Last Year Was a Busy One For Tenants at Pepper Place

Here’s a rundown of all the recent moves, updates and new tenants at Pepper Place.
  • Not wanting to leave Pepper Place, longtime tenant, FRED relocated from the Studios building to a new perch on the third floor of the Dr Pepper Building.  With the move, owner Derick Belden was responding to the pandemic by making this office a gathering place for collaboration and brainstorming, more than a traditional office where people have to go every day.
  • Also on the third floor of the Dr Pepper Building, Caroline Gidiere opened her new design studio. She renovated an old divided office by opening it up, painting everything white and bringing in some unique accent pieces. She selected the east facing side of the building for its incredible natural light.
  • Across the hall from Caroline, Jimmy Laughlin expanded his offices on the third floor of the Dr Pepper Building by opening the wall between his existing space and an open office next door.
  • Crawford Square expanded its offices in late 2021, taking on the mezzanine in the recently renovated 2700 Building it shares with Dekalb Office furniture. The new space positions Crawford Square for continued growth of its real estate services business.
  • New tenant, Steel Strength training is relocating to Pepper Place from the Lakeview District. They are adding to our health and wellness business offerings and will be located in a 2nd Avenue South space.
  • Found Birmingham began as a pop-up and “by appointment only” business in the basement of the Dr Pepper Building. They have evidently “found” a niche and are moving to a much larger storefront on 2nd Avenue South by the parking lot for Hop City.
  • Nova PT is another new tenant that opened late last year in the Studios Building. Founder, Laura Richardson has built NOVA into a holistic, comprehensive, and sustainable organization that fosters growth and healing through individualized, one-on-one treatments.
  • Highline Real Estate began construction on a new space in the Studios Building between The Lumbar and Ignite Cycle. The suite of offices and meeting rooms will serve as the company’s headquarters and also spur long needed updates to the 29th Street S facade and entrance of the building.
  • Late in the year, JP Howard Photography renovated a small office into a photography studio on the third floor of the Dr Pepper Building.