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 The Real Deal

Mattress Firm in Daphne;
Publix grand opening; Name change;
 Auto store leases on Lakeside;
Dollar Store opening;
 County sells Cedar Point Fishing Pier 

By Kathy Jumper
Mobile Bay Times
​An out-of-state developer paid $650,000 for an almost one-acre lot on Ala. 181 in Daphne across from the Eastern Shore Centre and plans to build a 5,000-square-foot Mattress Firm store, according to John Vallas of Vallas RealtyTermac Construction in Mobile will serve as the contractor.

The new Publix Super Market at 2370 Hillcrest Road in Hillwood Plaza Shopping Center at 2370 Hillcrset Road will have its grand opening on Wednesday, according to White-Spunner Realty, which developed the project.

The 45,600-square-foot Publix anchors the retail center which includes Papa Murphy’s Take-N-BakeTackle ThisShoot That and new tenants opening soon Pet SupermarketHillcrest Urgent CareCuts By Us, and Nail Boutique & Spa

White-Spunner ConstructionZito Russell Architects and Rester & Coleman Engineers were also partners in the project,

White-Spunner & Associates has changed its name to White-Spunner Realty. The firm specializes in sales, brokerage, development and property management, and manages more than 1,000,000 square feet of building space and substantial amounts of acreage on the Gulf Coast.

Dealerz Solutions, an automotive store, has leased a 6,250-square-foot building at 850 Lakeside Drive in west Mobile, according to Ralph Neal of Watson Realty.

The 9,620-square-foot Dollar Tree store opens April 27 in Pelican Place at Craft Farms at 3800 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores, according to Chris Tilley, leasing manager. The Dollar Tree will be located next to Books-A-Million.

Mobile County has sold the Cedar Point Fishing Pier on the north end of the Dauphin Island Bridge to the McRae family for $196,237, according to court records. The McRaes have leased the 27-year-old pier from the county for many years. The pier was purchased in the name of Cedar Point Fishing Pier Inc.

(Editor's noteKathy Jumper's The Real Deal is a weekly feature in Mobile Bay Times. Her real estate column previously appeared for many years in the Press-Register. Please encourage others to subscribe so that it will continue to inform Mobile/Baldwin readers. Leads and tips welcomed. Her new email address is
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