Lane Parke, the luxury mixed-use development taking shape in Mountain Brook Village, has secured its initial slate of retail tenants, developers announced.
The list includes restaurants, specialty shops, an art gallery and a coffee emporium.
Evson, Inc., the developer, plans a groundbreaking ceremony in late spring, company officials said.
Two retailers that have been tenants in Mountain Brook Shopping Center, which will be demolished, will be part of the Lane Parke lineup: A’Mano, a gift shop with glass, pottery, furniture, fine art and wearable art, and Western Supermarket.
The new Western Supermarket will be larger with more offerings. The wine department will include a climate-controlled fine wine room. An expanded cheese shop will have a professional cheese monger, and a new butcher shop will have a larger selection of cuts, including sausage made in-store, crawfish cakes and crab cakes. Also planned is a mezzanine dining area with Wi-Fi.
Other Lane Parke tenants are new to Mountain Brook – and in some cases, to Alabama.
CharBar No. 7, already in North Carolina in Charlotte and Greensboro, is an upscale-casual dining spot. Its specialty is beef – from burgers to steaks – but seafood, chicken and classic sandwiches are on the menu, too.
Kinnucan’s Specialty Outfitters is an outdoor and lifestyle store with men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, kids’ clothes and toys, and more. The Lane Parke store will be the company’s first in Birmingham.
The Local Taco has been described as “tapas in a taco.” It’s known for the fresh, diverse flavors of its dishes, such as the Tequila Lime Chicken, Portabella with Sage Goat Cheese and Korean Short Rib.
M&S Interiors has furniture and home accessories at wholesale pricing. The store has an eclectic collection, from cashmere throws to distinctive hardwood dining tables and artisanal handmade rugs.
Revelator Coffee started in New Orleans with a roaster and has its corporate headquarters in Birmingham. Acquired while still in a “green” state, Revelator’s specialty boutique coffees are roasted in small, profiled batches.
Atlanta-based YEAH! BURGER, named by Bon Appetit magazine as one of 10 Favorite Burger Spots in the U.S., is an upscale fast-casual eatery committed to using natural and organic ingredients. Its made-to-order burgers are free of antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides and other unwanted additives. YEAH! BURGER also provides numerous gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options for customers with special dietary needs.
The retail portion of the development comprises 66,640 square feet.
John Evans, a principal at family-owned developers Evson, Inc., said the Lane Parke development team worked closely with Retail Specialists, LLC to ensure a mix of tenants designed to complement the development’s location and style.
“As the premier new development in Mountain Brook, we recognized from the very beginning that we needed to attract a group of tenants that would meet and exceed the expectations of our sophisticated market,” Evans said. “Working with Retail Specialists, LLC, we’ve been able to do that with respect to this initial group of tenants, and we don’t intend to stop there.”
Evans said additional tenants will be named once deals are finalized.
Robert Jolly, president and CEO of Retail Specialists, said his company actively sought prospective tenants.
“We have visited dozens of unique shopping destinations across the country for ideas and prospects, and we are exceedingly pleased with the new mix of tenants and restaurants coming in this first phase,” Jolly said. “Now the stage is set for Phase 2.”
Birmingham-based Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood are the architects for the Lane Parke development. Jeffrey Brewer, managing partner for the firm, said the architectural design for Lane Parke will be as unique as the tenant mix.
“Instead of the traditional strip shopping center approach, the design for Lane Parke is a collection of village-scaled, individual buildings, reminiscent of the historic Mountain Brook Village,” Brewer said. “Although fresh and new, the intent is to blend the old with the new, creating one village.”
For more information, visit www.laneparke.info.