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
We’ve made it to the third and final public workshop for Re-vision Linn Park! Partners behind Re-Vision Linn Park will wrap up the community engagement process at the last public workshop on Tuesday, October 4, at Boutwell Auditorium. Community members can participate and provide feedback on a park design concept in the noon or 5:30 p.m. session – so come out one last time and let your voice be heard!
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!