Now the News: a new jazz lounge, innovative outdoor gym, exciting openings + more

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Owners of Uptown Jazz, coming this summer. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

It’s Monday, April 18, which means we’ve got another roundup of the hottest news from the past week. This time around, we’ve got tons of new openings, including Shades Mountain Mercantile in Bluff Park, Uptown Jazz and more. Keep reading to catch up.

Shades Mountain Mercantile opens in Bluff Park neighborhood

Chris Feagin
Shades Mountain Mercantile owner Chris Feagin. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

If you love searching for vintage treasures, this one’s for you. Shades Mountain Mercantile, a new antique store, has officially opened its doors in Hoover’s Bluff Park neighborhood.

Owner Chris Feagin is also a proprietor of Hoover Antique Gallery and Urban Suburban in Crestwood, so you know you can find some fun things here. Check it out at 770 Shades Mountain Plaza.

Meet the owners of Uptown Jazz, a new jazz lounge coming soon to Birmingham

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The owners of the upcoming Uptown Jazz. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

ICYMI, Birmingham is getting a new jazz lounge this summer. Owners Rod Conwell and Patrick Chatman are excited to put an upscale jazz lounge back on the map in The Magic City.

According to the owners, Uptown Jazz’s goal is to be a relaxing space where you can enjoy live music and cocktails in a comfortable environment. It will be located in Uptown next to K&J’s Elegant Pastries.

Birmingham is turning the East Lake Park tennis courts into a new innovative outdoor gym

Entrance to East Lake Park in Birmingham. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

The former tennis courts at East Lake Park are being transformed into a new innovative outdoor gym. The project, which is slated for an early summer completion, is a “supersized” version of the stations set up at the west end of Railroad Park. With multiple types of outdoor equipment and workout stations, the new outdoor gym adds a fun public space to East Lake Park.

5 new Birmingham businesses you need to check out, including Antique Market on Linden

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Tina & Gina’s Sandwich Shoppe at The Pizitz Food Hall. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

New businesses are popping up left and right in The Magic City. Here are some highlights:

  • Bitty and Beau’s is a new coffee shop that employs those with intellectual/developmental disabilities to empower them by fostering independence and a career mindset.
  • Antique Market on Linden is a vibrant spot providing Homewood with charming vintage finds, eclectic pieces, jewelry and gifts.
  • Tina and Gina’s Sandwich Shoppe brings classic New York deli flavors to The Pizitz Food Hall with delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and more.

Find a full list of new openings here.

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Gabby Gervais
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