5 reasons why we can’t wait for Mercantile on Morris to open its doors


Historic and future home to bars, retail and more—we can’t wait! Photo courtesy of Orchestra Partners

The buzz around Birmingham is that Mercantile on Morris, a residential and commercial development on Morris Avenue, is set to take over the Magic City as the end-all-be-all to living the ultimate downtown lifestyle. Even better news? There are still units available—call 205.579.9696 to set up a tour with the Lynlee Hughs Team at Arc Realty today.

1. Any way you frame it, these condos will be picturesque

Did someone say exposed brick? Photo courtesy of the Lynlee Hughes Team at ARC Realty

With ceilings so high you might expect to see a cloud or two when you look up and giant windows overlooking the cobblestone street of Morris, it’s no wonder these units are catching everyone’s eye. Go ahead and bring out the charcuterie board and pour a glass of wine, because your place will be the new go-to for entertaining.

It doesn’t stop at just your personal unit though—Mercantile on Morris will also feature a second and fourth-floor terrace for spending those lazy afternoons, quiet mornings or fun nights.

  • Where: 2212 Morris Avenue Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Call 205.579.9696 or Email to schedule a tour
  • One-bedroom condos are still available

2. It’s going to bring a whole new concept of living to Birmingham

Mercantile on Morris will really be a unique addition to the Magic City. The mixed-use space will play host to boutique retail shops and local restaurants—all directly accessible to residents from their unit. The idea of swooping in for a new outfit before brunch with my friends all in the same building where I live sounds like a dream. But here’s what really makes it stand out—the building will have a direct walkthrough from First Avenue to Morris Avenue.

“We are excited for the ground floor retail mix that will face both 1st Ave N and Morris Ave. The spaces range from 500 to 2,700 SF, to ensure a mix that is ideal for lifestyle retail brands, boutique fitness studios, coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. Being able to revitalize another part of Birmingham’s most iconic street is something our team is very proud of.”

Sarah Miller, Director of Execution

I’m just picturing having an Irene Richardson at the Atomic Lounge (a little self-promo there) and then walking up the street and strolling through the gorgeous brick walkway on my way to dinner at The Essential. No circling around the block or dodging speedy cars on the crosswalk involved.

3. Mercantile on Morris is situated on the most historic + buzz-worthy street

View from Mercantile on Morris. Photo via Bham Now

You’re stepping back into a little sliver of history when you live on a street that was once home to Birmingham’s first true train station. Now, it’s one of our city’s most talked-about spots. The fact that you get to live in a building and in an area with so much charm is special—isn’t it?

The threshold at Mercantile on Morris is one of the cool historical details of the space. (Photo by Wade Cline for Bham Now)
The threshold at Mercantile on Morris is one of the cool historical details of the space. Photo via Wade Cline for Bham Now

4. Call NASA because the views are out of this world

The fourth floor terrace will be ideal for summer nights with friends. Photo courtesy of the Lynlee Hughes Team at ARC Realty

Imagine this: It’s a Friday night, you’re sitting with your friends on the fourth-floor terrace and all of a sudden a burst of red, green and blue lights comes from Regions Field. Watching fireworks and taking in the stunning views of Birmingham could be your everyday reality when you live at Mercantile on Morris.

5. Mercantile on Morris is the perfect addition to the work, live, play life in downtown Birmingham

Birmingham’s bustling bar scene is just a short hop over from Mercantile on Morris. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now and taken in 2019

How can you not love anything promoting the growth in Birmingham? Even when everything else presses pause, projects like Mercantile on Morris continue moving forward and breathing life into the Magic City. Living in a neighborhood where everything is nearby gives you more access to support local businesses on the daily and explore new opportunities. If you’re a local biz looking to put down roots downtown,contact for more deets about renting commercial space.

Are you as excited as we are? Learn more about Mercantile on Morris through its website, Facebook and Instagram or call to set up a tour today.

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Lynlee Hughes Team at ARC Realty

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