Flintridge Centre

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The Flintridge Centre is a 293,496 square-foot shopping center located at 6550 Aaron Aronov Drive near I-20/59 in Fairfield. It was developed by Aronov, a Montgomery-based real estate company specializing in retail centers. The name of the center recalls the nearby Flintridge Building, headquarters for U. S. Steel's Fairfield Works.

Tenants include Radio Shack, Cato and Sally's Beauty Supply. Former tenants include Sears (1979-2010), K-Mart and Winn-Dixie.

In 2005 the Flintridge Centre, Belleview Plaza and Western Hills Mall were studied as part of the Western Hills Mall and Aronov Drive Corridor Revitalization Study conducted by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham. Their recommendations included multi-story office/retail buildings to take advantage of interstate visibility, additional outparcel buildings in the existing surface parking lots, and construction of a new 6-story parking deck.

The shopping center was purchased in 2007 by Nassimi Realty of New York. The seller was Life Investors Insurance Company, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 2011 Atlanta developer Pennye Cason proposed "The Shoppes of Fairfield Discount Mall" to provide inexpensive retail space to small businesses.

References

  • "Nassimi buys Flintridge Center" (September 27, 2007) The Birmingham News
  • Norris, Toraine (November 18, 2009) "Sears store in Fairfield to close in January." The Birmingham News
  • Williams, Roy L. (December 1, 2011) "A hope to spark retail at Fairfield's old Flintridge Centre." The Birmingham News