Stivers Ford, a mainstay of downtown Birmingham, has completed its relocation to the Palisades Shopping Center. The move, finalized on February 12, 2024, marks a significant milestone for the automotive giant, making it the largest Ford dealership in Alabama.
A New Chapter for Stivers Ford
The new location, sprawling over a vast expanse, is a testament to Stivers Ford’s commitment to growth and innovation. It houses a state-of-the-art Ford Pro Elite facility, specializing in heavy-duty fleet and commercial vehicle repair.
Job Creation and Economic Impact
The relocation isn’t just about size; it’s about opportunity. The new facility has created 80 new jobs, bringing the total number of employees to over 150. This influx of employment opportunities is a boon for the local economy, providing a much-needed boost in these uncertain times.
Revitalizing Palisades Shopping Center
The move also signals a new era for the Palisades Shopping Center. With Stivers Ford as its anchor tenant, the center is poised for a renaissance, attracting new businesses and shoppers alike.
The former Adamson Ford/Stivers Ford sites in downtown Birmingham now stand empty, waiting for their next chapter. Meanwhile, Birmingham celebrates the arrival of its largest Ford dealership and the revitalization of a beloved shopping center.
In other news, Birmingham’s retail and dining scene is bustling with activity. The world’s largest bounce park has opened at The Shops of Grand River, offering endless fun for families. Cicis Pizza in Trussville Crossings has reopened its doors after overcoming pandemic-related challenges.
Capella Pizzeria, a cherished family-owned restaurant, has expanded, opening its second location in Homestead Village. PURE Taqueria, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and authentic Mexican cuisine, is set to open soon in Avondale.
European Wax Centers is preparing to open a new location in Trace Crossings Shopping Center, while Starbucks Coffee will be brewing up its signature blends at a new location in Irondale’s Cahaba Crossing shopping center.
However, not all news is celebratory. Baja California Cantina Grill on Crestwood Boulevard has closed its doors, and CVS Pharmacy near Piggly Wiggly on Clairmont Avenue will shut down on March 14.
As Birmingham continues to evolve, it’s clear that the city’s resilience and spirit remain strong. From the arrival of the largest Ford dealership in the state to the opening of new businesses, the Magic City is embracing change and forging ahead.
Stivers Ford, in its new home, stands as a symbol of this progress. It’s more than just a car dealership; it’s a beacon of hope, a testament to the power of adaptation, and a reminder that even in challenging times, growth is possible.