The Summit

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This article is about the shopping center, for the toy company, see Summit Products.
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The Summit in 2010

The Summit is a pioneering retail shopping center developed in several phases by Bayer Properties beginning in 1997 at the intersection of Highway 280 and I-459 in the city limits of Birmingham. The International Council of Shopping Centers recognizes The Summit of Birmingham as the first contemporary "lifestyle center", a retail development term that signifies upscale open air shopping centers with landscaping and architecture intended to evoke a village-like atmosphere while keeping the convenience of close by parking at every shopfront.

The Summit's first phase was a half-million square-foot collection of 30 retailers and restaurants including Parisian and Barnes & Noble that opened in 1997. The 106,000 square-foot second phase added 20 retailers, including the Gap, in 1999. The 165,000 square-foot third phase was opened in 2001 with Saks Fifth Avenue. The 67,845 square-foot fourth phase opened in 2005 and includes some 20 to 30 additional retailers and restaurants and brings the center 846,403 square feet. A fifth expansion was completed in 2009, adding office space to the retail mix. Phase VI of the Summit

With the opening of the Summit, Bayer established the "Summit Children's Fund" as a charitable organization to support child welfare non-profits.

Bayer Properties has trademarked the brand "The Summit" and has developed similar properties under that name in Louisville, Kentucky; Reno, Nevada; and Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania.


Phase I (opened Fall 1997)

201 Summit Boulevard

205 Summit Boulevard

209 Summit Boulevard

  • Trader Joe's (opened October 2, 2015), formerly Banana Republic (1997–2014)
  • Sephora (2nd location, 2019-)
  • Victoria's Secret
  • L'Occitane en Provence
  • #100: Bath & Body Works (opened 2019), former location of Vineyard Vines (opened 2012)
  • #400: Peloton, former location of Lucky Brand Jeans

211 Summit Boulevard

213 Summit Boulevard

  • Brahmin (opened May 2015), formerly Janie & Jack (closed January 2015)

215 Summit Boulevard

  • Restoration Hardware

217 Summit Boulevard

220 Summit Boulevard

  • #150: Bebe

221 Summit Boulevard

225 Summit Boulevard

233 Summit Boulevard

241 Summit Boulevard

243 Summit Boulevard

245 Summit Boulevard (outparcel)

301-335 Summit Boulevard

241 Summit Boulevard

Phase II (opened Fall 2000)

101 Summit Boulevard:

103 Summit Boulevard:

  • Fleming's Steakhouse (opened 2002)

105-127 Summit Boulevard

129 Summit Boulevard

131-143 Summit Boulevard

Phase III (opened Fall 2001)

240 Summit Boulevard

250 Summit Boulevard

300 Summit Boulevard

310 Summit Boulevard

320 Summit Boulevard

238 Summit Boulevard

Phase IV (opened Fall 2005)

200 Summit Boulevard

214 Summit Boulevard

236 Summit Boulevard

Phase V

Phase VI (opened 2009)

216 Summit Boulevard (3-story office & retail):

220 Summit Boulevard:


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