BEBCO to The Battery: live music, brews, and fried chicken coming to 2nd Ave

The Battery
The Battery
Look at all that goodness (Via WIAT)

The old Birmingham Electric Battery Co. building on 2nd Ave is being redeveloped into a cool new hangout. See the food, brews, and tunes you’re going to love here.

Birmingham, The Battery
Thanks to the BBJ for this rendering of The Battery.

According to AL.com, construction has begun to redevelop the former Birmingham Electric Battery Co. into what will be called The Battery.

The Battery
Ward Neely and SRS Real Estate Partners plan to renovate the historic BEBCO building on Second Avenue South, (via Kristina O’Quinn)

Mostly we’re just trying to preserve what’s here. So there’s not an extensive build-out that’s going to occur. There’s a lot of beauty hidden behind these old, nasty gray walls. It just needs a good bath and to be cleaned up a little bit.

-Ward Neely, SRS Real Estate

The Battery
Image via Kristina O’Quinn with Bham Now

SRS Real Estate Partners are developing the 30,000 sq. foot office + retail concept.  Currently 6,000 sq. feet of office space is still waiting to be leased.

The Battery is just one block from the Rotary Trail and 3 blocks from the downtown Publix. (Via Scribble Maps)

What else will this cool Birmingham hangout offer? A great location and some awesome tenants.

Get ready to feast
Birmingham, The Battery
Via Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken Memphis FB page

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken will be opening its first Alabama location at The Battery.

Their fresh, never frozen, hormone-free chicken is fried in peanut oil and served with all the Southern sides.

This restaurant will be the perfect snack before and after an amazing show at the Syndicate Lounge.

Get ready to drink

Birmingham District Brewing Co. will also be opening its doors at The Battery to serve special craft beers. Give them a follow on insta to show some love.

Come thirsty, friends.

Sigh No More
Birmingham, The Battery
Thanks to The Syndicate Lounge for this pic

We got a little worried when the new mixed-use development on 20th street left The Syndicate Lounge without a home.

But we’re thrilled for them to bring their tunes and brews to The Battery for Birmingham to enjoy again.

Birmingham, The Battery
Via the Syndicate Lounge

SRS has said that vendors could start moving in as early as March.  As always, we’ll keep you updated on how the construction goes.

Which tenant are you most excited for at #The Battery? Let us know!