We’re still reeling from the whirlwind that was Upswing!
We packed our three-month pop-up with a bevy of activity and fun, but, the true stars were our three boxes and our five shop owners— Domestique Coffee, Great Bear and Hide & Hunter and Urban Vintage and Magic City T-Shirts— who occupied the space daily.
Using converted shipping containers to house them was the work of Eric Tasker, owner of SmallBox Company. Upswing is closed for the season, but stay tuned for what’s in store for 2020.
Watch below as he explains how the boxes are great for both small business owners and Birmingham:
At REV, we also love seeing the added vibrancy on the street as patrons enjoy outdoor dining in our beautiful city. As indoor dining reopens, cities across the country are realizing that ending expanded outdoor dining could mean leaving money on the table.
Although the Greyhound Bus Terminal was renovated in the ’70s, many original elements of the building remained and have now been become historic highlights in the present-day adaptive reuse project. Join us on a photo tour of the historic space!
This is obviously good for downtown… but why *exactly*? Here’s REV President & CEO David Fleming’s take on what the move means for downtown Birmingham’s place in the world now and in the future.