Lemar Story, a CO.STARTERS alum and finalist in the inaugural The Big Pitch presented by PNC, recently opened a brick and mortar location for Life Touch Massage. If you’re looking for a great massage, head to the Parkside District. You’ll find him at 1223 2nd Avenue South. Moving into the city of Birmingham in his own space was Lemar’s dream when he first sought services from REV. We’re thrilled to see his dream come to fruition!
Also… SmallBox Company is back at Railroad Park! Their first tenant of 2017 is Birmingham Candy Company, owned by Wayne and Cassie Bolden. Two more re-purposed shipping containers are planned for the Railroad Park site, and two others are being prepared for placement in other Birmingham commercial districts. Want to test your idea through a short-term lease in a Box? Contact Eric Tasker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.229.3189 for more info!
Forstall Art Center is having a Grand Opening! They moved onto 20th Street North this January, but are having a little party to celebrate getting comfortable in their new space. Stop by this Friday and Saturday for some discounted art supplies or just to check out their new digs. They’ve lively addition to 20th Street North and we can’t wait to celebrate with them!
And lastly – REVeal Kitchen and the Pizitz Food Hall were mentioned in Fast Company Magazine as example of innovation in the U.S. We couldn’t be more proud and happy for Bayer Properties on this recognition!
Beer…it’s what makes Birmingham unique, game days better, and the world go round. Beermingham is home to over 10 breweries and hundreds of unique craft flavors. Amidst this cornucopia of choices, one often overlooked yet crucial element in the craft beer world is the tap handle. It’s the final touch that guides that ice-cold brew into your frosted glass. But have you ever wondered about the work that goes into these intricate handles?
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.