The Strip

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1977 advertisement for The Strip

The Strip (sometimes Restaurant Row) was a grouping of restaurants and nightclubs on the east side of 20th Street South between 4th and 5th Avenue South across from the Parliament House hotel and south of the Liberty National Life Insurance Building.

Tenants during the Strip's heyday in the 1970s included Michael's, Rossi's, Pat James' Lounge, and Emil's Cantina. Nearby clubs included Joe Namath's Restaurant and the Coalyard.

Later establishments in the strip have included Connie Kanakis', Ona's Music Room, Foxxy's Jazz Club and Pizza Hut.

In 2017 LAH Real Estate announced plans to demolish the building and construct a 5-story, 60-unit apartment complex with a ground floor restaurant and parking above.


  • Poe, Kelly (August 9, 2017) "Restaurant, 60 apartments coming to Southside in $15 million mixed-use project." The Birmingham News