One of REV’s core values in Community Leads > Design Feeds. That means we look to our community partners to identify community needs and REV helps them create solutions. So when our Ensley partners identified a lacking of lunch options, we supported them in creating Ensley Eats. The idea is simple, yet impactful: bring in a couple food trucks, music, and people will come. Since its inception, the initiative has drawn residents, employees, and business owners to enjoy some of Birmingham’s best food trucks.
Ask any of our partners in the neighborhood, and they will inform you that the event is bigger than food trucks. The Ensley Merchants Association is using the initiative to increase pedestrian activity in the business district and to demonstrate the need for more restaurants to serve the community. Join us for the next Ensley Eats, which will happen on July 12th from 10 AM to 1 PM. #EnsleyAlive #EnsleyEats
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.