Five Points South CBD



Five Points South is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Birmingham connecting downtown to affluent suburbs. With immense potential to become a thriving entertainment destination, Orchestra Partners has focused on this neighborhood due to its energy, historic character, walkability and reputation as a premier entertainment destination. Through several redevelopment projects in this area, we hope to create experiences that increase visitor foot traffic with a mix of retail and entertainment spots. John Boone, our principal and co-founder, serves on the Five Points South Alliance board, a community development organization working to revitalize the neighborhood.

After seeing “social house” concepts succeed in markets like Nashville, Denver and Charlotte, Orchestra Partners partnered with design-build firm Creature and the group behind Paramount and El Barrio restaurants to convert the old Bailey Brothers Music Company building into an anchor tenant in Five Points South. Completed in August 2018, the 16,000 square space pays homage to the building’s history as the famous five & dime store and features recreations like foosball, tabletop shuffleboard, ping pong, bumper pool, darts, and eight lanes of duckpin bowling. With one of the longest bars in the city, it has excellent food and drinks, and a roof deck, furthering Five Points reputation as an entertainment destination.

On the same street as The Woolworth, the Five Points Lane project continues the theme of creating unique, urban experiences through connectivity and utilizing existing space. This 10,000 square foot space in the heart of Five Points will be a vibrant outdoor market environment, the centerpiece of which is a recovered alley connecting 20th Street to a bar made of shipping containers. The project is under construction and is scheduled to open in winter 2018-19. Phase II of this project will include the adjacent building by opening its storefront onto the alley.

Located on one of the five corners in Five Points South, the Studio Arts Building was once home to franchises and an unsavory nightclub. The local merchants association worked to identify opportunities so that the same mistakes were not made again. Orchestra Partners acquired the 11,000 square foot building to add a tenant mix favorable to the community and future growth of the community.