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!
Beer…it’s what makes Birmingham unique, game days better, and the world go round. Beermingham is home to over 10 breweries and hundreds of unique craft flavors. Amidst this cornucopia of choices, one often overlooked yet crucial element in the craft beer world is the tap handle. It’s the final touch that guides that ice-cold brew into your frosted glass. But have you ever wondered about the work that goes into these intricate handles?
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
Woof, woof! I’ve been having an absolute blast visiting my sister in Downtown Birmingham. I can hardly wait to share all the details with you once you return from your vacation. In the meantime, I wanted to put paw to paper and tell you all about it, with the hope of convincing you that moving Downtown could be the most wonderful decision ever.