Food entrepreneurship leads economic development progress in Woodlawn

The Birmingham community of Woodlawn has recently seen economic growth through the renovation of an existing but dilapidated building that now houses a restaurant, a bakery and a fresh produce distribution center.  Located at 5829 1st Avenue North, the joint venture between Woodlawn Foundation and REV Birmingham has allowed two Woodlawn business owners to expand their footprint to accommodate a growing demand for their respective products. 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 will resume in April. Applications to be a vendor at one or more 2018 markets are being accepted now! Continue reading

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BIZ 1.0 is headed to Ensley in June

The next BIZ 1.0 is headed to Ensley! REV Birmingham invites anyone interested in this special edition of BIZ 1.0 to come out June 15 and learn what it takes to start a business in Birmingham. Continue reading

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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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June 9 Clean and Clear volunteers to address Brother Bryan Park in Five Points South

There are more than 100 parks throughout Birmingham, with more than 2,000 acres. The city is rich with beautiful trees, plants and green spaces, but sometimes neglected areas need a helping hand.  Continue reading

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What I learned at Woodlawn Street Market: Beehive Baking Company

As the Birmingham food scene grows, Beehive Baking Company owners Sarah Schlund and Caeden Oliver are using Woodlawn Street Market to reach new customers. The co-owners first participated in the market last fall, and both say they’ve learned a lot through the process. Continue reading

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Local historic district street sign toppers to debut in Five Points South

The new sign toppers will allow motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to easily identify whether they’re in the Anderson Place, Cullom Street, Cobb Lane or Phelan Park district – and enhance the sense of pride that comes with living or working in a historic district. Continue reading

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Community members clean up Five Points West for upcoming Neighborhoods USA Tour

The Five Points West community, in partnership with the Five Points West/Crossplex Alliance, held its first major community clean-up on Saturday, April 28 in preparation for the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Tour coming to the community in May. Approximately 200 volunteers participated in the clean-up that took place across the six neighborhoods in Five Points West. Continue reading

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East 59: 2015 Big Pitch winners still serving East Lake in style

The East Lake District boasts many incredible assets, including Ruffner Mountain and East Lake Park. Husband-and-wife duo Amber and Stephen Tolbert have called East Lake home since 2012. They love their neighbors and community, and they knew this was the neighborhood where they should start their business.  Continue reading

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Taste of Five Points is back for year two

Taste of Five Points is back by popular demand! Vulcan Park and Museum and the Five Points Alliance are working together to host the second annual “Taste of Five Points” presented by Spire – a celebration of the neighborhood’s 131st anniversary. Attendees will experience all the elements that exemplify the best of Five Points South, from culinary hot-spots to trendy retail to lively entertainment options.  Continue reading

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