Author Archives: Julie McKinney

What’s your vision for downtown Birmingham? Let’s take a BIG SWING with the City Center Master Plan

The new vision for the City Center should take big swings and lay out actionable steps that will unite and excite the community about our shared future. Implementing such a plan is at the heart of REV Birmingham’s mission to create vibrant commercial districts.  Continue reading

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REV now accepting 2018 applications for The Big Pitch Presented by PNC

Calling all small businesses with big dreams! Apply by September 15 to make your business pitch, “Shark Tank”-style, on November 17. Continue reading

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REV Birmingham earns 3 Main Street Alabama awards for 2017 projects

REV Birmingham received honors for three 2017 projects at the fifth annual Main Street Alabama Awards: Excellence in Placemaking for the Woodlawn Tactical Urbanism project, Excellence in Historic Preservation for the Big Alabama Sign campaign, and Excellence in Business Development for Art Town. Continue reading

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‘Taque’ to mix tacos and barbecue in REV Birmingham’s REVeal Kitchen at The Pizitz

Taque (pronounced tah-kyoo) – a concept in which tacos meet barbecue – will open in the first week of September in the REVeal Kitchen space in the popular downtown food hall. Continue reading

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Annie Reynolds taps into love of local food with Birmingham Taste Tours

Annie Reynolds is bringing a new flavor of vibrancy to downtown Birmingham as she launches Birmingham Taste Tours in early September. Continue reading

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Square One Goods Co. bringing its unique mix of products to downtown Birmingham’s Founders Station

The card, gift and stationery shop that won 2nd in REV’s 2017 Big Pitch Presented by PNC will make its home in the mixed-use Founders Station development. Continue reading

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A taste of Nelchie’s Cajun: Q&A with Chef Kevon Lewis

A Woodlawn Street Market vendor since the second market, Chef Lewis is taking over the kitchen at Rojo on Monday, August 12 as part of Birmingham Restaurant Week. Continue reading

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Harvest Brunch and Woodlawn Street Market bring big crowds to the neighborhood

REV’s mission is to create vibrant commercial districts, and we saw that on display in a big way in Woodlawn on Saturday, August 11. Birmingham Restaurant Week’s 2018 season kicked off with a sold-out Harvest Brunch alongside a larger-than-ever Woodlawn Street Market, drawing more than 1,000 people to just a few blocks in heart of the historic district.  Continue reading

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True40 Fitness Studio is first tenant to open in The Battery

Kaitlyn Bentley, the first franchisee and owner of True40 Fitness Studio Downtown Birmingham, is a lifelong fitness enthusiast with a love for the community that fitness studios create. Continue reading

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The 2018 Woodlawn Street Market is showcasing Birmingham’s small businesses

The popular markets that bring up to 80 local vendors and hundreds of shoppers to the heart of historic Woodlawn are back. Applications to be a vendor at one or more 2018 markets are being accepted now! Continue reading

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