Bham Now’s Most Read Stories

Since the launch of Bham Now in August of this year, we’ve continued to grow and greatly appreciate the loyalty and input from our audience – you!

Just in case you missed them, here’s a quick recap of our top 10 most read stories to date.

1) The I20/59 Debate (3 parts)

By: Cary Estes


I20/59 ,Birmingham,highway
Courtesy of ALDOT Current Interchange Westward

“While people in cars can easily travel from one side to the other by driving…, it is a much more daunting task for pedestrians.”

“…most of the communities in north Birmingham such as Druid Hills, Fountain Heights and Norwood remain stagnant.”

“A number of Birmingham civic and business leaders believe the city can benefit tremendously from this trend if the elevated portion of the I-20/59 interstate that cuts through northern Birmingham either is lowered or rerouted.”


2) The Future of Bham TopGolf Looks Ever so Promising

Written by: Wade Cline

“Technology, Innovation, Growth, Revitalization…

All of these and more are launching Birmingham into a city for the millennial and those who identify as such.”


3) USA Today names Dia de los Muertos Festival in Birmingham top 10 nationally (slideshow)

Written by Pat Byington

Day of the Dead 2016

…the event was founded 12 years ago in November 2003, as a Día de los Muertos commemoration installation at Bare Hands Gallery by artist Tracy Martin in honor of her father, noted civil rights photographer James “Spider” Martin, who died earlier that year.


4) Woodlawn Cycle Cafe Named ‘Best Restaurant in Alabama’ by Yelp

Written by Hunter Holland


Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
Retrieved from Instagram – @woodlawncyclecafe

 

“We found some pretty good evidence as to why WCC was named the best…”


5) Pizitz Reveal Kitchen Names First Tenant

Written by Wade Cline

“The foodie incubator will serve out a 4 to 6 month program for its tenants to provide work space and learning opportunities while catering to one of the businesses corners in the Magic City.”


6) A Day in the Life of Coach Saban
The Alabama coaches start each morning by going over the previous day's practice, with Nick Saban, unsurprisingly, at the controls. Chris Low - ESPN.
The Alabama coaches start each morning by going over the previous day’s practice, with Nick Saban, unsurprisingly, at the controls. Chris Low – ESPN.

ESPN was given a behind the scenes tour with Coach Nick Saban.  Turns out he first met Miss Terry at a middle school science camp.”


7) University of Montevallo Alumna Lands HGTV Pilot Episodes

Written by Hunter Holland

vintage savannah

“University of Montevallo alumna and Hoover native Linn Gresham has begun a venture with design partner, Leah Bailey, on a potential new HGTV show titled ‘Vintage Savannah’.”


8) Birmingham Originals Restaurants – the Perfect Black Friday Gift (slideshow)

Written by Pat Byington


Birmingham Originals - Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu

“One way the Birmingham Originals gets you “hooked” on the local food scene is through their eGift Card.”


9) Update: Local, reginal and national coverage on the Shelby county Colonial Pipeline Explosion

Written by Pat Byington

Photo from Alabama EMA twitter feed
Photo from Alabama EMA Twitter Feed

“…a compilation of local, regional, and national news stories on the Colonial pipeline explosion that occurred yesterday in Shelby county.”


10) Generosity: Rojo Community Fundrasing Tops $26,000 in 2016

Written by Pat Byington

Rojo Birmingham
Rojo owners Laney Dejonge and Clark Lopez

“Almost every Tuesday, Rojo, a neighborhood restaurant in the Highlands Park area, holds a 10% Tuesday night for local charities.”


Our 2016 was great and we hope yours was even better!


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Thanks for reading Bham Now.  Have a fantastic and magical 2017!

Author: Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.