Medical Center Inn
The Medical Center Inn was a 65,000 square-foot, 190-room motel located at 800 11th Street South near I-65 Exit 259 at University Boulevard in Southside. It was constructed in the 1970s. A Waffle House restaurant was located in the motel adjacent to the lobby on the east end of the building.
In November 2008 UAB announced plans to purchase the motel for $3.2 million and demolish it for possible expansion of its athletic fields. The proposal was withdrawn before the November 13 University of Alabama Board of Trustees meeting. Purchase of the hotel finally went ahead for $2 million in June 2011. All buildings on the site were subsequently demolished, although the hotel's sign remains.
- Wolfson, Hannah (November 13, 2008) "UAB to buy, demolish Medical Center Inn for possible athletic fields." Birmingham News
- Wolfson, Hannah (November 13, 2008) "University of Alabama at Birmingham pulls plans to buy hotel." Birmingham News
- Cooper, Lauren B. (June 3, 2011). "Waffle House eyes space in Five Points." Birmingham Business Journal.