The REV Birmingham REVIVE: The Street Life Program is proving to be a big hit.
In its second week, the pop-up project is being featured in the East Lake community.
People who have never ventured that way can see local artists work and even grab a cup of coffee along 1st Avenue North.
Jeannine Glenn and her daughter Amber Tolbert tested the waters with their businesses, East 59 Mercantile and East 59 Coffee Shop.
Jeannine operates the mercantile while her daughter brews people up a fresh cup of Joe.
The pop-up project has given them a taste of what owning a business would be like and they're moving forward with it.
They have signed a lease and will be opening up shop next year in East Lake.
"It's allowed us to go ahead and start problem solving a little bit early and also to hear from and meet local people and to hear what they want in a coffee shop," Amber said.
The pop-up project ends in the East Lake area Saturday. A closing reception will be held on 1st Avenue North Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5:30.
For more information about the REVIVE: The Street Life Project, please click here.
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