Now the News: Prevail Coffee coming soon, Birmingham ranked among top pet-friendly cities + more

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It’s official: Birmingham is one of the best places to be for pups + their owners. (Mathew Niblett / Bham Now)

Happy Monday, Birmingham! We’ve got you covered with all the hottest happenings from the past week, including six exciting new openings and details on a can’t-miss content marketing workshop from the experts (that’s us!). Read on to chase those Monday blues away.

Prevail Coffee coming to Birmingham

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A peek at the inside. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

What’s happening: Popular coffee roaster Prevail Coffee is coming to the Shipt tower in downtown Birmingham. With locations in Montgomery, Auburn and Atlanta, we’re thrilled to welcome them to our neck of the woods.

Why it’s important: Who doesn’t love new coffee shops? Plus, Prevail is passionate about working directly with coffee farmers and forming relationships that go beyond the transaction. They’ll be crafting up specialty Birmingham coffee creations, so stay tuned for their grand opening after Labor Day.

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American Kolache opens from former NFL player + 5 more new openings

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Magic City Collectibles is opening soon with tons of rare sports memoribilia. (Maddie Vernon Walker)

As always, we’ve got plenty of new openings for you to visit now + businesses coming soon.

Now Open

  • Get your fix of delicious frozen custard andsteakburgers at Freddy’s, now open in Helena.
  • Swaddle Baby has officially expanded to Swaddle Kids in Homewood, offering sustainable clothing and accessories for ages 6-12.
  • American Kolache, owned by Chad Slade, a former Auburn football and NFL player, is now open in Vestavia Hills serving up baked goods, sweet + savory kolaches and hot coffee.

Coming Soon

  • Calling all sports fans, Magic City Collectibles is opening in Homewood on Wednesday, August 17 with a welcoming atmosphere, sports games playing all day and tons of memorbilia to check out, including rare trading cards.

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Birmingham is in the top 15 most pet-friendly cities

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Birmingham is pup-approved according to Wallethub. (Bham Now)

What’s happening: We’ve got some paw-some news about The Magic City. According to a study by Wallethub, Birmingham is ranked as #15 out of the most pet-friendly cities in America. 

Why it’s important: The metrics used to determine the rankings took the well-being of our pets into account, including walkability, pet-care provider rate, veterinary care costs and pet businesses per capita. Birmingham ranked high overall, meaning it’s a great place to raise + care for your fur-baby.

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Regions Field named among Best Minor League Baseball Parks

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Take me out to the ballgame! (Bham Now)

What’s happening: Regions Field was named among the “Best Minor League Baseball Parks” across America, according to Stadium Talk. The list, in no particular order, highlighted the smaller baseball venues across the country.

Why it’s important: We love seeing Regions Field garner national recognition. Here’s what Stadium Talk author Craig Lazzeretti had to say:

“Less than six years old, Regions Field is among the newest parks in the minors, but it was designed to reflect the town’s industrial past by incorporating brick and steel into its facade. It also is among the most family-friendly parks in the minors, featuring a Youth Sports Zone housing a mini Wiffle ball field, a family fun park and batting cages.”

Craig Lazzeretti, Author, Stadium Talk

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5 mistakes YOU need to avoid in content marketing—Join us @ 12PM August 16

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Part of our all-star team here at Bham Now. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

What’s happening: Calling all Birmingham business owners and marketing pros! As the local leader in content marketing, Bham Now is hosting a FREE virtual workshop in partnership with the Birmingham Business Alliance on Tuesday, August 16 from Noon-1PM revealing five common mistakes you need to avoid in your content marketing strategy.

Why it’s important: Content marketing helps you capture the attention of your audience in a way that feels authentic, and we’re showing you how to perfect your strategy. Plus, we’re giving away a FREE content campaign valued at $2500 to one lucky attendee, promoting your business to our ever-growing audience in The Magic City.

Registration is required—sign up today!

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