Cheers to A.G. Gaston Motel Restoration! Let’s keep historic preservation rolling in Birmingham

Birmingham is celebrating the restoration of the A.G. Gaston Motel, a historic landmark in the Civil Rights District. The building’s restoration has been a long time coming, and it’s a gift for Birmingham to have the preserved motel be a place where people can visit and learn. Congratulations to all the people from the City of Birmingham, the federal government and the community who labored to restore this treasure for many more generations to experience and enjoy. So, what building should we work on preserving next, Birmingham? Keep reading to see what REV President & CEO, David Fleming, has to say about the matter!


Shop till you drop at The World Games 2022!

Hey Birmingham! The World Games 2022 are in full swing, and we hope you’ve had a chance to go Downtown and check out all the fun. One of our favorite parts of this experience has been the Merchant Market that is located under the City Walk. Keep reading to check out the full list of vendors you can find at TWG 2022.


Downtown Birmingham has plenty of parking during The World Games (and beyond)!

The World Games are here, and Birmingham is playing host to visitors from all over the globe! There are some road closures for security, and we’ve seen huge crowds for events like Sumo Wrestling, Parkour, and the Opening Ceremonies, but navigating the city this week is nothing to be scared of. We scoped out some of the best parking spots for you throughout Downtown Birmingham that are easily accessible to the general public! Keep reading to check out the full list.


Make plans to experience downtown as The World Games comes to town!

In a few days, The World Games will be bringing a few extra thousand people to our city and the excitement in Birmingham is palpable! We are looking forward to tons of vibrancy spreading through Downtown Birmingham. Keep reading to see why you should come out and be a part of this transformative event!


Taking a look back at the history of the Concord Center

Earlier this month, the Concord Center gathered its original team of developers, contractors, and architects to open a time capsule that was buried 20 years ago when the building first opened its doors. The time capsule contained a variety of memorabilia which dated back to the early 2000s. The Concord Center, which opened in 2002 as a new office building in Downtown Birmingham, was a pivotal development in sustaining offices and employment downtown over the last two decades. Want to learn more about why exactly this building is so significant to the history of Birmingham? Keep reading to find out! 


The countdown is on! Here’s what you can expect to see at The World Games 2022

The World Games 2022 is just a little over a week away! Even if you’re not planning on going to any of the events, going downtown to grab a bite to eat or check out the newly refreshed public spaces will still be tons of fun during this time! However, if you are planning on going to the events, we recommend snagging your tickets sooner than later. Keep reading for a full list of TWG 2022 sporting events!


Downtown Birmingham is full of public spaces for you to explore!

Whether you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for The World Games 2022 in just a few weeks, or you’re a local looking to explore your city and find some hidden gems, we’ve got an awesome list of public spaces for you to check out! We’ve put together a short list of some of the places we think you should check out, but we encourage you to get out and see what else you can find.


You spoke, we listened: What our community wants to see in Linn Park

Over the past 6 months partners with the Mayor’s Office of Social Justice and Racial Equity, the Birmingham Museum of Art, The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, The Friends of Linn Park, and The Philip Morris Fund for Design Arts to gather the community in a planning process the envisions what Linn Park could be for the future of our city. And now, we’re taking it one step further and getting YOUR input as well!


Re-vision Linn Park: Your Park, Your Vision

Word around town is that Linn Park is getting a facelift – no really! Linn Park is undergoing a community-oriented planning and design process to bring a renewed vision, fresh design concept, and an activation plan. And we want you to be part of this process – keep reading to find out how!


Become an ambassador of Downtown for The World Games 2022!

We are almost one month out from The World Games 2022! This vibrant event will be transformative for Downtown, and we want you to be a part of it! If you consider yourself a lover of Downtown Birmingham and are the friend that always knows where to go or what to do Downtown, this might be the perfect fit for you. We invite you to become a Downtown Ambassador Volunteer and help Birmingham put its best foot forward! This is your opportunity to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience! As a Downtown Ambassador Volunteer, your organization is the face and the heartbeat of The World Games 2022 serving more than 50,000 visitors from around the world. Volunteer groups will be stationed around Downtown Birmingham to provide information and a memorable, consistent experience for all City Center guests.


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