Area of Pelham's proposed shopping center, near the former Moore Handley tools warehouse and the Pelham City Hall. (Contributed)
Area of Pelham's proposed shopping center, near the former Moore Handley tools warehouse and the Pelham City Hall. (Contributed)

Pelham still working for shopping center

Published 4:14pm Friday, March 7, 2014

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—Pelham city officials confirm they are still in talks with developers about a proposed shopping center along U.S. 31. The shopping center is part of Pelham’s effort to revitalize the area surrounding the former Moore Handley tools warehouse.

“We are working through the process,” said Pelham City Council President Rick Hayes. “We’re still in the conversation period.”

Hayes said the city plans to build the “boulevard-style” shopping center on a five-acre parcel of land on the front edge of U.S. 31, in front of the Summer Classics furniture building. Summer Classics is currently in the process of moving into the former Moore Handley building.

Hayes indicated the shopping center will also connect to the Pelham City Hall campus.

While nothing has been decided yet, Hayes said city officials are “looking at several different things” that will be “complimentary” to the Summer Classics furniture business, and said a restaurant is a strong possibility.

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