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Orchestra Partners’ Mercantile on Morris Under Construction

Press Release
Mercantile on Morris

July 16, 2020

CONTACT: Courtney Hall
Retail Specialists

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Orchestra Partners, an urban real estate redevelopment firm, has started construction on their newest downtown development, Mercantile on Morris. The mixed-use project will feature 14,000 square feet of commercial space with 47 upscale residential condo units above. Located at 2212 Morris Avenue, the project will feature access from both First Avenue North and Morris Avenue, with a pedestrian plaza with storefronts connecting the two thoroughfares. The project is slated for completion in November.

“We are excited to announce that construction has started and to release the renderings for downtown’s newest mixed-use development,” said John Boone, principal at Orchestra Partners.

Being able to revitalize another part of Birmingham’s most iconic street is something our team is very proud of.”


“We have been busy focusing on the ground-floor commercial space facing Morris Avenue as well as storefronts on 1st Avenue North, both ideal for lifestyle retail brands, boutique fitness, coffee shops, bars and restaurants,” said Lyndsy Yim, associate broker at Retail Specialists. “We are excited to bring new concepts to the city that will have a positive impact on the market.”

Currently available for lease are Morris Avenue ground-level spaces starting at 500 square feet up to 1,800 square feet, some with frontage on Morris Avenue and others facing the pedestrian plaza. The second floor, 1st Avenue North, has a 2,700 square foot space available for a restaurant anchor tenant.

For additional information on leasing at Mercantile on Morris contact Lyndsy Yim at 205-209-4595 or Haden Smith at 205-314-0388.

About Orchestra Partners

Proudly headquartered in downtown Birmingham, we compose a symphony of purposeful partnerships for livable, thriving neighborhoods. Our co-founders Hunter Renfroe and John Boone moved back to Birmingham and founded Orchestra Partners, their own unique contribution to the city’s revitalization. With a shared vision to preserve history while creating a brighter future, Hunter and John set their sights on redevelopment that would positively impact Birmingham.

Orchestra Partners focuses on leveraging real estate opportunities that restore the past, strengthen the present, and ensure a sustainable future. We bring entities together to work in concert to create a lasting impact on the place we call home. This redevelopment approach allows us to think outside the box, take risks and create initiatives that help achieve our goal of building a better Birmingham.

About Retail Specialists

Retail Specialists, LLC is the premier retail real estate services firm in the south. We are committed to long-term relationships in property management, retail representation, development, leasing, and brokerage. Founded in 2005, we’ve thrived through tough times and shine under pressure. A unique mix of experience, technology, and data have proven successful in a business we love.

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