CO.STARTERS grad SmallBox Company is excited to announce its newest SmallBox at Railroad Park! This week, Brigelle Oden opened Wolf and Rose Boutique at the corner of 14th Street and 1st Avenue South, just a few feet away from Birmingham Candy Company (owned by Wayne and Cassie Bolden, who also happen to be prior Woodlawn Street Market vendors). Wolf and Rose will offer women’s clothing and accessories. An official grand opening is planned for early October.
Brigelle started Frou Frou Boutique seven years ago as an online business, which she then transitioned into a mobile boutique truck. After building a solid customer base, the Alabaster resident began looking for permanent locations. Two years ago, she opened Frou Frou Boutique in Alabaster. She has been following the growth downtown and became interested in expanding her business into a new market. Wolf and Rose gives her just what she was looking for.
“I was so excited when I heard about SmallBox Co. and the whole concept behind it,” Brigelle says. “Since Birmingham has been growing I have always wondered what could happen if I put a shop there. I was afraid to take such a big leap. That’s why SmallBox was perfect to test my idea, and Wolf and Rose was born. A casual boutique with a little something for everyone.”
Wolf and Rose’s hours:
- Tuesday through Friday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday – closed
SmallBox Company converts shipping containers into small, well-designed retail spaces and offers them for short-term leases. SmallBox was created to spur growth within the start-up community in Birmingham by building Small Spaces for Big Ideas.
This Friday, May 20th, we will be having a (20th) Street Party (which you can read more about here) to celebrate the end of our Birmingham Green Refresh! While this certainly calls for a celebration, the party doesn’t stop there. We will still be adding some finishing touches to the street after the (20th) Street Party. These additional touches will help make Birmingham’s main street more vibrant, interactive, and efficient! Additions will include smart trash cans, free libraries, street performers, and more!
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!