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November 11, 2021

CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Specialists

Retail Specialists Secures Long-Term Ground Lease of Former Pier 1 in Hoover

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The former Pier 1 building on Hwy 31 across from the Galleria in Hoover has been leased to Whataburger who is expanding its newest prototype throughout the state.

“We are pleased we could assist our client in obtaining a long-term commitment with such a quality tenant,” said Beau Young, executive vice president at Retail Specialists. “This is irreplaceable real estate that Whataburger recognizes and should enjoy strong sales for years to come.”

Demolition of the building has taken place and the restaurant plans to open by early Spring ’22.

Retail Specialists leases and manages hundreds of properties throughout the Southeast. For additional information visit or contact Beau Young at 205-314-0390.

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About Retail Specialists

Retail Specialists, LLC (RSI) is a commercial real estate company with offices in Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA. RSI focuses on brokerage, retail project leasing, tenant representation, property management and development. Retail Specialists is agile, proactive, and responsive with the objective of providing unparalleled service and results to our clients. A unique mix of experience, technology, and tenacity allows success in a business we love.