A look at Ferus’ new brewery in Avondale neighborhood, winery expansion + more openings in Birmingham

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Rendering of the future Ferus on 41st. Photo via Ferus on 41st’s Facebook

From new spots to add to your foodie bucket list to expansions to keep on your radar, here’s whats new in Birmingham.

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1. Sage Bar & Grill

Photo via @sagebarandgrill on Instagram

According to the Shelby County Reporter, Calera is getting a new spot that’ll give people the best of both worlds. Sage Bar & Grill will be a family restaurant as well as a late-night spot with live entertainment. As a family restaurant during the day, visitors can expect Southern food with an upscale twist. As a late-night spot, visitors can expect live music, entertainment and even a late-night menu starting at 10PM.

Although, there’s no official opening date, they’re aiming for July 2021.

  • Location: 4979 U.S. 31, Calera, AL 35040
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2. Ferus on 41st

In April, we announced the addition of Ferus Artisan Ales in Avondale. The brewery first opened in Trussville in October 2019 and is ready to expand. As if we weren’t already excited, Ferus on 41st released a look at their plans and we couldn’t help but share.

For more deets, check out our latest article about this exciting new development.

3. Cat-n-Bird Winery expansion

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Photo via Cat-n-Bird Winery’s Facebook

Cheers! Cat-n-Bird Winery is planning to expand their operations and add to its winery grounds. The Shelby County winery’s growth gives us the perfect excuse to plan a trip.

As calls for reservations for weddings and private events continue to soar, owner, Matt Lyons, decided that it’s time to expand. Lyons plans to add a pavilion large enough to seat 175 guests. 

4. Greater Birmingham Humane Society

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Rendering of the proposed Greater Birmingham Humane Society campus off Lakeshore. Photo via Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Earlier this week, we shared that the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) is planning to build a new state of the art campus on Lakeshore Parkway. Located along Sydney Drive and Lucrene Lane, GBHS and the Jefferson County Commission are working to acquire several adjacent lots from U.S. Steel to build a new animal impoundment center, adoption center and animal hospital. The proposed campus totals approximately 16 acres.

Want to learn more? We’ve got you covered.

5. Evolve Massage & Alternative Healing, LLC

Photo via Evolve Massage & Alternative Healing, LLC

Evolve Massage and Alternative Healing offers everything you need to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, including:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Crystal Balancing
  • Chakra Cleaning
  • Energy Massage

They’re opening their new location in Homewood with a grand opening event on May 21. They’ll have complimentary chair massages and discounts that you’re going to want to take advantage of through Saturday, May 22.

Did we miss anything? Let us know 🔥 new openings in Bham by emailing me at Chaise@BhamNow.com or tagging us on social @BhamNow + @now_bham on Twitter.


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