Romeo's Sporting Goods
Romeo's was originally a general sporting goods store catering to outdoor as well as team sports. In the early 2000s the store dropped its firearms and outdoor sales to focus on outfitting team sports, including custom screen-printed jerseys and equipment repairs. Tony Romeo died in 2017 and the business was taken over by his sister, Mary Young and his daughter.
Meanwhile the shopping center changed owners more than once, raising the rent each time. Young, who commutes from her home in Tuscaloosa, decided to move to a slightly smaller space in the Park South Plaza on Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills in late 2019. She also decided to focus on baseball and softball, moving away from football gear.
- Embry, Neal (December 2019) "Romeo's Sporting Goods moving to Vestavia Hills." Iron City Ink