Anybody want to work in the old Greyhound Station in downtown Birmingham?

The old Greyhound Station in downtown Birmingham has been vacant for quite some time.
This long-vacant building will soon be home to offices. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

If the idea of prime office space right in the heart of downtown with awesome street-level parking lot sounds good to you, you might want to keep an eye on the old Greyhound Station.

Where’s the old Greyhound station?

Located at 618 19th Street North, it’s about a block away from Linn Park and diagonally across the street from City Hall. It’s near the Birmingham Museum of Art, Boutwell Auditorium, the downtown library, the Tutwiler, and more.

For a while now, it’s been, well, an eyesore, sitting in downtown Birmingham. Ever since Greyhound moved its operations to the new Intermodal Facility, the building’s been vacant. But that’s about to change.


Bringing new life to the old Greyhound station

The old Greyhound Station downtown is close to so much.
Right at the corner of Park Place and 19th Street North, the old Greyhound Station is close to a lot. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

According to the Birmingham Business Journal, local real estate investor and developer Mike Mouron bought the building for a cool $2.06 million.

He’s envisioning creating some new office space downtown—for either one big tenant or four smaller ones.

We hear he’s planning to incorporate some historic Greyhound brand elements (think logo and signage) from the old station, too.


Best parking downtown

A parking lot for buses means a large lot for people who will work in the old Greyhound Station.
Obviously, for a bus station, you need a lot of room for . . . buses. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

With 80 “on-grade parking spots,” this is some of the best parking in this part of town. Seriously easy access.

80 on-grade parking spots at the old Greyhound Station downtown.
This means a lot of parking for people who will work in the old Greyhound Station. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Not Mike Mouron’s first rodeo

Mike Mouron also redeveloped 2200 Magnolia Avenue.
2200 Magnolia Ave in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Mike Mouron previously bought and redeveloped the building at 2200 Magnolia Avenue. He’s also bought a few other older buildings around town with plans to redevelop them.


We’re looking forward to watching new life come to the old Greyhound Station downtown.


Author: Sharron Mendel Swain

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