Urban Standard re-opens: Smiles and hugs everywhere – a community comeback story (photos)

Urban Standard Birmingham Alabama
Urban Standard re-opened today after a fire caused its closure on January 5, 2017.

All morning long there has been smiles and hugs between employees and long time customers, as Urban Standard, the popular downtown coffeehouse and cafe on 2nd Avenue North, opened its doors for the first time since a January fire forced the business to temporarily close.

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Donating tips this Wednesday: Crestwood Coffee steps up to help Urban Standard

Crestwood Coffee Company

Crestwood Coffee Company/Cafe is stepping forward to help Urban Standard staff recover after the downtown coffeehouse closed for repairs  earlier this month because of a fire.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th, from 6:30am to 2:00pm, Crestwood Coffee Company/Cafe will be donating all tips to Urban Standard staff. Along with the tips given by patrons, Crestwood Coffee will also match the donated tips.

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Guide to Magic City Coffee – Part 2

Birmingham Coffee Guide

If we did this coffee guide right, you should see a few names you’d like to try out and hopefully a few you haven’t heard of. Birmingham is home to the coffee lover and avid coffee patron so this list will give you a chance to reach your favorite drink potential. If you are looking for a new place to study, or just get your morning brew, here are a few more coffee shops for you to consider.

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Lucy’s or Luke’s: Fictional Coffee Shop turned Real in Bham

It’s the 16th Anniversary of the iconic show Gilmore Girls, and one of our favorite, local coffee shops decided to celebrate.

"Coffee, please. And a shot of cynicism." – Lorelei ☕️ #gilmoregirls #lukesdiner

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