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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Five Points West Crossplex Alliance teams up to tackle litter problem

Five Points West business owners proved the power of collective action by solving a longstanding community problem.  A business member of the Five Points West Crossplex Alliance had a persisting problem with litter being dumped between her property and the liquor store. The business owner’s repeated complaints to the liquor store managers yielded no resolution, so the Alliance took the problem head on.   Continue reading

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Dreaming of new uses for Birmingham’s old industrial complexes

What do you do with a large industrial campus when the industry’s need for it has faded? RAM Tool took the dreamer’s approach and called in some of Birmingham’s best development minds to brainstorm what the future might hold for the Continental Gin industrial campus in Avondale.   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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HTC Profile: See inside the Five Points South warehouse finding new life as 2200 Magnolia

Anchoring a distinctive angled corner near Five Points South, the Family Services Laundry Building may have looked like an old brick warehouse to many passersby – but developer Mike Mouron saw potential as soon as he stepped inside.  Continue reading

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Five Points West business owners receive community recognition

The Five Points West Community organization recognized Walter Thomas and Anthony Marino, owners of Lena’s East of the Mississippi Diner and Marino’s Market (respectively) with the Five Points West Community Partner Award. The two were chosen as recipients of this award for their historic and ongoing support of neighborhood improvement projects.   Continue reading

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Independent Presbyterian Church and City Meats: Feeding body and soul

Independent Presbyterian Church has served the needs of the Birmingham community for nearly 30 years through their food pantry program. The ministry has recently grown to fill even more community needs through a food voucher partnership with Woodlawn’s City Meats and Vegetables, a corner store in REV’s Urban Food Project network. Continue reading

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Five Points South volunteers give back during Clean and Clear neighborhood cleanup

With shovels, cutters and rakes in their gloved hands, 32 volunteers in Five Points South took time out of their Saturday morning on March 24 to give back to their community.  Continue reading

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Back for seconds: Ensley Eats kicks off season 2 in April

Ensley Eats is back for its second season to fill the lunchtime void in downtown Ensley! Starting April 4 and repeating on the first Wednesday of each month through September, Ensley residents, employees and visitors can head to 19th Street and Avenue F to grab a delicious, food-truck-made meal.  Continue reading

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BIZ 1.0 heads to Five Points West for special-edition April workshop

BIZ 1.0 is on the move! Councilor Steven Hoyt invites you to join Corey Bishop at Refresh Clothing for a special edition of REV Birmingham’s BIZ 1.0 workshop.  Continue reading

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