Now the News: New cinema + bar, luxury housing, an exclusive interview and more

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Orchestra Partners Principal and Co-Founder Hunter Renfroe speaking at the Powell Steam Plant announcement. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Happy Monday, Birmingham! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a luxury housing community and more are coming soon. Plus, we sat down for an exclusive interview with Robert Simon, President and CEO of Corporate Realty, about the most exciting developments coming to town. Keep reading for all the details.

1. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced as anchor tenant at Powell Steam Plant, opening Fall 2023

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Beer, food and movies? I’m ready for it. (Orchestra Partners)

Let’s all go to the movies! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, an Austin, Texas based movie theatre, restaurant and bar experience is coming to Birmingham in Fall 2023. This exciting addition will be the anchor tenant at the historic Powell Steam Plant. The cinema, dubbed the “#1 theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, will feature fresh food, over 32 craft beers and of course, the hottest new films.

2. Birmingham’s original baked potato and pizza eatery opens near UAB

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Co-owner Vinson Walker recommends The Chicken Alfredo potato. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Baked potatoes and pizza in the same place? Sign me up. Potatoe Potahtoz & The Perfec Pizza is now open at The Waites on 7th Avenue South. You’re gonna want to get into this. Potatoe Potahtoz serves up scrumptious loaded baked potatoes, customizable pizzas, wings, cheesecake and more—it’s basically comfort food heaven. Plus, they’ve got karaoke on Fridays!

3. Exclusive interview with Robert Simon about The Star + Southtown Court in Birmingham

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“One thing I get asked a lot is how I feel about the future of Birmingham and Jefferson County, and the answer is I’m incredibly optimistic.” (Corporate Realty)

Everyone’s been buzzing about some of the biggest developments in Birmingham, like The Star and Southtown Court. To answer some burning questions and get more details on the exciting additions, we chatted with Robert Simon, President and CEO of Corporate Realty. In the interview, Simon tells us which developments he’s most excited about and the impact they’ll have on the city.

4. The Heights is a one-of-a-kind luxury community coming to Irondale in 2022—here’s your sneak peek

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The Heights has no shortage of luxury amenities. (CCR Architecture & Interiors)

Planning your next move soon? Look no further than The Heights, a luxury built-for-rent development coming to Irondale this spring. The Heights will include exciting features like a resort-style pool, fitness center, dog spa, state-of-the-art clubhouse and more. The community will consist of 174, 1-3 bedroom, newly-constructed single-family homes and townhomes for lease. Secure your spot on the wait list and stay up to date on the latest with their VIP Newsletter

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Get your coffee fix at a brand new location. (Olivia Moses/Bham Now)

Birmingham fave, Santos Coffee, found a new home in Altadena Square. It will open in early May and feature a drive thru, ample parking space and an amazing cold brew machine. Plus, check out 5 new Birmingham area openings:

Barking Bee Coffee—a new dog-friendly coffee shop coming to Pinson on February 9th

Suite 5305 Business Center—a new business development center in Woodlawn, will include businesses like We Do Taxes LLCPartyology, and Looking Good Girl.

Baja California Grill and Cantina—a fresh new spot for authentic Mexican cuisine, located in the previous Olive Garden location in Irondale.

Spearhead Smart Home Solutions—a small-business providing fresh, innovative and affordable security options to the Birmingham community.

The Serving Station—an exciting new restaurant coming to 5 Points West Shopping City featuring food and Italian ice. Plus, there will be vintage car dine-in seating and retail shopping available.

Well, that just about covers it! Have a great week, Birmingham.

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