Sandwich shop with roots stretching to 1915 coming to Lane Parke

Ousler Sandwiches will relocate to Mountain Brook’s Lane Parke in late April.

The specialty sandwich shop, currently on Cahaba Road, will be located directly next to B. Prince along Rele Street. Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors announced the move today.

Specializing in wholesale vending and catered party sandwiches, Ousler has been a mainstay of Birmingham-area parties for generations.

The business began in 1915 when Dana Ousler opened a wholesale sandwich shop in Five Points South at the corner of 9th Avenue and 22nd Street South.

Ousler sold the business in 1953 to longtime employee Christine Elmore, and the shop began selling sandwiches to businesses.
Elmore retired in 2004 and her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Becky Elmore took over.
The business is now transitioning to their daughter and son-in-law, LeAnn and Chris Wood. The Woods plan to introduce the sandwich shop to a larger audience.
“We are excited and thankful for the opportunity to still be part of Mountain Brook Village,” LeAnn Wood, said. “Our family takes great pride in the business knowing that the name and the brand speak for itself with customer favorites, such as the chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches.”

John Evans, developer and owner of Lane Parke, said the addition of Ousler Sandwiches gives Lane Parke a good mix of national and regional tenants.

“The opportunity to provide a new home for this longtime Mountain Brook family business means a lot to me,” Evans said.
Lane Parke, a luxury mixed use project almost a decade in the making, opened the first phase of its retail portion in 2016, a year after The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, and apartments.
Lane Parke Phase II has also announced tenants such as Melt, Ladybird Taco and Maro. Several of the tenants are among the first announced locations for the chains in Alabama. Atlanta’s Revival Restaurant Group last week announced it will open a “high end steakhouse concept” there later this year.