Franklin, Tennessee-based franchise D1 Sports Training & Therapy recently held a grand opening for its new location in Mobile. The center focuses on sports training and physical therapy for local athletes. 

For more information about D1 Sports Training and Therapy, contact Rich Myers or visit their website.

Windmill Market under new ownership

According to Jeremy Friedman, broker with Katapult Properties, Windmill Market, located at 85 N. Bancroft St. in downtown Fairhope, was recently sold for $940,000 to Wells and Elizabeth Hammock, owners of Fairhope-based Bay Pediatric Dentistry.

Originally the site for Klumpp Motors’ Chevrolet dealership in the 1960s and 1970s, the property now known as Windmill Market was purchased in 2008 by architects Mac and Gina Walcott. At that time, Friedman’s construction company was hired by the Walcott family to build Windmill Market.

The former owners advanced Windmill Market’s business with the addition of restaurant tenants, such as Mary Ann’s Deli and more recently the Ox Kitchen. It has also reportedly evolved over the years to become a gathering place for resident artists, craftsmen and musicians to sell their products.

“We have enjoyed helping develop Windmill Market from a former auto dealership location to an open-air market to what it is now. We are excited to see this property evolve even further through new ownership,” Mac Walcott said.

“Broadly, the venue will remain a family-friendly, indoor-outdoor space that features food, drink and entertainment. We hope to complete our renovations and launch our rebrand in early fall. Ox Kitchen and Mary Ann’s Deli will remain open throughout the renovation process,” Elizabeth Hammock said.

Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects is the contracted architectural firm for the renovations. Business partner Ryan Baker of WAV Architects is also working on upgrades for the eateries. “We are glad that our firm can continue to play a part in the evolution of this special place,” Walcott said.

Jaime Lyon Cooper of Exit Realty Lyon, represented the buyers in the transaction. Friedman worked for the sellers.

Commercial real estate moves

• Bucky’s Lounge, located onsite at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear, will be hosting a grand reopening Thursday, May 3, at 5 p.m., according to a news release. The signature lounge is named after Bucky Miller, a well-known, longtime associate of the 171-year-old resort hotel. Amenities will include a piano bar, updated fire pits and several upgrades to the interior. Restaurant renovations are part of a $32 million upgrade for the entire property.

Local Market, also located on the hotel site, will be holding a soft opening sometime in May after renovations are complete. Specific dates were unknown as of press time. New hours of operation are tentatively expected to be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The eatery will offer barista-inspired drinks, pastries and coffeecake as well as on-the-go specialties for lunch and light dinners. The pastry team will feature bonbons, macrons, truffles, tortes and cakes.

Renovations of the coffee house are also part of a $32 million upgrade for the entire Grand Hotel Resort property. More information about opening dates on both eateries can be found on the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort website.

• According to Tim Herrington with Herrington Realty, some five acres of property at 850 I-65 Service Road W. was acquired for $1.65 million by an Enterprise Rent-A-Car franchise, car rental and sales division. Plans are in place to build a truck and car rental retail site at the location sometime this year, per Herrington, who represented the buyer in the transaction.

• A 4,400-square-foot office site, located at 6170 Omni Park Drive in West Mobile, was recently bought by local area speculators for $530,000, according to Joe Steen with Joe Steen Real Estate, who managed the transaction.