Birmingham Oddities

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Birmingham Oddities was a retail shop offering a wide assortment of antiques and "oddities", such as bones, vintage medical devices, preserved animal specimens, and home-made dolls. It was opened by Adam Williams on April 2, 2015 in the Fix-Play Lofts building. The shop was mainly open on Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.

In the 2020s, Williams expanded the footprint of the shop to 2,000 square feet to provide studio and gallery space for local artists, and eventually to accommodate film screenings, crafting classes, and a coffee and dessert bar.

Williams closed the retail shop on November 19, 2023. The business continued to operate as a pop-up. Some of the inventory was restocked at Brian Burks' Wantfull Things in Southside.

References

  • Chambers, Jesse (April 16, 2015) "Birmingham Oddities: 'Crazy, cool' new downtown shop offers 'thrill of the find,' a taste of the bizarre." The Birmingham News
  • O'Quinn, Kristina (December 13, 2020) "Small Business Monday – spotlight on Birmingham Oddities." Bham Now
  • Byington, Pat (November 16, 2023) "Downtown Birmingham’s most odd + whimsical shop is closing November 19." Bham Now