Every type of business is benefiting from the eagerness of developers to renovate downtown Birmingham.
Each piece of news to hit your fingers on Birmingham’s growth, although maybe small, continues to point towards a major comeback by the Magic City.
On December 19th, 1871 – 145 years ago – the city of Birmingham was incorporated by the state of Alabama.
In 1925, the Birmingham City Commission officially adopted December 19th as Birmingham Day.
Take a crack at this Birmingham Day inspired quiz. Find out whether or not you are truly a Bham fan.
Birmingham’s food boom has also given rise to a big opportunity: solving hunger in the Magic City.
Earlier this week, we at Bham Now had the idea to take photos of the Christmas tree in downtown Birmingham. After we took pictures of the 2-3 story tree, we were pleasantly surprised to see City Hall lit up in “Christmas green.”
This gave us an idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to take pictures of Christmas trees in front of city halls, civic centers and at parks around the Birmingham metro area?
Below is a slideshow of pictures we took this week of Christmas trees in Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Homewood, Vestavia, Fultondale and Hoover.
We know there are many more places. Please feel free to email us this week, pictures of Christmas trees and lights around city hall. civic centers and parks in your community at firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll do a “City Hall” Christmas Trees and Lights II slideshow later this week if we get additional photos from you.
Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the slideshow:
Among the variety of revitalized buildings is one that stands out – Pizitz, a REV Birmingham project.
The mixed use project will offer commercial and residential spaces as well as feature Birmingham’s Reveal Kitchen to take in foodie entrepreneurs, and make their business grow even further.