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Pay-to-Play Big Time Retail

Two years ago in June, the sporting goods retailer Cabela’s announced that it would open an 80, 000-square-foot store in Huntsville. The company...

American-Made Works Big Time at Haleyville's Exxel Outdoors

Barbara Garrison was destined to make sleeping bags, right down to her initials: BAG. And her dedication to her profession, her...

Downtown Gold Standard

Three cities that have nurtured an eclectic collection of locally owned downtown storefronts.

Some Shindig

The house is packed at the 700-seat Shoals Community Theater in Florence, and Alabama Shakes is rockin’ the place with its distinctive blues-and-soul-based...

Bama Santa

In a conundrum over what gifts to give this holiday season? Stressed over pleasing that impossible-to-shop-for someone or those who seem to have it...

Southern Styled for High Yield

Brent Howell has always loved clothes. For him, a perfect-fitting polo style shirt was the height of comfort and style. Throughout his life,...

Remington Ramps Up Amid Some Flak

Trip Ferguson could have been forgiven for being distracted during a recent phone interview with Business Alabama about how things are going at the...

How to Build a Nationwide Boutique

Like many a girl, Heidi Elnora dreamed of beautiful ball gowns and sketched her elegant designs. But unlike most of the others, ...

Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Thirty-year-old Jonathan Robinson, founder of Birmingham-based Freetextbooks.com, has always liked looking for and finding ways to make money. But his entrepreneurial nature...

Retail Legend on the Strip

Alex Gatewood looked a lot like a typical University of Alabama student when he drove into Tuscaloosa in 1964 pulling a U-Haul and seeking...

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