Happy Monday, Birmingham! Let’s get another lovely week in The Magic City started. In addition to a handful of exciting openings, we’ve got the scoop on new home communities coming to Hoover, the recently listed The Pizitz building and more. Read on for details.
Zephyr Barber opens + 4 more new Birmingham businesses to discover
What’s happening: As always, we’ve got tons of new buzzy Birmingham businesses that are now open or coming soon.
- Discover your new favorite workout at The Heights Fitness in Homewood.
- Get a fresh cut at Zephyr Barber, now open in downtown Birmingham.
- Roll out to Otoro Hibachi in Leeds for delicious sushi and hibachi eats.
- Dogtopia, a pawsome doggie daycare and boarding spot is coming to Homewood this fall.
- Capella Italian is bringing a taste of Italy to Inverness off Highway 280. Stay tuned for updates.
Birmingham’s historic The Pizitz Building is up for sale
What’s happening: The Pizitz, one of Birmingham’s most iconic downtown buildings, is up for sale. The Cushman & Wakefield Sunbelt Multifamily Advisory Group is hosting the exclusive listing, including the building’s popular food hall, luxury apartment community and commercial businesses like Sidewalk Cinema and Forge.
Why it’s important: The Pizitz building is a longtime Birmingham fixture, turning 100 years old in 2023. Its prime location on 2nd Avenue North and proximity to bustling Birmingham spots like McWane Science Center and Alabama Theatre make it an attractive real estate venture.
Owner of Carrigan’s Public House purchases historic Morris Avenue building
What’s happening: David Carrigan, owner of Carrigan’s Public House and Carrigan’s Beer Garden, has purchased a historic building at 2329 Morris Avenue for $850,000.
Why it’s important: This means more exciting developments are making their way to Morris Ave. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Carrigan plans to renovate the building into multiple retail or office spaces.
New Frothy Monkey + Otey’s Tavern (second location) are coming to Edgewood
What’s happening: Homewood’s Edgewood neighborhood is adding two fan-favorite businesses to their strip—long-time Mountain Brook pub Otey’s Tavern and buzzy coffee shop + eatery, Frothy Monkey.
Why it’s important: Following the closure of popular Edgewood spot Homewood Antiques, we’ve been on the edge of our seats to see what was coming in its place. Otey’s and Frothy Monkey will fit right in among the bustling neighborhood of businesses.
New home communities approved for Bluff Park, Blackridge and 280
What’s happening: According to The Hoover Sun, new home communities were approved for the Bluff Park, Blackridge and US 280 corridor areas by the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission. The final approval includes:
- 120 townhomes off the US 280 corridor
- 44 houses in Bluff Park’s Smith Farm subdivision
- 22 houses in Blackridge
Why it’s important: This new addition of houses and townhomes in the Hoover area will welcome more families and residents to the neighborhood.
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