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With all of the attention being given to Good People Brewing recently, including those things included in our last post, folks may forget about the other microbrewery getting ready to make its mark on Birmingham, AL.
Avondale Brewing Company revealed its logo earlier Monday afternoon and in the process paid tribute to one of the icons of the neighborhood that it’s named for and is located.
Some may wonder why an elephant is so prominent in the logo for the brewery, soon to be housed in a building under renovation on 41st South. The elephant is representative of Miss Fancy, a one-time occupant of Avondale Park back when the park served as the home of Birmingham’s zoo. It probably doesn’t hurt that according to accounts shared via her BhamWiki page, she was a notorious drinker.
The timing of the logo’s unveiling couldn’t have been better considering that the long-awaited $2.8 million renovation of Miss Fancy’s former home was scheduled to start today.
Applause erupted this afternoon during a subcommittee meeting of Birmingham’s Design Review Committee as representatives from Chick-Fil-A informed committee members and others gathered that the proposed Five Points South location would not include a drive-through.
The fast-food chain plans to present a conceptual proposal to the full committee during next Wednesday morning’s regularly scheduled meeting. That proposal will incorporate points and suggestions made by the subcommittee today.
Chick-Fil-A also announced that they planned to use and modify the existing building on the site – a former Ruby Tuesday’s location – as well as incorporate a playground and outdoor seating. Reusing the existing structure would also allow them to move forward with the project quickly.
The number of parking spaces would be reduced from 90 to 74. There was also a question about if there would be a change in operating hours as a result of the prominent location; they said that none was planned.
Photo: Chick-Fil-A presents to Design Review Committee subcommittee. acnatta/Flickr
For those of you visiting the front page today, yes, we’re aware that the front page looks a little… different.
We’re in the process of launching our new site design, so we’ll be making additional changes to the site throughout the weekend. Please bear with us – we should be in good shape come Monday morning.
The folks at D2L Graphics have unveiled their latest creation, Larry Langford Fill in the Speech Bubble postcards:
Check out their blog to learn more about where you can get some to send out.