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!
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!
If you’ve been paying close attention, you may have noticed that we’ve been hinting at a new Linn Park project coming soon – and we’re finally ready to share it with you! A planning process to redesign and reactivate Linn Park kicked off recently when public and private organizational partners met on site with the nationally acclaimed park designers OJB Landscape Architecture (OJB) to begin an eight-month master plan development process to improve Linn Park.