Author Archives: Julie McKinney

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church wins $150,000 national grant to support historic preservation efforts

Thanks to Sixteenth Street Baptist Church supporters’ diligent online voting, the historic church will receive a $150,000 grant to install protective glass on the outside of all the church’s recently-restored stained glass windows as well as make repairs to the cupola and twin bell towers. Continue reading

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Join Young Pioneers & Back Forty founders for beer, food & Sloss Docks tour

Back Forty Beer Co. Founder & CEO Jason Wilson and Back Forty Birmingham Owner & CEO Doug Brown will share their stories and lead a tour of the new brewery on Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Announcing the 2018 finalists for The Big Pitch Presented by PNC Bank

The finalists will compete to win a share of $50,000 in cash and professional services prize packages on Saturday, November 17, 2018, as they pitch their business models to a panel of judges, potential investors, and a live audience. Continue reading

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What to expect at a special wellness-themed October Woodlawn Street Market

Woodlawn Street Market, now with five markets in its fifth year, is getting ready for its first-ever October Woodlawn Street Market! The Saturday, October 13 market will have a special focus on health and wellness. 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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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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