Five Points South celebrates its 131st Anniversary

Originally incorporated as the Town of Highland on May 14, 1887, Five Points South has grown enormously from the street car suburb it once was. Today, the community is regarded as one of Birmingham’s most distinguished historical districts – with fine architectural, historical and cultural resources on nearly every corner. Continue reading

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Eugene’s Hot Chicken owner to present expansion ideas to Rise of the Rest pitch competition

Eugene’s is already the king of hot chicken in Birmingham, but the man behind the popular food truck and restaurant has even bigger plans.
Owner Zebbie Carney will pitch his plan for a North Birmingham commissary kitchen at the upcoming Rise of the Rest tour stop in Birmingham. Continue reading

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Birmingham-Southern chefs take a field trip to the farm

On a crisp spring morning in March, the Bon Appetit chefs from Birmingham-Southern College, along with Taylor Clark and Leigh Hooten of REV Urban Food Project, took a trip to Neal Pope’s Farm in Salem, AL. This trip was designed to meet one of our enrolled Farm to Fork vendors and learn about sustainable farming, but transcended these expectations and became a conduit to reenergize us and remind us of why we do what we do. Continue reading

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Birmingham Lights set to change colors for National Donate Life Month

REV’s Birmingham Lights Project’s LED lighting installations in the historic train underpasses at 14th, 18th, 20th and 22nd Streets, will shine in shades of blue and green on April 13 for the celebration of National Blue & Green Day.  Continue reading

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HTC Profile: A glimpse inside historic Protective Life Building to soon be transformed into hotel

Rhaglan Hospitality, led by Joe White and Jim Lewis, plans to return another iconic piece of Birmingham’s skyline to its former glory. The 90-year-old Protective Life building (also known as the Commerce Center) landed at number one on the 2018 Alabama historic tax credit urban district list and will soon be transformed by the local developer into a 96-room boutique hotel. Continue reading

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2018 Alabama Historic Tax Credit list proves strong demand for investment

Last week, The Alabama Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit Evaluating Committee approved requests for funds to be allocated to three historic renovation projects in Birmingham. These projects, as well as those projects that were approved for the wait list for 2019 allocation, prove the demand for historic rehabilitation is strong in Birmingham and Alabama.  Continue reading

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UAB honors students visit Woodlawn for lesson in community development

Students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Global and Community Leadership Honors program visited Woodlawn this week to learn about community and economic development. REV Birmingham was glad to welcome the incomparable professor Anthony Hood and his class as we talked about inclusive revitalization in Woodlawn and other urban commercial districts.  Continue reading

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What are Complete Streets? A safe, accessible way forward.

The Birmingham City Council Committee of the Whole recently introduced a draft of a Complete Streets Ordinance, a significant step forward in the ongoing advocating of a balanced transportation initiative in the City of Birmingham.   Continue reading

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Upgrade your Zyp experience: 7 things you can do with the Zyp app

You’re probably already familiar with the happy green bikes Zypping around the Magic City. But did you know the Zyp mobile app can enhance your riding experience? Check out a few of the cool features available to Zyp riders through the app! Continue reading

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Happy grand opening to The Preservery!

Chef Andrea Foster will celebrate the grand opening of her restaurant The Preservery in REV Birmingham’s REVeal Kitchen stall at The Pizitz Food Hall on Friday. Continue reading

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