Magic City Grille leaving downtown after 25 years, moving to Bessemer

Downtown Birmingham
Magic City Grille is closing after 25 years (Carter Matthews/Bham Now)

After a quarter century, Magic City Grille is leaving downtown Birmingham for Bessemer. We’ve got the scoop.

The end of an era

Magic City Grille, the popular eatery on the corner of 22nd Street and 3rd Avenue North in Downtown Birmingham is moving to Bessemer after Sunday, September 3. The re-location comes after 25 years of serving authentic Southern food in the Central District. The restaurant’s neighbor, Bizarre: the Coffee Bar, announced on social media it is also ending. Robert Hill Custom Tailors, another tenant in the building, will remain in business until further notice.

A new beginning for Magic City Grille in Bessemer

In an interview with Bham Now, Magic City Grille’s owner Reggie White, told us he is moving to 1901 2nd Avenue North in Bessemer. He expects to reopen for business by the end of September.

White was excited about the opportunity to expand into the Marvel City – despite leaving downtown Birmingham.

“We want to thank our customers for supporting us over the last 25 years. We also want to thank the mayor and property owners for their efforts in the negotiation process even though it didn’t work out.”

Reggie White, Owner of Magic City Grille

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