When Cahaba Brewery moved into its 51,000 square-foot location in Avondale’s Continental Gin Complex, the team had a vision for the spacious taproom that involved more than beer.
The size of Cahaba’s former home limited the crowd they could host, and the community-minded brewing team was excited to finally be able to invite Birmingham into its new larger space. Building on Cahaba’s commitment to supporting local, the brewery partnered in 2017 with Yellowhammer Creative to start the bi-annual CahaBazaar as a long-awaited community gathering.
Each winter and summer, the festival showcases Birmingham artists, makers and nonprofits – and it’s almost that time again! On Saturday, June 23, CahaBazaar will feature 40 local vendors with original products. Cahaba Brewery ambassador Danielle Chamoun says CahaBazaar is all about working with the community – echoing Cahaba’s core values.
“We love the people in our neighborhood, in our city, in our state, and we wanted a way to bring everyone together,” Chamoun said. “Art was the answer!”
Although CahaBazaar hosts many artists and creatives, it also encourages non-profits to participate to help build awareness for their causes.
With so many unique vendors to choose from, CahaBazaar has a little something for everybody! A special shout-out to REV clients and partners below who are participating (Watch this page throughout the week for the full list)
- Alabama Partners for Clean Air
- Alabama Symphony Orchestra
- Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
- Digs Design
- Down in the Ham
- Growing Kings Inc
- Infinite Soaps
- Left Hand Soap Co.
- Leldon’s Wooden Art
- Match Chocolate
- Mountain High Outfitters
- Seasick Records
- Sidewalk Film Festival
- Urban Food Project
- Winslet & Rhys
At REV, we also love seeing the added vibrancy on the street as patrons enjoy outdoor dining in our beautiful city. As indoor dining reopens, cities across the country are realizing that ending expanded outdoor dining could mean leaving money on the table.
Although the Greyhound Bus Terminal was renovated in the ’70s, many original elements of the building remained and have now been become historic highlights in the present-day adaptive reuse project. Join us on a photo tour of the historic space!
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