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!
We’ve made it to the third and final public workshop for Re-vision Linn Park! Partners behind Re-Vision Linn Park will wrap up the community engagement process at the last public workshop on Tuesday, October 4, at Boutwell Auditorium. Community members can participate and provide feedback on a park design concept in the noon or 5:30 p.m. session – so come out one last time and let your voice be heard!
Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!
One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.