 3055 Lorna Road celebrated its first anniversary in December. 205-721-3635
Fancy Fur Pet Grooming & Boutique is celebrating its 15th anniversary at its Inverness location. The company offers specialty items and foods for pets, as well as grooming for all breeds. 205-408-1693
The Juicy Crab location in the Colonial Promenade Hoover Mall at 2740 John Hawkins Parkway has closed.
The Krispy Kreme at 5357 US 280 has closed.