Florida Grille

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The Florida Grille was a casual seafood restaurant located for many years at 162 Oxmoor Road in West Homewood. It was opened in 1990 near the Oxmoor Ice Lodge by Dudley Brannum.

Brannum, who studied architecture in college, designed the space to reflect his casual approach to caribbean and creole cuisine.

In 2003 Brannum partnered with Butch Tudisco to relocate the business to the former Ollie's Barbecue location on Southpark Drive in Hoover near the intersection of Valleydale Road and U. S. Highway 31. Once again, Brannum created the design, but contracted Birchfield, Penuel & Associates to develop construction drawings. Redevelopment took longer than expected and the restaurant did not reopen until December 2005. The business closed in early 2007.


Preceded by:
none
162 Oxmoor Road
1990 - 2003
Succeeded by:
Sirena's Latino & Seafood Grill
Preceded by:
Ollie's Barbecue
1880 Southpark Drive
2005 - 2007
Succeeded by:
Express Oil Change Corporate Office

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