• Why are businesses choosing to move to Birmingham? OnCentive has no regrets!

    Filed Under: Business-Proving, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized

    Meet Shannon Scott, the CEO of OnCentive and Trak Capital, who recently moved his company from Gadsden to Birmingham, Alabama, this past year. OnCentive helps small and mid-size businesses by investing extra capital into their organization. Keep reading to learn more about this new Birmingham based company!

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  • From street market to storefront: Woodlawn Marketplace is back and better than ever!

    Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn

    We’ve got some good news for you! Some of your favorite Woodlawn Street Market vendors are here to stay. We are launching a long-term version of The Woodlawn Marketplace retail incubator in a larger footprint. Woodlawn Marketplace, now in the former Woodlawn Cycle Café space at 5530 1st Avenue South, will feature 11 seasoned Woodlawn Street Market vendors ready to explore varying points of business growth within a brick-and-mortar environment. From jewelry to food options, these vendors will finally have a place to call home!

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  • Let's recap the final Linn Park workshop!

    Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Get Involved, Yaysayers

    September 5th marked a milestone in the Re-vision Linn Park planning process: a drafted concept was revealed based on the feedback of Birmingham community members. This third community meeting was also an opportunity for the project consultant team to share insight into the vision for Linn Park, report to the community on emerging themes of a renewed park identity, and next steps in this process. If you were not at the meeting, no worries. You can view the park concepts, and send in your feedback to the consultant team today!  

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  • Fall weather calls for another Woodlawn Street Market! Who's ready for October's vendor roll call?

    Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Woodlawn Street Market

    The Fall weather is in full swing and there’s no better time for another Woodlawn Street Market! The October Woodlawn Street Market will be on October 15, 2022 from 10 AM – 4 PM. Come out and enjoy all the delicious treats and unique creations that our vendors have worked oh so hard to create for you. Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – let’s get into our vendor roll call! Keep reading to check out which vendors will be featured at this month’s market. We hope to see you there!

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  • Join us for the third and final Re-vision Linn Park public workshop!

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Get Involved

    We’ve made it to the third and final public workshop for Re-vision Linn Park! Partners behind Re-Vision Linn Park will wrap up the community engagement process at the last public workshop on Tuesday, October 4, at Boutwell Auditorium. Community members can participate and provide feedback on a park design concept in the noon or 5:30 p.m. session – so come out one last time and let your voice be heard!

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  • The Big Pitch contestants: where are they now?

    Filed Under: Big Pitch, Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized

    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!

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  • Downtown Birmingham's latest development is proof that small buildings can have big impacts too!

    Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Uncategorized

    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!

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  • The music scene in downtown Birmingham is booming!

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Uncategorized

    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.

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  • Woodlawn is thriving with new businesses!

    Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized, Woodlawn

    We’re so excited to welcome yet another new business to the Woodlawn Community! Thrive Wellness Lounge is a plant-based health and wellness store in the heart of Woodlawn owned by Tish Fletcher (a veteran Woodlawn Street Market vendor – whoop whoop)! You can swing by and check out Woodlawn’s newest addition on Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. It’s always a good time to support a female, black-owned local business! We talked to Tish a little bit more about her journey to opening her very own brick and mortar store. Keep reading to learn more!

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  • Rev Birmingham wins 4 Main Street Alabama awards for 2021 projects

    Filed Under: Front Page, Yaysayers

    Main Street Alabama recently celebrated local program successes at the ninth annual Awards of Excellence. REV Birmingham has been a Main Street organization since before we were REV. If you’ve ever browsed any of our history page, you might already know that REV was formed in 2012 as a strategic merger of Main Street Birmingham and Operation New Birmingham – and we’re happy to still be working toward a more vibrant city every day, project by project! Here are the Main Street Alabama awards that REV won for 2021!

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