We weren’t there for that long (we haven’t been gone for that long either), but there is already a new use planned for the space once known as Shift Workspace.
2308 2nd Avenue North is currently on this morning’s Birmingham City Council agenda as Item 5 (it’s on consent); the space will see new life later on this year as Pale Eddie’s Pour House.
It was one of three businesses that recently went before the Central City Neighborhood association to ask for support of their liquor license applications. Jeremy Erdreich attended the meeting and describes how each of the applicants will affect the commercial scene on 2nd Avenue North on Bhamarchitect. Urban Standard‘s application signals their intention to serve dinner while the other application signals new life for the Gypsy Market. Tomorrow’s meeting will have five such applications with only one recommendation for denial among them.
The former Positive Maturity facility in downtown Ensley will also be seeing a new use according to Item 21. Ironically, it is one of the city owned properties that would be considered for sale or auction according to Councilor Smitherman’s submitted Item 28. She has also submitted Item 29, one that would ask the mayor to survey city employees to ask for their suggestions for cutting costs. Their suggestions would be due by May 31.
The fun starts when the live stream begins at 9 a.m.
Photo: Pale Eddie’s comes to 2nd Ave. N. acnatta/Flickr