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  • Magic City Mural Festival brings five new murals to ‘The Way’

    Filed Under: Front Page, Woodlawn

    The Magic City Mural Festival returned to Woodlawn with five female muralists from across the country from November 5, 2022 to November 12, 2022. Led by Blank Space BHAM and REV Birmingham’s Woodlawn community facilitator, Jason Avery, the festival brought new murals to the alleyway between 55th Street North and 55th Place North – affectionately called “The Way”. Read more to see and learn all about the new beautiful murals!

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  • 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!

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  • Fall weather calls for another Woodlawn Street Market! Who's ready for October's vendor roll call?

    Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Woodlawn Street Market

    The Fall weather is in full swing and there’s no better time for another Woodlawn Street Market! The October Woodlawn Street Market will be on October 15, 2022 from 10 AM – 4 PM. Come out and enjoy all the delicious treats and unique creations that our vendors have worked oh so hard to create for you. Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – let’s get into our vendor roll call! Keep reading to check out which vendors will be featured at this month’s market. We hope to see you there!

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  • Woodlawn is thriving with new businesses!

    Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized, Woodlawn

    We’re so excited to welcome yet another new business to the Woodlawn Community! Thrive Wellness Lounge is a plant-based health and wellness store in the heart of Woodlawn owned by Tish Fletcher (a veteran Woodlawn Street Market vendor – whoop whoop)! You can swing by and check out Woodlawn’s newest addition on Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. It’s always a good time to support a female, black-owned local business! We talked to Tish a little bit more about her journey to opening her very own brick and mortar store. Keep reading to learn more!

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  • The August Woodlawn Street Market is almost here! Who's ready for a vendor roll call?!

    Filed Under: Business-Proving, Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized, Woodlawn, Woodlawn Street Market

    It’s our favorite time of the month again – Woodlawn Street Market time! Woohoo! This month’s market will be held on August 13, 2022, from 5-9 p.m. and it’s a night market – because we all know how bad that Alabama heat can get! Keep reading to check out the vendors that will be featured at this month’s market.

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  • Woodlawn Municipal Parking Lot gets a new look!

    Filed Under: Front Page, Potential-Proving, Woodlawn

    If you’re looking for public parking in Woodlawn, here’s your sign!  
    You may have zoomed past the Woodlawn Municipal Lot located on the corner of 1st Ave. S and 55th Place N without blinking an eye. But, hey, we don’t blame you – it was easy to miss. That’s exactly why the Woodlawn Urban Main team gathered volunteers from the Woodlawn Business Association to give the sign a refreshing facelift. Keep reading to check out the awesome transformation!

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  • Mason Music Foundation: Music for everyone

    Filed Under: Front Page, Potential-Proving, Woodlawn

    The Mason Music Foundation is a nonprofit helping “to empower, inspire, and enrich the lives of children in local communities through life changing musical experiences.” We sat down with Will Mason, CEO of Mason Music, to learn more about the inspiration behind the foundation, why they chose Woodlawn as one of their prime locations, and what we can expect to see from them in the near future! Plus, the foundation will be moving into the new Woodlawn Theatre soon, so keep an eye out for some musical performances coming your way!

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  • Meet the Woodlawn Street Market's June 2022 Vendors

    Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Woodlawn Street Market

    Another month, another market! It’s street market week and we can’t wait to see you all at this month’s night market! Come out and meet us at the market this Saturday June 11, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. And of course, we’re going to give you the vendor rundown so that you can plan out exactly who you want to go see this weekend! Keep reading to check out the vendor list for the June market.

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  • Looking back at the vibrancy REV created in 2021

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Woodlawn, Yaysayers

    2021 was a big year of accomplishments for the REV team! From refreshing Downtown Birmingham’s main street to hosting another year of successful Woodlawn Street Markets, we are extremely proud of the progress we were able to make over the last year. And of course, none of this would be possible without our board, investors, sponsors, and yaysayers like you. We hope this next year brings just as much positive change to the City of Birmingham and we appreciate everybody who continues to support our work along the way. Now, let’s take a look at the 2021 Annual Report and celebrate all the milestones we hit this past year!

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  • Woodlawn Street Market is back: Meet the April 2022 vendors

    Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized, Woodlawn, Woodlawn Street Market

    Get ready to shop ’till you drop! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and Woodlawn Street Market is BACK! Can you tell we’re excited?! The first market of the 2022 season will be this Saturday April 9, 2022 from 10-4pm and we hope you meet us at the market.

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