September 26, 2014

Brookwood Village, a mixed-use development located in the affluent Mountain Brook and Homewood area of Birmingham, Alabama, announced that the shopping center would welcome Hickory Tavern to its restaurant mix in 2015.

September 17, 2014

Home furnishings retailer West Elm will make its Michigan debut when it opens a store in downtown Birmingham, on Oct. 2.

August 20, 2014

Charles McNamee has joined Bayer Properties as senior VP of development and construction.

August 13, 2014

Southern department store chain Belk has promoted Jan Clevenger from chair of the company’s Western Division in Birmingham, Alabama, to the position of executive VP and general merchandise manager over Men’s, Home and Kids.

July 16, 2014

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s Investment Sales team, in cooperation with NAI Farbman, recently brokered the sale of The Willits Retail in Birmingham, Michigan.

July 7, 2014

A new 49,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use development including an entire floor of retail space is slated to open in downtown Birmingham, Michigan, in third quarter 2015.

July 7, 2014

A new 49,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use development including an entire floor of retail space is slated to open in downtown Birmingham, Michigan, in third quarter 2015.

April 4, 2014

Cypress Equities has acquired Brookwood Village, a mixed-use development in the affluent Mountain Brook area of Birmingham, Ala.

March 19, 2014

SRS real Estate Partners has appointed Adam Baxter as first VP in the Birmingham office.

March 10, 2014

Whole Foods Market has signed a lease for 40,000 sq. ft. at The Summit in Lexington, Ky.

January 2, 2014

Birmingham, Ala. — Online meal planning service eMeals is offering retailer-specific make-at-home menus of 500 calories or less per serving as part of its new Low Calorie Menu Plan. Consumers can specify a store such as Aldi, Kroger, Publix, Safeway, Target, Walmart or Whole Foods to take advantage of sale prices that help shape eMeals' weekly menus.

October 3, 2013

West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, will open a store in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, Oct. 10.

October 2, 2013

SRS Real Estate Partners www.srsre.com has opened the doors to a new office in Birmingham, Ala.

September 30, 2013

Von Maur Department Stores will open its 29th store at Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoover, Ala., on Nov. 2

September 20, 2013

A fund managed by Cypress Equities has acquired Promenade Tannehill in Bessemer, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham.

June 11, 2013

Jeffrey Bayer, president and CEO of Birmingham, Ala.-based Bayer Properties, sat down with Chain Store Age senior editor Katherine Boccaccio for an exclusive video interview at RECon 2013 in Las Vegas.

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May 7, 2013

Jim von Maur

President, Von Maur

HEADQUARTERS Davenport, Iowa

TYPE OF BUSINESS Department store retailer

NUMBER OF STORES 35 in 11 states (27 Von Maur stores, eight Dry Goods stores)

Seventeen years ago, in the January 1996 issue of Chain Store Age, Jack Arth, who at the time was president of Von Maur, explained how the circa 1928 department store retailer set out to differentiate itself from competitors such as the then hugely influential Federated and May chains.

March 22, 2013

Birmingham, Ala.-based Bayer Properties said it has been engaged by Institutional Mall Investors to oversee management of Bridge Street Town Centre, a mixed-use outdoor fashion center in Huntsville, Ala.

January 30, 2013

Bayer Properties said that Scott Laslo has joined the company as VP asset management.

November 2, 2012

Nordstrom said it plans to open a Nordstrom Rack in Birmingham, Ala.

August 17, 2012

Hibbett Sports reported that net income for the quarter ended July 28 surged 32.9% to $7.9 million from $5.9 million in the comparable-year period.

July 18, 2012

Books-A-Million said its largest shareholder group, the Anderson family, has withdrawn its non-binding offer to take the company private.

July 9, 2012

Hibbett Sports announced plans to build a wholesaling and logistics facility in Alabaster, Ala.

July 9, 2012

Hibbett Sports announced plans to build a wholesaling and logistics facility in Alabaster, Ala.