At the intersection of Interstate 459 and Highway 150, Stadium Trace Village has come to life. With the frequent new openings of retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues in this Hoover hot spot, the city is booming once again. The 43-acre development broke ground in 2017, and it continues to grow and thrive with new establishments opening. Recently named Hoover’s first entertainment district, Stadium Trace Village boasts family-friendly dining, local shopping and many more exciting opportunities to come.
RESTAURANTS at STADIUM TRACE VILLAGE
Big Whiskey’s: This laidback restaurant features a wide variety of menu options and an extensive bar list. Along with its beautiful outdoor space, complete with yard games and picnic tables, Big Whiskey’s happy hour is definitely worth noting. This location is Big Whiskey’s first in Alabama and has already become one of the most popular spots in Stadium Trace Village.
Cajun Roux: From fresh oysters and homemade gumbo to crawfish étouffée and catfish Plaquemine, Cajun Roux owner Jeff Thompson has perfected his Cajun menu after many years of Louisiana living. Enjoy bona fide Cajun eats right here in Alabama. Laissez les bons temps rouler, Hoover!
Edgar’s: Alabama-based Edgar’s Bakery opened its 10th location in Stadium Trace Village. Featuring specialty baked goods, including some of the best cake in the South, gifts, and breakfast and lunch menus, this quaint bakery is a welcomed addition to the Village.
Frutta Bowls: One of the biggest food trends we’ve seen surface the last few years has been the delicious (and surprisingly healthy) açaí bowl, and Frutta Bowls is continuing the trend in the Magic City. This superfood café was founded in 2016 and has taken Birmingham by storm. Stadium Trace Village is Frutta Bowls’ third location here and likely won’t be their last!
MELT: Craving something cheesy and delicious? MELT should be your first stop at this new development. Stadium Trace Village is officially home to the third Alabama MELT location. Boasting a modern twist on Southern classics, this restaurant concept features unique menu items like the Mac ‘n Egg Roll and fan-favorite, the Mac Melt.
O’Henry’s: Need a caffeine pick-me-up? Lucky for you, O’Henry’s at Stadium Trace Village is officially open. Serving the Birmingham area for more than 25 years, O’Henry’s is a local treasure. This location is its fifth and most recent launch. SB TIP: Be sure to try the seasonal drinks — you won’t be disappointed!
Smoosh: Smoosh represents the best of both worlds — cookies and ice cream. This gourmet ice cream sandwich shop features fresh-baked cookies and doughnuts, delectable ice cream, and tons of delicious toppings. Our favorite combination? Two double chocolate chip cookies and a scoop of Cappuccino Fudge Crunch ice cream topped with chocolate chips. Thank us later.
Taco Mama: No new development in Alabama is complete without a Taco Mama. Home to the beloved Fat Boy burrito and Mi Casa margarita, Taco Mama is an authentic Mexican restaurant that serves some of the most delicious eats in the South. Thanks to Stadium Trace Village becoming Hoover’s first entertainment district, you can take your marg to go and explore all the development has to offer.
South: The Stadium Trace Village location of South, a high-end fashion boutique, is its fifth store between Alabama and Mississippi. At South, you’ll find the newest fashion trends, shoes, jewelry and even small gifts.
Wrapsody: One of Alabama’s most celebrated specialty gift shops, Wrapsody moved to Stadium Trace from Patton Creek in late 2019. Wrapsody offers shoppers a wide variety of brands including several Southern makers. Shop gifts for her, him and baby, as well as clothing, shoes and much more. Our favorite thing about Wrapsody? You can have your gifts tastefully wrapped while you continue to shop.
THINGS TO DO
Jeremy Stephens Salon: In need of a trim, color, extensions or a professional hair care treatment? Visit the brand new Jeremy Stephens Salon. If the kiddos are in need of haircuts, too, make an appointment at Cookie Cutters (located right around the corner) for a specialized hair cut experience just for children.
Nail Boutique: After enjoying a tasty meal, dessert or cup of Joe, treat yourself to some pampering at the Nail Boutique, a nail salon specializing in manicures and spa pedicures.
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Village Green: The highly anticipated Village Green will bring hundreds of visitors to Stadium Trace Village upon its completion. Plans for the green space include an amphitheater stage, pavilion, multi-use artisan market, playground, outdoor recreation area, wine and beer garden, and, of course, a spacious lawn. This area will be family-friendly and full of events for everyone in the area to enjoy.
You’ll also find the development’s anchor stores, Aldi and Duluth Trading Company, as well as a UAB Medical building. Looking for fast food options? Head to Culver’s, Super Chix, Arby’s, Chipotle or Mooyah to satisfy your cravings.
Make the trip to Hoover and support this new development!
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