You’ll find a little bit of everything in these two new small business pop-ups in Forest Park

Sarah Randolph, owner of rEVOLVEr Resale in her new Forest Park store. (Revolver)

There are two new small businesses to support in The Highlander building in Forest Park. Alongside neighbors like Magic City Organics and Chocolata, rEVOLVEr resale and Cha House call the up-and-coming summer spot home. Read on to learn about the shops, from consignment goods of all kinds to a welcoming teahouse.

Thrift Clothing for Everyone (Magic City Organics)

If you love discovering used treasures, you’ll love reselling rEVOLVER. This queer-owned store prides itself on its inclusive, gender-free, and non-judgmental shopping experience.

Owner Sarah Randolph, who identifies as queer, won Innovation Depot’s first-ever LGBTQ+ pitch contest to launch the one-of-a-kind consignment store.

“After all, gender is a social construct and not binary. I don’t want people to feel restricted when shopping in my store. I want them to feel like they can try on whatever makes them feel good and be celebrated for expressing who they really are.”

Sarah Randolph, Owner, Revolver Resale

A safe place for everyone, especially LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. You’ll find a little bit of everything second hand here, including vintage and modern clothing, accessories, furniture, homeware, children’s items and finally local art.

You may know them from various markets around town. reVOLVER’s Summer Lovin’ pop-up is located at Vinegar, an artist-run non-profit art gallery, and will be on view in the scenic space through the end of August.

“I am so grateful to Vinegar for this opportunity and hope to stop by by the end of August! After more than a year
“Having pop-up markets across the city was the logical next step for us before we decided to move to a longer-term brick-and-mortar store.”

Sarah Randolph, Owner, Revolver Resale

Randolph plans to host free weekly happy hour events every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. that include drinks and a fun activity like tarot readings and making recycled art. Mark the first date on June 2nd in your calendar – see here for details.

A place to relax and unwind

Cierra Lober, founder of Cha House. (Cha house)

After you’re done searching for one-of-a-kind second-hand treasures, stroll a few doors down to Cha House, a community space centered around the power of tea.

Founded by Cierra Lober, this space brings the Birmingham community together over relaxed cups of tea, activities and exciting special events. Cha House is based on the idea that tea naturally helps us to relax and enjoy the present moment.

Alongside Randolph, Lober is also a graduate of CO.STARTERS through Create Birmingham, which provides valuable resources for local entrepreneurs.

You can find Cha House during select hours at Gaia Florals, another local, women-owned business offering unique arrangements, bouquets, and stems.

Cha House hosts a weekly ‘Tea &’ event every Thursday – see online for details and ticket information. Additionally, Lober plans to host live local music on Friday nights and delicious Last Call Baking produce on Saturdays.

Check out the stores

Are you ready to support these great women-run small businesses? Here’s what you need to know:

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Keep an eye out for more information on a vendor market at The Highlander in July.

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