Judging by the questions we’re getting, The Empire Hotel is shaping up to be downtown’s next hot project! So, for the curious, here’s an update directly from our friends at the hotel.
Executive Chef Haller Magee is finalizing menus for Moon Shine, the 17th floor rooftop bar that will offer spectacular views of the city, tantalizing small plates and signature drinks from a fully-stocked bar. He’s also cooking up plans for The Yard, The Empire’s full service farm-to-table restaurant. Look for a soft opening this spring.
The REV team is engaged with complex projects like The Empire on many levels, from facilitating streetscape improvements to locking down financial incentives. The end result? We’re helping to create vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses.
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.