Amy explains they need a little more time to work out the kinks, but she plans on opening for lunch this Friday as well as Tuesday through Saturday next week. Once they’re settled, Hummingbird’s regular hours will be from 8am-7pm, serving breakfast and lunch, beer and wine, in addition to cakes, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream sandwiches and beverages from a stocked coffee bar.
There are plenty of Amy's menu items for taste testing, including cake-pops, cupcakes and mini pimento cheese sandwiches (my personal favorite). Guests can also buy full-sized bakery items and order cakes, and many explore the rest of the building carrying a cupcake or two.
Other building occupants are also celebrating: Although STeP isn’t opening until late September, owner Nancy McKaig, who also owns Smitten, invites customers to explore their almost-complete space while enjoying live music, wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Outsiders Art & Collectibles, whose main gallery is close by on Iredell Street, opened up a smaller gallery behind Hummingbird and is already selling the neat folk art that it’s known for.
Check out our slideshow from the opening, and make your way over to Broad Street soon to check out Hummingbird and the rest of the building’s occupants.