So some of you just
to get out and buy some stuff! Most
the major shopping is to the south of town but there are plenty places
to pick up those last minute things you may have forgotten.
– Outdoor mall that has 3 shopping areas.
There are shuttles that you can ride to get around
to all areas without
having to keep moving your car. This
the newest large shopping complex in the area and includes large
stores like Saks and Belk and many boutique shops, restaurants, etc. Near the Summit is also a
Whole Foods and
just down the road is a shopping center that includes World Market,
and Nordstrom Rack. The
located down US280 and depending on the time of day 10-15 minutes from
hotel. Traffic is
heavy getting there in
the afternoons as many people that work in town live that direction. Recommended to go early
and come back against
the traffic in the afternoon.
The Galleria –
Located in Hoover off of I-65 and I-459, this is the
largest indoor shopping
mall in the area. Larger
Macy’s, Von Maur, Belk, Sears and JC Penney.
And of course, there are plenty of smaller shops,
restaurants and a food
court with great variety. There
smaller shopping centers all around that include Best Buy, Whole Foods,
PetSmart, Office Depot, Field & Stream, etc.
Typically 15 minutes from the hotel, traffic
down I-65 South is also heavy in the afternoons on weekdays. Plan similarly to shopping
off of US280.
Shops at Grand River –
Located at the same exit as the Barber Motorports
Museum and Raceway (listed
this is an outdoor outlet mall with plenty of shops to keep
you busy. There is
also a Bass Pro Shop
located at this exit. This
is at exit
140 off of I-20 East, about 15-20 minutes from the hotel.
Closer to the
hotel, smaller scale and necessities
Quirky fun downtown
shops and a local standard
– 2nd Avenue North between 20th
Street has become a hot spot for restaurants and nightlight but also
couple of great shops. Levy’s was
founded in 1922 and is still operated by the same family. Certainly they have
beautiful modern pieces,
but their estate collection is amazing and worth perusing. Originally on the same street was What’s
On Second (they've now moved to 2323 1st Avenue North) where you can still find all
manner of pop culture collectibles plus some vintage items as well. And finally, you can’t
miss Reed Books on
3rd Avenue North.
Stop by on the way to or from the
others. Stacked to
the ceiling with
books, the proprietor knows what he has and where it is.
Brookwood Mall –
Need some last minute things for the banquet or the
weekend? Macy’s and Belk at
this mall should have you covered as well as other smaller shops. There is also a Target
across the parking
lot. Located just
off of I-31, less than
10 minutes from the hotel. Again,
traffic towards this mall will be heavier in the afternoon, but it is
close and an easy trip.
Trussville – 10-15 minutes
from the hotel off of 1-59 North where I-459 North
ends. Belk, JC
Penney, Best Buy, Target,
Books a Million, Michaels, and even Home Depot.
Just down the street is the new Pinnacle
at Tutwiler that includes a Petco.
Shopping Center – another
outdoor shopping center
10 minutes from the hotel off of I-20 East.
Includes Walmart Supercenter, Ross, Tuesday Morning,
Office Depot. Not
far down the road (Montclair Road) is a
Publix and a Winn Dixie off of the parallel road, Montevallo Road. Also located nearby is an
ABC Store (liquor
store) at 7621 Crestwood Boulevard, Birmingham, AL
This location is open until 9 PM Monday through
Saturday. All ABC
Stores are closed on Sunday and
This area is likely
the best for some one stop shopping for essentials.
walking distance – Publix
– 230 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35236.
Located less than a mile from the hotel, take a
leisurely stroll down 20th
Street through downtown and grab some necessities.
You can also take advantage of a Zyp
bike for the trip or even Shipt to
have them delivered.
Shipt was actually founded in Birmingham as a
grocery delivery service
and typically makes it purchases from Publix stores.
– Your best pricing is found at an ABC Store, or as we call them, a
store. They are
generally open Monday
through Saturday and closed on Sundays and Holidays.
Hours vary by location, but generally do not
open before 10 AM and the latest any one is open is 9:00 PM.
The 2 closest are –
South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Birmingham, AL 35210
If you are going to
and about, look for the big blue “ABC” letters.
Nearest PetSmart is
Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35235,
If you're out shopping
the US 280 corridor –
5025 Highway 280,
105, Birmingham, AL 35242,
Or if you visit the
Galleria, one is in the shopping center across the intersection of US
Suite 3, Hoover, AL 35244,
There is also a
5451 Patrick Way,
Birmingham, AL 35235,
Vet Clinics nearby -
Cat Haven –
Cat-centric clinic nearby.
Main Street Animal
Clinic – in nearby
Trussville, offers expanded hours
until 8 PM Monday through Thursday and until 4 PM on Saturday – and
hours on Sunday afternoon.
Certainly there are
other veterinarians in the area but these are 2 nearby we thought might
most use during ‘normal’ hours based on location, hours or specialty.
Emergency Pet Care, 7299 Gadsden
Highway, Trussville, AL
ER Animal Medical
Center, 2864 Acton Road,