Top Headlines: Brookwood Village to be redeveloped; Merchants & Marine Bank adds Mobile branch

A new, freestanding USA Health emergency department is expected to open in about 12 months.

Birmingham’s Brookwood Village will be redeveloped
Birmingham’s Brookwood Village, which opened in 1975, will undergo a major redevelopment by Arlington Properties and Colliers International. The mixed-use project along Shades Creek will include retail, restaurants, offices, hotels and residential, as well as a public green space. – The Homewood Star

Merchants & Marine Bank adds Mobile branch
Merchants & Marine Bank, based in Mississippi, has acquired its first Mobile branch, on Airport Boulevard. M&M bought the branch from Arkansas-based Bank OZK. A second Mobile M&M Bank location will open next year. – Odessa American

USA Health emergency department begins construction
A new, $14 million USA Health emergency department announced earlier this year has begun construction in west Mobile. The facility, expected to open in about a year, will see up to 15,000 patients a year.  – Construction Equipment Guide

Tuscaloosa named top STEM city
Insurify, a comparison insurance shopping website based in Massachusetts, has named Tuscaloosa Alabama’s Top STEM City. The list is derived from several factors, including cities with the highest proportion of residents in STEM-based careers and colleges and graduate schools with the best programs in science, technology, engineering and math. – Insurify Insights

Birmingham distillery named one of best
Dread River Distilling Company in Birmingham is one of the best new craft distilleries in the country, according to a panel and readers’ poll by USA Today. The distillery on Birmingham’s Southside ranked 6th. –

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