Busy Corner Cheese in the Pizitz Food Hall is permanently closing this week

Busy Corner Cheese
(source: Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions Facebook page)

Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions, located in the Pizitz Food Hall, is permanently closing this Sunday, September 8th. Owned by Brian McMillan and managed by Ryan Hageman, the idea behind Busy Corner Cheese was to bring the finest cheese and specialty foods to Birmingham, since Birmingham has long been the largest city in America without a full service, cut-to-order cheese shop.

busy corner cheese
(source: Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions Facebook page)

Busy Corner Cheese also sells some of the absolute best sandwiches in Birmingham, combining fresh and unique ingredients to create a truly unforgettable menu. Brian and Ryan posted a heartfelt message to Facebook earlier today announcing the closure.

Their Facebook message read:

busy corner cheese

Dear Birmingham,
It is with mixed emotions that we announce that we are permanently closing this Sunday 9/9. It has been a pleasure to be Birmingham’s 1st and only cut to order cheese shop, and to bring cheese to ALL the people. I will continue to stay local in cheese distribution working for farmers and producers and telling the story of Farmstead cheese. There are no regrets. We have introduced great cheese from amazing producers to some who have never been exposed.
We made some of the best sandwiches in the city of Birmingham. But MOST importantly we have made friends with some that we may never have met otherwise. Come in between now and Sunday to say goodbye.

There will be specials announced all week and we are going to be using this as an opportunity to support two fantastic non profits that we believe in strongly:
Daphne Zepos Teaching Award- Daphne was a great champion of the American Cheesemonger. She inspired me with her knowledge of cheese and those who produce it, but more importantly for connecting farms to people. I miss her dearly as a friend and mentor. Her memorial scholarship connects young Cheesemongers wit travel and research that they may not otherwise get.
HICA- (Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama) We believe that the world is better when we live together as brothers and sisters and don’t treat each other like strangers; regardless of ethnicity, color, orientation, or politics.
Not goodbye, but see you in a different venue! Thanks for all the support and enthusiasm you shared for cheese! 

This week is your last chance to visit Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions. Stop by the Pizitz Food Hall and buy some of the incredible cheese or try one of their mouth watering sandwiches. I’d personally recommend the Augusta, as it’s the absolute best Pimento and cheese sandwich I’ve ever had! Hours and information for Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions is listed below:

Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions is open daily for lunch and dinner at:



1821 2nd Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203


Monday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Check out the menu HERE!

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