Pepper Place Flagship

The Son of a Butcher

Birmingham, Alabama

ArchitectureWorks worked with The Son of a Butcher to renovate an existing building in the Pepper Place District into a bespoke butcher shop. This flagship retail outlet for Evans Meats, Inc. creates a warm, customer-focused experience that places the fresh meats, seafood, and specialty food products in the foreground of a bespoke butcher shop.

The project brings new life to a non-descript 60’s era building in the revitalized district of Pepper Place in Birmingham. New façade elements combine traditional and modern design, creating an exterior identity consistent with the high quality, understated fit and finish of the interior.

The design of the retail space employs a simple palette of stainless-steel fixtures and utilitarian tile finishes in subtle contrast to custom white oak cabinetry and finish carpentry, providing a complimentary backdrop to the shop’s high-quality products. The simple presentation of the retail shop belies the complex mechanical, plumbing, and food handling requirements more typically found in much larger industrial facilities.


AIA Alabama People’s Choice Award, 2022