Now the News: Road closure maps for The World Games 2022, 30+ new jobs, openings + more

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Trussville’s newest coworking space is now open. (The Cahaba Building)

Happy Tuesday, May 31, Birmingham! We hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. To help you get back in the swing of things, we’ve got you covered with the hottest news from the past week, including road closure maps for TWG2022, an environmental win for Trussville, new openings and more.

The World Games 2022 road closure maps were released

The World Games 2022
Vulcan and Vesta are ready! (TWG 2022)

The World Games 2022 will soon be making its way to The Magic City, with a thrilling Opening Ceremony on July 7. Birmingham will see a massive influx of visitors and athletes alike. To accommodate, several road closures and closed perimeters will take effect from July 7-17.

Closed perimeters include:

View road closure maps and plan your alternate routes here.

Chicago-based TransLoop expanding into Avondale, adding 30+ jobs

Rendering of M2, location of TransLoop expansion. (TransLoop)

The M2 development in Avondale, currently housing Ghost Train Brewing Company, Freshwater Landtrust and Trips for Kids, has announced another exciting tenant—TransLoop.

The modern freight brokerage company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois is expanding its horizons to Birmingham. By the end of the year, TransLoop plans to create 30+ jobs, and they’re hiring for multiple positions now. Read more about M2’s newest tenant here.

Ignite Cycle opens in Mountain Brook + 4 Bham business to know

The Cahaba Building
Your next coworking space. (The Cahaba)

Ready to feel the burn with a fun new cycling class or dig into some delicious seafood? You’re in luck. Here are some fun openings around town that you don’t wanna miss:

  • Popular seafood joint Cajun Steamer has officially opened a new location in Cahaba Heights. Enjoy the spirit of New Orleans with bold bayou flavors, delicious house-made cocktails and more.
  • The Cahaba Building is a modern coworking space now open in Trussville. Member perks include fiber internet, meeting rooms, free coffee and printing essentials.
  • Strap on your spin shoes and get ready to sweat at the new Ignite Cycle location now open in Mountain Brook.
  • If you’re looking for some new ink, Next Tatt 2 is a Black-owned, women-owned tattoo parlor now open at the 4th Ave Historic District.

BONUS: Popular coffee spot Santos is opening four new Birmingham locations—read more.

Trussville becomes one of Alabama’s first cities to remove styrofoam from municipal facilities

Trussville openings
Trussville is making a positive impact on the environment. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

In a major environmental win, the City of Trussville announced a new proclamation that will eliminate the purchase of styrofoam by city government. This means places like city hall and the police department are getting rid of the major pollutant. Styrofoam is neither recyclable nor biodegradable and takes hundreds to thousands of years to degrade in the environment.

The effort is all thanks to Friends of Pinchgut Creek—a local organization dedicated to protecting the Pinchgut Creek and Cahaba Headwaters watershed through stewardship, education, community involvement and advocacy. 

Now Leasing: Common at The Frank brings 180 residential units to Downtown Birmingham

The Frank. (Common at The Frank)
A peek inside. (Common at The Frank)

Looking for a new place to live? Common at The Frank is now leasing for Fall 2022 move-in dates. The complex, located inside a historic, redeveloped building in Downtown Birmingham, includes 180 units across ten stories. Along with these residential units, Common at The Frank will feature:

  • An onsite restaurant
  • A tenant lounge
  • A roof deck
  • A two-story outdoor terrace open to the public

Explore available units and apply here.

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Gabby Gervais
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