The City of Birmingham’s Design Review Committee has approved East Lake developer Vince Amaro’s plans to renovate the façades of two buildings he owns in the newly-renamed East Lake Station (at the 7600 block of 1st Ave North)!
One of the spaces is the new home of Maurice Miller Photography, and build-out will begin soon on the adjacent space for Organically Yours — which happens to be one of the finalists in our 2016 BIG PITCH, presented by PNC. The building will be refaced with white subway tile and black trim. New window casements will be installed along with new lighting, signage and landscaping. That’s a big change from the “before” photo below!
REV assisted in helping develop the presentation for Design Review. Kudos to architect Amanda Loper of David Baker Architects for the awesome design!
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.