San Francisco-headquartered high tech health care provider Carbon Health recently opened a new, 3,600-square-foot clinic operated by eight employees and located at 2370 Hillcrest Road in West Mobile.
Initially, the space will open for urgent care and COVID-19 diagnostic antibody testing and will then transition into a full-service primary care clinic.
Effective this week, patients can book in-clinic urgent care and/or COVID-19 diagnostic PCR/serology antibody test appointments without a referral. COVID-19 testing appointments start with an on-site visit with a medical provider, followed by a diagnostic PCR or antibody test administered by an on-site nurse.
Additionally, through the Carbon Health mobile phone app, patients can access their test results, follow-up with their provider via chat, and book future appointments.
In June 2019 it was reported the Bay Area startup collected $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Brookfield Growth Partners, the tech investing arm of Brookfield Asset Management.
While Carbon owns and operates a portion of its own clinics, the major avenue for the company’s growth is partnering with health systems looking to expand their presence in retail-style consumer-oriented care. Health systems own the co-branded clinics, which run all of Carbon’s tech platform, and the startup takes a cut of the facility’s revenue.
“As Alabama’s COVID-19 cases rise to over 302,000, ensuring access to urgent care and testing remains crucial,” Chief Clinical Innovation Officer Dr. Caesar Djavaherian said at the office’s grand opening last week.
Seattle-based MOD Pizza announced last week it has added its 10th franchise partner, DBMC Restaurants LLC, which will develop 30 stores over the next seven years. Their area of growth will reportedly cover southern and central Alabama, southern Louisiana, southern and central Mississippi, and the greater Nashville area.
As a multi-franchise restaurant group, DBMC Restaurants also owns and operates the Santa Fe Cattle Company and Cody’s Original Roadhouse restaurants, both full-service steak house concepts, with locations across the South and Southeast.
In addition, they are the largest franchisee of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a family-oriented, sports-themed casual dining experience. Collectively, the franchise chain has nearly 500 sites located throughout the U.S. and Canada with plans for continued expansion.
In 2018 MOD Pizza opened a 3,800-square-foot eatery at 3964 Airport Blvd. inside the Pinebrook Shopping Center next door to Zoës Kitchen in West Mobile. At the time, it was reported to be the largest space built among all locations and was considered their flagship site in the state in addition to another location in Madison.
Updates on local area real estate possibly targeted for more MOD eateries were unknown as of press time.
Chris Harle with White-Spunner Realty recently reported on three different transactions he handled in Baldwin and Mobile counties.
The Orthopaedic Group, a Mobile-based physical therapy practice, has leased some 1,400 square feet of space located at 3790 S. McKenzie Street inside the Fountains Plaza Shopping Center in Foley. The medical practice will be converting the former retail space into a medical office with reception and exam rooms. This will be their fourth location to open and the first in Baldwin County. Expectations are to staff the site with six employees when opening early next year.
Gulf Shores-headquartered UniK Cabinet has leased a 1,953-square-foot retail footprint located at 3786 S. McKenzie Street, also inside the Fountains Plaza Shopping Center in Foley. They are a specialty cabinet company and will use the space as a showroom and office with plans to hire three employees when opening in early 2021.
Daphne-based Poke Bowl has leased 1,200 square feet of fast-casual eatery space found at 2656 S. McKenzie Street in the Foley West Shopping Center. The owners will be converting the space from an old nail salon locale to a restaurant space before opening. Their second location is anticipated to open sometime during the first quarter of next year with three employees manning the eatery when fully staffed.
John Delchamps with Merrill P. Thomas Co. Inc. reported representing the Mobile District Board of Mission and Church Extension Inc. (BOMACE) in the sale of a church campus located at 4807 Princeton Drive in West Mobile for $390,000.
The site sits on a corner lot that covers a little over two acres at the intersection of Princeton and Forest Hill Drive, due north of Municipal (Langan) Park in Mobile. The buildings at the site include the two-story, 16,500-square-foot former Forest Hill United Methodist Church built in the 1960s and, connected by a breezeway, a 5,000-square-foot two-story property (built in the 1950s) that was used as a former Sunday School space.
Higher Power Church Ministries intends to continue using the property as a worship space, but improvements and build-out timelines were unknown as of press time. Bill Youngblood with Youngblood Real Estate worked for the buyer, Mobile-based Higher Power Church Ministries, in the transaction. Delchamps represented the seller.
Veterans Recovery Resources (VRR) held a groundbreaking for phase one construction to renovate the historic Raphael Semmes School at 1200 Springhill Avenue to create a detoxification and residential treatment facility. This phase includes securing the building and making necessary repairs in order to move forward with phase two of renovation.
VRR has raised $388,000 to cover the first phase of the project, with a goal to reach $2.1 million to complete the upgrades. This new development will reportedly meet the critical need for more community-based mental health care in South Alabama by providing a medically supervised and non-medical detoxification program, peer specialists and specialized services for returning veterans dealing with trauma.
A three-year lease was signed last week for an 800-square-foot footprint located at 3201 Dauphin Street by Mobile-based medical supply company S Baker Medical. The property will be used to make custom orthopedic braces and pain management devices for the company.
The property is planted next door to the company’s main office located at 16 Midtown Park East. Mike Reid, real estate broker with White-Spunner Realty, worked for both the tenant and landlord in the transaction.
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