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.
This fall, the REV team is doing some new REV things, with a demonstration project designed to prove and improve downtown Birmingham’s market for more retail.
I believe that Birmingham is still missing something important—something that inspires people to experience downtown on foot, that can tell the story of our city and its cultures.
Sixteenth St. Baptist Church honoring its history with interactive museum opening on 56th anniversary of bombing
Sept. 15, 56 years to the day that a bomb killed four little girls— Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson— a new interactive museum will open honoring the girls and the chain of events their murders set off in the Civil Rights Movement.