There’s always something fun going on in Woodlawn, but this week is especially jam packed with activities! From the relaunch of Woodlawn Marketplace to new business openings, you’re sure to stay busy in Woodlawn.
Woodlawn Marketplace Relaunch
Starting out, we are so happy to announce that Woodlawn Marketplace was such a hit that we have decided to press on! The relaunch begins on Thursday, October 14th. We are also thrilled to welcome 6 new vendors, along with our initial batch that you have all come to know and love! The new vendors include:
Brown Sugar Vegans
Brown Sugar Vegans specialize in vegetarian/vegan eats (and drinks) that are sure to make your mouth water! Check them out @brownsugarvegans
Dreamers Supply Co.
Check out Dreamers Supply Co. for all your leather accessories and illustrated stationary needs. These beautiful creations are made of dreams! Make sure to check out their work @dreamerssupplyco
WE Made Inc.
WE Made is a 4 month training program in Birmingham, Alabama for individuals looking to further their vocational potential. WE Made participants create quality baking mixes & home goods as part of the job readiness & life skills training that is offered. Check them out @shopwemade
Fletcher + Reese
Pearls Goods creates unique embroidered designs that you can display in your home, office, or anywhere in between! You don’t want to miss out on snatching these up – go see what they have to offer @pearlsgoods
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. is a local artisan kettle corn company. They craft small kernels into a confectionery delight and the concept is simple and fresh! Check out these delicious treats @nbnkettlecornco
We are also happy to be able to invite students from Johnson Elementary to display some of their artwork throughout our space. Feel free to drop by for a coffee, snack or gift, stick around to hang out or work in our open seating area! Wifi is available.
The marketplace will continue with our same hours of operation:
Thursday – Saturday, 8am to 6pm
Sunday, 8am to 2pm
Lehman's Pizzeria Grand Opening
This Friday, Woodlawn joins in celebrating the opening of another new business. Lehman Harris is hosting a ribbon cutting for his new spot, Lehman’s Pizzeria! Everybody come out and enjoy some delicious pizza!
Woodlawn Street Market
All of this is in time for our next Woodlawn Street Market this Saturday, October 16th, from 10am to 4pm! Make plans to “Meet us at the market” where you can eat lunch, shop all kinds of goods and support our local makers!
Magic City Mural Fest
While you’re hanging out in our neck of the woods, be sure to check out “The Way”. Blank Space Bham, with the support of Jason Avery and incredible sponsors like The Woodlawn Foundation, transformed one of the underutilized alleyways in our historic business district. With the skilled hands & vision of several female artists it received an enormous amount of love last week during the Magic City Mural Fest. It is a must see.
Speaking of art, our neighbors at Commonplace Woodlawn (@commonplacewoodlawn) are hosting an Open House featuring 10+ exceptional artists. Both Saturday & Sunday (Oct. 16-17) from 12-5pm you can pop in to view their work and explore the space!
Wrap up the weekend with some yoga
Round out the weekend with a solid self-care Sunday compliments of Sacred Body Fitness. Jamella Stroud continues in bringing her donation-based community Yoga class to the Marketplace every Sunday at 2:30!
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