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!
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.