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!
Downtown Birmingham is full of beautiful buildings, both new and old! A good portion of those buildings consist of churches, and while many of them are beautiful to look at, they also have a rich history that often gets overlooked.
Aisha Taylor, owner of Bridge + Root, shares eight of the most valuable lessons she has learned since opening her brick and mortar store this summer!
We have exciting news: Downtown Birmingham’s 20th Street North is getting a makeover! Read more about how we got to this point and what you can expect from this renovation in the upcoming months.