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!
Two food-and-beverage tenants will anchor the space: Trvl Love Koffee offers a full coffee shop experience, and Pearl’s Café will make breakfast and lunch items to order with grab-and-go options available. Woodlawn Marketplace will open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We had amazing success with our pop-up marketplace last fall, which left us all wanting for more,” said market coordinator Bekah Fox “I’m excited to have another opportunity to empower these vendors who have worked so hard to get to this point. With this coffee shop and retail incubator, we are also meeting a need of the Woodlawn community.”
Grand Opening Details:
When: October 15, 2022 – Trvl Love Koffee service will run from 9 AM – 4:30 PM & Pearl’s Café will serve a special brunch menu from 10 AM until supplies last
Where: 5530 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL
“It feels like we finally have a home. Coffee is communal and now we have the opportunity to put roots and a foundation to all the things we love about it,” said Anita Craig, Cofounder of Trvl Love Koffee. “With this space we have the ability to see what our growth can and will look like. We also have a blueprint for future shops where we can add to communities by serving them through partnership.”
Woodlawn Marketplace is made possible by contributions from Regions Financial Corporation and Spire, through the Alabama Department of Commerce’s Growing Alabama Tax Credit Program, and by a $25,000 grant from PNC Bank.
Meet the businesses behind the Marketplace
TRVL LOVE KOFFEE
Trvl Love Koffee, one of the anchor tenants, is a boutique online coffee retail roaster owned by Anita Craig and Chauncey Moore. Trvl Love offers properly sourced and roasted coffee full of flavors that are naturally sweet, chocolatey, floral, citrusy and fruity.
Pearl’s Café, the second anchor tenant, will offer made-to-order breakfast and lunch items for dine in or carry out. Pearl’s will also have grab-and-go selections, baked goods and a special brunch menu on Saturday’s.
Bemele Candles is owned and operated by Melissa Gay and Lee Peoples since 2015. Each scent is hand-poured in small batches using soy wax, quality fragrances and reusable/reclaimed vessels. Find your favorite scent and fill your home with Bemele light and love!
Mattie’s Garden is an urban farm in Birmingham, run by Jacqueline Jackson, growing organic herbs and veggies and working to promote the benefits of eating healthy foods!
SASC Custom Designs
SASC Custom Designs (pronounced “sassy”) provides a variety of custom items and graphic designs, including doormats! All doormats are hand-painted by owner Shareta Collins with the help of family and friends. From catchy phrases to family names or business logos, they create durable, custom doormats for everyone!
Marsuko Jewelry is created by owner Angela Santiago in the heart of Woodlawn. Her eclectic earring line features jewelry for all. Handmade from polymer clay, Marsuko jewelry is fun, lightweight and sure to fit your fashion!
Change of Plans
Change of Plans is a juice and treats line designed to help you lose weight, feel good and fuel your body with powerful nutrition. Health Coach Chanice Nykole provides a variety of healthy treats, nutrition guides and an entire line of organic juices that will wow your taste buds! Change your plans, change your life.
Soul Sistah 3.0 offers hand painted, custom designed, wood burn earrings and pins from the creative mind of Tamica Banks. She also creates natural skin care products including aloe vera shea butter and aloe vera oil.
SohGent CA’Belle is a local jewelry boutique that creates eye-catching products like earrings, necklaces, rings, and so much more with vibrant colored crystals. Their designs use crystals cleansed with harvested rainwater and charged under the moonlight, handcrafted with love and a pure spirit.
Element & Vibe
Element & Vibe is more than a t-shirt company (owned by Aisha Taylor); it’s a moving force empowering people and awakening the world one garment at a time.
WE Inc sells baking mixes and sprays by providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Workshops Empowerment Incorporated has been providing employment in Birmingham for over 120 years!
Woodlawn Marketplace began in fall 2021 when REV created a retail pop-up featuring a total of 22 Woodlawn Street Market vendors – all women and minority entrepreneurs – over four months in Social Venture’s storefront on 1st Avenue South. The first Woodlawn Marketplace sold local goods and brought interest to a space that would have been vacant until d’Trespa Boutique opened in March.
Follow @woodlawnmarketplace on Facebook and Instagram for updates on vendors, programming, and more news! See more information about the Marketplace here. Questions? Contact Rebekah Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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