“Just do it” isn’t just a Nike slogan for Tim Hightower, owner of The Lumbar in Pepper Place. It’s also his philosophy when it comes to expanding outdoor seating.
Hightower says that applying for Birmingham’s Shared Space Permit and building out an outdoor seating area has allowed the bar he co-owns with his daughter, Rylie, to double capacity for less than $1,000.
Watch him explain the process and why he hopes other Birmingham’s businesses take advantage of the permit.
Need help getting a shared space permit?
The Shared Space Permit is aimed at helping bars and restaurants safely welcome customers back for an on-site dining experience while also maintaining social distancing rules. Click below to see answers to some common questions, and contact REV’s team for help navigating the process for your restaurant!
At REV, we also love seeing the added vibrancy on the street as patrons enjoy outdoor dining in our beautiful city. As indoor dining reopens, cities across the country are realizing that ending expanded outdoor dining could mean leaving money on the table.
Although the Greyhound Bus Terminal was renovated in the ’70s, many original elements of the building remained and have now been become historic highlights in the present-day adaptive reuse project. Join us on a photo tour of the historic space!
This is obviously good for downtown… but why *exactly*? Here’s REV President & CEO David Fleming’s take on what the move means for downtown Birmingham’s place in the world now and in the future.