Three popular restaurants sign on for Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village

Several locally based popular restaurants are coming to the massive Stadium Trace Village development in Hoover.

Project developer Broad Metro said MELTTaco Mama and O’Henry’s Coffee will take space at the walkable community village at the corner of Highway 150 and Stadium Trace Parkway.

Beau Young of Retail Specialists is heading leasing for the Shoppes at Stadium Trace Village on behalf MAP Development, and helped sign the three tenants as well as concepts Mooyah BurgersSweet Charlie’s rolled ice creamFrutta Bowls and others.

Young said he’s privileged to be a part of leasing the property and bringing these concepts to Hoover.

Gulf Coast JLL’s retail team led by Buff Teague and Leigh Dale Younce are handling leasing for the outparcel spaces, and are looking for new-to-market retailers as well as existing concepts looking to expand their local footprint.

The company said the outparcel sites on the property have also received some interest from several groups, but no specific announcements can be made yet.

The three tenants will join grocery store anchor ALDI and a UAB medical facility that have already signed on for the project.

Broad Metro said that JLL’s hotel group is also looking for brands and operators that can add to the project.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this mixed-use development in the growing community of Hoover and look forward to getting this project fully leased. The City of Hoover has been a wonderful partner assisting new to market businesses with open arms to their municipality,” said Teague, who is the JLL Retail Advisory Lead for the Gulf Coast.

Additionally, improvements to the roads and traffic routes in the Highway 150 area near the Stadium Trace Village development are nearly complete.

Broad Metro said its development team has been hard at work on the traffic flow as a key component of the mixed-use community village concept.

“We have added additional lanes to Stadium Trace Parkway to help traffic flow for the entire area and permit easy access into and out of the project,” said William Kadish, principal at Broad Metro. “The road improvements are designed to not only correct existing traffic issues but adapt to the needs of the community in the future and create the sustainable, walkable urban environment we are after.”

Broad Metro said the intersection at Alabama 150 and Stadium Trace Parkway will look different in a few weeks, as new traffic signals will be installed.

Local company Gonzalez-Strength & Associates is working on the landscape aspect of the project, which has also been a big undertaking.

“Our vision is to create a natural bu er around the project with multi-seasonal interest, so you have something going on year-round,” said Robbin Gregory, Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture. “Inside the project we are lining the streets with various types of street trees and using low maintenance groundcovers, shrubs and native plants to create a natural urban environment.”

As we’ve reported, Stadium Trace Village will be a walkable development with retail, restaurants, medical office, hotels and more. It was named one of our Commercial Real Estate Deals of the Year.