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Miles of scenic beauty, thousands of residential homes, golf facilities, retail shops, and more make up the master-planned Hampton Cove community. It’s a perfect place for Huntsvillians to go outside and enjoy activities like biking and running or kayaking on the nearby Flint River. Because of its growing popularity and demographics, new retail concepts are interested in seeing what’s available around this charming neighborhood.

Recently, Crunkleton acquired the leasing for the former Interior Marketplace building along Highway 431. This unique space has a lot of potential and can add something new and exciting to the area. We want to hear from YOU about what types of businesses you’d like to see there!

It has been a while since we have done a “Huntsville Speaks” post, so let us explain how we use them. At Crunkleton, we make it a point to seek out the types of concepts our community needs and wants to make life in the Rocket City more enjoyable. What better way to discover what you’d like to add to your city than by asking you directly?

Huntsville, what would you like to see at this new listing located at 5732 US-431?

Some Details

  • The building is 18,000 square feet and would be ideal for a number of concepts. It should be noted that the walls inside the space that once divided individual shops are not load-bearing and can easily be removed to house larger tenants who need full use of the space.
  • Ceiling height is 15 feet, making it usable for concepts like a gym.
  • There is a former restaurant space on the site that still has infrastructure in place.
  • It’s located on a high-traffic road with easy access to and from Highway 431.
  • Plenty of on-site parking.
  • Near major retailers like Publix, Walmart, and Lowe’s.

Now that you know a little about the building, here are a few suggestions to get you started. These are concepts that would fit well within the space. But we are open to all ideas!


Entertainment concepts cover a wide range of options. There are many well-known entertainment venues on the rise, several of which include arcades, bowling, billiards, karaoke, theatre shows, escape rooms, virtual reality, indoor putt-putt golf, event spaces, and much more. Several of these concepts also include dining, and this space has the infrastructure already in place to support it. What types of entertainment would you like to see in Hampton Cove?

Dance Studio

The property has plenty of room to house a dance studio where locals can study a variety of styles. We are a community that values culture and entertainment, and the addition of a dance studio would bring the area’s residents another opportunity to participate in the arts.


Lots of space and ceiling height make this property usable for fitness concepts like gyms, group workouts, yoga/pilates studios, and other similar uses. Do you think the area could benefit from more fitness-focused options? If so, which ones?

Antique or Furniture Store

With the abundance of residential homes nearby, it makes sense to add a furniture store where homeowners can furnish their spaces. This year especially, people have been focused on DIY projects and sprucing up their homes. Adding a furniture store or antique store to the area would provide another option where people can find well-made furniture, fixtures, lighting, and home accents.

This list isn’t exhaustive! We’d like to hear what YOU want to see in this space. Let us know in the comments or send us a message on Facebook. We are keeping track of every suggestion. Thank you, Huntsville!

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