Mercantile on Morris
Mercantile on Morris is the name for the adaptive re-use of several through-block buildings at 2209–2225 1st Avenue North and 2208–2224 Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham. Orchestra Partners is developing the project.
The initial development was financed in part with an $11.2 million loan from Trez Forman Capital of Palm Beach, Florida. Creature served as architect and contractor for the renovations. The first phase included 47 condominium units and 14,710 square feet of retail space, including a pedestrian link from Morris Avenue to 1st Avenue North.
Orchestra Partners acquired the adjoining building that formerly housed Lindsey Office Furnishings in August 2021. The developers made plans to renovate it for additional residential units, four 500 square-foot commercial spaces, and for rental storage.
- 2209–2211: Two-story former Liberty Overalls Building, later known as the Slater Sales building and the Fanaei Building
- 2213: One-story commercial building
- 2217–2221: Two-bay one-story commercial building
- 2223–2225: Two-story former Lindsey Office Furnishings building
- 2212 Morris Avenue
- Suite 100: Pizza Grace, pizzeria by Ryan Westover (announced April 2021)
- Suite 102: Hide & Hunter, leather goods by Hannah Christine (announced March 2021)
- Suite 103: Scott Miller Projects art gallery by Scott Miller (announced May 2021)
- Suite 104: Lifelyles Gifts & Interiors, home décor & gifts by Peyton Liles (opened January 2022)
- Sweetie Couture (Tunya Humphrey, opened November 2021)
- Cannella Gelato & Cafe (opened early 2022)
- Bar Le Fête / Bandit Patisserie (Kristen Hall & Victor King, opened early 2022)
- Studio E Fitness (Emily Dixon, opened April 2022)
- Suite 200: Bridge + Root, a men's clothier created by Aisha Taylor (opened July 16, 2021)
- Van der Bijl, Hanno (August 13, 2019) "Bham developer secures $11M loan for downtown adaptive reuse project." Birmingham Business Journal
- Rebman, Stephanie (July 17, 2020) "Work begins on Morris Avenue project." Birmingham Business Journal
- Van der Bijl, Hanno (January 19, 2021) "Men’s fashion shop to open at Mercantile on Morris development." Birmingham Business Journal
- Thornton, William (March 19, 2021) "Mercantile on Morris commercial plaza set to open in April." The Birmingham News
- Stuart, Shauna (July 22, 2021) "Luxury goods, eats, and art: Here’s what’s new to Birmingham’s Morris Avenue Historic District." The Birmingham News
- Watson, Nathan (August 17, 2021) "Orchestra Partners begins Phase II of Mercantile on Morris." Bham Now