The Thomas is the name of the combined former W. S. Brown Mercantile Building at 2223-2225 2nd Avenue North and the adjoining former Harold's Furniture building at 2227. The buildings were connected by Harold Lischkoff in the 1970s or 1980s and purchased and renovated as a single development by architect Louis Nequette in 2017-2018.
Nequette added a fourth-story penthouse for his firm, Nequette Architecture & Design, while preparing the ground floor for retail or restaurant tenants and the second and third floor for loft residences. He named the development in honor of his father, Thomas Nequette.
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- Godwin, Brent (September 11, 2018) "Inside The Thomas on Second Avenue North – plus a big-name new tenant." Birmingham Business Journal