Chris Jeter A resident of the Deer Valley area, in July he opened a company called first player games Which offers a video game truck for birthday parties, fundraisers, back-to-school parties, corporate events, and more. Its 24-foot-tall trailer sleeps 16 children inside, with five video screens inside the trailer and two outside. The trailer is packed with Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Super Nintendo and VR games. The company, while in Hoover, operates within a 40-mile radius of the city. 205-603-9786
Patterson builds It is now open and offers handyman services. 205-739-4539
Dr. Molly Helf bought the dental clinics of Dr. Neil Rhea Jr. (Faith Dental) and Dr. Charles Carter (Charles Carter DMD) and merge these two processes into one. I renamed it dental boutique. The location is the same – 2642 Old Rocky Ridge Rd. The new clinic has 1,200 to 1,300 patients and is receiving new patients. Dr. Helf has practiced for nearly three years, but this is the first time she has owned her own clinic. It opened as The Dental Boutique at the beginning of April. 205-987-1611
The 3 Biz Food Mart It opened inside the Riverchase Food Mart (BP gas station) at 3641 Lorna Road and serves food of Mexican, Honduran and Salvadorian origin, including pupusas, tacos, gorditas, tamales, burritos, fried chicken, Pollo con tajadas and omelettes. The restaurant also serves hamburgers and fries. 205-260-2943
Sam Keshwany Opened a Hispanic grocery store called 3 Friends Grocery At The Village on Lorna Shopping Center along Rocky Ridge Road. He said the warehouse has an area of 2,200 to 2,500 square feet.
Jersey Mike Subs He opened his restaurant in the middle of Cahaba Market at 5413 US 280 on August 10. The franchisees are Kimberly and Angelo Crowell. Restaurant operating hours are from 10 AM to 9 PM, seven days a week. 205-545-5199
Dental care in Hoover Plans to open a new dental office at 2720 John Hawkins Parkway on an outdoor lot adjacent to the IHOP in Colonial Promenade Hoover Shopping Centre. The dentist is Dr. Lynn McMullan. 205-206-7113
Transportation and renovations
Liz Lin Art Gallery It recently moved from Homewood to Hoover at 2142 Tyler Road due to water damage at its old site, the company said in a Facebook post. Liz Lane Gallery represents a carefully selected group of emerging and established artists in the Birmingham area, according to its Facebook page.
Riverside and trust, which just entered the Birmingham market in June, plans to close its temporary office on the fifth floor of offices at 3000 Riverchase and open its 21st location in Vestavia Hills at US 31 Park South Plaza, across from Mark’s Outdoors, by the end of the year, said Jack Hutcheson, the new Assistant Vice President and Director of Relationships for the Birmingham Market. Brian Etheridge, a veteran Birmingham-area banker, serves as Regional Head and has joined the Bank’s executive management team. Other new appointments include Vice Presidents Luke Kennedy, Erin Price, Charlie Sexton, Megan Hicks and Assistant Vice President Jessica Brown.
erotic The staffing and hiring agency moved from 100 Concourse Parkway, Suite 200, in Riverchase to 10,000 square feet on the 15th floor of offices at 3000 Riverchase, said Alan Paquette, property manager for the office tower. The lease is for five years, Paquette said, and the company hopes to occupy the space by late October.
ThinkGard, a data security company, is moving from 160 Yeager Parkway, Suite 200, in Pelham to 5,000 square feet on the 11th floor of offices at 3000 Riverchase, according to Alan Paquette, the office tower’s property manager. The lease is for five years, Paquette said, and the company hopes to occupy the space by late October. 205-564-2734
Tek . alignment, a company providing information technology services and support, voice and internet communications services, web design and digital marketing, has moved from rented space in 22 Inverness buildings and additional space in downtown Birmingham to a 7,800 square foot building purchased and renovated at 2000 Resource Drive in Meadow Brook Corporate Park. Two subsidiaries, Lyons HR and Aligned Insurance, are also joining Aligned Tek at the Meadow Brook Building. Aligned Tek Vice President Kirby Watson said there are 18 employees now, but the plan is to have 30 to 35 employees working there over the next year. 877-407-7888
Core companiesProminence Homes and America’s Rental Managers are relocating their headquarters from 6,000 square feet at 2084 Valleydale Road to occupy the entire 17th floor (20,000 square feet) of office space. Located in 3000 Riverchase office towers next to Riverchase Galleria. It’s Core’s third expansion in 10 years. Prier Construction is in the process of building, and companies should be in the new space by the end of the year, said Scott Underwood, chief development officer at Prominence Homes. The new lease agreement is for nine years, said Alan Beckett, director of real estate at the office tower.
A resident of Hoover Anna Manzo He bought Taqueria Mexico in River Oaks Village Shopping Center at 3724 Lorna Road and renamed it Las Garzas Mexican Restaurant. They’ve added some new menu items, like cabrito costeno and la garza burritos. Opening hours are 11 AM – 9 PM from Sunday to Thursday and 11 AM – 10 PM from Friday to Saturday. 205-989-5559
News and achievements
it’s the architects It won a contract to provide architectural services for new restrooms for baseball and softball fields at Hoover and España Park High Schools. 205-983-6000
Red Rock Real Estate Group The exterior renovation of Lake Crest Center at 2321 John Hawkins Parkway is expected to be completed by Labor Day, said Jack Little, principal and senior vice president of Red Rock Realty. Little said the building is about 22,000 square feet and was 33% occupied when Red Rock Realty bought it. With Birmingham’s obstetrics and gynecology moving to about 5,000 square feet since that time, Little said, the building is now 50% occupied. He said the external renovation cost more than $500,000. 205-930-1799
Scratched chicken collectibles started to build Zaxby At 2071 Baton Chapel Road next to Walmart. Zaxby’s will not have indoor seating but should have outdoor seating for 16 people and a double aisle that can accommodate 15 to 20 vehicles at a time.
American Pet Resorts has withdrawn its application for approval pet paradise Veterinary dog care, indoor facility and grooming with outdoor dog activity on the corner of Trace Parkway and Brock’s Gap Parkway. Charlie Beavers, an attorney representing American Pet Resorts, said the company still had the option of putting the same type of business on the site with no outside animal activity, but that it was leaning toward giving up that site for consideration. 904-363-3330
American Family Care He promoted Jason Paderka to the position of Director of Operations. In his new role, he will oversee all day-to-day administrative and operational functions of both the company’s and franchise divisions to further align the company as one unified brand. Today, the AFC healthcare network includes more than 200 franchise locations and nearly 80 corporate-owned clinics and will open its 300th location later this year. The company expects to have 500 locations in the coming years. 205-403-8902
Wafernets, America’s first table tennis store, celebrates its 24th anniversary. BumperNets specializes in table tennis, billiards, game tables (such as soccer and air hockey), arcade games, and pinball machines. Guests can play an in-store arcade or reserve it for a birthday party. 205-987-2222
Dream Cake Both Homewood Bakery and Hoover Cafe closed August 13 after failing to reach a new lease agreement for Edgewood, the store’s owners announced on Facebook. The 13-year-old company has thanked its “cool” customers and employees over the years. dreamcakescafe.com
Reggie and Michelle Torbor have closed a file Tabrot Café At 5190 Medford Drive in The Shoppes at Highway 150 Crossings. The restaurant’s menu included juices, paninis, salads, bowls of rice and baked goods. 205-502-7781
kom japanese kitchen His restaurant permanently closed at 3076 John Hawkins Parkway.
Imperial hair and beauty supply She closed her store in Hoover Square Shopping Center at 1662 Montgomery Highway at the end of June.
The Superior Grill The restaurant at 4701 US 280 is permanently closed at the end of July.