The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Thursday, June 10, 2010

South Bessemer gets more good news

More good news for Bessemer's south downtown.

Boateng's Cajun Creations Restaurant will open on the South side near the railroad tracks on 19th Street in this building in mid-July.

The owner is interested and committed to keeping the historic nature of the building.

Many of us have been wishing for something to go into this historic former gas station. What better than a Cajun restaurant?

The restaurant owner plans to have some outdoor seating in the front, but maybe not at opening. There will be seating for about 48 indoors, with some booth seating and tables.

Boateng's was formerly at Watermark Place. Here are owners Carolyn and Graham Boateng.

Picture credit Birmingham News

Here's a review of their food when it was at Watermark.

Improvements are being done by Darden Contracting and Remodeling. I had a conversation with contractor Willie Darden. Willie sees great potential for downtown Bessemer, and has an eye for historic buildings and such. Between he and I, we had the south area of downtown made into a showcase. We can dream, can't we?

I can walk to this restaurant and really am looking forward to it opening. Who wants to go on opening night? Stay posted to Bessemer Opinions for the latest.


Shia said...

I missed this post earlier. This is great. I used to drive from Southside Birmingham to Watermark specifically for this place and have waiting for them to re-open. Best and most affordable cajun in the area. And its a really nice family restaurant too (Although I think this new location will require them to hire some people now).

Shia said...

Oh, and keep me updated, I do want to go on opening night.

Joe said...

We missed opening night...but the restaurant is open now. Let me know when you go!