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New sidewalk planters brighten up downtown Ensley

January 19, 2018 // 12:20 pm

Members of Young Pioneers and Ensley Merchants Association joined forces Saturday, January 13, to help create a more inviting atmosphere in downtown Ensley. Continue reading

The Preservery to bring ‘elevated soul food’ to REV Birmingham’s REVeal Kitchen at The Pizitz

January 17, 2018 // 6:02 pm

In early February, Andrea Foster will put her elevated soul food concept, The Preservery, to the test in REV’s restaurant accelerator space in the popular downtown food hall. Continue reading

Birmingham entrepreneurs: 2018 is your year!

December 19, 2017 // 6:53 pm

The startup scene in the Magic City is booming – and 2018 the perfect time to take advantage of the momentum and take your business to the next level. Need some help getting started? REV Birmingham’s got your back. Continue reading

Biz Growth #BHMflashback: Serving the entrepreneurial community since 2012

November 30, 2017 // 7:20 pm

From Eugene’s Hot Chicken to Ghost Train Brewing to Laced Up Boutique to the freshly-rebranded 3rd Street Market, REV supports business growth with a number of initiatives designed to help entrepreneurs create, test and refine their business concepts. Continue reading

Community grocery store, cheeky gift shop win THE BIG PITCH presented by PNC

November 30, 2017 // 6:23 pm

On Saturday, November 18, 10 finalists competed for a shot at a share of $40,000 in this year’s BIG PITCH, presented by PNC, at The Negro Southern League Museum. Continue reading

Lucky Content approaching one year in Woodlawn!

November 30, 2017 // 5:28 pm

LUCKY Content specializes in affordable, high quality website design and digital marketing, especially for non-profits and small businesses in the Birmingham area. Continue reading

Support local businesses at Dec. 3 Woodlawn Street Market!

November 30, 2017 // 4:28 pm

Woodlawn Business Association and REV Birmingham will host the final Woodlawn Street Market of 2017 on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 12 to 4 p.m. at 55th Place South in historic Woodlawn. Continue reading

Our favorite 5-year #BHMflashback memories: Neighborhood News edition

November 17, 2017 // 7:30 pm

We have WAY too many #BHMflashback memories for our focus neighborhoods to tell each full story, but here’s a sampling of some of our favorite projects since 2012. Continue reading

Dec. 3 Woodlawn Street Market will wrap up 2017 season

November 17, 2017 // 6:32 pm

More than 65 local businesses will participate!  Get a sneak peek at some of the participants… Continue reading

Construction begins on new Five Points social house

November 17, 2017 // 5:34 pm

Orchestra Partners recently announced that construction has begun at the old Bailey Brothers building in Five Points to bring a social house to the area in Summer 2018. Continue reading

Reminder: THE BIG PITCH is TOMORROW!

November 17, 2017 // 4:41 pm

Grab a front-row seat to cast your People’s Choice vote and help determine the next Birmingham success story at THE BIG PITCH presented by PNC! Continue reading

Add your voice to the Complete Streets conversation

November 17, 2017 // 4:38 pm

Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Continue reading

A 5-year #BHMflashback, City Center Style

November 9, 2017 // 7:46 pm

Since the strategic merger of Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham in 2012, REV has been partnering with local stakeholders, the business community and the City of Birmingham to create vibrant, sustainable business districts. Continue reading

THE BIG PITCH, presented by PNC to be held at The Negro Southern League Museum

November 9, 2017 // 5:48 pm

“The Negro Southern League Museum is excited to host THE BIG PITCH,” said Natasha Rogers, director of the museum. “Small businesses are a vital component and major contributor to the strength of our local community.” Continue reading

Winter Market is coming to The Pizitz!

November 9, 2017 // 4:51 pm

The Market will be held on Black Friday, November 24, and again December 16. Don’t miss this great opportunity to eat, drink and shop this winter! Continue reading

Action needed to keep the Federal Historic Tax Credit!

November 9, 2017 // 2:55 pm

Contact your member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and urge them to save the historic tax credit! Continue reading

Keep voting for the Alabama Theatre to help restore its 18th St. sign!

October 18, 2017 // 5:10 pm

If you love the Alabama Theatre, submit five votes daily for the Birmingham project by visiting BigAlabamaSign.com. Continue reading

Finalists announced for THE BIG PITCH 2017, Presented by PNC

October 18, 2017 // 4:58 pm

The finalists will pitch their business models to a panel of judges, potential investors, and a live audience on Saturday, November 18 from 12 to 4 p.m. at The Negro Southern League Museum. Continue reading

Zyp BikeShare celebrates 2 years with new features

October 18, 2017 // 3:06 pm

Since its launch on October 14, 2015, Zyp bikes have become a staple on the streets of the Magic City, already covering 157,000 miles of Birmingham terrain – a cool 6 times around the Earth. Continue reading

CO.STARTERS, Big Pitch alum opens pole fitness studio

October 18, 2017 // 2:08 pm

Elle Nelson’s Studio Steel houses seven floor-to-ceiling steel poles where an instructor will lead you through a unique, aerial-arts-inspired workout. Continue reading

Bitty's offers 'Pinky Swear' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 18, 2017 // 1:13 pm

Ten percent of the profits from each Pinky Swear juice will be donated to Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies of Birmingham. Continue reading

Gilmer Drug’s love for Ensley shines through store renovations

October 11, 2017 // 5:18 pm

With support from REV Birmingham’s Urban Food Project, the Cranes are finalizing improvements to the store’s physical space and diversifying products to better meet the needs of the Ensley neighborhood. Continue reading

September Woodlawn Street Market fills block with food & fun finds

October 11, 2017 // 4:20 pm

The market, organized by Woodlawn Business Association and REV Birmingham, continues to serve as a launching pad for up-and-coming startups in the Woodlawn community and beyond. Continue reading

Art Crawl Returns to East Lake Station this Saturday

October 11, 2017 // 3:30 pm

More than 15 artists will be set up on the sidewalk in the 7600 block of 1st Avenue North. Continue reading

Harvest Brunch sets up delicious farm-restaurant matches

October 11, 2017 // 3:29 pm

Birmingham Restaurant Week’s final event of 2017 teamed up 10 Alabama farmers and 10 Alabama chefs to create a delicious Harvest Brunch in the heart of Woodlawn. Continue reading

Give your feedback on temporary street design in Woodlawn

October 11, 2017 // 1:32 pm

Data collected will be shared with the engineering firm retained by the City of Birmingham to design a new street program. Continue reading

Harvest Brunch: Celebrating the most important meal in the 'Ham!

October 4, 2017 // 2:34 pm

When breakfast and lunch join forces, it’s a beautiful thing. And when 10 Birmingham restaurants use farm-fresh ingredients grown right here in Alabama to create special off-menu brunch fare, it’s something you won’t want to miss. Continue reading

A big push to bring Amazon to Birmingham

October 4, 2017 // 1:53 pm

Have you seen the giant Amazon boxes that popped up around Birmingham last week? Continue reading

Vote daily to help restore Alabama Theater sign on 18th Street

October 4, 2017 // 1:37 pm

The Alabama Theatre is one of 25 finalists across the U.S. vying for grant money in the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. Continue reading

Miami Fusion Café Launches Puerto Rico Relief Program

October 4, 2017 // 12:46 pm

Our friends at Miami Fusion are collecting relief items for the next several months for Puerto Rico, suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Continue reading

Eat Drink Read Write spotlights Pizitz restaurateurs

October 4, 2017 // 12:40 pm

The event was an opportunity to showcase the growing cultural and culinary diversity in Birmingham’s restaurant scene and the role The Pizitz Food Hall has played. Continue reading

THE BIG PITCH 2017 set for November 18

October 4, 2017 // 11:50 am

Get your tickets, Birmingham! This year, we’ll be awarding more than $40,000 in cash and services to three aspiring entrepreneurs. Continue reading

Don't miss Thursday's Art Crawl

October 4, 2017 // 11:42 am

This month’s featured artist, chosen by Tara Stallworth Lee of Ground Floor Contemporary, is local photographer and painter Micah Briggs. Continue reading

Morris Avenue Eyecare investing in downtown

October 4, 2017 // 10:44 am

Morris Avenue Eyecare has officially relocated to their new office at the historic 2229 Morris Avenue. Continue reading

New clothing boutique coming to Railroad Park SmallBox

September 27, 2017 // 5:00 pm

Brigelle Oden opened Wolf and Rose Boutique at the corner of 14th Street and 1st Avenue South, just a few feet away from Birmingham Candy Company. Continue reading

CO.STARTERS grad brings coworking to the culinary core

September 27, 2017 // 4:02 pm

Kim Lee, an alumnae of Create Birmingham’s CO.STARTERS program, recently opened her new coworking space, Forge, in downtown Birmingham Continue reading

From The Big Pitch to the right touch

September 27, 2017 // 3:05 pm

Today, we highlight a finalist from the very first Big Pitch: Lemar Storey and his massage therapy business, Life Touch Massage. Continue reading

Woodlawn Street Market is this Saturday!

September 27, 2017 // 2:09 pm

Join the Woodlawn Business Association and REV Birmingham on September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 55th Place South in historic Woodlawn for a craft fair like no other. Continue reading

Last BIZ 1.0 before THE BIG PITCH!

September 27, 2017 // 1:11 pm

Considering taking your shot at a share of $40,000 in THE BIG PITCH Presented By PNC? Make sure you’re prepared by taking advantage of our startup entrepreneurial courses. Continue reading

Avondale Brewing, Red Diamond partner for summer beer success

September 21, 2017 // 6:57 pm

Sometimes unexpected combinations yield the best results. Enter the flavor of the summer from Avondale Brewing Company and Red Diamond Coffee and Tea: Mango Green Tea Saison. Continue reading

Mark your calendar: Woodlawn Street Market is September 23

September 14, 2017 // 6:13 pm

Meet a few of the more than 70 local businesses scheduled to participate. Continue reading

Take part in Woodlawn’s tactical urbanism project

September 14, 2017 // 5:15 pm

If you have an interest in helping make Birmingham a more bikeable, walkable city, REV Birmingham is looking for volunteers to help install a tactical urbanism demonstration in Woodlawn. Continue reading

It's a wrap for successful Ensley Eats season

September 14, 2017 // 3:17 pm

Ensley Eats demonstrated that the importance and demand for spaces to connect with community were much needed. Continue reading

Birmingham earns three 2017 Main Street Alabama awards

September 14, 2017 // 2:19 pm

Main Street Alabama celebrated program successes at the fourth annual Awards of Excellence, honoring the most impactful projects and individuals who create jobs and preserve character in communities across the state. Continue reading

A new home for artists in East Lake

September 14, 2017 // 1:21 pm

Property owner Vince Amaro is converting the former Estate Liquidators at 7623 1st Ave. N into Art Town at East Lake Station. Continue reading

East Lake’s first Art Crawl planned for September 16

September 14, 2017 // 12:22 pm

The very first East Lake Art Crawlwill take place Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 7600 Block of 1st Avenue North. Continue reading

Art Walk 2017 is September 8-9

September 7, 2017 // 8:00 am

The 16th edition of Birmingham’s annual art event in the Loft District takes place September 8-9. Enjoy live music, stop in at one of the many restaurants in the Art Walk footprint, or grab a bite at one of the food trucks … Continue reading

AARP/Zyp Senior Bike Safety Course September 23

September 7, 2017 // 8:00 am

Bicycling is a fun and easy way to get active, especially when you know how to do it safely. Continue reading

Bitty’s Living Kitchen marks one month in REVeal Kitchen

September 7, 2017 // 8:00 am

Chef Kimberly McNair Brock opened her fast-casual restaurant focusing on whole fruits and vegetables in REV Birmingham’s REVeal Kitchen business accelerator to test her “living food” concept and work toward opening a brick-and-mortar location. Continue reading

Student who needs a job? Look for Zyp at UAB job fair

September 7, 2017 // 8:00 am

If you or someone you know may be interested in joining an energetic and creative problem-solving team, tell them to look for the Zyp table at the fair! Continue reading

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