The Pizitz Food Hall has an exciting new tenant. Chef and owner Kimberly McNair Brock has officially opened the doors to Bitty’s Living Kitchen in our restaurant accelerator, REVeal Kitchen. Over the next few months, Kim will serve her healthy “living food” creations as she works toward opening a brick and mortar location in Birmingham. Be sure to support Kim (a part of the CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial family) and our many other small business owners as they continue to help build Birmingham’s vibrancy and its culinary reputation. If you think your business idea is a good fit for REVeal Kitchen, be sure to enroll in Create Birmingham’s next CO.STARTERS class, which kicks off September 11, 2017. Read below for more info.
Special thanks and recognition to our many financial sponsors and in-kind friends who rallied behind this project to make it a reality: Regions Bank, Buffalo Rock, Red Diamond, Bayer Properties, Wood Fruitticher, the Ellen & Fred Elsas Fund, the Alice Meriwether Bowsher Fund, Maynard Cooper & Gale, Appleseed Workshop, and BRESCO.
If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!
Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!
One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.