2901 2nd Avenue South – Lakeview District
In 1988 Sloss Real Estate purchased the buildings that would eventually become Pepper Place. Constructed in Birmingham’s heyday of the 1920s and ‘30s, the Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant, Syrup Plant, and Martin Biscuit Building were part of a boom in the city’s manufacturing industry and remained in operation until 1982. Sloss Real Estate saw in these buildings a new direction for Birmingham—a focus on community, service, art, and entertainment. Pepper Place would become the central hub for the new Birmingham.
Situated in Birmingham’s historic Lakeview District, Pepper Place now connects several parts of the city through its many office spaces and restaurants. With over 350,000 square feet of retail, workshop, and office space and nearly two-dozen street-level retail and restaurant establishments, the shops and businesses at Pepper Place serve as a connector between Birmingham’s downtown and the outlying neighborhoods of Avondale, Forest Park, and Crestwood. Every weekend, the renowned Market at Pepper Place brings in some 10,000 visitors from around the region. With easy access to the Red Mountain Expressway and a ten-minute drive to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Pepper Place is perfectly positioned to connect Birmingham far beyond is own borders.
What began as two blocks of abandoned warehouse space has grown and transformed into a mainstay of life in the Magic City. Now, Pepper Place is regularly mentioned in such publications as StyleBlueprint, The Business Journals, Leisure, and the Wall Street Journal.