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:
Let’s be honest, Birmingham has a lot of cool shops. So much so that choosing an item on first visit might be a bit overwhelming. That’s why REV ask several small business owners about their top-selling items and what they like about them. Here’s what they had to say:
Black Business Fridays: 3 businesses in the 4th Ave business district to support during The Great Receipt Race
Every Friday in August, REV and Urban Impact Inc. will highlight a few of these businesses in honor of National Black Business Month as a part of Black Business Friday.
Celebrate Black Business Month by supporting Black entrepreneurs' contribution to Birmingham's vibrancy
By Elijah Davis Strategic Growth Manager Urban Impact Birmingham