The Grove

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This article is about the shopping center at I-459. For other uses, see The Grove (disambiguation).
The Grove sign, February 2011

The Grove is a shopping development at the intersection of Interstate 459 and John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover. Stores in the $100 million, 634,000 square-foot retail center began opening in September 2009. A new road known as Grove Boulevard, connecting John Hawkins Parkway with Sulphur Springs Road, was constructed for the retail portion of the development. An additional 72 acres was reserved for residential development, but no definitive plans have been announced.

Plans for The Grove were unveiled by Apple Development LLC in 2006. In 2007, the development was purchased by Kimco Developers Inc. for $20.6 million. Apple remained involved as a partner. With the announcement of the sale, it was also announced that Target, Lowe's, Kohl's, and Best Buy would be anchors for the shopping center. Additional tenants announced since the sale included Compass Bank.

With the onset of the Great Recession, Best Buy and Lowe's backed out of their planned openings. Dress Barn had leased space near Target, but their lease was contingent on the Lowe's store opening.

In February 2009 the developers announced Petco, Chick-Fil-A and Superior Bank as additional tenants. Smaller stores began opening in September 2009. The primary anchor, a Super Target, had a soft opening on October 6 with its grand opening held on October 11. Kohl's held its grand opening almost a year later, on September 29, 2010.

The Shopping Center Group took over leasing for The Grove in February 2014. They built out the former Lowe's parcel for At Home. In December 2022 the shopping center was purchased for $26.2 million by Peterson Development of Brea, California.



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