During the planning stages for REVeal Kitchen, it became apparent that nothing quite like it exists in the city right now, and that means the regulatory environment has to change to meet new needs. The City of Birmingham shared that belief. A new concept like REVeal Kitchen required a completely different business license – one that would accommodate the quick and changing nature of the restaurant accelerator. In response to that need, the Mayor’s Office and City Council pushed to adopt a new business license ordinance for not only REVeal Kitchen tenants, but for all applicable restaurant startups. Special thanks to both the Mayor and the City Council for their efforts. Read what many in the media were saying about the move:
When Karen Gathany began her search for a brick-and-mortar space, she wasn’t quite sure where she’d end up. But she fell in love with a charming historic storefront, complete with hardwood floors and an exposed brick wall, on 1st Avenue North in Woodlawn.
To say that Domestique Coffee’s Michael Pocus knows a thing or two about a good cup of coffee is an understatement.
As one of the original vendors of the Woodlawn Street Market, Nelesha Dale has a big heart for community, family, and entrepreneurs. REV met with her to find out what’s next for her business and how she got to where she is today.