Eastwood Village is a 160,000 square-foot shopping center, anchored by Wal-Mart, which was developed on the 23-acre site of the former Eastwood Mall, located between Crestwood Boulevard/U.S. Highway 78 and Montclair Road at Oporto-Madrid Boulevard. It opened in October 2007.
Wal-Mart purchased the property along with partners MAP Development and relocated their Irondale store to the new development. The $55 million project was granted an $11 million incentive package from the City of Birmingham.
Eastwood Village is oriented to face Montclair Road, backing up to the previously-existing Olive Garden and Arby's locations. Tenants for the original shopping center included Old Navy, Ross Dress for Less, and Party City. Developers had hoped to also lease space to former Eastwood Mall tenant Books-A-Million. The Birmingham-based bookstore chain, however, declined to return to the area.
The developers planned up to ten outparcels. Early occupants for those included Regions Bank and Chick-Fil-A. Wachovia Bank built a new 4,025-square-foot branch on Montclair Road to replace their larger existing branch. Ruby Tuesday had been mentioned as a likely addition to the shopping center, but never located there.
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- "Retail renaissance expected to accompany Wal-Mart at old Eastwood Mall". (June 29, 2006). Birmingham Business Journal
- Goodman, Sherri C. (October 24, 2007). "Big retail is back at Eastwood." The Birmingham News
- Eastwood Village page at MAP Development