McCormick & Schmick's
McCormick & Schmick's was a seafood restaurant located on the eastern end of Brookwood Village. Part of a Portland, Oregon-based chain, the 250-seat restaurant featured Pacific Northwest-inspired specialties alongside regional seafood dishes.
Developed at a cost of $3.5 million, the 8,500-square foot restaurant opened on May 24, 2004. The building was designed by Boora Architects of Portland and constructed by the Stone Building Company. The interior was decorated with tributes to Birmingham's industrial heritage, as well as memorabilia of Bear Bryant's coaching career. A large stained glass dome was installed over the bar.
McCormick & Schmick's was acquired by the Houston, Texas-based Landry's Inc. in 2011. The chain's Mountain Brook location was closed on January 2, 2012. Approximately a week later, Colonial Properties Trust, owners of Brookwood Village, sued the chain for violating its 15-year lease, which still had almost six years and eight months left on it. They said the restaurant had also violated the lease by closing on Sundays and Mondays starting in mid-2011.
- Mahoney, Ryan (May 16, 2004) "New seafood restaurant set to open at Brookwood Mall." Birmingham Business Journal
- Poe, Ryan (January 3, 2012) "McCormick & Schmick's Brookwood location to close." Birmingham Business Journal
- Poe, Ryan (January 11, 2012) "Colonial Realty sues over McCormick & Schmick's closure." Birmingham Business Journal