The Battery is a renovation of the old BEBCO (Birmingham Electric Battery Company) building located at the corner of 2nd Avenue South and 22nd Street.
The buildings, originally an auto repair and servicing shop, will become a mixed-use, multi-tenant development which will include a brewery - The Birmingham District Brewing Company, a fitness studio, and several restaurants including Gus's Fried Chicken - Alabama's first location of the Memphis-based fried chicken chain. The new design will take advantage of the solid bones, high ceilings, and natural light of the structure while modernizing and making basic improvements. Heavy timber trusses previously hidden will be exposed, original signage will be saved and reused, and green elements will be introduced adding an outdoor patio and a bamboo hedge. The Battery is currently under construction.