Hoover development is coming, Huntsville native new CEO of Belk

Hoover development is coming
A developer expects to begin construction in September on a 3.6-acre lot on John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover. Charles Kessler plans two retail buildings – one at 4,000 square feet and one at 5,000 square feet. Both would contain restaurants and shops. – Patch

Huntsville native new CEO of Belk
Huntsville native Nir Patel has been named CEO of Belk, the Charlotte-based department store that has just emerged from bankruptcy. Patel had been president and chief merchandising officer of the company. – Durham Herald-Sun

Alabama electric cooperative hit by ransomware attack
Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, which serves about 25,000 members in southeastern Alabama, was returning to normal operation Tuesday after a ransomware attack. No data was compromised, and no ransom was paid, but online systems were taken offline as a precaution. – Miami Herald

Souvenir City celebrates 65 years in business
Souvenir City, the souvenir shop with an iconic 70-foot shark in front that is one of Gulf Shores’ iconic images, is celebrating 65 years in business. Clyde Weir has owned the store since 1979, although he began operating the store two decades before, when he took over his mother’s small gift shop.  – Gulf Coast News Today

Point Broadband relocating to Opelika
Point Broadband is moving its headquarters from West Point, Georgia, to Opelika. The move is expected to create 25 jobs in Opelika, with the city providing financial incentives to the company for it to move.  – Opelika Observer

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