City of Mobile
The Gayfers department store building in Downtown Mobile has been vacant and deteriorating for more than 35 years, but it may be poised for rebirth, FOX 10 recently reported. The nonprofit Gulf Coast Housing Partnership paid approximately $1.4 million for the property in 2015 with plans of renovating it and creating affordable housing units. The…Read More
An office building and six-unit strip office complex at 411-413, 449 Azalea Road in Mobile was recently sold to 3030 Knollwood, LLC, for $630,000, according to a press release from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. David Cooper of Berkshire Hathaway’s commercial division represented the seller, and Bowdoin Atchison of eXp Realty, LLC’s southern branch represented the buyer.Read More
The City of Mobile Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with the Cleon Jones Last Out Community Foundation, the Mobile County Public School System, Alabama Power and the Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group to host the “Cleon Jones Legends of Legacy Baseball Clinic.” This free event will be held at Hank Aaron Stadium at 8…Read More
According to FOX10, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its service will return to Mobile with the Carnival Sensation, scheduled to begin service on October 21. It would be the first cruise to depart from Mobile since the industry was shut down in March 2020 (Cruises from Mobile Could Restart in July). Carnival said that…Read More
Mobile native Yung Bleu is releasing his next album, Moon Boy, today, AL.com reported. While the prolific artist already had a notable music career with a series of rap mixtapes and R&B albums, he was launched deep into the Billboard charts and gained widespread popularity with a remix of his single “You’re Mines Still” featuring…Read More
The Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) recently announced that its Mobile Toolkit 2021 will be held on October 8 at 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. This annual professional development event is designed as a fun day of learning. “Esteemed professionals in the field” will be presenting seminars, and there will…Read More
The Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce (SWMCC) has opened nominations for its Community Impact, Teacher of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards. The awards are based on the nominees’ achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution…Read More
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced that 10 locations throughout the Africatown and Plateau area were re-roofed and repainted by more than 220 volunteers from Alpharetta, Georgia-based nonprofit Mission Serve this week. The City of Mobile’s Volunteer Painting Program, “which uses federal funding to cover the hard cost of repairs and improvements to homes in underserved…Read More
Alabama Shipyard, LLC, of Mobile has been selected for a $16-million U.S. Navy contract to overhaul the USNS William McLean. The work is to be completed by November 24. Additionally, days before the Navy contract was awarded, Business Alabama reported, the MV Cape Diamond arrived at the shipyard for coatings, steel renewals, modifications, repairs and…Read More
The U.S. Navy plans to change shipbuilder for its new Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS), Janes reports. Although Gulf Island Shipyards of Houma, Louisiana, has completed the first five of the eight planned vessels, it was acquired by Bollinger Shipyards in April. Now, the Navy is instead pursuing a sole-source award with Austal…Read More
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