If you’ve been down 2nd Avenue North lately, you may have noticed some yellows signs with a large 2 on them. The signs are the product of a community-driven branding project started several years ago that also includes the yellow bike racks and bench planters on 2nd Ave N. Special thanks to the following who made this project possible: Jeremy Erdreich of Erdreich Architecture PC for convening the original stakeholder group and conceiving of the project; Chatham Hellmers of Charm for raising the money to purchase the signs; Shannon Harris of BIG Communications for the awesome design; Mayor William A Bell, Sr., for his support of the project; Council President Johnathan Austin for funding the sign frames; and the City of Birmingham Sign Shop for the installation.
Six additional signs are scheduled to be installed between 25th Street North and Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. The street is looking brighter and is more recognizable to visitors thanks to the work of everyone who pitched in!
This fall, the REV team is doing some new REV things, with a demonstration project designed to prove and improve downtown Birmingham’s market for more retail.
I believe that Birmingham is still missing something important—something that inspires people to experience downtown on foot, that can tell the story of our city and its cultures.
Sixteenth St. Baptist Church honoring its history with interactive museum opening on 56th anniversary of bombing
Sept. 15, 56 years to the day that a bomb killed four little girls— Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson— a new interactive museum will open honoring the girls and the chain of events their murders set off in the Civil Rights Movement.