By ALLIE KLAUBERT
The Target under construction next to Colonial Brookwood Village will be two stories and other features visible in this rendering. Image courtesy of Target.
Construction has begun on the new Target in Colonial Brookwood Village. The store is scheduled to open in March 2013.
“We are excited,” said Mayor Scott McBrayer. “I believe that Homewood will be an excellent fit for Target.”
The new store, located in the southwestern end of the development, will be two levels and 135,000 square feet. It will carry brands and essentials that customers expect from Target, but it will also feature an expanded fresh food section.
“The nice thing about the expanded fresh food layout is that guests can find an extended selection of fresh fruit, meat and perishables in addition to the typical offerings,” said Meghan Mike, associate specialist for Target.
Homewood mother, Sarah Paulk, is excited to have Target closer to home. “I love the quality and variety of items that Target carries, in addition to the clean and comfortable atmosphere,” she said.
The back side of the new Target, as rendered for completed construction. Image courtesy of Target.
“It will be a convenience for the residents of Homewood,” said City Councilman Hunter Payne. “Instead of leaving Homewood to shop in another city, they can now stay here.”
By CRAIG KLEIMEYER
West Homewood residents can look forward to reduced traffic and safety problems along Oxmoor Road. Survey and design work has begun for the city’s Oxmoor Road improvements project.
City residents can expect construction to begin in 2014 and last about 18 months, according to City Council member Fred Hawkins. The improvements will span about a mile, from Green Springs Avenue to Barber Court.
“While it’s under construction, there will be a little bit of bother temporarily, but when it’s built, traffic and safety will be a lot better,” Hawkins said. “The road will be better designed to accommodate the traffic.” The plan includes turn lanes and road realignments that will improve traffic flow. Continue reading
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By MADOLINE MARKHAM
On May 14 and 15, artists will set up displays of jewelry, representational art, and more both outside and inside Colonial Brookwood Village as part of the first The Village Art Festival, sponsored by Birmingham Art Association (BAA) and Brookwood Mall. The event is free and open to the public.
The festival will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with chef demonstrations 12-2 p.m. and children’s art projects 2-4 p.m. The event will go on rain or shine.
“We hope to create access to broad array of arts experiences through the event,” show co-chair and BAA member Frank Holden said, noting that the organization anticipates it will become an annual festival.
“We hope it will be as important to Homewood, Mountain Brook and Vestavia as ArtWalk is for downtown,” Holden said. “We are excited about that prospect.”
All artwork, including representational art, abstract art and handmade jewelry, will be for sale; prices will range from around $50 to $200 or higher. “There will be something for everybody,” Holden said. Continue reading