Speaking of downtown food options, in addition to the amazing variety of culinary stalls and the new bar in the Pizitz Food Hall, O’Carr’s Delicatessen (with that famous chicken salad) is now open on 18th Street North in the Theatre District. Roots & Revelry at TJ Tower is serving up brunch over on 2nd Avenue North on Saturday and Sunday. Urban Cookhouse has opened in the newly-renovated Federal Reserve Building on 5th Avenue North. And the Atomic Bar & Lounge (pictured above) has opened on 1st Avenue North in the Loft District, adding another after-hours option to the ever-expanding downtown dining and entertainment scene.
Every one of these establishments is located in a formerly vacant space, which means their openings are bringing light and life to previously dark windows, spilling energy onto sidewalks, and creating jobs for people in Birmingham. That’s why REV is focused on helping street level restaurants and retail succeed – converting those vacant spaces into businesses for people is a recipe for success! We applaud these business owners for their vision and look forward to seeing them grow!
Downtown Birmingham is full of beautiful buildings, both new and old! A good portion of those buildings consist of churches, and while many of them are beautiful to look at, they also have a rich history that often gets overlooked.
Aisha Taylor, owner of Bridge + Root, shares eight of the most valuable lessons she has learned since opening her brick and mortar store this summer!
We have exciting news: Downtown Birmingham’s 20th Street North is getting a makeover! Read more about how we got to this point and what you can expect from this renovation in the upcoming months.