City of Birmingham to invest $1.7 million into revamped Yo Mama’s restaurant

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The city of Birmingham is considering investing nearly two million dollars into the revitalization of a vacant parking deck downtown.

On Tuesday, the joint Economic, Development and Tourism Committee met to discuss allocating $1.7 million dollars in ARPA funding to Yo Mama’s restaurant.

The city wants to redevelop and enhance the restaurant by moving it from its current location on 2nd Avenue to a new space on 4th Avenue. The project will expand the restaurant’s capacity to nearly 5,800 square feet and seat up to roughly 100 people.

By Carly Laing