Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

As business blossoms for Grand Bohemian, nearby merchants notice uptick in foot traffic. more

Jan 18, 2018 2:17 PM Businesses


Sydney Cromwell

This is the second year English Village merchants have given away a prize to the poker run winner. more

Nov 29, 2017 7:09 PM Businesses

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

After more than five years in their shop in Mountain Brook Village, Leila Morton and her store, Swoop, have outgrown their space. more

Nov 16, 2017 10:06 AM Businesses


Photo by Emily Featherston.

ISHI offers high fashion looks for teens and tweens. more

Oct 27, 2017 4:09 PM Businesses


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Mountain Brook resident starts patient advocacy business. more

Oct 27, 2017 4:01 PM Businesses


Photo by Emily Featherston.

The corner of Cahaba Road and Fairway Drive is a prominent spot in English Village, and while some think it should be reserved for retail, a new use is proposed for the space. more

Oct 27, 2017 3:59 PM Businesses


Sydney Cromwell

The 18th annual Alabama Retailers of the Year award ceremony was held on Oct. 17 at Vestavia Country Club. more

Oct 17, 2017 2:56 PM Businesses

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Photo courtesy of Jim Glazner.

Smith's is no longer for sale and will stay in the Glazner family. more

Sep 11, 2017 1:49 PM Businesses 7 Comments


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

On July 24, Mountain Brook Sporting Goods in Crestline Village held its grand re-opening to reveal the result of recent interior renovations. more

Jul 26, 2017 10:30 AM Businesses


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Franchises, independently owned businesses in villages at ‘healthy mix.’ more

Jul 25, 2017 11:50 AM Businesses

Dr. Christy Savage and Dr. Sherri Weissman created Great Smiles about four years ago, with locations in Crestline, Inverness and Trussville. more

Jan 3, 2017 2:12 PM Businesses

Although there is the idea that malls are dying, if the surrounding community is doing well and shopping at their local mall, then chances are that shopping center is doing well. more

Jan 3, 2017 10:43 AM Businesses


Photo by Lexi Coon.

Mountain Brook is known for its holiday splendor — big trees, bright lights and candlelit windows are common sights throughout the villages. But it isn’t just the homes that go all out for the celebrations; local shops join in on the fun, too. more

Nov 29, 2016 10:58 AM Businesses


Photo by Lexi Coon.

Lane Parke shopping center has welcomed many tenants, both familiar and unfamiliar, to Mountain Brook Village. Some businesses are homegrown and native to the area, but others, like restaurant CharBar No. 7, are a new addition. more

Nov 21, 2016 4:18 PM Businesses


Photo by Sam Chandler.

One Mountain Brook residence can now harness the power of the sun. more

Oct 28, 2016 1:26 PM Businesses


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Faith Gardner, owner of both Lilla and Little Lavender, values giving back and is thankful to do that through her stores. more

Oct 28, 2016 10:32 AM Businesses 1 Comments


Photo by Erica Techo.

Art supplies used to be Christmas presents Carrie Pittman requested and then never used. Now, art supplies are used to pay the bills. more

Sep 27, 2016 1:34 PM People


Photo by Ali Renckens.

When the Alabama fabric and wallpaper designer started her brand, Cotton + Quill, four years ago, she said she wanted to exhibit styles and trends she gathered from traveling both in and outside the U.S. more

Sep 6, 2016 9:18 AM Businesses

Christian Gaiser

Photo by Sam Chandler.

Christian Gaiser graduated from Auburn University in 1997 with a degree in criminal justice and law enforcement. But these days, the 44-year-old Mountain Brook native is more likely to be woodworking than fighting crime. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:06 PM Businesses

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Photos by Ana Good.

Thomasson’s new establishment, dinner., opened in May and offers fresh, healthy cooking for the family on the go. more

May 27, 2016 10:46 AM Restaurants

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