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 The Real Deal

'Condotel' coming; Investors stepping up;
Dewberry in downtown;
Chicken Salad Chick sprouting in Mobile area;
Foosackley's relocating on Dauphin St.;
Daycare coming to University Blvd.;
New restaurant for BB&T Centre

By Kathy Jumper
Mobile Bay Times
An investor paid $1.65 million for 17 lots on East Beach Boulevard, across from The Colonnades, and is looking to build a condotel on the property which has 700 front feet on the boulevard, according to Ken Crabtree of REMAX Paradise, who represented the buyer. Bob Shallow of REMAX Paradise worked for the seller. The property has beach access. A condotel is a condominium complex operated like a hotel.

A local investor paid $180,000 for a bank-owned, 2,100-square-foot building on Cove Avenue in Gulf Shores, according to Pratt Thomas of Merrill P. Thomas Company.

Dewberry, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm based Virginia, has leased 800 square feet in the Landmark Square building at 169 Dauphin St., in downtown Mobile, according to Thomas of Merrill P. Thomas Co., who represented the firm. Richard Inge of Inge & Associates worked for the landlord.

Chicken Salad Chick has leased 2,400 square feet in Hillwood Plaza at the northwest corner of Hillcrest and Cottage Hill road, according to Tim Herrington of Herrington Realty who represented the new franchisee.

The Auburn-based Chicken Salad Chick is expected to open other restaurants in the area, he said. David Dexter of White-Spunner & Associates worked for the landlord. A new Publix Supermarket anchors the shopping center.

Foosackly’s Chicken Fingers plans to relocate from 3249 Dauphin St., to the nearby former Popeye’s Chicken site at Dauphin Street and Sage Avenue, according to Matt Cummings of Cummings & Associates. The chicken restaurant will tear down the Popeye’s building and construct a new eatery on the leased land.
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Hong Kong Express has leased 1,200 square feet in the former Hong Kong Island Chinese restaurant building in Dauphin Square on Dauphin Street in Mobile, and will open a take-out restaurant, according to Cummings of Cummings & Associates.

Providence Academy has leased 4,650-square feet at 1020 University Blvd., in west Mobile and will operate a daycare center, according to Jeremy Milling of Milling Commercial Realty.
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BBB Bail Bonding Company has leased 1,760 square feet at 665 S. Conception St., downtown Mobile, according to Milling Commercial Realty.
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Stevie’s Kitchen has leased the 2,800 square on the first floor of the BB&T Centre on Dauphin Street and Interstate 65 in Mobile, and plans to open in July, according to Harry Brislin of The Mitchell Company, who represented the landlord. The first floor space was formerly occupied by The Red Brick CaféStevie’s Kitchen owner Stevie Watford plans to serve breakfast and lunch.

(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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