Chef Erica Barrett’s SOCU restaurant at Pizitz Food Hall gets $50,000 city grant

A restaurant at the Pizitz Food Hall in Birmingham has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the City of Birmingham to fund an expansion that will including hiring an additional 30 employees.

Chef Erica Barrett’s SOCU Birmingham LLC, which opened the SOCU Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar at the Pizitz Food Hall last year, is the first recipient of a grant from the city’s Retention Incentives for Success and Expansion program.