Although our team is small, they are mighty! Each and every member plays an integral part in carrying out our mission. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing each team member so that you can get a better look into who they are both inside and outside of the office. This week we are introducing Robert Emerick, our Client Relations Manager! That means he’s the front door for people seeking REV’s services, from entrepreneurs with growing businesses to property owners who are ready to re-vision their building(s) for more vibrant uses. Robert has been working with REV since before it was REV (he started with Operation New Birmingham, which in 2012 merged with Main Street Birmingham to become REV), meaning he has a ton of knowledge and valuable context to help REV’s clients find their place in Birmingham.
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.