Birmingham’s Evans Meats and Seafood expanding into Pepper Place

Front of Evans Meats and Seafood on Findley Avenue. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Meat and seafood lovers get ready! Birmingham-based Evans Meats and Seafood is coming to Pepper Place.

According to the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ),  family-owned Evans Meats that is headquartered on Finley Avenue is developing a retail concept for Pepper Place after signing a lease with Sloss Real Estate.

The new store will be located at 2800 Third Ave. S. which is near James Beard “Best Chef in the South” Winner Chef Chris Hastings’  Overbird and Hot and Hot Fish Club. Local firms, ArchitectureWorks and Murray Building Co. have been tapped as the project’s designer and general contractor.

What should we expect? From the BBJ:

“…the full-service shop will include meat, seafood and cheese as well as a specialty counter with charcuterie and cheese. The products will be sourced domestically and some of the cheeses will come from international purveyors.” 

The new retail space is expected to open in early to mid-2021.

A Birmingham Original

The Evans family has been in the meat business here in Birmingham for over 60 years.  James T. Evans, Sr. started Southeastern Meats in the 1950s. In 1998, Evans Meats and Seafood was established and has become a mainstay for fine dining restaurants not only in the Birmingham area but throughout the South. 

Donating to Independent Restaurants in Need

Photo from Evans Meats and Seafood Facebook site

Evans Meats is also a civically-minded company. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck this past spring, they have set up a fund to donate 2% of all their curbside sales to help their restaurant partners. 

Evans Meats and Seafood Facebook post about funding partner restaurants.

Featured in Food and Wine’s story – The Pivot – curbside and delivery sales have enabled Evans Meats to keep many of their employees on board. Before March 90% of their business was supplying restaurants. 

See how they transformed their business model on a dime

And by the way, we highly recommend checking out the curbside and delivery listings meats, seafood and cheeses – HERE.

Pepper Place Entertainment District is Growing

Birmingham, Alabama, Pepper Place
Photo via Pepper Place

Since it was designated an entertainment district a year and half ago, Pepper Place has been booming with the addition of Hot and Hot Fish Club, Mayawell and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams over the past year. 

Evans Meats and Seafood new retail shop will fit right in.

Stay tuned for opening details in early/mid 2021.

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