MELT moving to Mountain Brook Village in Jan. 2023; closing original Avondale location

MELT mac and cheese
No better way to celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day than with MELT. (MELT/ Facebook)

After 8 ½ years, MELT, one of Birmingham’s most popular eateries, is closing its Avondale location.

According to an Instagram post today, the restaurant will close at lunch on December 23rd, with plans to move into Lane Parke at Mountain Brook Village.

The new MELT expects to open by the first week in January.

Below is MELT’s message that was posted to its loyal Avondale guests:


“It’s with mixed emotions that we announce our move from the original location in Avondale to a brand new space in phase 2 of Lane Parke in Mountain Brook. We have had 8 ½ amazing years in Avondale and now it’s time for us to write the next chapter of our book.

Our last day of service in Avondale will be lunch on 12/23/22.

We plan to open our new space the first week of January. 

From today until December 23rd, please help us walk down memory lane, and tag us in your favorite melt Avondale moments. The staff will vote on their favorite 3 photos and the lucky winners will receive a gift card to our Lane Parke location. And don’t worry….All of the smiling faces you love in Avondale will be coming with us to Lane Parke”

In recent years the Avondale Entertainment District has seen several changes near the Avondale Park end of 41st street. Munchies has closed and reinvented itself. Fancy’s on Fifth closed in 2020 and was replaced by Ferus on 41st.

Munchies Bar and Grill
Munchies on 5th. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

What’s next after MELT’s departure? Watch this space for restaurant and bar openings in Avondale and throughout the Magic City. Also,  check out our local business directory featuring over 700 restaurants, bars and businesses offering deals, curbside delivery and more.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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