A large furniture store will replace the old Books-A-Million in Brook Highland

Rendering of the Ashley HomeStore in the Brook Highland Shopping Centre. (Red Mountain Retail)

Birmingham’s 3rd Ashley HomeStore is moving into the former Books-A-Million location in Brook Highland, off Hwy 280. With plans to open this summer, the new store is expected to create a number of new jobs in the Brook Highland area.

“The store will bring 14 to 16 new jobs to the area, and we’re confident this area will be a great fit,” said Woody Marks, owner of Red Mountain Retail.

Local ownership

Based in Bessemer, Alabama, Red Mountain Retail owns and operates eight Ashley HomeStores and one Ashley Outlet Trussville in North Central Alabama. Owned by Woody Marks, Red Mountain Retail and the Marks family have been in the furniture business for 75 years.

In addition to traditional home furnishings, the Ashley store will carry a full line of mattresses, including:

  • tempurpedic
  • sealy
  • Is used to
  • BeautyRest
  • Simmons
  • Mauve

Ashley HomeStore has over 1,100 locations in 60 countries and is one of North America’s largest furniture retail brands.

Brook Highland Mall Change

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Beef O’Brady’s at Brook Highland. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

As Bham Now reported in early January, Books-A-Million left the property after 27 years. They are currently looking for a location in the 280 corridor. The Brook Highland Mall has added a number of new stores and restaurants over the past year, including Goodwill, Burlington, Beef O’Brady’s and Ruby Sunshine.

And after? Stay tuned.

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Pat Byington

Long-time curator. Former executive director of the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Editor of Bama Environmental News for over 18 years. His career highlights include being active in creating Alabama’s Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preserving special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (made stricter) of Alabama’s cancer state. hazard and mercury standards.

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