Business Spotlight

Sugar 2014

Photo by Olivia Burton.

Sugar is every kid’s dream. Read more


The Dande Lion

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Whether you know Joan, Joann or Joanne Long, you know The Dande’ Lion. The store was founded in 1969 by Joan Conzelman Long (pronounced “jo-ann”) in English Village and a few years later moved to its current location in Mountain Brook Village. Read more


Oli.O Hutton Fant

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Hutton Fant walks and talks olive oils and balsamic vinegars at her Mountain Brook Village store. Read more



Photo courtesy of Jordan Alexander.

Theresa Bruno’s funky yet classic pearl jewelry designs are worn by celebrities all over the country, but her heart and headquarters are right here in the Magic City. Read more


Fitness Center Interior

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

After nearly 30 years in the fitness business, Vic Nigri knows it takes more than just a gym membership to get in shape. Read more


0214 Balance Personal Training

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Micheal Meadows owns his own personal training studio in Mountain Brook Village, which is thriving with over 60 clients. Read more


0114 Bug's Boys

Photo by Intisar Seraaj-Sabree.

Named after owner Elisabeth Branch’s childhood nickname “Ladybug,” Bug’s Boys carries unique clothing for infants, toddlers and boys up to size 20. Read more


Marguerite Ray has always had a passion for conceits, the Victorian term for “fanciful objects.” She loves any chance she gets to use her interior design degree, and going the extra mile to do so has been essential to her identity. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Lauren Ustad/Peppermint Photography.

Snap Kids doesn’t just have shoppers, they have models. Whether it’s walking the white carpet or posing in pictures on the wall, it’s the customers who show off the shop’s young style. Read more


0713 Fred Astaire

Photo courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

With season 17 of Dancing With the Stars coming on ABC this fall, one thing is certain: ballroom dancing is more popular than ever. For local Fred Astaire Dance Studio franchise owner Richard Silver, that’s a good thing. Read more


With 70 years in business, Town and Country Clothes must be doing something right. Read more


1012 Richard Joseph

Photo courtesy of Jennifer West.

Located in the heart of English Village, Richard Joseph SalonSpa brings first class pampering to Mountain Brook. Read more

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The sun peaks through the store windows in Mountain Brook Village to show off the modern, artsy feel of Tracery. Read more


0312 Hayden

Photo by Brittney Harrison.

Price tags and accessories have replaced menus and utensils in Crestline Village. The former Golden Rule BBQ has transformed into Hayden Boutique last year. Read more


Steeple Arts Dance Studio

Photo by Madoline Markham

Steeple Arts stresses classical training in ballet, jazz and tap for all ages. In addition to these traditional classes for children, they offer hip-hop and dance team training for girls and Zumba and ladies’ ballet for women. Read more


Smith’s Variety Shop

Photo by Anne Wood.

Smith’s Variety been Birmingham’s most familiar “high end variety store” since 1950 through moves from Homewood to the current Ritch’s Pharmacy location and then to its current storefront next to the Western Supermarket in Mountain Brook Village. Read more

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The Scribbler, being the personable Mountain Brook store that it is, manages to straddle the dichotomy between the technical innovations of a big business and the amiable charms of a small town shop. Read more


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