New entrepreneurial coworking and event space opening in Woodlawn, August 20

Woodlawn based entrepreneur and founder of POLARIS, Alycia Levels-Moore. (Harvest House Media)

POLARIS, a new flexible co-working and event space in Woodlawn, is holding their grand opening on Saturday, August 20 beginning at 3PM. Located at 5521 1st Avenue South, 35212, the event is free and open to the public.

Creators Wanted

The new location is geared toward bringing together entrepreneurs, dynamic companies and creators. In addition to co-working space other specialized amenities include: 

  • Media room for content creation & podcast recording
  • Pop-up space for local business owners to test their retail concepts,
  • Conference and workshop space  

POLARIS will be a one-stop-shop for those who dare to dream big and want to feel a sense of community. 

A Woodlawn based entrepreneur and founder of POLARIS, Alycia Levels-Moore has been a huge supporter of small business locally and regionally. Levels-Moore is also the founder of ASL Creative Firm, a program and project management company. Her strategic approach is focused on community based economic development. 

“What if we made not only our city a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship but our communities as well,” says Levels-Moore. “I believe that with more inviting workspaces and culturally competent education, communities could see more small business owners launch and scale. I’m excited and motivated to help small businesses reach new levels and pour back into this community.”

Woodlawn based entrepreneur and founder of POLARIS, Alycia Levels-Moore. (Harvest House Media)

First Tenant – Village Apothecary

POLARIS’ first tenant in the pop up shop will be candle company Village Apothecary.

“We’re so excited to be the first member of POLARIS,” says Jordan Maxey, founder of Village Apothecary. “Alycia has trusted and welcomed us in this space, and we’re excited to see what the future will bring for Woodlawn.” 

Grand Opening Details

The grand opening of POLARIS is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 beginning at 3:00PM. This event is free and open for the community to attend. Patrons and guests are welcomed to join POLARIS for tours of the space, custom candle pouring classes, photo activations, interactive photo museum, complimentary food & drinks. Applications for membership will also be available during the grand opening event.

To register to attend the grand opening or to learn more about POLARIS, please visit
POLARIS can also be found on Facebook and Instagram @polarisbirmingham.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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