Birmingham’s Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors is giving would-be restaurateurs a shot later this year at properties in Birmingham and Montgomery to test out their dining concepts.
“Rotate the Plate” will bow in Alabama after opening in Louisville, Ky. at Westport Village.
The concept is designed to revamp former restaurant locations by placing established local chefs in them, letting them roll out new restaurant concepts with minimal upfront investment. The spaces will be delivered in “turn-key” condition and will rotate every three to six months, the company said.
Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors is actively searching for qualified partners in Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Mary Beyer Lell, CSREA Principal, said the “pop-up” nature of the concept will allow talented chefs the ability to gain exposure without a large commitment.“The space will provide an ideal setting for an ever-evolving and unique culinary experience,” Lell said.
Louisville-based Weber Group, Inc. led the design and creative direction. “Our team immediately understood the exciting concept that Crawford Square was describing for Westport Village and throughout their portfolio of assets,” Adam McIntyre, creative director and architect for Weber Group, Inc., said. “Weber Group was eager to jump right in and provide some visuals of what we think will be part of the evolution of mixed-use campuses.”