If you haven’t been on 20th Street North between 2nd and 3rd Avenue lately, here’s what you’ve missed: Forstall Art Center is OFFICIALLY open at 215 20th Street North. Bistro 218 has completed the expansion of its dining room and new bar. Construction is nearly complete on the expansion of Action Resources’ offices over Paramount Bar and the newly-available retail/restaurant space adjacent to Paramount on the ground floor. And property owners Joey McClure and Lisa Sheppard have completed their awesome new loft and balcony over the offices of Joseph McClure Commercial Real Estate.
Want to get in on the action in one of downtown’s hottest blocks? Joseph McClure Commercial Real Estate is now leasing the former Bon Ton Hatter building located at 219 20th Street North, right next door to Forstall Art Center and Alchemy 213. This 5,000 square foot building has three floors plus a mezzanine and would be great for retail. Interested? Call Joey McClure at 326-0020.
Whew. That’s a lot of activity, eh? Stay tuned for deets on these projects as they continue to develop!
This Friday, May 20th, we will be having a (20th) Street Party (which you can read more about here) to celebrate the end of our Birmingham Green Refresh! While this certainly calls for a celebration, the party doesn’t stop there. We will still be adding some finishing touches to the street after the (20th) Street Party. These additional touches will help make Birmingham’s main street more vibrant, interactive, and efficient! Additions will include smart trash cans, free libraries, street performers, and more!
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.)!