College enrollment down for fall; Alabama company contractor for Florida expansion; Former beachside church site sold; Macy’s at Brookwood Village sold

Public two-year and four-year colleges show decline.


College, university undergraduate enrollment down 1.4%

Undergraduate enrollment at Alabama’s public two-year and four-year institutions is down 1.4% this fall, although there’s a 3.2% increase in graduate student enrollment. Athens State University, Auburn University in Montgomery, University of Alabama in Huntsville and University of Montevallo all reported double-digit increases in graduate enrollment. – Alabama Political Reporter


Alabama company contractor for Florida business expansion

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G.A. West & Co. Inc., based in Creola, is the contractor for a $9.2 million expansion of a liquefied natural gas facility in Jacksonville, Florida. JAX LNG LLC will triple liquefaction and double liquid storage capacity by 2022. – Jacksonville Daily Record


Former beachside church site sold for $6.5 million

A Marriott hotel is planned for the site of the former Romar Beach Baptist Church on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach. The 1.7-acre site sold for $6.5 million. The church was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and, after rebuilding, suffered major water damage from Hurricane Sally.  –


Brookwood Macy’s is sold

Brookwood Office Partners LLC has acquired Macy’s department store, long a fixture at Homewood’s Brookwood Village mall. The department store has leased back the 231,500-square-foot building and will continue to operate as Macy’s right now. Fairway Investments and Pope & Land have purchased most of the other land in the Brookwood Village footprint and plan a development.  – Bham Now







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