It's show time at the Woodlawn Theater!
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Yaysayers
Lights, Camera, Action! The rebirth of the Woodlawn Theater is happening this weekend in the heart of Woodlawn. The theater is opening its doors to the public with two extraordinary opening events that are FREE to the public. The 1400 square foot venue has a wide range of amenities and even has a full-service bar. Because of the Mason Music Foundation, this venue is filling a much needed resource for local musicians to perform. Keep reading to discover how the theater came back to life and its impact on the community.
Preserving Our Past: Celebrating Historic Preservation Month and Saving the Buildings We Love
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving
Many historic buildings, including the John Hand and The Frank, have been successfully redeveloped while preserving their original charm. May is Historic Preservation Month, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving historic buildings. Currently, numerous buildings possess a solid foundation but have been left vacant and require immediate attention for preservation. Find out which treasures are in need of your help today!
How the latest developments in The Switch district are impacting Birmingham
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business
The final touches are coming together for the grand opening of the Nextec building in the Switch district. Conveniently located a block away from the Innovation Depot, graduates from the depot and other entrepreneurs have a place to go after successfully launching their business off the ground. Continue reading to find out more about the district and newest developments.
Take a walk alongside the Birmingham Holiday Window Art Trail!
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Yaysayers
Downtown Birmingham has partnered with seven local artists to begin the first Birmingham Holiday Magic Window Art Trail! The artist had full access to the unoccupied window spaces to create a holiday-related art scene. Artists were encouraged to use multimedia art types in their windows, and began to go up the last week of November. You can check out all the artist and their work now until the end of the year!
From street market to storefront: Woodlawn Marketplace is back and better than ever!
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn
We’ve got some good news for you! Some of your favorite Woodlawn Street Market vendors are here to stay. We are launching a long-term version of The Woodlawn Marketplace retail incubator in a larger footprint. Woodlawn Marketplace, now in the former Woodlawn Cycle Café space at 5530 1st Avenue South, will feature 11 seasoned Woodlawn Street Market vendors ready to explore varying points of business growth within a brick-and-mortar environment. From jewelry to food options, these vendors will finally have a place to call home!
Downtown Birmingham's latest development is proof that small buildings can have big impacts too!
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Uncategorized
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!
Cheers to A.G. Gaston Motel restoration! Let’s keep historic preservation rolling in Birmingham
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving
Birmingham is celebrating the restoration of the A.G. Gaston Motel, a historic landmark in the Civil Rights District. The building’s restoration has been a long time coming, and it’s a gift for Birmingham to have the preserved motel be a place where people can visit and learn. Congratulations to all the people from the City of Birmingham, the federal government and the community who labored to restore this treasure for many more generations to experience and enjoy. So, what building should we work on preserving next, Birmingham? Keep reading to see what REV President & CEO, David Fleming, has to say about the matter!
Downtown Birmingham is full of public spaces for you to explore!
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Uncategorized
Whether you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for The World Games 2022 in just a few weeks, or you’re a local looking to explore your city and find some hidden gems, we’ve got an awesome list of public spaces for you to check out! We’ve put together a short list of some of the places we think you should check out, but we encourage you to get out and see what else you can find.
It's flex lane time! What to expect as 20th Street construction nears the finish line
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Transportation, Yaysayers
20th Street construction has been underway for some time now and we are so excited to be entering the final phase! We are beginning the lane striping and flex lane painting this week (which is VERY exciting) so let’s break down how we got here and what to expect in the coming weeks.
Birmingham's Permanent Outdoor Dining Permit: How did we get here?
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Yaysayers
In response to COVID-related restrictions, REV worked with the City of Birmingham in 2020 to create a temporary permit giving street-level businesses options for using nearby sidewalk and parking spaces to expand their operations. After seeing the success of the temporary permit, REV and the City of Birmingham Department of Transportation worked together to make a new, permanent process for shared outdoor dining and retail in 2021! Keep reading to see how we got here and what this new permit means for Birmingham.