New event space at The Battery to open in May. Check out this historic venue’s downtown views.

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Look. At. That. View. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The next chapter has arrived for The Battery, also known as the old BEBCO building, in Southside. Property developer Ward Neely will open an event space by the end of May 2019 that can accommodate up to 200 people. While it’s still undergoing renovations, Bham Now got a sneak peek. See what we found!

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Meet 2 women entrepreneurs “shaking up” Birmingham with Magic City Nutrition, opening spring 2019 at The Battery

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Magic City Nutrition founders Britni Liberton (left) and Faith Hurtado (right). Photo submitted

“We want to be the ‘Cheers’ of smoothie shops, where everyone knows everyone and always leaves happier (and healthier) than when they first arrived,” said Faith Hurtado, co-founder of Magic City Nutrition. Slated to open in April 2019, the shop is the latest to join The Battery, a retail development in Birmingham’s historic BEBCO building on 2nd Avenue South.

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Thanks to the 20 Midtown Publix more “game changing” development on the way

Ward Neely, with SRS Real Estate Partners, has proclaimed Southside to be “arguably the hottest area of town,” and he is backing that statement up with a new development.

Neely, along with Dick Schmalz and Scott Bryant, plan to tear down the old High Point Lounge and renovate The Merienda Lounge next door.

The move coincides with their recent work involving 20 Midtown.

Photo by Wade Cline

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