Orchestra Partners recently announced that construction has begun at the old Bailey Brothers building in Five Points to bring a social house to the area in Summer 2018. They have partnered with El Barrio and Paramount for their expertise in combining both dining and gaming into a fun and unique experience.
The “high-energy bar and restaurant” aims to have multiple attractions including table tennis, shuffleboard, foosball, duckpin bowling, and other group games. There will also be a lounge area with televisions and a rooftop bar overlooking 20th Street.
Food will be “inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, grounded in Southern Tradition,” and all food sourcing will be humane, hormone/antibiotic free and local. The new social house will also feature a wide selection of cocktails, wine and draft beer – both local and regional!
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.
This month’s vendor spotlight highlights Easy Breezy, a local, low-waste shop founded by Brianna Deere. Dedicated to helping others reduce waste and providing inexpensive, non-toxic cleaning supplies, Brianna began selling to the public for the first time at the April 2023 Woodlawn Street Market.