ISSUE 9 SUMMER 2019
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It’s more and more evident that Pepper Place is becoming what we always hoped it could be: a hub for creative culture in Birmingham. And the Summer issue of The Place is a perfect representation of all that entails. In the pages ahead you’ll find food, art, fashion, fitness, community—all right here in the heart of Birmingham’s city center, brought to you by people who have devoted their lives to perfecting their crafts. Renowned Birmingham artist Arthur Price welcomes the season with warm words and expressive paintings. Florence-based designer and entrepreneur Billy Reid shares the story of his rise in the world of fashion, his move to Pepper Place, and a few handy tips on summer style. Bettola’s brilliant chef James Lewis discusses his culinary education and the beginnings of his European aesthetic. The whole-body experts at Aero Joe, Ignite Cycle, and FarmStand by Stone Hollow share approaches to wellness that tone the body, ease the mind, and feed the soul.
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What’s more is that all of this—fine art, fine food, fine people—is accessible and available right here in our neighborhood. There’s so much to appreciate at Pepper Place, and there’s no better season than summer to experience this special corner of the Magic City.
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From April 18th-May 4th, the Pepper Place community came together to celebrate the work of two exceptional Birmingham artists. For three weeks, Holly Terrell and Arthur Price installed their artwork in the Martin Biscuit Event Space, located between Red Cat Coffee and Cantina, for the entire creative district to enjoy. You may be familiar with these two artists, but what you may not know is that they draw creative inspiration from many different sources, both also use unique mediums to produce their artwork. Arthur has been showing work in Pepper Place for decades now. In fact, he was displaying installations in the Martin Biscuit building before it had the power turned on. Arthur curates his renowned images by arranging pigment on paper or canvas until an image emerges. As more and more images gather together, a story begins to reveal itself. His paintings’ stories speak of animals, people, landscapes and weather. The compositions come to life, while he mingles them with views of his current surroundings, often telling stories of the natural world mixed with imagined ones. These pieces of artwork are like a song of joy and a belief system to Arthur. Thanks to the encouragement of Arthur and the Pepper Place community, this was Holly’s first public art show. Holly has been playing with cyanotypes, one of the earliest forms of photography, for about six years now. The process 2
is very involved and as Holly likes to say, she doesn’t have complete control of the final outcome. Similar to Arthur, her work also has a strong connection with nature and its beauty. Like other events in Pepper Place, the installation of work by Arthur Price and Holly Terrell was rooted in collaboration and connection. Arthur, Holly and the Sloss Real Estate team, along with Pepper Place tenant Design Supply, worked together to bring the show to life. Arthur and Holly handled installation of the work, intentionally displaying their images to create a story in the Martin Biscuit Event Space. The Design Supply team handled marketing and pricing of the show, while also providing furniture to stage the space and complement the artwork. Pepper Place rallied behind the artists and promoted the show to the Birmingham community. This show is a testimony to the collaborative community that makes up Pepper Place. The sharing of resources and support is a prevalent theme here in our district. It’s fitting that Arthur and Holly’s show was the last event in the Martin Biscuit Event Space before it transitions to become Hot & Hot Fish Club. Like the Hastings’ iconic restaurant, their work has inspired us for decades and paints a beautiful segway into the next chapter. Thank you again to Arthur and Holly for sharing your talents with us. Thank you to everyone in the community and beyond that continues to support Birmingham’s creative heart.
MOMENTUM LEADERSHIP Momentum Leadership, nestled in the heart of the Studios Building, is making huge waves around the state of Alabama. As Alabama’s premier women’s leadership program, Momentum empowers a diverse group of promising women by developing their leadership skills. Momentum’s leadership training ranges from one-time workshops and events to a rigorous nine-month program. Momentum was founded in 2001 by a dynamic group of highlevel leaders who came together with the common goal of elevating the professional potential of women throughout the state of Alabama. What began as a small, prestigious leadership program for senior leaders has evolved to become quite competitive, with the number of applicants increasing each year. In response to this growing need, Momentum implemented a 3-year strategic plan in 2018, which entailed a rebranding of the organization. April Benetollo, CEO of Momentum, says “the new and improved Momentum is more accessible and more active, and is accomplishing more than ever before. Momentum is now the go-to resource in the state of Alabama for aspiring and accomplished women leaders, and those who seek them.” 4
Momentum currently offers three main types of programs: executive leadership, early career leadership and mentoring. With the combination of 360° assessment testing, following a personal leadership plan, co-mentoring, and expertise from top leaders, their curricula are designed to: • Provide tools and resources to inspire and educate women to serve in leadership roles • Network these leaders to learn and work on problems together • Enhance the image of executive women in business and community • Attract and retain the Alabama’s brightest women to help solve business and community challenges Momentum’s Executive Leadership Program consists of a diverse group of 30 exceptional women leaders selected from a competitive pool of candidates. These women generally have 15+ years of professional experience and are senior level managers, division leaders, vice-presidents, medical practitioners, attorneys, business owners and community leaders. Their highly successful Mentoring Program, on the other hand, is open to any woman at any stage of her academic or professional career. Momentum’s Upward Early-Career Program is targeted to high-potential emerging
leaders with 2-15 years of professional experience. The application period for the Upward early-career program is June-August. Selections are made in September and candidates are notified in October for the class year that runs January through October 2020. The community workshops and events have open registration for both women and men; most of the topics are applicable to most professionals at any stage in their career. This past year alone, they added two nine-month classes for earlycareer women, a quarterly leadership series open to the community and new corporate training programs, formed a Men with Momentum Advisory Board, hosted four Men with Momentum workgroups, organized informational sessions for corporate women’s resource groups, and partnered with Protective Life on Birmingham’s first Habitat for Humanity home built entirely by women-led teams. This next year they seek to continue rapid expansion of their programs and services to even further increase their momentum in our community. To learn more about Momentum’s programs and how you can get involved, visit MOMENTUMLEADERS.ORG
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The porch is the perch outside the entry to the Dr. Pepper Building. Every weekend during farmers market, it serves as a stage for a plethora of musical acts and as an impromptu dance floor for fleetfooted market shoppers. During the week, the porch is a quiet, shady spot to have lunch, afternoon tea or even to answer emails.
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You’ve seen all the wonderful outdoor spots we have available throug hout Pepper Place. Now imagine seeing yourself there! Whether it’s an intimate gathe ring or an office-wide party, there’s a place for you here. Reach out to Marketing Mana ger Liz Rodell (lrodell@ slossrealestate.com) to discuss options for your outdoor event. PEPPERPLACE.COM
The Market Kitchen Schedule
at The Market at Pepper Place You know summer’s here when the weekly cooking demos have kicked back into gear at the Pepper Place Farmers Market. Demos began with OvenBird on May 4th and will continue through earlyOctober. The Market calls on chefs from all over Birmingham to showcase their talents, offer tips and give attendees great ideas for using the fresh seasonal produce found at The Market. “The weekly Chef Demos really show the culinary talent found here and give our visitors a way to meet, ask questions and interact with the chefs,” said Leigh Sloss-Corra, Executive Director of the Pepper Place Farmers Market. “They are integral and core to
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the Market experience because they bring together local talent, local food, and celebrate a fresh, healthy lifestyle – which are all very important to why we hold the market every week.” “OvenBird was honored to kick off the 2019 Market demos,” said Melissa Braken, manager of OvenBird. “As a member of the Pepper Place family demoing our food is always a great way to get exposure for the restaurant and let people know we are a short walk away for one of the best brunches in the city.” So, join us as every Saturday between the Dr Pepper and Studios buildings from 9 to 10 AM to celebrate the local chefs and see what they are cooking up.
May 4 | OvenBird May 11 | Dg Restaurant May 18 | Cantina Tortilla Grill May 25 | Brat Brot June 1 | FoodBar June 8 | Blueprint on 3rd June 15 | Back Forty Birmingham June 22 | Urban Cookhouse June 29 | Bare Naked Noodles
PICTURED: The Head of Catering from Hot & Hot Fish Club leading a demonstration and tasting at the Market on a Saturday morning.
Our Sponsors and Supporters The Pepper Place Market Kitchen wouldn’t be possible without the generous sponsorship of Shipt and support from Les Dames d’Escoffier. Shipt is Birmingham’s own tech startup that’s gone big. The Shipt app launched in the summer of 2014 and has since launched into over 260 cities and been purchased by the Target Corporation. It was founded with the goal of simplifying lives and still holds that value core today. Shipt does this by partnering with area grocers in each city by providing same day delivery. This helps everyone get groceries faster and more easily.
SHIPT.COM Les Dames d’Escoffier is an international organization of women leaders and experts in food, wine, and hospitality. The Birmingham chapter of ‘Les Dames’ was founded in 2013 with 55 members--making it one of the largest initial memberships in the history of the organization.
July 6 | Tropicaleo July 13 | Satterfield’s July 20 | Hot & Hot Fish Club July 27 | Kathy G & Co Aug 3 | Bake from Scratch presents “No Kid Hungry” Aug 10 | Mark’s Joint Aug 17 | Samford Wellness Kitchen Aug 24 | Chris Vizzina Aug 31 | Rodney Scott’s BBQ Sept 21 | Farm Bowl: Les Dames d’Escoffier September Demo Takeover Sept 28 | Village Tavern: Les Dames d’Escoffier September Demo Takeover Oct 5 | Montgomery Super Suppers
recipes from our Chef Demos
Biscuits Al Horno by Ovenbird
INSTRUCTIONS Prepare your favorite biscuits and set aside. Chorizo Gravy serves 4-6 people.
INGREDIENTS FOR CHORIZO SAUSAGE MIXTURE 1 lb. ground pork 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 tbsp. smoked paprika 2 tsp. ancho chili powder 2 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tbsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. cayenne 1 cup olive oil
For chorizo sausage mixture: mix all ingredients listed in a bowl. Then brown the chorizo mixture in a sauté pan in olive oil. Break chorizo into crumbs. Sprinkle flour into crumbled chorizo to begin making gravy. Cook for a minute. Slowly add milk and the buttermilk and stir to incorporate. Let cook for 3-5 minutes to thicken.
FOR GRAVY 2 tbsp. flour 2 cups buttermilk 2 cups milk 2 cups diced tomatoes
Serve chorizo sausage gravy over biscuits and top with diced tomatoes. Garnish with cilantro and pepper to taste.
Sweet Corn, Shrimp and Crab Ceviche by Blueprint on 3rd Serves 4 people
INGREDIENTS 2 cups shaved sweet corn ¼ cup cucumber, seeded and diced ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced ¼ cup peach, diced ¼ cup sweet onion, diced
2 tbsp. chopped mint 4 oz boiled shrimp, diced 4 oz jumbo lump crab meat 4 oz crab claws 2 oz lemon vinaigrette Salt & pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS Mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl and serve chilled for 4 individual plates. Garnish with cilantro and pepper to taste.
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In case you missed it: American fashion designer Billy Reid announced the opening of its first Birmingham location in Pepper Place. Known for clothing that emulates “broken-in luxury,” the Florence-based creative is set to open his dynamic lifestyle retail store later this summer. We recently got to sit down with Reid to learn more about his upcoming venture into the Birmingham market and the exciting, innovative plans for his new retail space. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the Billy Reid label has cultivated a dedicated following for an effortless blend of Southern sophistication and hardworking, high10
quality clothing. Billy Reid currently has 11 namesake stores across the country, including a flagship store in Florence, Ala., two stores in New York City, and now the new addition to Birmingham’s thriving Pepper Place district. When we asked him why he chose Birmingham as the location for his next retail store, Reid immediately noted Birmingham has always been one of his strongest customer bases, and in his opinion, is one of the warmest and most supportive communities. Billy Reid first opened his store in Florence in 2005 and at that time, he received a significant amount of support from Birmingham. Over the years, he’s never forgotten this support,
especially as he watched the city of Birmingham become an ever-growing, philanthropic community. With his Florence location just two hours to the northwest, he knew that he’d eventually expand to Birmingham - it was just a matter of when and where. Now, Reid is ready, and genuinely excited to spend more time here – and he’s looking forward to playing an integral role in the growth of downtown Birmingham. When searching for the perfect location for his first namesake store in Birmingham, Pepper Place was top of mind, but his decision became clear after visiting the future retail space itself. With high ceilings, large square footage and beautiful industrial
These photographs from Billy Reid’s Florence and Chicago locations show the aesthetic Birmingham visitors can expect when they visit the new storefront in Pepper Place. COMING SUMMER 2019
design, the space spoke to him. The open concept incorporates the outside into the inside and gives his team the opportunity to do things they’ve never been able to do before. “We’re excited to have the freedom and opportunity to expand into more lifestyle aspects we’ve always wanted to be a part of,” said Reid. His plans for the space are unique and far from ordinary. In this location, Reid aims to keep things modular and ever-changing. Much of the décor will either be on wheels or hanging from the ceiling. This will allow his team to change the space around and rearrange it easily and often. The look and feel of the space will incorporate touches of both old
and modern, while still being warm and inviting. Some of the lifestyle elements he aims to incorporate into this location include a restaurant serving up delicious food with local, Southern flair. He hopes it will be a go-to spot from sunrise to sunset, with coffee in the morning and cocktails going into the evening. He mentioned that we may see special additions like pop-up florists, artists, pottery makers and appearances by various local vendors. The products the store plans to carry will range from coffee table books to local handmade goods that complement Billy’s celebrated clothing line. When it comes to fashion, Reid believes timeless style is a modern
concept, and he always aims to make pieces that last in every possible way. He wants his clothing to be wardrobe staples that adapt to the individual wearing them. According to Reid, trends to look out for this summer include pieces that are colorful and those that are all white. Easy elegance is an ongoing summer theme that he is seeing in both men and women’s fashion. When we asked him, “What does fashion mean to you?” He responded, “It’s something that brings happiness to people, creates positive feelings and simply makes us feel good.” I think we can all agree the Billy Reid line does just that. We can’t wait to be able to experience it firsthand, here in Birmingham. PEPPERPLACE.COM
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It’s easy for Bettola’s Chef James Lewis to identify the beginnings of his passion for food. Growing up in Birmingham, his Lebanese grandmother was always cooking, always bringing James, his family, and their friends into the kitchen. “I understood the process of giving food to other people, and the love and care that goes into it,” he explains. “I didn’t learn that studying to be a chef.” When his family moved to San Francisco years ago, they brought their love of food and community with them. Later, when Lewis was honing his craft, working in renowned kitchens throughout Italy, and opening his own restaurant Bettola at Pepper Place, he would learn a term that summed up this feeling of togetherness: con vivo. Sharing space, living together, being together, eating together. Food remained one of his interests, but as he grew older and went off to
college, it was pushed to the backburner. Lewis studied business, hoping to follow in his father’s entrepreneurial footsteps. By day, he was in school, and by night he worked front-of-house in Michelin Star restaurants in San Francisco, eventually prepping food as well. It was “a job” until school was done. But all of that changed when he went on a European vacation. “You don’t see a real passion for food here in the US as much, but you see it there. Their lives revolve around it. The simplicity of preparation and the quality of ingredients sparked a connection with me. Their attention to ingredients, the attention to wine, their attention to con vivo — living, sharing, eating together…. It’s life. It’s like breathing. I wanted to bring some of that back here.” So, how does an Alabama-born, California-raised business major go about learning from the old-world masters of
Italian cuisine? He picks up the phone. “The first guy I trained with was on the cover of Bon Appetit magazine. It was all about pasta, and I read this spread and I said, ‘I want to go train with this guy.’ I loved his story, his values, and I wanted to learn from him. Antonio Pisaniello at La Locanda di Bu was my first stage. I tracked down the restaurant’s phone number and called. His wife answered the phone, I asked if I could come work with the chef, and that was it.” After that, Lewis began doing stages at some of Italy’s best restaurants, in cities like Naples and Nusco. Eventually that led him to Chef Dario Cecchini, a 9th generation butcher in the village of Panzano, and featured chef in season 6 of the Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. In October, Chef Cecchnini and Chef Lewis will be presenting an outdoor farm dinner in the streets of Pepper Place. “We’ll have a tasting of beef, lamb, and pork as well as wine tastings. It’s going to be beautiful.” Bettola is itself a living embodiment of con vivo. It’s a restaurant, sure. But it’s also a bakery, butcher shop, bar, gathering space, even a classroom as Lewis passes his knowledge along to other young chefs. In some ways, it’s a theatre where diners can watch the dance of dishes sliding in and out of the large domed oven, with wait staff dodging around one another on a busy night. Everything is incorporated and works together, like life.
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There are many reasons to love the summer season. The days are longer, the weather is warmer and the kids are out of school. With all the excitement and changes Summer brings, it’s easy to throw your current routine out the window. We encourage you to take time for yourself and maintain a healthy balance and to help you out, we’ve turned to the experts at Pepper Place to round-up the best tips and tricks to maintain overall wellness this summer. Ignite Cycle, Birmingham’s only boutique cycling studio, says that there are tons of opportunity for organic movement in the summer and that you shouldn’t overcomplicate things. Whether it’s swimming with your kids, taking a wine walk with your girlfriend, stretching in your own living room or heading over to your favorite fitness studio, the goal should be to
simply move your body! Aero Joe Pilates, a fitness studio that specializes in both traditional and rehabilitative Pilates as well as healing chronic pain, also stresses the fact that movement in general heals the body. The best part is that this total body healing is not limited to any specific type of movement. Both agree that getting at least 30 minutes of exercise each day is extremely beneficial to our health. Staying active and moving every single day will make a huge difference in not only your mood, but also your total wellness. Both Ignite and Aero Joe are centrally located within Pepper Place and are here to help you maintain your fitness goals and activity levels all Summer long! If fitness classes aren’t your thing, don’t forget Railroad Park is only a short walk or bike ride away. In order for us to maintain our fitness goals this summer, it’s important
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that we educate ourselves on how to fuel our bodies. For that reason, we talked to FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead, a family-owned business and farm specializing in the finest quality produce, cosmetic extracts, botanicals and more. When asked how we can feel lighter and more fit during the summer, Farmstead stressed that eating naturally grown vegetables is key. To get even more specific, they recommended drinking 16 ounces of fresh vegetable juice per-day as “rocket fuel” for the body. This juice not only helps cleanse the digestive track, but also makes us less hungry and healthier all around. They also recommended drinking charcoal water at night as a full body detox. The Market at Pepper Place is also an excellent source of fresh, local produce – and there’s no better time to visit the Farmers Market than during the
Summer. Open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 7:00 am to noon. As crucial as it is to stay active and eat right this summer, don’t forget the importance of maintaining healthy hair and skin. The harsh rays of the sun can be extremely damaging and it’s important to know how we can protect ourselves against them. Farmstead by Stone Hollow shared top-secret information with us on how we can best defend our skin from the sun and heat. They love the benefits of using carrot seed oil and natural sun filters like zinc oxide! When it comes to hair, the summer sun definitely takes a toll on it. The Collective, a salon offering custom cuts, color, styling, waxing and special event hair/makeup, gave us all their inside information. According to them, using a product with UV protection and adding a moisturizing conditioner will
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help maintain luster and offer all the protection you’ll need against the sun. Oribe’s Beautiful Color line is a great option for protecting your hair and color. Davines OI on the other hand is wonderful for adding moisture to both your hair and skin. As for styling your hair during the summer, their best advice was to embrace your natural texture. With Alabama being so hot and humid during the summer, it’s best to let your true colors shine! If you’re looking to change up your cut for the summer season, modern shag and mid length bobs are ideal for staying cool and well put together. So, with a short stroll through Pepper Place, we’ve been able to gather all the intel you need to keep your mind, body and soul in top shape this summer. Now, get out there and have the best summer ever. PEPPERPLACE.COM
You Know We’re Riding on the Greenway SUMMER WELLNESS ON THE JONES VALLEY TRAIL
In addition to the excellent Ignite Cycle with energetic teachers leading riders on pulse-pounding rides and Aero Joe’s trained staff of wellness professionals providing guidance for the body and the soul, Pepper Place is also home to the 1st Avenue South Greenway leg of the Jones Valley Trail. This small stretch of paved walking, running, and biking trail connects our corner of Birmingham’s Lakeview District directly to the Rotary Trail in the Magic City—a linear park peppered with seating areas and native plants—as well as the magnificent Railroad Park, and beyond. The Jones Valley Trail is part of the much larger Red Rock Trail System. Eventually, 750 miles of
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multi-use trails, parks, bike lanes, and sidewalks will connect Jefferson County residents to trails, recreation areas, and alternative transportation options across the Birmingham Metro area including Shades Creek, the Cahaba River, Turkey Creek, and the Northern Beltway. But, you don’t have to pack your bag, air up your tires and take a daylong journey to enjoy the trail. The Greenway can offer a quick break from the office, a nice open-air spot to jog in the morning, a quick and scenic weekend cycling pub crawl, or a quiet place to bring a sack lunch and get to know a coworker outside of the office. And if you’re looking for ways to socialize on the trail, Lifetime Fitness and Tour de Ham
provide low-pressure, casual group exercise opportunities each and every week: Every Sunday, Lifetime Fitness meets at Back Forty Birmingham for the Back Forty Outdoor Cycle from 2:304:00pm. More than just rides, they offer guest speakers, training, maintenance clinics, and even offbike social activities. Non-members are welcome to ride as well. Every Tuesday, Tour de Ham meets outside of Red Cat for a 10-15 mile ride around the city. Cyclists roll out at 6:15pm and return no later than 8:45pm. No rider is left behind. (Please park in the lot beside Ferguson at 2nd and 29th.)
EVENTS June 23 The Ultimate Beer & Wine Dinner at Hop City Birmingham
July 25 – July 27 Pure Movement Summit hosted by Aero Joe Pilates & Forma
A pairing of wine & craft beer with inspired dishes from the creative mind of Chef Fiona Marshall of The Hot Tag. You can expect a 5 course meal with pairings from 5-8pm. Tickets are $65/person and available online.
Our resident Pilates-experts are sharing their knowledge with a weekend conference that celebrations Pilates, movement and dance. All the details are found at puremovementsummit.com.
June 28 CreativeMornings at BackForty
August 15 The Gathering: Art Edition
Join Birmingham’s newest creative group from 8:30-10:30am for a morning of inspiration and connection at Back Forty. This monthly meeting includes breakfast, networking and an inspiring talk from a prominent creative. More details are at creativemornings.com.
Your favorite summer event is back. This time we’re celebrating the art that lives within Pepper Place and the Magic City. Join us from 5-8pm to leave inspired, connected and - thanks to our great restaurants – maybe a full belly.
July 18 The Gathering at Pepper Place: Music Edition
August 16 Sweet Home Brews
We’re celebrating Summer & we’re doing it well. Join us from 5-8pm for a traveling battle of the bands. As you explore Pepper Place, you’ll find different music while encountering all of the great businesses that call The Place home.
This Ronald McDonald House fundraiser is gathering the Southeast’s best craft breweries in the Studios lot from 6-9pm for a fundraiser to remember.
July 16 – July 20 Moon Week at the Lumbar The Lumbar is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the NASA moon landing with guest speakers from Huntsville & UAB. You can also expect side walk astronomy and themed drinks. It’s going to be out of this world.
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3. CANTLEY & COMPANY www.cantleyandcompany.com
4. BLACK BENAK, LLC www.blackbenak.com
5. BATTLE & WINN LLP www.battlewinn.com
2. CHARLIE THIGPENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GARDEN GALLERY www.charliethigpensgardengallery.com
3. FRED www.thinkfred.com
5. BRIK REALTY www.brikrealty.com
5. COUNTRY LIVING www.countryliving.com
3. CHAPEL STEEL www.chapelsteel.com
5. DEKALB OFFICE www.dekalboffice.com
4. HODGES AND ASSOCIATES www.thehighroad.com
5. CHIP REWARDS INC www.chiprewards.com
3. DESIGN SUPPLY www.artgallery1930.com/designsupply
3. MURPHY MEDIA, INC www.murphymedia.com
1. FERGUSON www.ferguson.com
4. PERITUS PR, LLC www.perituspr.com
2. THE COLLECTIVE www.thecollectivebham.com
9. FRONTERA www.fronterairon.com
5. EPIC www.epicbrokers.com 6. GOPRO www.gopro.com 2. HASKINS JONES, LLC www.haskinsjones.com
4. RYAN FREEMAN INC www.rfibuilders.com 3. SCHILLECI & TORTORICI, PC www.themillenniallawyer.com 4. SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER www.southernenvironment.org 4. THE WATSON FIRM www.birminghambusinesslaw.com 4. CRAWFORD SQUARE www.crawfordsq.com 4. YEATTS LAW FIRM www.yeattsfirm.com
3. KRUMDIECK A+I DESIGN www.krumdieck.com
3. IGNITE CYCLE www.ignitebhm.com 4. RICHARD TUBB INTERIORS www.richardtubbinteriors.com 3. THRIVE CLAY STUDIO www.thriveclay.com
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT MARKET AT PEPPER PLACE www.pepperplacemarket.com
8. BLUEPRINT ON 3RD www.blueprinton3rd.com
7. HOP CITY www.hopcitybeer.com
3. OVENBIRD www.ovenbirdrestaurant.com
BACK FORTY BEER COMPANY AT SLOSS DOCKS www.backfortybeer.com
5. HOT & HOT FISH CLUB www.hotandhotfishclub.com
5. THE RED CAT www.theredcatcoffeehouse.com
5. BETTOLA www.bettolarestaurant.com 18
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3. THE LUMBAR www.lumbarbham.com
3. TERRIFIC NEW THEATRE, INC www.terrificnewtheatre.com