Main Street Alabama hit the road to hand-deliver this year’s Awards of Excellence, and, this week, REV Birmingham received three awards. REV’s Woodlawn Urban Main Community Facilitator Rebekah Fox also received a Main Street Hero Award.
After the COVID-friendly ceremony, REV’s CEO David Fleming and Main Street Alabama’s President Mary Helmer discussed what the awards mean to Main Street organizations like REV. They also talked about why taking care of main streets is vital to a community.
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.