It is, perhaps, the oldest bar in the Birmingham metro area. And it might have one of the best burgers in the area, too. But if you want to taste it, you better get out to Trussville soon, because Velma’s Place might not be open much longer.
Landlord Terry Simmons has informed the owners of Trussville landmark beer joint Velma’s Place that they need to vacate the property soon. The Trussville Tribune reports that Simmons accepted an offer from Matthew Norman to start a seafood restaurant at the location. The rent will be the same, Simmons told the Tribune, but Norman is investing more than $70,000 in fixing the place up.
Read much, much more at the Trussville Tribune.