Tim and Glenda Witherspoon, local husband and wife owners of Bar-B-Quing with my Honey II, have relocated their restaurant from Mount Vernon to Mobile, into the 2,500-square-foot space formerly occupied Bay Gourmet in the Loop area on 1880 Airport Blvd., Suite A. Expectations are to open in early 2020 for takeout and delivery only. Expectations are to hire around nine employees and the eatery will also have a limited seafood menu.
Residents of Eight Mile, the duo owned and managed their first restaurant — Bar-B-Quing with my Honey at 19170 Highway 43 in Mount Vernon — for 16 years prior to shuttering and relocating. “We’ve been hearing about how Mobile’s business scene has been booming lately and wanted to bring our business to the big city,” restaurateur Glenda said. Tom Carwie with Carwie Properties handled the lease transaction for the tenant.
In an update, entrepreneurial hub Innovation PortAL has been offering tours of its 30,000-square-foot property currently under heavy construction on 358 St. Louis St. in downtown Mobile. The mixed-use, two-story site will offer a blend of long-term business, training, co-working, incubator and retail spaces for wide and diverse swath of tenants.
Outdoor urban gardens, showers, white boards and lunch and lounge areas will also be woven within the architecture, which will eventually hold 200 occupants at full capacity. An opening date is slated for sometime in the spring of 2020.
More updates on the local public/private partnership — reportedly one of the larger designs of its kind along the central Gulf Coast — will be featured in future issues of Lagniappe.
The Waterway Village Multimodal Access Project in Baldwin County recently received $14.4 million as part of the nationwide, federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.
The project will reportedly add a southbound lane on Highway 59, construct a new pedestrian bridge over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, expand County Road 6 with dedicated cycling lanes and add new roads to improve access for an existing medical center in the area.
The Mobile County Commission and officials from the city of Citronelle recently held a grand re-opening of Davis Park at its meeting center, located at 19730 School St. in Citronelle. Improvements at the park site included pavilions, a baseball field, a playground and a concession stand. Per a news release, financial expenditure on the project was $593,629 and was reportedly pulled from District 1 Capital Improvement Funds.
The Pizza Hut restaurant located at 4354 Old Shell Road, inside the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center in Mobile, is expected to move down the road next spring to a 2,400-square-foot space inside the University Square Shopping Center at 5821 Old Shell Road, near the University of South Alabama. Emily Miller and Buff Teague with JLL worked for the Plano, Texas-headquartered franchise.
Kids Always Kount Therapy Services LLC is leasing some 3,130 square feet of office space in Hillcrest Square located at 1000 Hillcrest Road in Mobile. The company is relocating its Mobile office and plans to open in the new space by early December. Jill Meeks with Stirling Properties worked for the tenant. Phillip Curtin with Curtin & Associates Real Estate represented the landlord.
New retailer Pink Post Office Boutique is now open and inhabiting some 2,200 square feet of retail space in Lloyd Place located at 6207 Cottage Hill Road in Mobile. The women’s clothing store relocated after outgrowing its former space to occupy Suites A and F in the retail center. Jill Meeks with Stirling Properties handled the transaction.
Approximately six acres in West Mobile were recently picked up for $350,000 at Wall Street Business Park by Dermatology Partners of Mobile LLC. Business partners Dr. Scott VanLoock and Dr. Madelyn King plan to build a new dermatology clinic to open sometime in the fall of 2020. The transaction was handled by Richard Weavil of the Weavil Company.
According to JLL, who represented the tenant, the Walgreens retailer located at 5301 Moffett Road in West Mobile recently moved to a new, 1,300-square-foot site located at 1351 University Blvd. Robert Cook with Vallas Realty worked for the landlord.
Reach Kidney Care is leasing 1,250 square feet of office space in Grelot Professional Park located at 5920 Grelot Road in Mobile and plans to open next month. Jill Meeks with Stirling Properties represented the landlord in the transaction. NAI Mobile worked for the tenant.
An out-of-town investor recently purchased a 100,000-square-foot bulk distribution warehouse located at 5420 Willis Road in Theodore for $3,825,000. Steven McMahon with Inge & Associates represented the buyer. Adam Metcalfe with Metcalfe & Co. worked for the seller.
Tim Herrington with Herrington Realty has reported that Birmingham-based industrial environmental services company SpreadRite LLC has leased some 5,000 square feet of warehouse and office space situated on Samantha Drive near County Road 65 in Foley.
Project Sandbox campaign kicks off in Daphne
A capital campaign to build a new inclusive playground on the Eastern Shore kicked off at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Daphne Plaza located between the Daphne Public Library and the Senior Center.
The campaign is named Project Sandbox and was created to raise at least $350,000 needed to build out the site to be located somewhere in Daphne, and the partnership involved in the program includes the Kiwanis Club of Daphne-Spanish Fort, the city of Daphne and the Exceptional Foundation Gulf Coast.
“We are excited to partner with the Exceptional Foundation and the city of Daphne to begin a capital campaign to raise money to construct an inclusive playground,” Kiwanis Club project coordinator Ray Moore said.
The city of Daphne will contribute $100,000 to the program upfront and has agreed to provide the property to host the park and maintain the playground.
“Fully accessible playgrounds allow interaction among able-bodied children and children with disabilities, creating an environment of acceptance and understanding,” Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood said.
More information about Project Sandbox can be obtained at facebook.com/projectsandboxdaphne.
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