REV Birmingham pop-up project heads to Ensley - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

REV Birmingham pop-up project heads to Ensley

Source: REV Birmingham Source: REV Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

In its third week REV Birmingham is highlighting parts of Ensley.

Tuesday night, Avenue F and 19th Street were blocked off to make space for the REVIVE: The Street Life Project.

Businesses opened up in vacant buildings and coffee and donuts lined the sidewalks. Food trucks put the brakes on and opened up to hungry cutstomers. The Birmingham Heritage Band set up in a vacant parking lot and played live music for people.

REV Birmingham's goal with these pop up projects is to show that once-vibrant areas could thrive once again.

"Had it not for the REVIVE Birmingham oh my gosh a lot of people would not...a lot of people would pass through. And there's a lot of traffic that gets off the freeway and go down 20th Street. So for them to be here is awesome, it's incredible," Margie Bibbs, who partnered with other businesses during the event, said.

Shops will be open in Ensley through Oct. 18. For a list of events you can visit http://revivebirmingham.com/streetlife-project#ensley.

Next week REV Birmingham will focus on Five Points South.

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