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Chris Jeter A resident of the Deer Valley community, he founded the company in July. Player I game We provide video game trucks for birthday parties, fundraisers, back-to-school parties, corporate events and more. His 24-foot-long trailer has space for 16 kids, and has five video screens inside the trailer and two video screens for him outside. The trailer features PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Super Nintendo, and Virtual His Reality games. The business is based in Hoover, but operates within a 40-mile radius of the city. 205-603-9786

paterson build is open and offers handyman services. 205-739-4539

Dr. Molly Helf Dr. Neal Rea Jr. (face dental) and Dr. Charles Carter (Charles Carter DMD) and merged the two practices into one.She rebranded as The Dental BoutiqueSame location — 2642 Old Rocky Ridge Road. The new clinic has from 1,200 he to 1,300 patients and is accepting new patients. Dr. Helf has been practicing for about three years and this is his first time having his own practitioner. She opened as her The Dental Boutique at the beginning of April. 205-987-1611

of 3 Paise Food Mart Opened inside the Riverchase Food Mart (BP Gas Station) at 3641 Lorna Road, offering Mexican, Honduran and El Salvadoran cuisine including pupusas, tacos, gorditas, tamales, burritos, fried chicken, pollo con tajadas, omelets and more. I’m here. The restaurant also serves burgers and fries. 205-260-2943

Sam Keshwani opened a Hispanic grocery store called 3 friends grocery store Located at The Village on Rohna Shopping Center on Rocky Ridge Road. Store sizes range from 2,200 to 2,500 square feet.

jersey mike submarine opened a restaurant in the Cahaba Market Strip Center at 5413 US 280 on August 10th. Franchise owners are Kimberly and Angelo Crowell. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 9 PM. 205-545-5199

coming soon

Hoover Dental Care A new dental office will open at 2720 John Hawkins Parkway, Out-Purcell, adjacent to the IHOP at the Colonial Promenade Hoover Shopping Center. The dentist is Dr. Lynn McMullan. 205-206-7113

relocation and renovation

Liz Lane Art Gallery The company said in a Facebook post that it recently moved from Homewood to Hoover, 2142 Tyler Road, due to water damage at its previous location. represents a group of emerging and established artists.

River Bank and Trustjust entered the Birmingham market in June, closed its temporary offices on the 5th floor of The Offices at 3000 Riverchase and moved to Vestavia Hills in the Park South Plaza shopping center at US 31, across from Mark’s Outdoors. We are planning to open a 21st location. Birmingham Markets’ new assistant vice president and relationship manager, Jack Hutchison, will join the bank’s management team by the end of the year. rice field. Other recruits include Vice Presidents Luke Kennedy, Erin Price, Charlie Sexton, Megan Hicks and Assistant Vice President Jessica Brown.

aerotech The company will move to 10,000 square feet on the 15th floor of Riverchase’s The Office at 100 Concourse Parkway, Suites 200 to 3000 Riverchase, according to Alan Paquette, office tower property manager. The lease is for five years, and the company hopes he will occupy the space by late October, Paquette said.205-968-6130

sink guard, the data security firm is moving to 5,000 square feet on the 11th floor of The Offices, suites 200 to 3000 Riverchase, 160 Yeager Parkway, Pelham, said Alan Paquette, office tower property manager. His lease is for five years and the company hopes he will occupy the space by late October, Paquette said. 205-564-2734

align techis a company that provides information technology services and support, voice and Internet communications services, web design and digital marketing, from leased space in the 22 Inverness Building and additional space in downtown Birmingham to the 7,800 square foot building it purchased. moved. Renovated at his 2000 Resource Drive in Meadow Brook Corporate Park. Two affiliates, Lyons HR and Aligned Insurance, also join Aligned Tek at the Meadow Brook building. Currently, he has 18 employees, but he plans to have 30 to 35 employees within the next year, said Kirby Watson, vice president of Aligned Tek. 877-407-7888

core companya privately owned real estate development, management, brokerage and title firm specializing in single-family home construction, and sister companies Prominence Homes and Americas Rental Managers, has its corporate headquarters spread over 6,000 square feet and across 17 floors at 2084 Valleydale Road. (20,000 sq. ft. office located in the 3000 Riverchase Office Tower next to the Riverchase Galleria. This is the core company’s third expansion in 10 years. and the company should be in the new space by the end of the year, said Scott Underwood, chief development officer of Prominence Homes. One Alan Paquette said.

new ownership

hoover resident Ana Manzo We purchased the Taqueria Mexican Restaurant located in the River Oaks Village Shopping Center at 3724 Lorna Road and renamed it Las Garzas Mexican Restaurant. She’s added several new menu items, including Cabrito Costeno and La Garza Burrito. Until 10:00. 205-989-5559

news and achievements

Aho Architectural Design Office Won contracts to provide construction services for new restrooms for baseball and softball fields at both Hoover High School and Spain Park High School. 205-983-6000

red rock realty group Jack Little, principal and senior vice president of Red Rock Realty, said the company plans to complete the exterior renovation of the Lake Crest Center at 2321 John Hawkins Parkway by Labor Day. The building is approximately 22,000 square feet and was approximately 33% occupied when Red Rock Realty purchased it. Since then, Birmingham Obstetrics and Gynecology has moved to about 5,000 square feet, so Little said the building is now about 50% occupied. He said the exterior renovation would cost more than $500,000. 205-930-1799

chicken scratch holdings started construction of sacks beads Located at 2071 Patton Chapel Road next to Walmart Neighborhood Market. This Zaxby’s has no indoor seating, but outdoor seating for 16 people and his two-lane drive-thru, which can accommodate 15-20 vehicles at a time.

american pet resorts pet paradise Dog veterinary care, boarding and grooming facilities at the corner of Stadium Trace Parkway and Blocks Gap Parkway allow outdoor dog activities. Charlie Beavers, an attorney at American Pet Resorts, said the company still has the option of developing the same kind of business in a location that has no outdoor animal activity, but has decided to take the location for consideration. It was leaning towards abandonment. 904-363-3330

Personnel change

american family care has promoted Jason Badilka to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will oversee all day-to-day management and operational functions for both the corporate and franchise divisions, further aligning the company as one unified brand. The AFC Healthcare network now includes over 200 franchised stores and nearly 80 of his company-owned clinics, with plans to open his 300th store later this year. The company plans to have 500 locations in the next few years. 205-403-8902


bumper netis America’s first table tennis shop and is celebrating its 24th anniversary this year. BumperNets specializes in table tennis, billiards, game tables (such as foosball and air hockey), arcade games, and pinball machines. Guests can play in the in-store arcade or reserve it for a birthday party. 205-987-2222


dream cake closed both the Homewood Bakery and the Hoover Café on August 13 after failing to reach a new lease for the Edgewood location, the store owner announced on Facebook. The 13-year-old business has been thanking its “wonderful” customers and employees over the years. dream cake

Reggie and Michelle Tober have shut down, at least temporarily taproot cafe 5190 Medford Drive at The Shoppes at the intersection of Hwy 150. The restaurant menu included smoothies, paninis, salads, rice bowls, and baked goods. 205-502-7781

rice japanese food has permanently closed its restaurant at 3076 John Hawkins Parkway.

Imperial Hair & Beauty Supply We closed our store at the Hoover Square Shopping Center at 1662 Montgomery Hwy at the end of June.

Superior Grill The restaurant at 4701 US 280 closed at the end of July.