Ghost Train’s new location + more new shops & restaurants coming to Birmingham

Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s Facebook

It’s a new week which means it’s time for another roundup of new openings and reopenings in Birmingham. We have lots to look forward to, including Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s upcoming location, a fresh food concept, exciting new developments and more. Check ’em out!

1. bowl.

bowl. will be located in the former brick& tin location downtown. Photo via bowl. on Facebook

The same team that brought you brick & tin is embarking on a new restaurant concept called bowl. It’ll be located in what was previously brick & tin’s downtown location and transformed into a ghost kitchen open for delivery services only.

The menu will feature eight different bowls with the option to create your own that uses locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Mauricio Papapietro wanted everything about bowl. to be intentional—from the locally sourced ingredients to the eco-friendly packaging. bowl. will officially open on Thursday, November 19.

2. Tecovas

Tecovas, the legendary bootmaker, is opening its first store in Alabama at the Summit on November 20, 2020. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Well-known boot maker and Western good retailer Tecovas is coming to The Summit. This will be the first location in Birmingham and their grand opening event kicks off on Friday, November 20.

Their grand opening event will include live music, complimentary boot shines, beverages and if you’re one of the first 50 people to visit, you’ll get a free gift.

  • Location: The Summitt near the stores Untuckit, Anthropologie and White House | Black Market
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Gerald’s Daughters Candles Co.

‘Tis the season for candles. Photo via @geraldsdaughters

Leave it up to one of my team members to introduce me to my new obsession. ‘Tis the season for candles and I mean lots of them! Luckily, now I know where to get them locally.

Local twin duo created Gerald’s Daughters Candle Co. and now sell 100% natural soy wax candles. They launched their website on November 1 with unique names like “Friendsgiving”, “Great Sweatpants” and my personal fave—”Black Girl Magic”.

4. Rolls Homewood + Meals by Misty

A new restaurant is headed to the Homewood area and it’ll become your one-stop-shop for gourmet casseroles and made-from-scratch rolls. Rolls Homewood is joining forces with Meals by Misty to open their own storefront in 2021.

5. Vestavia’s new Miracle League Field

The Miracle League
The grand opening of the new Miracle League Field in Vestavia Hills. Photo via The Miracle League

We’re celebrating the opening of the new Miracle League Field at Wald Park in Vestavia Hills. The grand opening on Sunday, November 15 introduced a baseball experience for children with disabilities by building rubberized baseball fields that allow kids to play regardless of their abilities. 

The field includes wheelchair accessible stands and electrical outlets for oxygen tanks and battery-operated wheelchairs. You can also check out other Miracle Fields and Leagues in Hoover, Helena, Gardendale and Moody.

  • Location: Wald Park in Vestavia Hills
  • Website

6. M2 mixed development including Ghost Train, Freshwater Land Trust and more

Retail, food, drink, office space and more. M2 will have a little bit of everything. Rendering of the M2 space via M2

M2, the mixed-use expansion project from MAKEbhm is bringing three exciting tenants under one roof—Ghost Train Brewing Co., Gotcha Mobility, LLC and Freshwater Land Trust. From food and drink to office space, the 70,000-square-foot development will be the first of its kind in Birmingham.

The mixed-use building is set to open in early 2021 with space available for lease. We can’t wait to find out what other tenants join the awesome lineup in what will soon be a popular hangout spot in Birmingham.

What opening or reopening are you most excited about? Let us know on Instagram @BhamNow + Twitter @now_bham


  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.