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[[Image:Whats on 2nd.JPG|right|225px|thumb|What's on 2nd?, August 2010]]
 
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'''What's on 2nd?''' is a store specializing in antiques, art, and collectibles located in the [[Wooster Lofts]] building (the former [[Calder warehouse]]) at 2323 [[1st Avenue North (downtown)|1st Avenue North]].
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'''What's on 2nd?''' is a store specializing in antiques, art, and collectibles located at 1101 [[20th Street South]] in the [[Spanish Stores]] building
  
 
Long-time antiques dealers [[Steve Gilmer]] and [[Michele Wilson]] opened the store on May [[2007]] in a two-story building at 2306 [[2nd Avenue North]], which inspired the name. The grand opening was celebrated on [[July 6]] of that year.
 
Long-time antiques dealers [[Steve Gilmer]] and [[Michele Wilson]] opened the store on May [[2007]] in a two-story building at 2306 [[2nd Avenue North]], which inspired the name. The grand opening was celebrated on [[July 6]] of that year.
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Gilmer fills the windows with seasonal displays, including a science-fiction theme during the [[OmegaCon]] and a political theme during the [[2008 elections|election season]]. The store also serves as a venue for fundraisers and art shows, and as an artist site during the [[Artwalk]] festival.
 
Gilmer fills the windows with seasonal displays, including a science-fiction theme during the [[OmegaCon]] and a political theme during the [[2008 elections|election season]]. The store also serves as a venue for fundraisers and art shows, and as an artist site during the [[Artwalk]] festival.
  
In [[2016]] What's on 2nd? downsized and moved to a smaller location in the Wooster Lofts, reopening on [[April 30]].  
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In April [[2016]] What's on 2nd? downsized and moved to a smaller location at 2323 [[1st Avenue North (downtown)|1st Avenue North]] in the [[Wooster Lofts]] building (the former [[Calder warehouse]]). After four years there, Gilmer's lease expired and he moved the store to its present 1,729 square-foot location.
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==References==
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* Buchanan, Charles (July 6, 2007) "What's on 2nd?" opens tonight." ''The Terminal''
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* Tomberlin, Michael (August 24, 2008) "On the Record with Steve Gilmer, co-owner of What's on 2nd? In downtown Birmingham." {{BN}}
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* Prickett, Sam (December 21, 2015) "What’s on Second to relocate in February." {{Weld}}
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* Van der Bijl, Hanno (December 2, 2020) "What’s on Second to relocate to Five Points South." {{BBJ}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=uyWI6HZTSQ0 What's on 2nd?] video ad by [[Vacant Manifesto]]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=uyWI6HZTSQ0 What's on 2nd?] video ad by [[Vacant Manifesto]]
  
==References==
 
* Buchanan, Charles (July 6, 2007) "What's on 2nd?" opens tonight." ''The Terminal''
 
* Tomberlin, Michael (August 24, 2008) "On the Record with Steve Gilmer, co-ower of What's on 2nd? In downtown Birmingham." {{BN}}
 
* Prickett, Sam (December 21, 2015) "What’s on Second to relocate in February." {{Weld}}
 
 
[[Category:1st Avenue North]]
 
[[Category:2nd Avenue North]]
 
 
[[Category:Antique stores]]
 
[[Category:Antique stores]]
 
[[Category:Art galleries]]
 
[[Category:Art galleries]]
 
[[Category:2007 establishments]]
 
[[Category:2007 establishments]]
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[[Category:2nd Avenue North]]
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[[Category:Wooster Lofts]]
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[[Category:Spanish Stores]]

Revision as of 13:49, 2 December 2020

What's on 2nd?, August 2010

What's on 2nd? is a store specializing in antiques, art, and collectibles located at 1101 20th Street South in the Spanish Stores building

Long-time antiques dealers Steve Gilmer and Michele Wilson opened the store on May 2007 in a two-story building at 2306 2nd Avenue North, which inspired the name. The grand opening was celebrated on July 6 of that year.

The shop specializes in nostalgia items rather than decorator antiques. Along with hundreds of thousands of postcards and pop-culture items the store has a selection of advertising and architectural fragments, t-shirts, toys, model kits, comic books and other collectibles, including letter-size photocopies of a wide selection of Gilmer's postcard collection. Some furniture pieces, books and folk-art creations also find their way into the store. In later years a diverse line of vintage video game systems and cartridges was added to the store's offerings.

Gilmer fills the windows with seasonal displays, including a science-fiction theme during the OmegaCon and a political theme during the election season. The store also serves as a venue for fundraisers and art shows, and as an artist site during the Artwalk festival.

In April 2016 What's on 2nd? downsized and moved to a smaller location at 2323 1st Avenue North in the Wooster Lofts building (the former Calder warehouse). After four years there, Gilmer's lease expired and he moved the store to its present 1,729 square-foot location.

References

  • Buchanan, Charles (July 6, 2007) "What's on 2nd?" opens tonight." The Terminal
  • Tomberlin, Michael (August 24, 2008) "On the Record with Steve Gilmer, co-owner of What's on 2nd? In downtown Birmingham." The Birmingham News
  • Prickett, Sam (December 21, 2015) "What’s on Second to relocate in February." Weld for Birmingham
  • Van der Bijl, Hanno (December 2, 2020) "What’s on Second to relocate to Five Points South." Birmingham Business Journal

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