1259 Greenmor Dr.
Bessemer, AL 35023
Phone: (205) 424-0000
Fax: (205) 424-1971
1259 Greenmor Dr., Bessemer, AL, US, 35023
- Phone: (205) 424-0000
- Fax: (205) 424-1971
Located in the Hoover area of Birmingham, Mr. P's Deli is known for their fresh cut sandwiches and wide selection of meats. This popular delicatessen has been open for 37 years and is owned and operated by Mr. P himself, Charles Pilleterie. The shop carries imported groceries as well as local products such as Mr. P's handcrafted spices and marinades. Over two dozen sandwiches are on offer featuring the sliced in-house deli meats, sauces and more. Made to order breakfast sandwiches are served from 8:30-11a and can be called in for pickup.
With the largest skylight in the western hemisphere situated atop a nine-story glass atrium, the Riverchase Galleria is considered one of Birmingham's must-see landmarks. Not only does the Galleria comprise 200-plus specialty shops and several large department stores, it also boasts more than 30 eateries, indoor landscaping and fountains, arcades, a NASCAR simulator and a merry-go-round.
When you think of an art gallery, you think of fine art of landscapes, buildings, and unknown people. But, New Life Art Gallery combines two unlikely combinations: art and sports. The gallery showcases (and sells) paintings by David A. Moore, a renowned international artist whose work is revered by many. Avid golfer? Football aficionado? There’s something for you. But, the gallery by far features and caterers to University of Alabama Roll Tide football, where, as they say, football is a sport, but in Alabama, football is art. Artwork is reasonably priced, with online shopping available. Worth a visit, even if you’re not an art lover. - Terah Shelton
Located on Oxmoor Road in Homewood, Nabeel's offers a full range of Greek repasts along with an adjoining store stocked with Mediterranean groceries. The décor is very cozy and very Greek, furnished with antique-looking Mediterranean furniture and decorative ceramics. The tables are candlelit, and the lighting is soft. The interesting menu tapers upward from a massive array of salads, soups, and Greek appetizers, to a much smaller selection of main-course meat dishes including John's Steak, Shrimp Aegean and Chicken Skewers.
A Homewood institution since 1939, Savage's is the place to buy cakes. The cookies and brownies are also irresistible. Local polls consistently rate Savages as the best or among the top area bakeries. Grab a sandwich or a boxed lunch (sandwich, chips and brownies) and enjoy Savage's storefront view of this charming little city's main street.
This tiny storefront in Merchant's Walk shopping center caters to busy professionals picking up to-go items on their way home for dinner. (However, there is also a very small dining area.) The gumbo comes highly recommended, and the Baby Blue Salad (simple, but delightful greens with blue cheese) is legendary. Other offerings include salads, pasta, sandwiches, soups, pastries and more. Inquire about catering, cooking classes and wine tastings.
The Booksmith is one of Birmingham's premier independent bookshops specializing in Southern and Alabama authors and topics. It offers both new and used books in a clean, comfortable shop. Enjoy free coffee and a seating area while browsing titles, and feel free to request recommendations from the helpful, knowledgeable staff. Author visits and signings occur regularly. Special order service and out-of-print searches are available as well. The Booksmith buys used books, although trade credit is your best bet.
Located in the Mountain Brook Village Shopping Center, Smith's Variety Shop is part old fashioned candy store, part old-fashioned toy store mixed in one. Come in and fill up a bag of treats at the candy counter. Looking for a gift? Independently owned, this variety store features toys from around the world. Pick up a token for the Alabama or Auburn fan. Find the perfect card that says exactly how you feel in their large stationary collection. Or shop for unique hair ribbons. This is a great place to kill a few hours browsing or to simply revisit old childhood memories when five-and-dime stores were king.
Charlemagne Records Exchange is Birmingham's oldest music store, offering a wide range of music including jazz, blues, international music and every other genre there is. For over 30 years, the store has provided the citizens with an eclectic range of music, books, movies, posters, cards, album covers and the like. Be it the old and long lost record that you are looking for or the latest one, you will definitely find it here.
The Summit Birmingham provides a little bit of something for everyone. Tire out those legs by walking past what seems to be endless storefronts, and then wear out your arms by carrying all the bags from each shop you go in. With names like Anthropologie, Saks Firth Avenue, Victoria's Secret, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer and Abercrombie & Fitch, shopping options surround you from all over. And if all the shopping gets your appetite working overtime, The Summit houses some great eateries like The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Village Tavern.
Green Cup Books is a veritable haven for book lovers who love to scan through a wide range of books on all topics and in all genres. A non-profit endeavor, you will also find a varied collection of art pieces and second-hand books to comb through. They're also renowned book-publishers and printers. With an aim to further the confines of art and encourage the talents of local artists, this unique bookstore organizes a large number of literary events including: book launches, reading sessions, talks, art exhibits, film screenings and the like. A host of live music performances are organized at the venue from time to time.
Located in downtown Birmingham, at first glance this rare bookstore/antique store/museum resembles a room in your grandmother’s house. Bursting at the seams and boasting an inventory of over 45,000 books, magazines, and other periodicals, if Reed Books doesn’t have what you’re looking for, it probably doesn’t exist. But, its vast inventory is not what makes Reed Books special. The randomness (a display of plastic Santa statues) and odd finds (post office mailboxes chocked full of letters) are what makes Reed Books special. That and owner Jim Reed, author, humorist, columnist, and all-around good guy who encourages people to "become your own book." Worth a trip on a lazy Saturday.