We hope you enjoyed the first Woodlawn Street Market of 2017! It was one of our biggest markets yet. With more than 70 vendors, we drew thousands onto 55th Place South in the heart of Historic Woodlawn. Some of our vendors, like Alloy Thai and TCain Chicken Sausage (both CO.STARTERS grads) sold out! Better Kombucha came close. Overall, the market generated 30% more sales than the 2016 April Market, a sign that the market is growing and demand is increasing. Several brick and mortar merchants in Woodlawn saw significant increases in sales as well, due to the steady crowds. Lastly, more than 50 people participated in the City Meats & Vegetables Easter Egg Decorating Contest! Congratulations to Betsy, Ben, Charlie, Channing, and Comred for winning the egg decorating contest!
Side note – City Meats is still offering its Easter special this week with $10 hams and all the sides to go with it! Check it out on Facebook and give ’em a “Like” while you’re there!
The next market will be June 3rd and applications are now available! See you all in June! Click HERE for the application!
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.
TODAY IS THE DAY! REV Birmingham is celebrating 10 years of creating vibrant commercial districts in the City of Birmingham. Today is all about celebrating the past decade of success and all that we have accomplished. It all started ten years ago when two organizations – Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham – merged to create the one and only REV Birmingham. We have covered so much ground since then, from historic building rehab consulting all the way to our refresh of 20th Street North – and we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us here at REV.
REV is turning TEN! Our birthday is swiftly approaching (it’s on November 15th in case you want to give us a happy birthday shoutout!) and we are spending the week leading up to it reflecting on the past 10 years. We have accomplished so much in just a decade, and we can’t wait to see what the next 10 years have in store for us. But for now, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of our favorite projects.