Woodlawn’s first Street Market of 2021 is April 11, 10AM-4PM

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Is there anything better than a day at the market? Photo via REV Birmingham

What do beautiful weather, Birmingham entrepreneurs and community have in common? You can find them all at the Woodlawn Street Market. Get ready for the first Woodlawn Street Market of the year on Sunday, April 11 from 10AM-4PM—keep reading to see what to expect + their COVID safety plans.

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See Birmingham’s first “flex” lanes and learn why it matters (photos)

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Flex lane on Birmingham’s 20th Street North. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Have you driven toward downtown Birmingham on 20th Street between 1st Avenue North and 3rd Avenue North lately? The right lanes on both sides of the boulevard are colorfully painted green, orange and purple with the word “FLEX” painted on the street. What is it? Answer: Birmingham’s first permanent flex lanes. 

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A look at Woodlawn’s new innovative space for local creatives

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This mural was designed with and painted by the community in Woodlawn. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham bursts with artistic talents. One thing every creative needs is a space to explore their creativity and design. Birmingham’s Woodlawn community is offering a space for local artists to do just that. Let’s meet Commonplace, shall we?

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New office development is coming to the Innovation District

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A new office development is coming to a former Hibbett Sporting Goods in Innovation District. Photo via Bham Now

2021 is already bringing more revitalization to Birmingham, and we couldn’t be more excited! David Carrigan and Robert Crook of Ironvest Partners are leasing space on a new development named Ballast at the Switch, Birmingham’s innovation district.

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9 safe ways to enjoy the heck out of this Thanksgiving weekend

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There should be plenty of time to get outside over Thanksgiving weekend. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is here, but chalk it up to the general weirdness that is 2020. Turkey Day traditions may be a little (or a lot) different this year, but there’s no reason you can’t still have a good time. We pulled together 9 safe ways you can enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend in Birmingham.

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How Alabama is supporting small biz with $200M grant program + how you can too

We love our local shops, including spots like Botanica. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Governor Kay Ivey recently announced a program to help small businesses during the pandemic—Revive Plus. Whether you’re a small business owner or know one, the perfect time to apply is now. Want to know how the program works and how you can support small businesses with the chance to win a little extra cash? Just keep on reading.

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Shop local + win big this holiday season during REV Birmingham’s Great Receipt Race

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Ready. Set. Go, Bham! Photo via REV Birmingham

Let’s admit it. The holidays are right around the corner and we’ve got some gift shopping to catch up on so why not keep things local? Through December 31st, if you participate in REV Birmingham’s Great Receipt Race you’ll have the chance to win $100 in local gift cards every week. Keep reading to learn how you can get a little extra dough in our pockets.

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Shop, send + win during REV Birmingham’s Great Receipt Race happening thru Aug. 31

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Get those registers ringing and send in those receipts! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On August 1st, REV Birmingham launched the Great Receipt Race, a month-long promotion to help boost foot and web traffic to local businesses struggling because of COVID-19. The race is still on, and you can still send in your receipts from Birmingham businesses to win local prizes. Get all the deets here.

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Birmingham Business Relief Fund helps small storefronts damaged on Sunday night

A busted out door in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Many small businesses in downtown Birmingham are still recovering from the damage done to their storefronts on Sunday night, May 31. In response, the community has set up the Birmingham Business Relief Fund to help these businesses back on their feet. Learn more.

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Big plans for Birmingham’s Civil Rights and Innovation Districts

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Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue Business District. Photo via Birmingham City Council

A master development plan is in the works for downtown Birmingham’s Civil Rights and Innovation Districts. Behind the plan are local nonprofits Urban Impact and REV Birmingham. Keep reading to find out what this means and why it matters.

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Mason Music Foundation empowering students, reviving Woodlawn Theatre

Guitar is just one of the instruments you can learn to play at Mason Music. Photo via Mason Music

Listen up, Birmingham! There’s a new community-based music program headed to Woodlawn. Thanks to the owner of Mason Music, the former Woodlawn Theatre space is getting a new lease on life. Read on to find out more.

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Check out Birmingham’s own “Shark Tank” competition, The Big Pitch, Nov. 23 at Upswing

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The Big Pitch 2018 Winners. Via- RevBham.

REV Birmingham’s demonstration project, Upswing, continues to breathe life into Downtown Birmingham. If you haven’t stopped by, what are you waiting for?! The shops are open and events are scheduled throughout the year! On November 23 from 1PM-4PM Upswing is hosting REV Birmingham‘s biggest entrepreneur-focused event, The Big Pitch. For all you Shark Tank lovers, tickets are now available and this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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Everything you need to know about REV Birmingham’s “The Big Pitch” on Nov 23

Observers at REV Birmingham’s The Big Pitch. Photo via REV Birmingham

It’s time for REV Birmingham‘s 5th annual “The Big Pitch.” During the event, five local startups will compete to show how their idea will improve downtown Birmingham. Learn more about the five contestants!

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