Pizitz Food Hall

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The Pizitz Food Hall is a publicly-accessible food court with multiple independent food vendors, two full-service restaurants, and a bar which is located inside the renovated Pizitz Building on the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue North and 18th Street. It opened in February 2017 as part of a $70 million renovation of the former department store building by Bayer Properties.

The idea of a "public market" as part of the renovation was announced by Bayer executive David Silverstein in April 2014. In January 2016 the proposed market was announced as a "food hall", inspired by popular destinations like Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts; Gotham West Market in New York, New York; Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania; Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia; and Bayou Secret's St Roch Market in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pizitz Food Hall is complemented by a basement-level two-screen cinema operated by the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.

In cooperation with REV Birmingham's CO.STARTERS small business program, Reveal Kitchen, one of the twenty-four 150 to 330 square-foot market-type stalls will become available to prospective entrepreneurs for four to six months terms to maximize opportunities for experimentation. The initial list of tenants and food concepts was "curated" by Tom Walker and Sam Heide of Bayer Properties in collaboration with Scott Doty and Jessie Merlin of the restaurant review weblog "What to Eat in Birmingham". Appleseed Workshop provided design services for the food hall's stalls. Yellowhammer Creative designed the project's logo and signage.



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