Get to know your City Center District Manager, Michael Symes.
Meet Michael Symes, the new City Center District Manager for the Business Improvement District (BID). As a long-time resident of Birmingham, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having been an active member of the community since graduating from the University of Alabama. In this article, we will explore Michael’s journey and learn about his “accidental roots” in the city, as well as his passion for working with the Business Improvement District (BID) of the Magic City. Follow along as we get to know the person behind the job title and uncover the unique perspective he brings to the role.
The Frank’s new look and its impact on the city center
Downtown Birmingham keeps growing, and so does the demand for more residential apartments. The Frank Nelson building on 20th Street North has recently been converted into an apartment complex. Commons and Orchestra Partners teamed up to redevelop the property back in 2018.
Take a walk alongside the Birmingham Holiday Window Art Trail!
Downtown Birmingham has partnered with seven local artists to begin the first Birmingham Holiday Magic Window Art Trail! The artist had full access to the unoccupied window spaces to create a holiday-related art scene. Artists were encouraged to use multimedia art types in their windows, and began to go up the last week of November. You can check out all the artist and their work now until the end of the year!
There’s Holiday Magic back in the streets of Birmingham!
Shopping locally has never been so easy! You can support small businesses at our Holiday Magic Market this Friday from 4 – 8 pm. The market will be conveniently located on 20th Street between 2nd and 4th Avenue North. There will be over 15 vendors and a LIVE on 20th street performance!
Don’t miss out on the Magic City’s 75th annual Veterans Day parade!
At REV Birmingham, we love the fact that downtown is the best place for large community-wide celebrations. One of the most vibrant places to celebrate Veterans Day is the city center of Birmingham! Visitors from all areas and backgrounds mingle with Birmingham’s downtown workforce and neighbors at the greatest Veterans Day parade to honor those who have served. Which the 75th annual Veterans Day coming up, here’s what you need to know about all the festivities!
Let’s recap the final Linn Park workshop!
September 5th marked a milestone in the Re-vision Linn Park planning process: a drafted concept was revealed based on the feedback of Birmingham community members.
This third community meeting was also an opportunity for the project consultant team to share insight into the vision for Linn Park, report to the community on emerging themes of a renewed park identity, and next steps in this process. If you were not at the meeting, no worries. You can view the park concepts, and send in your feedback to the consultant team today!
The music scene in downtown Birmingham is booming!
One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.
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!
Celebrate Birmingham’s green space by making plans for National Picnic Day!
April 23rd is National Picnic Day and Birmingham has no shortage of parks for you to get out and celebrate the day! All of the greenery in the Magic City helps to add to the overall vibrancy and we are all about that here at REV and encourage you to get out and support it as well. Grab some friends, a picnic basket full of your favorite goodies, and head to your favorite park to enjoy some beautiful spring weather with some great company!