Taco Mac, Mountain High Arrives at Pelham’s Canopy Project – Shelby County Reporter

Taco Mac, Mountain High arrives at Pelham’s Canopy Project

Posted 5:21 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022

By MICHELLE LOVE | Personal editor

PELHAM- The Town of Pelham has announced more details regarding the upcoming Canopy project.

Georgian restaurant Taco Mac and Mountain High Outfitters are both opening locations inside the Canopy Project, which is currently in its construction phase.

Taco Mac is a popular casual bar/restaurant that has 28 locations, mostly in Georgia. The menu consists of a variety of tacos, burgers, salads and wings as well as a great beer selection. The Pelham location will be the restaurant’s only location in Alabama.

Mountain High Outfitters, the popular outdoor clothing and equipment store, has locations across the United States, including several in Alabama, although this is the first location in Pelham. The store includes men’s, women’s and children’s outdoor clothing and also offers a variety of footwear and outdoor gear such as knives and hammocks.

The Canopy Project, located across from the Oak Mountain Amphitheater and the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena, is a mixed-use development the city has been developing for just over a year. Work on the site began in November 2021, and since then plans for the property have been slowly revealed throughout the year.

The mixed-use property is expected to include 25,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space as well as a 234-unit apartment to be called “Canopy Park Apartments.” The project is estimated at $60 million.

Pelham City Manager Gretchen DiFante recently gave an overview of the Canopy Project at the recent meeting of the Pelham City Schools Teachers and Employees Institute.

“It’s a huge project,” DiFante said. “They are moving forward with this. They had to do a lot of work on the site, do a lot of blasting, but it’s going well.

Both businesses plan to open in the spring or summer of 2023.

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