New year, new NEWS on some exciting City Center development projects! We’ll keep you updated throughout 2017 as these projects move to Grand Openings.
If you’ve ever remodeled an older home, you know evolving plans and revised timetables are part of the process. Same thing holds true when renovating older buildings…just ask June and Cameron Carr, who have been renovating the building they purchased at 214 20th Street North, near the Lyric and Alabama Theatres.
In the past few months, not only did they complete the ground-floor renovation of O’Carr’s Restaurant (welcome back downtown, guys! Woop-woop!), but they have also built out two rental units on the second floor and their own residential loft on the third.
Cameron Carr recently told us things are on track — the rental units are now available for lease and the downtown O’Carr’s will open by the end of January. Call 422-5100 for loft details. Trust us, these units will move fast!
Just up the street from O’Carr’s, Gray Construction’s Alabama office has joined the neighborhood! Gray Construction is renovating its spectacular new space at the corner of 3rd Avenue North & 18th Street. Way to go and welcome, you guys!
At REV, we also love seeing the added vibrancy on the street as patrons enjoy outdoor dining in our beautiful city. As indoor dining reopens, cities across the country are realizing that ending expanded outdoor dining could mean leaving money on the table.
Although the Greyhound Bus Terminal was renovated in the ’70s, many original elements of the building remained and have now been become historic highlights in the present-day adaptive reuse project. Join us on a photo tour of the historic space!
This is obviously good for downtown… but why *exactly*? Here’s REV President & CEO David Fleming’s take on what the move means for downtown Birmingham’s place in the world now and in the future.