226 Summit Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 916-0464
Fax: (205) 916-0298
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homewood Toy & Hobby has been keeping the kids (and parents!) of Birmingham busy and entertained since 1950, when it first opened. They carry the biggest selection of remote control operated toys in the entire city. But of course, there is more than just that, with a huge selection of all kinds of toys, puzzles, models and other hobbies. If you're looking for an escape from the big box toy stores taking over, head to the delightfully old fashioned Homewood Toy & Hobby.
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.
The Booksmith is one of Birmingham's premier independent bookshops specializing in Southern and Alabama authors and topics. It offers both new and used books in a clean, comfortable shop. Enjoy free coffee and a seating area while browsing titles, and feel free to request recommendations from the helpful, knowledgeable staff. Author visits and signings occur regularly. Special order service and out-of-print searches are available as well. The Booksmith buys used books, although trade credit is your best bet.
If you wanted to explore the fascinating world of Wicca and the occult, then Books Beans & Candles is a great little store from which to start your explorations. With a nice collection of books, candles, tarot cards, herbs, stones and other arcane artefacts, the store is a haven for practitioners and novices alike. The store's charming cafe is a great place to relax with the perfect cup of coffee while checking out what's on offer. With plenty of events and activities, Books Beans & Candles is a lively community space. Drop by for a unique experience, to pick up speciality items, or even just for a special souvenir.
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.
Charlemagne Records Exchange is Birmingham's oldest music store, offering a wide range of music including jazz, blues, international music and every other genre there is. For over 30 years, the store has provided the citizens with an eclectic range of music, books, movies, posters, cards, album covers and the like. Be it the old and long lost record that you are looking for or the latest one, you will definitely find it here.
Located in South Birmingham, Birmingham Sports Cards and Collectibles offers visitors a chance to pick up some unique collectibles and memorabilia from their trip to Birmingham. Both avid collectors, sports fans and hobbyists will enjoy combing through their collection of vintage sports cards and memorabilia for something special. With signed autographed cards, baseballs, basketballs and other interesting items, it's worth a look for sports enthusiasts. Why not drop in or give them a call whether you're interested in browsing for a gift or looking for a specific item. For details, check out their Facebook page.