BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dumplings and banh mi. Mexican street food. Latin-inspired ramen. Those will be just a few of the sought-after menu items at The Pizitz Food Hall, opening this winter in The Pizitz, a historic building located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
“The Pizitz Food Hall will bring a new culinary experience to Birmingham and will become a place for people to gather and enjoy interesting food, as well as time with family and friends,” said Jeffrey Bayer, president and CEO of Bayer Properties. “The wide variety of cuisine we secured for The Pizitz Food Hall is unlike anything else in Birmingham or even Alabama. We can’t wait for the city to experience these unique and exciting culinary delights.”
Bayer Properties engaged local food bloggers from What to Eat in Birmingham to help identify unique restaurant concepts and entrepreneurs, leading The New York Times to call The Pizitz Food Hall “a foodie’s heaven.” The following stalls will appear in the Food Hall:
In addition to the food stalls, two full-service restaurants have been secured: Ghion Cultural Hall, a top-rated restaurant in Atlanta known for its authentic Ethiopian dining experience, concentrated Ethiopian coffee and its modern interpretation of classic dishes, and Fero, a restaurant from well-known New York chef Akhtar Nawab and Matt Wagman of Park South Hospitality. Offering a modern take on rustic Italian cuisine, Fero will feature a wide range of dishes, from the classic pork chop to pastas to a unique buckwheat crepe with pork belly.
Serving as a centerpiece of the Food Hall will be an interior bar called The Louis, named after Louis Pizitz, the original owner of The Pizitz building. The Louis will serve classic homemade treats, including a milkshake bar and handmade sodas, as well as craft cocktails and local beers. A gathering spot for the community during the day, the bar will cater to an older audience at night.
Appleseed Workshop is designing and building the majority of the tenant stalls, as well as the restaurants and outdoor plaza. Yellowhammer Creative is engaged to design the Food Hall logo and interior signage.
Bayer Properties’ $66 million renovation and re-imagining of the circa 1923 department store building began in 2015. When complete, the iconic landmark, located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, will include The Pizitz Food Hall, 11,000 square feet of office space and 143 rental apartments, which are currently being pre-leased. Additionally, Sidewalk Film Festival was recently engaged in a funding feasibility study to determine community support for a new two-screen art house theater, which could possibly be located in the lower level of The Pizitz, just below The Pizitz Food Hall. The theater would show first-run indie and repertoire films nightly and feature a full bar.
For more information, visit thepizitz.com.
About Bayer Properties
Birmingham, Alabama-based Bayer Properties LLC specializes in developing, leasing, managing and marketing mixed-use real estate properties nationwide. Bayer Properties currently owns and/or operates retail and office properties totaling approximately 10 million square feet, such as The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama; Mount Pleasant Towne Centre in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; and The Summit in Reno, Nevada. New developments include The Pizitz, an urban revitalization project in Birmingham, Alabama, and The Summit at Fritz Farm, a mixed-use project in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information, visit bayerproperties.com.
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