In the 1980s, downtown Birmingham was nothing like it is today. Empty warehouses and dilapidated buildings lined the streets. Where many saw blight, Sloss saw potential. As a counter to the development of suburban sprawl, swallowing up land south of the city, Sloss Real Estate embarked on its first urban redevelopment projects. One of those became Pepper Place. Formerly the Dr. Pepper Syrup Plant and Bottling Company. Eleven revitalized buildings today total more than 475,000 square feet of mixed-use space with great walkability, convenient parking, outdoor dining and Birmingham’s best Farmers Market.