Author: Ron Sivak

Spanish Fort Town Center adding major office space

Stirling Properties recently announced pre-leasing availability for new office space within a proposed two-story, 44,000-square-foot office complex under construction at Spanish Fort Town Center. The offices will be situated along Bass Pro Drive on the east side of the center. Stirling Properties handles leasing for the entirety of the Spanish Fort Town Center, and the proposed office development would be owned and managed by the Covington, Louisiana-based firm.  The new site will include substantial parking space surrounding the site. Adjacent land is also available for additional office growth phases to meet potential expansion demands, according to a news release....

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New businesses coming to Government Street

According to Jared Irby, president of Irby LLC, two properties his company acquired last summer — a former Pizza Hut at 2551 Government St. and the old Creole Cafe at 2206 Government St. — have new tenants and are being converted into new local small businesses. The former Pizza Hut property encompasses some 2,029 square feet of space and initially will be converted into a Mexican take-out-only eatery, Maya Luna. Plans are in place to open by mid-December. The new eatery will host dine-in patrons by spring 2018, according to co-owners Morgan Akridge and Juan Muniz. A food truck...

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Hot-dip galvanizing plant opening in Semmes

Construction is underway for a new hot-dip galvanizing facility in the Semmes area. Quality Galvanizing LLC, a subsidiary of Threaded Fasteners Inc., will own and operate the facility. The building will be located at 2650-C Schillinger Road, N. The site will encompass some 12,000 square feet in total, with 10,000 square feet dedicated to the galvanizing line and small office area and 2,000 square feet for storage. The facility will feature a new galvanizing line for TFI, with a kettle capable of holding 44 tons of molten zinc and a gross capacity of 6,000 pounds per hour. The new...

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USA Medical burn center ranked first in nation

The University of South Alabama Medical Center’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center was recently ranked first in the nation for patient outcomes during the second quarter of 2017 among academic medical centers with burn centers, according to a news release from Vizient, formerly the University HealthSystem Consortium. “Some of the best care in the nation is performed at USA Medical Center every day,” Sam Dean, administrator of USA Medical Center, said. “It is exciting to have our burn team recognized nationally for the highest quality of care they provide patients in the region.” The Mobile-based burn center provides minimally...

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Broad Street Lofts opens for business

The Broad Street Lofts, a new upscale apartment complex located at 300 S. Broad St., two blocks due south of Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, recently held its grand opening. Originally known as the Russell School Building built in 1910, the historic property was acquired along with the Old Shell Lofts development in 2015 by Albany, Georgia-based developer Pace Burt Development for $800,000 from the Mobile County School District. The local transactions, geared at redeveloping blighted property, came about in large part due to the Alabama Historic Tax Credit program, which was recently reinstated through 2022 by Alabama legislators. “The...

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Threaded Fasteners acquires Georgia-based firm

Threaded Fasteners Inc. (TFI), a Mobile-based, employee-owned business specializing in the manufacturing, custom packaging and distribution of steel fasteners regionally, recently announced the acquisition of Rossville, Georgia, firm Stateline Fasteners. “Stateline’s entire team will be joining forces with the TFI team already established in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to serve our markets in Tennessee and North Georgia,” Billy Duren, president of Threaded Fasteners Inc., said in a news release. “Stateline’s staff brings a wealth of knowledge to our company. With this new customer base, we look forward to broadening our footprint in the region.”  Opened in 2016, TFI’s Chattanooga office is located at...

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Under His Wings opens new home for girls

Robertsdale-based nonprofit Under His Wings has opened its new home for girls in Baldwin County, builder Truland Homes recently announced. Alongside parent company 68Ventures and supporting trade partners, the builder held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Sept. 27, including a tour of the completed project. The home was completed after eight months of renovations and includes a kitchen, study, covered back patio, basketball court, swing set and activities yard. The project is valued at approximately $400,000 and was provided to Under His Wings at no expense to them thanks to the collective contribution efforts of the surrounding community,...

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New owners of Saramont Apartments plan upgrades

Jared Irby, president of Irby LLC, a Mobile-based real estate development and investment company, along with local investor Clark Kelly reported the acquisition of Saramont Apartments, a 46,800-square-foot, 64-unit apartment complex at 804 Highway 43 in Saraland, directly across the highway from the Alorica Saraland call center, a major area employer.  The complex consists of 56 one-bedroom units and eight two-bedrooms units. The purchase price exceeded $1 million. Buyers intend to extensively renovate the property over the next six months with capital investments expected to exceed $500,000.  One upgrade under consideration is taking advantage of brand new wind mitigation...

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