Guster Development bringing retail center to prominent corner in Five Points West

Guster Development is bringing a new retail center to a prominent corner of the Five Points West neighborhood. The roughly 6,000-square-foot retail center will have four tenants. VIPcare, one of the building’s two medical tenants, focuses on medical care for patients age 60 and older. Guster Law Firm will also occupy the building, and there will be one 1,500-square-foot space remaining for lease.

“I wanted to build something that could fit in any neighborhood whether its Highway 280, Homewood or on that corner because that corner deserves it.”

Eric Guster, Guster Development

Development on the property began in the first quarter this year and doors are expected to open early next year. Tenant spaces will begin buildouts in September.

Roman Gary of CCR Architecture & Interiors designed the cornerstone of the building to display two massive number fives that will be made out of glass and backlit upon completion.

“The building sits on one of the best and busiest corners in the city, and I wanted to build something there to pay homage to where I grew up,” Guster said. “In many of our areas, especially African-American heavy areas, companies are afraid to invest because of the fear, but what I’m showing them is by the tenants I have coming, the type of businesses we will have and the type of building we’re building it’s okay to invest money here, and hopefully that just swells up to more and more money coming.”

Learn more in the article published by Birmingham Business Journal.