89 Gene Stewart Blvd
Sylacauga, AL 35151
Phone: (256) 245-4141
Fax: (256) 245-4144
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
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.
Bass Pro Shops is known throughout the United States as THE place for all things outdoors, and this location in Leeds is certainly no exception. At this sporting goods and outdoor megastore, you can get anything from hiking boots to hunting knives, outdoor stoves, and even motorized boats. In addition, they also host some classes and seminars on topics like hunting and equipment trade-ins.
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.
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
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.
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.
Most people will agree that books and coffee are a match made in heaven, so it's no wonder that's exactly what Church Street Coffee & Books specializes in. On the coffee end, the cafe prides itself on making as many different menu items as possible from scratch. All the incredible pastries and baked goods are made fresh in house, and they even make their own vanilla syrup and offer gluten-free options. On the other end, they sell a wide variety of books of different genres. They also host several different book clubs.
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.
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.