Caufield Square was a proposed $30 million entertainment, retail and residential development on Mount Olive Road in downtown Gardendale. It was conceived by a group of developers headed by Bob Jones of Tuscaloosa's Palladium Properties. They assembled the 22-acre site in August 2004 from 24 individual parcels.
Although site work was largely completed, the developers halted the project and placed the property on the real estate market in January 2008. It was eventually sold to Preferred Growth Properties, a division of Books-a-Million.
Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 2505 Caufield Drive.
On March 1, 2016 UAB announced the purchase of 6 acres of land in Caufield Square for the purpose of constructing a medical office building to house primary care and family care services and improve overall access to medical care for residents of Gardendale/North Jefferson County. They also sought and subsequently obtained state approval to build a free-standing emergency department at the same location. The clinic and emergency department opened in January 2019.
In March of 2020, an Ace Hardware store, Ace of the South, opened adjacent to Buffalo Wild Wings and a Spring Hill Suites hotel opened later that year adjacent to the hardware store.
- Martin, Wayne (January 19, 2008) "Gardendale's Caufield Square development for sale." The Birmingham News
- McCarty, Sarah A. (October 15, 2012) "Gardendale City Hall closed for move to temporary location." The Birmingham News
- Shepard, Bob (March 1, 2016) "UAB to partner with Gardendale on new medical facilities" (accessed 3/6/16)
- Edgemon, Erin (October 26, 2017) "UAB to build $33.9 million ER, medical offices in Gardendale" The Birmingham News