Birmingham’s Five Points South; new businesses make life convenient and enjoyable

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Five Points fountain. Via- Facebook.

Where will you be able to grab a beer, fresh tamales, and get your haircut all within a block of each other? FIVE POINTS SOUTH!

As someone relatively new to Birmingham, I can say that while I didn’t know much about all the cool, revitalized neighborhoods in the city, I did know about Five Points. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Five Points South; new businesses make life convenient and enjoyable”

Small business Monday – spotlight on Hammer & Stain

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Megan Sortino, owner of Hammer & Stain. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Feeling crafty this holiday season? Well, you don’t have to go to the North Pole to make a beautiful gift in a workshop!  Megan Sortino tells us about creating beautiful home decor and gift pieces at Hammer & Stain in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – spotlight on Hammer & Stain”

Small business Monday-spotlight on The Art and Crafts Company

Erin Melaney Bodden, owner of The Art and Crafts Company. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

We already know that you love to shop locally, but what if you’re strapped for time? Or stuck inside from bad weather, or under the weather yourself? Well, have no fear! The Art and Crafts Company, which just launched, lets you shop in comfort for local arts and crafts from Bham artisans! Erin Melaney Bodden tells us all about it in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday-spotlight on The Art and Crafts Company”

Small business Monday – Spotlight on Reed Books

Have some holiday shopping to do?  For anyone?  Of any age?  In any price range?  Head over to Reed Books and The Museum of Fond Memories!  He’s got everything from that Peanuts lunchbox you’ve been looking for to ancient medical texts.  Vintage Santas and comics and every book genre you can imagine!  Jim Reed tells us about his treasures and why books are his friends in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday.

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Jim Reed, owner of Reed Books. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Small business Monday – spotlight on Jones Valley Teaching Farm Produce Stand

As you make preparations for your  Thanksgiving meal, did you know there is local, seasonal produce, organically grown in downtown Birmingham?  Read  all about the Jones Valley Produce Stand  and teaching farm in this holiday week’s small business focus\ie

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Emorie Roberts, AmeriCorps worker for Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

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Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store

 

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Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift Store. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Do you love to hunt for treasure? Want to find a designer coat for a couple of bucks or vintage vinyl? What if you knew that every penny goes to help needy Birmingham residents? Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift, tells us all about this Woodlawn gem in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store”

Small business Monday – Focus on Shoppe

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Jay Draper and Mark Thompson, co-owners of Shoppe. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Tired of driving all the way out to a big box store for bedding plants or mulch? How about when you’re looking for the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season? Look no further! Shoppe, right in the heart of Forest Park, has plants, gifts and home decor you’ll love! Mark Thompson tells us all about it in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on Shoppe”

Small business Monday – Focus on East 59 Vintage and Cafe

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Stephen Tolbert, one of the owners of East 59 Vintage and Cafe. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Need a chai latte to spice up a chilly morning?  How about a harvest apple panini made with homemade apple butter using apples from the Urban Food Project?  How about a unique gift for your friend’s birthday?  Here’s how: Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on East 59 Vintage and Cafe”

Small business Monday – spotlight on Birmingham Ghost Walk

That chill in the air may be more than just a cold front.  According to Wolfgang Poe, owner of The Birmingham Historic Touring Company, downtown Birmingham is inhabited by a wide array of ghosts and spirits.  He tells all about his year round Ghost Walk in this week’s edition of Small business Monday!

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Wolfgang Poe, owner of The Birmingham Historic Touring Company. photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Small business Monday – spotlight on Party Boutique Kids

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Danielle Hines, owner of Party Boutique Kids. Photo via Danielle Hines

Have you got a child’s birthday coming up? Or maybe just want to celebrate a family achievement? Danielle Hines tells us how her business, Party Boutique Kids, can bring the party to you! Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy this week’s edition of Small Business Monday! Continue reading “Small business Monday – spotlight on Party Boutique Kids”

Small business Monday – Spotlight on Magnolia BBQ & Fish

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Trésor Bertrand, of Magnolia BBQ & Fish. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Have you been to the National Historic Monument Civil Rights District?  Did you know there are delicious ribs there that folks from all over the world have tasted?  You can have some too, and don’t even have to take a flight to get there!  Dameione Rogers and his sister, Trèsor Bertrand, tell us about their tasty business with a generations-old recipe for ribs! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Spotlight on Magnolia BBQ & Fish”