HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–GBT Realty Corp., a retail development company headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., has announced the expansion of Strong Station, a 180,000-square-foot neighborhood center currently home to Academy Sports + Outdoors in Huntsville, at the intersection of US Highway 72 and Nance Road. Nearly 96 percent leased, the $16-million Phase II adds 95,000 square feet of retail on nine acres to the east of the existing sporting goods store. 

“The West Huntsville area already has a solid mix of retail services and our tenants at Strong Station will further add to those amenities with the opening of Sprouts [Farmers Market] as well as many other small shops that will complement the upscale grocery store,” Jeff Pape, managing director-shopping center division of GBT Realty Corp., told

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