Join Us for the June 13th Merchant Meeting
Please join us for a BSD
Wednesday, June 13th
** Location Change **
Ethan Allen (275 N Old Woodward Ave)
Attend the June 13th
and receive updates regarding:
- The Old Woodward Reconstruction Project
- Day On The Town
- Resources for growing your business
We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming Special Events in Birmingham
Each summer the City welcomes those from near and far who come to enjoy our wide variety of stores, restaurants and outdoor activities. Expect to see large crowds at the following upcoming events:
Movies under the Stars in Booth Park
The Birmingham Shopping District's popular Movie Night events offer pre-show entertainment at 7:30 p.m. followed by a movie at dusk. Upcoming
Movie Night events are as follows:
- Friday, June 22 - Featured presentation:
- Friday, July 20 - Featured presentation:
Back to the Future
- Friday, August 24 - Featured presentation:
Families will head to Booth Park and enjoy movies under the stars! Thank you to our 2018 Movie Night Series Sponsor, Wells Fargo.
Shopping Extravaganza at Day On The Town
Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Birmingham's biggest sale event of the year will draw thousands on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. The event registration form will be out late-June. Keep an eye out for a
survey coming soon
regarding the Day On The Town event.
Volunteers Sought for
Birmingham Cruise Event
Tell your employees, family and friends: volunteers are needed for the Birmingham Cruise Event on Saturday, August 18! All volunteers will receive free event t-shirts, snacks and hydration all day long! Select from convenient 2 or 2 1/2 hour time slots. Volunteers are a valuable part of the Birmingham Cruise Event. Keep an eye out for the volunteer registration form coming soon.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Old Woodward Reconstruction Project
The Old Woodward Reconstruction Project is
percent completed. With a targeted completion date of early August, the underground infrastructure improvements and the above ground enhancements on Old Woodward will result in a modernized downtown core that City residents, merchants, stakeholders and visitors will be proud of and enjoy for decades to come.
Construction Project Quick Facts:
Timeframe: March through early August
Location: Old Woodward from Willits to Brown, plus a small section of Maple near Old Woodward
Contractor: Angelo Iafrate Construction
Improvements: Underground improvements include: new water mains, new combined sewers, irrigation, fiber optic system, electrical connections, enhanced soils and much more. In addition, above ground improvements include a narrower, concrete street with angled parking, a wider sidewalk for better walkability downtown and new traffic signals.
Paving the Way to a More Beautiful Downtown
The BSD is helping businesses to ensure it's "business as usual" for everyone by offering the following great perks:
FREE Two-Hour Valet Parking
(then $5 for each additional hour), Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Offered at four locations:
- North Old Woodward Ave. near Willits
- Henrietta near Maple
- South Old Woodward near Brown
- Hamilton near Ferndale
Free parking in all City parking structures is also available on weekends during construction.
Birmingham Bonus Bucks (BBB) PHASE TWO -
- $10 in Birmingham Bonus Bucks will be awarded to shoppers for every $100 spent at BSD shops and boutiques, and for every $200 spent at BSD restaurants until the promotion maximum has been reached.
- Birmingham Bonus Bucks must be redeemed in person at a participating BSD business by July 25.
- Individuals are eligible to earn a maximum of $50 in Birmingham Bonus Bucks each month during the promotional period. Monies from submitted receipts may not be applied or carried over for future BBBs.
Birmingham Construction Art Contest - Cast Your Vote Today!
Art students, enthusiasts, professionals and even BSD businesses have joined in to enhance the barricades and add something special for those walking throughout town. Vote for your favorite panel at bit.ly/2018bhamart. Winning artwork will be displayed in downtown Birmingham at the completion of the construction project. Submit your vote now through July 15th.
Attend an Oakland County One Stop Shop Workshop
Throughout June, Oakland County is offering workshops titled: Market Research Basics, CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation, Starting a Business and
Retail in the Age of Amazon Workshop
Please see below for information about Main Street Oakland County's two-day workshop titled Retail in the Age of
, scheduled for
July 9 and July 16
. Space is limited to 100 attendees; first-come first-served. Follow
to register today!
Send Us Your News & Promotions
The BSD will help promote your store news, events and promotions via social media! Simply e-mail your information to
and we'll help you spread the word. Like or follow the Birmingham Shopping District on Facebook and via Twitter and Instagram (@BhamShopping).
Tell Your Employees - Discounts in
Be sure your employees know they're eligible for an Employee Discount Card! The card provides discounts at participating Birmingham stores. Show them the complete list with participating merchants and discount information at
Reminder: Understanding the Retail Flower Watering Program
In 2006 the City of Birmingham began watering merchants' private flower displays. At that time, there were only 12 concrete planters and few hanging baskets throughout town. Over the years, the flower program has expanded to more than 32 planters and 200 hanging baskets, in addition to more than 100 flower troughs around the tree wells. In addition to the increasing demands throughout the City, several merchants request specific, customized care for their private flowers and plants that the City is not able to provide. Due to the expansion of the public flower displays, please remember that beginning last year, the City no longer waters merchants' private flower displays. Hanging baskets and City planters located outside of your store will continue to be watered. Thank you for understanding.