New boutique hotel, “The Painted Lady,” to open at The Battery II in Fall 2023 

(Addicus Private Equity, LLC)
A rendering of The Painted Lady, rendered by Fifth Dimension Architecture & Interiors. (Addicus Private Equity, LLC)

In a recent press release, Addicus Private Equity, LLC announced the name and concept for its its new boutique hotel—The Painted Lady. Located in Birmingham’s Automotive Historic District, The Painted Lady will be housed inside the old Eyer-Raden Building on the southwest corner of 22nd Street and 2nd Avenue South.

Read on to learn more about the project.

About The Painted Lady

Battery II
Old photo of the Eyers-Raden Building, future home of Battery II, coming to Birmingham’s Southside soon. (Fifth Dimension Architects)

A new boutique hotel, The Painted Lady will be located at Battery II. Battery II is the second phase of The Battery, a popular development in Southside that is home to Gus’s World Famous Hot Chicken, Birmingham District Brewing Company, Magic City Flower Market, True40 and Wasabi Juan’s.

Managed by Lark Hotels—a premium hotel development and management company with a portfolio of 50+ branded boutique hotels and restaurants on the East Coast, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and California—The Painted Lady will include:

  • 22 rooms
  • Hotel affiliated coffee shop in the lobby
  • Local stylish bar and brewery
  • Retail space available on the first floor of the development.

Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and John Tally are representing the owner in the leasing effort.

According to Addicus Private Equity, LLC, The Painted Lady is named for the Louise Curtis Wooster, a famous madam who operated a boarding house in the upper floors of the building. During the 1873 Cholera Epidemic that threatened the future of the city of Birmingham, Wooster selflessly worked as a nurse in the city’s cholera wards. Her work inspired UAB School of Public Health’s Wooster Award for exemplary service in public health.

“As an homage to Louise Wooster, The Painted Lady will celebrate what it means to be an individualist, bringing her bravery and penchant for the truest hospitality to life in the Birmingham of today. The creative growth and revitalization of Birmingham drew us into the city, a new market for Lark Hotels, and we’re thrilled to work with our partners here to welcome travelers to such a storied destination, while expanding Lark’s signature hospitality and independent spirit throughout the Southeast.” 

Rob Blood, Founder, Lark Hotels

Fun Fact: During initial work on the Eyers-Raden Building for the Battery, developer Ward Neely several letters written onto the walls (hidden behind layers of wallpaper) dating back to the early 1900s!

The Painted Lady is currently undergoing a full renovation and redesign, and will welcome its first guests in early Fall 2023. 

“Addicus is proud to bring this charming, historic gem to life and celebrate Birmingham’s rich history. The Battery district will be a must visit destination, with a variety of retail and culinary offerings.” 

Tarik Bilalbegovic, Director of Private Equity, Addicus Private Equity, LLC

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