200 Southgate Dr.
Pelham, AL 35124
Phone: (205) 982-9800
Fax: (205) 982-0525
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.
Lotus Boutique is a trendy boutique specializing in women's fashions located in the Birmingham Galleria. Lotus tries to stock their store full of fashions that girls of any age will love, all for an affordable price. And it's not just clothes! They also carry a selection of handbags, jewelry and other accessories.
For people who love collecting antiques, this is the ideal destination. Hoover Antiques is a huge gallery with 75 vendors, each one being distinct and unique in their own way. The place is owned by Chris Feagin, and most of the objects are sold at an affordable price. This is a quintessential location for collectors as well as designers looking out for something uncommon and exceptional.
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 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.
Wildwood Centre is an enormous shopping centre. It was built in 1991. Currently managed by AIG Baker, the place features many popular local retailers like Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby and Babies "R" Us.
Renaissance Consignment & Marketplace is truly a one stop shop for quality goods. The gently used items at this incredible store range from high-quality home furnishings to a veritable boutique full of bridal wear, designer clothes and accessories. They also offer some custom furniture pieces made from old reclaimed items like doors, cabinets and more.
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.
Looking for unusual plants in Birmingham? Look no further than Hanna's Garden Shop. Founded in 1986, by horticulturist and landscaper C. Beaty Hanna in 1986, the family-owned garden center reaching over four acres at the foot of Double Oak Mountain. If you need it, they have it, offering gardening lovers a large variety of plants including azaleas, Japanese maples, camellias, and much more. Need ironwork? They have that too. Visit their website to sign up for their monthly newsletter featuring gardening tips such as winter gardening and lawn care. They also have a great online resource to help you tackle problems. - Terah Shelton
If you're looking for a bargain, then Mission Possible Bargain Center run by the Jimmie Hale Mission is a great place to check out. With several locations across the city, the store offers shoppers a unique opportunity to shop for a good cause. The proceeds from the stores are charitable contributions. Gently used goods are donated to the charity for a good cause, and you can do the same too, and you'll even get a tax deduction for your trouble. From furniture, to shoes to clothing, you never know what you might discover at the store. If you love looking out for bargains, and love thrift stores Mission Possible Bargain Center is just for you. For details on other locations, please visit the website.
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.
Homewood Musical Instrument Co is just across the Homewood Central Park and is the labor of love of owner Bob Tedrow. When you step inside the brick storefront, you will be transported to a bygone vintage era when technology wasn't so advanced. You will find banjos, violins, mandolins, acoustic guitars, fiddles and more that are made from scratch. They not only make the instruments but also repair them. And no matter where you are, you can ship your instrument here to set it right. Mr. Tedrow works here with his one employee and patrons vouch for their quality instruments.