Taj India moving to former Bogue’s Restaurant location

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Taj India at Highland Plaza on June 30, 2023 (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

Taj India, the popular Indian restaurant on Highland Avenue is staying in Birmingham’s Southside.

According to a sign posted on their storefront window the restaurant is moving to the former Bogue’s Restaurant location at 3120 Clairmont Avenue South.

Taj India
(Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Oldest in Alabama

Taj India, one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Alabama, has been a mainstay at the Highland location for nearly three decades. 

John Chapman, owner of Farris Properties and the former Bogue’s Restaurant building sent Bham Now a statement confirming the move, “We are pleased to welcome Taj to their new home on Clairmont and keep this institutuion in the neighborhood amd a part of our community.”

The relocation of the popular restaurant was inevitable after the Birmingham City Council voted in January to rezone Highland Plaza—the former site of the Western Supermarket on Highland Avenue—to make way for approximately 272 “for rent” apartment units and a limited amount of retail. 

Developers announced plans to demolish the former Highland Plaza site this summer.

Highland Package moving too

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Highland Package Store relocation sign (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

In addition to Taj India’s relocation, Highland Package Store is also moving to Midtown at 109 20th Street South. At last Wednesday’s, City of Birmingham Design Review Committee meeting, the package store received approval for it signage at its new location.

Stay tuned

This story is developing. Stay tuned to Bham Now for additional info about Taj India’s new space and the development at the former Highland Plaza location

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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