Now the News—new dog park + bar, City Walk BHAM progress, openings and more

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The mural outside of Good Dog Bar + Dog Park. (Good Dog Park + Bar)

Happy Monday, Birmingham! In case you missed it, we’ve got the buzziest updates on what’s happening in the city, including a new dog park + bar, progress on City Walk BHAM and more. Keep reading for all the details.

1. Good Dog Park & Bar coming soon this spring

Good Dog Park & Bar
Now this is something to bark about. (Good Dog Park & Bar)

This is some tail-waggin’ news for you and your furry friends—a new dog park + bar is coming to Birmingham. Good Dog has tons of space for your dog to play, tasty beer selections from local breweries, coffee and cold brew and even daycare options for when your pups need a place to stay. Opening day is currently projected for May of this year.

2. Portion of City Walk BHAM to open before The World Games 2022

CityWalk BHAM
CityWalk construction update Jan. 19, 2022. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

We’ve got a lot to look forward to with City Walk BHAM. The community-driven project aims to improve the walkability of Birmingham and includes exciting amenities like a beer and wine garden, food trucks, outdoor recreation and more. Construction is coming along and according to Brasfield & Gorrie, a portion of City Walk BHAM will be completed and open to the public by The World Games 2022 on July 7th.

3. New Saw’s Soul Kitchen opening in Hoover

Saw's BBQ
Get excited, Hoover. (Matthew Niblett/Bham Now)

Hoover residents have a lot of deliciousness to look forward to. Saw’s announced that their new Hoover location will be opening soon in Riverchase Village. This location will feature their classic Soul Kitchen menu, including their award-winning fried chicken sandwich, tender pulled pork and mouthwatering mac and cheese.

4. 102-year-old Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Bridge closing to motorists

Rainbow viaduct
You may also know it as the “Rainbow Bridge”. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Starting on Friday, January 21st at 6AM, The Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Bridge in downtown Birmingham will be closed to motorists. The 102-year-old bridge has been deteriorating in condition over the years and is now unsafe for motor vehicles. The city has determined that pedestrians, cyclists and scooters may still safely use the bridge.

5. Tonya Jones to open new restauraunt in English Village

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Say hi to Civitas! (Civitas)

Tonya Jones may sound familiar thanks to her popular salon and spa in Mountain Brook. Now, Tonya and her husband have purchased Evelyn’s Southern Fare in English Village. They have renamed it Civitas, and look forward to offering contemporary Southern fare in a setting where the community can come together and enjoy themselves.

6. The Margaret bar opens in Downtown Birmingham

The Margaret
A sneak peek at the inside. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

The Margaret, a highly-anticipated bar located in the previous Atomic Lounge spot, is officially open for business. The new bar, named after the owner’s mother, has a comfortable, neighborhood feel—and plenty of chandeliers. Grab your friends and try a delicious new drink this weekend.

That’s all for now, have a great week Birmingham! Stay updated with all the latest news by signing up for our free newsletter.

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