Judging by the questions we’re getting, The Empire Hotel is shaping up to be downtown’s next hot project! So, for the curious, here’s an update directly from our friends at the hotel.
Executive Chef Haller Magee is finalizing menus for Moon Shine, the 17th floor rooftop bar that will offer spectacular views of the city, tantalizing small plates and signature drinks from a fully-stocked bar. He’s also cooking up plans for The Yard, The Empire’s full service farm-to-table restaurant. Look for a soft opening this spring.
The REV team is engaged with complex projects like The Empire on many levels, from facilitating streetscape improvements to locking down financial incentives. The end result? We’re helping to create vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses.
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.
Have you ever wondered how those delicious baking magazines look so good on paper but don’t turn out like the pictures? The geniuses behind the apron aren’t the only ones making those creations come to life. Photographers, producers, and editors are also behind the scenes making the food look as good as it tastes. Downtown Birmingham is lucky to have its own creative publication firm, Hoffman Media, right on 2nd Avenue North. With several state-of-the-art broadcasting kitchens and photography equipment, the firm can easily transform a recipe into a dreamy reality.