Party in the streets! Woodlawn Market to host first-ever night market August 10

Street dance is a common sight at the Woodlawn Market! Photo via Facebook.

Woodlawn Market is an urban street market in the heart of Historic Woodlawn. They are halfway through their 6th season, and on Saturday, August 10, they are hosting their first-ever night market from 5-9pm! Find all the details here.

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Your guide to 12 events in Woodlawn this Summer, including Juneteenth June 22

Jones Valley Teaching Farm has a farm stand at Woodlawn High School each week.
Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Photo from Facebook

Here at Bham Now, we’re watching Woodlawn, and we’re happy to share a dozen events in Woodlawn that are happening this Summer.

Whether you’re a longtime Woodlawn resident, or have been meaning to check out the area, there’s something for everyone.

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Local couple behind Club Duquette, a boutique in Woodlawn, featured in The New York Times

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Photo via Club Duquette’s Instagram

Put “‘Southern’ Is Not a Style,” by New York Times writer Michael Venutolo-Mantovani on your reading list, Birmingham. The article highlights the style and community-minded spirit of Duquette and Morgan Johnston, owners of Club Duquette in Woodlawn.

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20 properties acquired by the Woodlawn Foundation with help from Birmingham Land Bank

Revitalized homes in Woodlawn. Photo Courtesy via Birmingham Land Bank

The Birmingham Land Bank Authority (BLBA) was established to help facilitate the revitalization of Birmingham’s 99 neighborhoods, and because of their continued work they helped acquire 20 properties with the Woodlawn Foundation. The Woodlawn Foundation was founded on providing high quality, mixed-income and single-family housing options to Woodlawn residents.

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Cahaba Brewing goes hyperlocal: 14 places to get the latest Proximity Series release

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Jimmy Witt of Witt Farms. Photo via REV Birmingham

When Cahaba Brewing premiered the first hyperlocal beer in its Proximity Series in June, it sold out in three hours. So long, strawberry blonde. I hardly knew ya. Hello, blackberry Dunkelweizen, the latest in the brewery’s collaboration with REV’s Urban Food ProjectContinue reading “Cahaba Brewing goes hyperlocal: 14 places to get the latest Proximity Series release”

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”

Small business Monday – focus on Woodlawn Cycle Cafe

Does unique cuisine come to mind when you think of Woodlawn?  If not, do yourself a favor and go check out the Woodlawn Cycle Café.  But don’t just take our word for it.  Armand Margjeka talks about his vision for neighborhood eats and drinks in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday.

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Armand Margjeka, owner of Woodlawn Cycle Café. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Small business Monday – focus on Bayles Catering Services

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Chef Tony Bayles and his brother, Willie Bayles

Where can you get a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, grits and toast for four dollars?!  Made to order just for you?  Or do you need a full spread for an event?  Chef Tony Bayles tells us all about Bayles Catering Services in Woodlawn.  This just might be Woodlawn’s best-kept breakfast secret, and our small business post of the week! Continue reading “Small business Monday – focus on Bayles Catering Services”

Small Business Monday – Spotlight on City Meats

 

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Randy Newell (photo via Kristina O’Quinn)

If you’ve been in Woodlawn in the past, let’s say fifty years or so, you’ve seen our small business of the week, City Meats and Vegetables.  Thousands of people every day pass the store at the corner of 1st AVE N and 55th Place.  Current owner, Randy Newell, shared the ins and outs of this small business with Bham Now. Continue reading “Small Business Monday – Spotlight on City Meats”