The Pizitz Food Hall has an exciting new tenant. Chef and owner Kimberly McNair Brock has officially opened the doors to Bitty’s Living Kitchen in our restaurant accelerator, REVeal Kitchen. Over the next few months, Kim will serve her healthy “living food” creations as she works toward opening a brick and mortar location in Birmingham. Be sure to support Kim (a part of the CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial family) and our many other small business owners as they continue to help build Birmingham’s vibrancy and its culinary reputation. If you think your business idea is a good fit for REVeal Kitchen, be sure to enroll in Create Birmingham’s next CO.STARTERS class, which kicks off September 11, 2017. Read below for more info.
Special thanks and recognition to our many financial sponsors and in-kind friends who rallied behind this project to make it a reality: Regions Bank, Buffalo Rock, Red Diamond, Bayer Properties, Wood Fruitticher, the Ellen & Fred Elsas Fund, the Alice Meriwether Bowsher Fund, Maynard Cooper & Gale, Appleseed Workshop, and BRESCO.
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.
Woof, woof! I’ve been having an absolute blast visiting my sister in Downtown Birmingham. I can hardly wait to share all the details with you once you return from your vacation. In the meantime, I wanted to put paw to paper and tell you all about it, with the hope of convincing you that moving Downtown could be the most wonderful decision ever.