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© A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport will be held on February 26. (BHMAirport Flickr) © A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport will be held on February 26. (BHMAirport Flickr)
Rendering of the Good People Brewing Co. Bar and Restaurant inside the new terminal at BHM. (BHMAirport Flickr) Rendering of the Good People Brewing Co. Bar and Restaurant inside the new terminal at BHM. (BHMAirport Flickr)
Rendering of Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q inside the new terminal at BHM. (BHMAirport Flickr) Rendering of Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q inside the new terminal at BHM. (BHMAirport Flickr)
Rendering of Starbucks inside the new terminal at BHM. (BHMAirport Flickr) Rendering of Starbucks inside the new terminal at BHM. (BHMAirport Flickr)

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of Phase I of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday, February 26.

Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. will join the Birmingham Airport Authority President/CEO and Board of Directors for the event that will begin at 4:00 p.m.

The new 285,000-squre-foot addition is part of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Terminal Modernization Project, and it is the larger phase of the two-phase project. The designers' and developers' goal for the expansion is to improve safety and efficiency while having a modernized appearance. 

The total cost of the project is estimated at $201 million, and it will include a new centralized security checkpoint that allows easy access between concourses and new concessions. The food concessions program, managed by HMS Host, will include Chick-fil-a, Good People's Brewing Co., Great American Bagel, Jim ‘N Nick's and Starbucks. Other concessions in Phase I include three Hudson Newsstands and a shoeshine stand.

"Passenger feedback was a driving force for the fresh and expanded concession offerings," Al Denson, President and CEO, Birmingham Airport Authority, said in a October 2012 release. "We believe we have a program that the community can be proud of and passengers can be excited about."

It is the most significant modernization at BHM since it was built in 1931.

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