Update: Lincoln Yard and Little Yard
Speaking of Union Joints, there is an update on their long-anticipated opening of Lincoln Yard and Little Yard in Birmingham’s Rail District. Curt Catallo, owner of Union Joints, says the time off from COVID-19 has given their team time to fine-tune the project and secure their liquor license. He anticipates an opening in 2022. His wife and business partner, Ann Stevenson, owner of Ann Stevenson Studio, is leading the design plans for the interior space. “The challenge is turning a dark voluminous garage into a space that’s light and inviting. This will be accomplished through plush booths, natural woods and additional garage doors to bring in light,” she said. Lincoln Yard will have seating for 135 inside with a patio that will accommodate 73. In addition, “Little Yard,” on the same premises, is a grab-and-go cafe concept that will offer busy families quick food options. The menu will feature comfort foods as well as healthier choices geared toward Birmingham customers. The property sits on the former Birmingham School District bus yard at Lincoln and Eton and will certainly create a vibrant anchor to the Rail District.