Two years ago this November, the team behind Shu Shop, a Japanese casual ramen bar, took the stage (and a share of the prize money) at THE BIG PITCH presented by PNC. Last week, they officially opened to much fanfare in the heart of downtown’s Theatre District on 3rd Avenue, directly across from the Alabama Theatre. Join us in celebrating their success and their contribution to a rapidly expanding culinary landscape in Birmingham. For more information, visit the Shu Shop online by clicking here!
And remember to save the date for the 2017 BIG PITCH on November 18th. If you’re interested in competing and discovering how REV Birmingham can help take a business idea from concept to creation, visit our BIZ GROWTH web page to find out more.
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!
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!
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.