Here are all the upcoming shops and restaurants at Mercantile on Morris in Birmingham


With new developments popping up all over the city, business in Birmingham is booming. State-of-the-art lofts and comfortable urban condominiums are continually adding to the horizon. And with the number of restaurants, bars, and retail stores increasing day by day, there are more than enough ways to spend the day.

One of the latest is Mercantile on Morris, a mixed-use development located on iconic cobblestone Morris Avenue. Developed by Orchestra Partners, Mercantile comprises 47 residential condos, ranging from micro-units to two-bedroom condos. Each unit opens onto a terrace overlooking a lively pedestrian square below. The plaza comprises 14,000 square feet of retail with a combination of shops, restaurants and bars that includes some of the city’s most anticipated openings.

“Everything we do is about connecting people, and Mercantile on Morris does just that,” said Mary Claire Weeks, Managing Director of Orchestra Partners. “With the creation of the Pedestrian Square, we connected 1st Avenue to historic Morris Avenue, creating a walkable pedestrian space where people can spend an entire day. Our mix of restaurants, shops and fitness tenants will attract activities throughout the day and night to contribute to the work, life and play environment of Birmingham city center.

Read on for the full directory of every business on (or upcoming!) At Mercantile on Morris.

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Pizza Grace

This artisanal pizzeria specializes in Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas made with naturally leavened three-ingredient sourdough. Topping offerings feature fresh, seasonal ingredients. In many cases, the products are the star, as evidenced by the vegetarian pizza with pesto, baked garlic, smoked provolone, roasted mushrooms, kale, gremolata and toasted breadcrumbs. The restaurant also offers a rotating menu of desserts and vegetable dishes in large portions.

Hide and Hunt

Hide & Hunter is a handcrafted and recycled leather goods brand that makes unique leather bags, luggage and other accessories. Owner Hannah Christine created the brand in 2013, mixing her passions for influence and design. A portion of the profits from each bag sold is donated to support awareness trips nationally and internationally.

Scott Miller projects

This contemporary art gallery presents works by local, national and international artists represented by private and institutional collections from around the world. Collector Scott Miller has been involved in art for 30 years, doing everything from creating his own collection, to arranging art-related trips for collectors and students, to helping with the placement of works in collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Bridge + Root

Find quality men’s clothing at this men’s clothing store dedicated to providing an authentic and educational shopping experience for men. Find everything from clothing and outerwear to socks, ties, accessories and body care.


Lifelyles gifts and interiors (January)

Peyton C. Lyles, a resident of Birmingham, created Lifelyles to combine his passions for interior design and gifts. The retail boutique offers an array of gift items, home decor, and sustainable products all in one chic location.

Gelato Canella (early 2022)

This artisanal gelateria makes artisanal ice creams and sorbets daily, preparing everything on site, from the base of the ice cream to the finished product. The store will feature permanent signature flavors of vanilla, chocolate and lemon-lavender-honey-goat cheese, as well as a rotating menu of seasonal flavors. Coffee, tea and hot drinks will also be available.

Bar La Fête (early 2022)

From the owners of The Essential, another Morris Avenue favorite, comes Bar Le Fête, a Parisian wine bar with a full menu of French-inspired sharing plates. In addition to the lovely wine bar offering fine wines, beers and premium spirits, Bar Le Fête will also be home to the couple’s upcoming Bandit Patisserie outlet (formerly at Homewood), where you can find pastries. for breakfast, croissants, cakes, breads, and more.

Studio E Fitness (April 2022)

With a mission to make fitness accessible to everyone, everywhere, every day, this Pilates studio is ready to join Birmingham’s growing fitness studio community this spring. Pilates Instructor and Certified Owner, Emily Dixon, hopes to help her clients grow and learn along their journey to become healthier and happier through Pilates.

(Courtesy of SoulGrown)


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