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Forge’s First Week

The Forge Team survived (and thrived) in this first week of business! We loved opening the doors for our founding members and celebrating this new adventure with everyone. As members continue to join our community, we are reminded of the wide variety of careers and companies in our workspace. From graphic design to marketing to podcasting, it’s truly fascinating to hear about everyone’s projects, industries and goals.


Tuesday night we celebrated with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony! And delicious snacks (from many of our friends in the food hall), drinks and the company of our Forge members and friends and family.


Can you believe these sugar cookies with the Forge logo painted on the icing? Great Lakes Bakes – they taste even better than they look. Y’all go look her up!


Yummy appetizers from Fero and Bitty’s Living Kitchen!

 (A-mazing chocolate covered strawberries)

Cheers to the first day of Forge! (Please don’t worry- the kids have apple juice)

We had to snap a picture of this group of people who had such a huge impact on the Forge space. Em Lee is the designer who spent countless hours making Forge beautiful. Ken McBride from KPS is the architect. Forrest Millsap and Garrett Millsap built our custom desk and raised countertops. Dorsey and Missy Cox built our sleek tables and chairs.

The Forge Team is so thankful for all of the love and support this week! We’ve loved giving tours and showing off the Forge space that we believe will greatly impact and grow the Birmingham community!


What is Forge?


Forge is Birmingham’s first locally owned professional coworking space, and starting in mid August, we will be open!  On the mezzanine level of the historic Pizitz building, which recently received a $70 million renovation, Forge overlooks The Pizitz Food Hall and The Louis bar on the interior, and 19th Street and 2nd Avenue North on the exterior.  Offerings include lite, part time, and full time memberships as well as dedicated desks and private offices.  Space is limited!  Book your tour today, here!