Photo by Erin Nelson.

After 37 years in the Crestwood community in Birmingham, Romeo’s Sporting Goods is coming to Vestavia Hills. Read more


For the past 24 years, Joy Maples Ledvina has been making her own clothes with sustainable fabric through her Earth Creations business, known for the Alabama Dirt Shirt. Read more


Stacey Tucker Eddy started selling items for other people while working another job, never knowing it would lead her to one day start her own business. Read more



Sydney Cromwell

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



Renderings courtesy of Shawn Arterburn.

In the coming years, developers are hoping to make Liberty Park a one-stop-shop where anyone can live, work, play and everything in between. Read more



Photo courtesy of Sprouts Farmer's Market.

Know what to expect in Vestavia Hills this year, from retail and commercial openings to construction of new subdivisions and continued road work. Read more


The nominees include Paige Gilliland of Newk’s Eatery and Donna Higgins of In the Making (Deep South Fibers). Read more



Photo by Katie Turpen.

The New York-based Time Equities Inc. (TEI) recently announced the acquisition of a 35,982-square-foot shopping center located at 100 Olde Towne Road in Vestavia Hills. The property was purchased for $2.5 million. Read more


Alabama’s Back-to-School tax-free weekend will be held at retail stores throughout the state on Aug. 1-3. It will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1 and end on Aug. 3 at midnight. Read more

0614 The Lili Pad owners

Photo by Rebecca Walden.

Long before The Lili Pad ever existed, two little girls in Mountain Brook were already dreaming about the shop they hoped one day to own. Read more

Business Spotlights

Birmingham Fashion Week 2013

Photo courtesy of Brandon Pinola.

Cahaba Heights-based wedding dress designer Heidi Elnora will be participating in this year’s Birmingham Fashion Week 2014 scheduled for April 19-26 under the tents in Pepper Place downtown. Read more


VHHS graduate Jake Long and four of his friends sold their first Everything Southern T-shirt in March and have since expanded to sell hats, tank tops, koozies and car stickers. Read more


0413 Blue Willow

Photo by Jeff Thompson

Located in the hills behind The Summit, The Blue Willow is what Barnes calls a “one-stop shop.” The business specializes in monogramming, etching and engraving custom jewelry, handbags, bracelets, even glassware, ceramics, and pillows. Read more

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