The Dallas-based restaurant chain Texas de Brazil is bringing its grand all-you-can-eat steakhouse concept to downtown Birmingham, as reported by the Birmingham Business Journal this afternoon. It will open next year adjacent to the new Westin Hotel in the BJCC‘s entertainment district. This is the first of planned announcements for new tenants in the district.
In the meantime, below is the agenda for this week’s Design Review Committee meeting. Remember, the meetings are open to the public and take place at 7:30 AM at Auburn Urban Studio, 3rd Floor of Young and Vann Building, corner of 18th Street North and First Avenue downtown.
I. Call to Order: Minutes of the September 12, 2012 meeting.
II. Name: Mr. Jason Robb
Site Address: 2504 Aberdeen Road
District: Red Mountain Suburbs Local Historic
Requesting approval for: Renovations to existing residence (Painting existing brick, soffits, and fascia; installing new front doors; installing new front windows; installing front door pediment; installing columns and transoms around/over doors on the sides of the front entrance; and installing gas lanterns)
III. Name: Mr. Mark Williams (Reliable Signs)
Site Address: 517 22nd Street, South, Iron City Live
Requesting approval for: operating guidelines for sign
IV. Name: Mr. Keith Rouss (Harbert Realty)
Site Address: Two North 20th
District: Birmingham Green
Requesting approval for: Roof top advertising sign
V. Name: Mr. Jared Pineda
Site Address: 18 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd, North
District: 21st Street North
Requesting approval for: Roofing samples
VI. Name: Mr. Russ Walter
Site Address: 2805 3rd Avenue, South (Pittsburgh Paints)
Requesting approval for: Sign
VII. Name: Mr. Jerry Nelms (BJCC)
Site Address: Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd between 22nd & 24th Street,
Requesting approval for: Street improvements and parking
VIII. Name: Mr. Jimmy Harvell (Larry Signs)
Site Address: 7737 1st Avenue, North (Quik Pawn Shop)
District: East Lake
Requesting approval for: Signage
IX. Name: Ms. Sheila Chaffin (UAB)
Site Address: block between 5th & 6th Avenues and 11th & 12th Streets South
Requesting approval for: Demolition and site restoration of the UAB Theater Storage temporary structure.
[thanks to Texas de Brazil for the pic]
Do you know if Harbert is planning to replace or upgrade the 2 North 20th sign, or just repair it? I always thought making it more of a high-def Blade Runner-type full-color sign would be fun.
I wondered the same thing myself. Not sure. It’s completely out of compliance with current guidelines, of course—but assuming its grandfathered nature would remain, you are right: if upgraded creatively, it could be very cool. Thanks.
Jeremy, do you have an DRC update on the sign request for 2N20th?
Sorry I had to miss Wednesday’s meeting. Seems like if it were anything significant, we would’ve seen a story in the News…
that case was a ‘no show’.
My arteries are already tightening in anticipation of Texas de Brazil.
Yes, not for the health-conscious exactly. But, I assume, a decent brand to be able to advertise as part of the ‘Ham. Thanks.
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