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New businesses open in downtown Birmingham
Posted on Apr 1, 2010
by Jon Zemke
New businesses are crowding into downtown Birmingham just in time for the weather to break. The list includes everything from a wine bar to a brand-name coffee shop.
Leading the list is a new Biggby Coffee at 112 S Old Woodward. The new coffee shop, which claims to be the fastest growing coffee franchise in the Midwest, is replacing an old Caribou Coffee. A Great Harvest Bread Co joins Biggby, opening up its doors at 137 S. Adams.
A number of restaurants and bars are opening this spring, too. Mirage Cafe, specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, is opening at 297 E Maple in the old Maple Leaf Cafe space. South Bar plans to open at 2110 S Old Woodward in May and Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro is setting up shop in a long-time vacant retail space at 155 S Bates.
Tallulah and Delux Bar & Grill plan to expand their outdoor patios into parking spacesthis summer to accommodate more seasonal seating. Birmingham allows businesses to rent on-street parking spaces and build temporary patios on them. This creates more dining space, clears the sidewalk for pedestrians, and generates revenue for the city.
Source: Andrea Foglietta, marketing and event manager for the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
Original article: http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/downtownbirminghambiz0157.aspx