Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing’s new location + more

Ghost Train Brewing Horizontal 104 Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing's new location + more
A sneak peek at the new Ghost Train Brewing location. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Happy Monday, Birmingham! In case you missed it, we’ve got the hottest news from the past week, including Bham Now being named the Official Media Partner of The World Games 2022. Keep reading for the latest scoop.

Pressed for time? Check out the quick video segment for Now the News here.

1. BREAKING: New restaurant + bar coming to previous Little Donkey location in Homewood

thumbnail Image 4 Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing's new location + more
Progress is being made. (Summer Guffey/Bham Now)

For those who loved the convenience of the previous Little Donkey location in Homewood, we’ve got great news. Local entrepreneur, Ben Chappell, is opening The Battery, a Southern kitchen and bar that’s mixing the best elements of fine dining and fast-casual. The new spot is slated to open this spring. PS: Little Donkey is still open, they just moved locations!

2. A behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing Company’s new location + concert venue

LEAD IMAGE BHAM NOW 8 1 Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing's new location + more
This new location looks good on you, Ghost Train! (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Who doesn’t love a good sneak peek? After much anticipation, the new Ghost Train Brewing location in M2’s development space is now open! The new space features over 90 taps, a cocktail bar, an event space, a concert venue and more. Plus, with sunny weather coming soon, the new Hugh Kaul Trail will be open, where guests can enjoy a nice beer with friends outdoors.

According to the Ghost Train Facebook page, the 3rd Ave location is still open.

3. BREAKING: The World Games 2022 names Bham Now as Official Media Partner

JPEG image 3 scaled e1644603523738 2048x1075 1 Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing's new location + more
Official Media Partner has a nice ring to it. (Tira Davis/Bham Now)

As if The World Games 2022 coming to town couldn’t get more exciting, this past week Bham Now was named the official media partner of The World Games 2022. That’s right, we’re going behind-the-scenes to share everything The Games has to offer, including exclusive interviews and coverage. Plus, we’ll be publishing tons of guides to help you enjoy Birmingham to the fullest.

4. Landing unveils new sign in Birmingham skyline [Photos]

Landing 11 scaled 1 Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing's new location + more
Hello Landing. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Gone are the days where we had 2 Shipt signs in our skyline. Introducing: Landing. Landing is an industry-first, subscription-based flexible living service founded by Bill Smith—who also founded Shipt. The sign is atop the John Hand building, where Landing is headquartered. Their move from San Fransico to Bham has provided over 800+ jobs to the city, and put a spotlight on our growing tech industry.

5. 8 new Birmingham businesses coming soon, including Hi-Wire Brewing

City Bowls 2 edited Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing's new location + more
Who knew eating healthy could be so delish 😍 (City Bowls/Facebook)

Lucky us. Eight new businesses are coming soon to Downtown, Trussville, Hoover and more. Here are some highlights:

  • Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe: A new cafe Downtown featuring Southern menu items like hot lemon pepper wings, pasta salad and more.
  • City Bowls: After their former Hoover location closed in 2021, City Bowls is back with their delicious smoothie bowls.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing: Asheville-based brewing company Hi-Wire is coming soon to Lakeview.

For more openings, read the full story here.

6. BREAKING: After 30 years, Chef Chris Dupont is leaving Birmingham—find out what’s next for Cafe Dupont

cafe dupont Now the News—exciting openings, a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost Train Brewing's new location + more
A new adventure for a Birmingham favorite. (Cafe Dupont/Andrea Mabry)

Before you freak out, Cafe Dupont is not closing its doors. Chef Chris Dupont is still in Birmingham at the moment, but will soon be moving to Louisiana for a new restaraunt venture in New Oreleans. We can’t wait to see what wonderful things are in store for Cafe Dupont and Chef Dupont’s endeavors in the future.

Stay in the know with all the latest news—sign up for our FREE daily newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

Gabby Gervais
Gabby Gervais
Articles: 179