A California idea
hopping on Sunday
111: ix good food and
the people will come!
Event planner and public relations
executive Stephanie Jacobson of
Birmingham saw the idea in action
in Santa Monica several years ago:
combine live music, prepared-food
booths and a farmers' market to
draw a crowd. "I'm originally from
Chicago," said Jacobson, "and I
carve those urban experiences."
With the help of friend Julie
Plotnik, someone with lots of con-
tacts as a candidate for Birmingham
City Commission, Jacobson did the
planning, fund-raising and got the
requisite approvals from the city and
its Principal Shopping District.
And, in its first two Sundays in
operation, their new
Market has been suc-
On Sept. 7, the
opening day," the
vendors sold out all
Above: There were multiples of every-
thing, including twins Lily and Abby
Foltyn, 9 months, of Birmingham.
Below: Checking the flower selection are
June and Marvin Lieberman of
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