Small business Monday – Focus on Domestique Coffee

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Nathan and Michael Pocus, owners of Domestique Coffee. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Do you appreciate a smooth cup of coffee with a great back story?  Of course you do!  Let’s hear all about Domestique Coffee’s mission of “Easy access to high quality coffee” as we focus on the Pocus brothers in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on Domestique Coffee”

Small business Monday – Focus on Seasick Records

Need more vinyl for that turntable you got for Christmas?  Of course you do!  Whether it’s vintage or cutting edge new work, you can find it at Seasick Records.  In this week’s edition of Small Business Monday, Dan Drinkard tells us all about his dream to open a record shop coming true right here in the Magic City!

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Dan Drinkard, owner of Seasick Records. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

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Small Business Monday – Focus on Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop

Have you ever heard of roasted coconut balsamic vinegar?  How about green chili pepper olive oil?  Did you know that balsamic vinegars were once used in drinks and that they’re making a comeback?  In this week’s edition of Small Business Monday, Cheryl Harper tells us about the world of flavor that awaits at Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop.

Cheryl Harper, owner of Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Small business Monday – spotlight on Painted Personalities

Do you have a special event coming up where you’d like to feel a bit more fabulous? Need some henna work or special effects makeup for a film?  Elaine Tindill-Rohr tells us how she has turned her love of body art into a business in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday.

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Elaine Tindill-Rohr, owner of Painted Personalities. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Small business Monday – Focus on Manitou Supply

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David Brown and Luciana Giovinazzo, owners of Manitou Supply. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Are vintage t-shirts and pins your jam? Do you like playing ATARI (original version!) while chilling to local music? Then Manitou Supply Co. is for you! Conveniently located on 5th AVE S in Crestwood, Manitou has been supplying the ‘Ham with 70’s-90’s goodness for almost a year now! Luciana Giovinazzo tells us all about it in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on Manitou Supply”

Small business Monday – spotlight on Abundance Yoga

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Nancy Rhodes, owner of Abundance Yoga. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Have you been thinking about getting physically and mentally healthy in the new year?  Think that yoga isn’t possible for your body type or ability?  Think again!  Nancy Rhodes shares her love for helping all people feel good about their bodies in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday! Continue reading “Small business Monday – spotlight on Abundance Yoga”

Small Business Monday – spotlight on Z’s Restaurant

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Carolyn Bolivar-Hameen and Ezekiel “Zeke” Hameen, owners of Z’s Restaurant. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Did you see the Alabama Theatre’s new sign on 18th Street light up last night? Well, on 17th Street, Mr. Zeke’s famous baked chicken and bean pie will make your face light up!! Try a new spot in the New Year and head on over to this cozy meat and three. Zeke’s wife, Carolyn, tells us all about the tasty food in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday! Continue reading “Small Business Monday – spotlight on Z’s Restaurant”

Small Business Monday- spotlight on Yellowhammer Creative

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Brandon Watkins and Brett Forsyth, owners of Yellowhammer Creative. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? Not cool enough? Not local enough? Well, take yourself over to the Pizitz, pronto, for amazing Birmingham swag that will propel you into the New Year with pride! Brett Forsyth tells us all about it in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small Business Monday- spotlight on Yellowhammer Creative”

Small business Monday – spotlight on Hammer & Stain

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Megan Sortino, owner of Hammer & Stain. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Feeling crafty this holiday season? Well, you don’t have to go to the North Pole to make a beautiful gift in a workshop!  Megan Sortino tells us about creating beautiful home decor and gift pieces at Hammer & Stain in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – spotlight on Hammer & Stain”

Small business Monday-spotlight on The Art and Crafts Company

Erin Melaney Bodden, owner of The Art and Crafts Company. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

We already know that you love to shop locally, but what if you’re strapped for time? Or stuck inside from bad weather, or under the weather yourself? Well, have no fear! The Art and Crafts Company, which just launched, lets you shop in comfort for local arts and crafts from Bham artisans! Erin Melaney Bodden tells us all about it in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday-spotlight on The Art and Crafts Company”

Small business Monday – Spotlight on Reed Books

Have some holiday shopping to do?  For anyone?  Of any age?  In any price range?  Head over to Reed Books and The Museum of Fond Memories!  He’s got everything from that Peanuts lunchbox you’ve been looking for to ancient medical texts.  Vintage Santas and comics and every book genre you can imagine!  Jim Reed tells us about his treasures and why books are his friends in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday.

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Jim Reed, owner of Reed Books. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Small business Monday – spotlight on Jones Valley Teaching Farm Produce Stand

As you make preparations for your  Thanksgiving meal, did you know there is local, seasonal produce, organically grown in downtown Birmingham?  Read  all about the Jones Valley Produce Stand  and teaching farm in this holiday week’s small business focus\ie

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Emorie Roberts, AmeriCorps worker for Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

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Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store

 

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Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift Store. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Do you love to hunt for treasure? Want to find a designer coat for a couple of bucks or vintage vinyl? What if you knew that every penny goes to help needy Birmingham residents? Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift, tells us all about this Woodlawn gem in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store”