Now the News: Chelsea to open its first-ever hotel, PNC selling 3 Birmingham properties, new openings + more

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Bendy’s Cookies and Cream is now open in Trussville. (Riley Campbell / Bham Now)

Happy Monday, Birmingham! Let’s get your week started off on the right foot with the news you may have missed from the past week, including Chelsea breaking ground on its first-ever hotel, new openings like Bendy’s Cookies and Cream and another iconic Birmingham building listed for sale. Read on for more details.

Bendy’s Cookies and Cream in Trussville now open + 5 sweet new Birmingham openings

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Bendy’s Cookies and Cream is now open in Trussville. (Patience Itson / Bham Now)

What’s happening: It’s that time again… mark your calendars for these fun new openings and businesses coming soon.

Now Open:

  • The Crab Barrack is serving up fresh seafood and sushi to Five Points South in the former Brennan’s Irish Pub spot.
  • Bendy’s Cookies and Cream combines the best of both worlds with cookies and delicious ice cream all in one Trussville location.

Coming Soon:

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The city of Chelsea breaks ground on its first hotel

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Rendering of the new LaQuinta Hotel by Wyndham coming to Chelsea. (The Shelby County Chamber / Facebook)

What’s happening: Local and state officials from Chelsea held a groundbreaking ceremony with representatives from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Auburn Hospitality Group at the site of a new 82-room LaQuinta by Wyndham Hotel. 

Why it’s important: This marks the first hotel in history for the City of Chelsea, bringing even more growth to the rapidly expanding city. The new hotel will bring 14 full-time jobs, 8 part-time jobs and 50 construction jobs to the city.

Location: 110 Atchison Dr, Chelsea, AL 35043

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PNC to sell 3 Birmingham properties, including the Daniel Building, plans to increase headquarters

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PNC’s Daniel Building as seen from Children’s of Alabama. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

What’s happening: PNC is selling three of its Birmingham properties, including the Daniel Building, Birmingham’s tallest tower south of the railroad reservation. According to the BBJ, here are the other properties for sale:

The combined prices of these properties is $23.35 million, per their listings with Graham & Co.

Why it’s important: While PNC is selling these properties, they plan on tripling their regional corporate headquarters space in Birmingham. The Daniel Building is the second iconic building in Birmingham to go on the market this summer, following The Pizitz.

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Historic 135-year-old Homewood church raising funds for renovation

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Reverend Edward E Steele of Union Missionary Baptist Church. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

What’s happening: 135-year-old Homewood church, Union Missionary Baptist Church, is looking to raise $135,000 to ensure the building can serve future generations. According to Reverend Edward E Steele, the funds would go to a number of renovation and modernization projects, including renovating the church’s original pipe organ.

Why it’s important: The Union Missionary Baptist Church is older than the City of Homewood itself, and it still stands in its original building and location. This historic building and congregation needs your help to survive and continue to serve the community for years to come.

How to contribute: Via Cash App at $UMBC1887 or via check made out to Union Missionary Baptist Church.

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Birmingham startup app Fighting Cancer Network receives $500K in seed funding

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Fighting Cancer Network is a new app to help patients and caregivers with their cancer journey. (Fighting Cancer Network)

What’s happening: Fighting Cancer Network, a Birmingham-based startup app that helps provide valuable information and resources to cancer patients, has successfully raised $500K in funding through local and nationwide supporters. A working model of the app will launch in early 2023 with content limited to breast and prostate cancer (a full version is underway).

Why it’s important: One in every two men and one in every three women develop cancer sometime in their life, making cancer the second leading cause of death in the US. Fighting Cancer Network provides videos that are tailored to the precise needs of the patient, helping answer questions they may have about their journey.

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