Loehmann's Village

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Not to be confused with Loveman Village.

Loehmann's Village was an outdoor mall-type shopping center located at Montgomery Highway and Lorna Road in Riverchase. The $9 million project was developed by Johnson Rast & Hays on a 24.5-acre site.

Designed by Crawford, Giattina & Mitchel and anchored by Loehmann's department store, it opened on September 24, 1979.

The shopping center was renovated as an outward-facing lifestyle center, called Riverchase Village Shopping Center, in the 1990s.

Service Merchandise was one of the original Loehmann's Village tenants. Its 52,000 square-foot store was the first Alabama location for the Nashville-based chain. After it closed in 2002, the building was demolished and a new building was constructed where Best Buy is currently located.



  • "Loehmann's, Service Merchandise first occupants listed for new mall." (undated, unidentified newspaper clipping)
  • 1983 Birmingham Suburban (Jefferson County, AL) Directory (1983) R. L. Polk & Co.
  • McClurg, Kelly (January 4, 2002) "Service Merchandise to close Birmingham stores" Birmingham Business Journal