The Ensley Merchants Association, Ensley Alive, and REV Birmingham joined forces to end the lunchtime void in Downtown Ensley. Ensley Eats, a lunchtime food truck event held May 3rd, was a huge success! Much gratitude to Rom and the crew with Cantina on Wheels, David of Magic City Sweet Ice, and KISS 98.7 who helped create the kind of vibrancy that Ensley wants to see more of in the future. Ensley Merchants banded together to accomplish the first of several goals for the year: to create an event that allows Birmingham to see Ensley in a new light. Thank you to all those who came out, we hope you had great time, and we’re already planning the next event! Check out the Ensley Eats event page for details.
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.