Buka, a new concept from the owners of Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, is coming to Homewood

Buka will be located in the 186 Building of West Homewood. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The owner of Birmingham favorite Woodlawn Cycle Cafe has officially announced his team’s newest venture, and we are PUMPED for it. Buka will be a neighborhood wine shop and market in West Homewood—get all the details right here.

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Get a peek inside the newest addition to downtown Homewood

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The ARC Realty team is all smiles for their new office, and it’s clear to see why! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Homewood is one of the hottest areas in the Birmingham metro for residents and businesses alike, and that’s not slowing down anytime soon. ARC Realty just opened a new office in Homewood to better serve their clients, and we went to check it out.

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We got a sneak peek at renderings for The Valley Hotel in Homewood

Renderings via Valor Hospitality Partners

If you’ve driven down 18th Street South in Homewood anytime over the last year, you’ve probably dodged a traffic cone or two and wondered what that huge hotel was going to look like. Get an inside look at The Valley Hotel, plus all the details, right here.

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8 Black-owned beauty brands to check out in Birmingham

Bianca Derisma, A.K.A. Wink by B. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

We all know it by now—where you spend your money matters. Whether you’re looking for Birmingham-owned, minority- or woman-owned, sustainable, etc., it all makes a difference. Check out these 8 Birmingham Black-owned beauty brands that span everything from brows and lashes to nails, makeup and more.

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5 local nonprofits providing employment assistance to those in need

Photo via Central Six AlabamaWorks! on Facebook

Securing steady employment can be a challenge under any circumstance. Oftentimes, it’s also integral to lifting families out of poverty, recovering from addiction, re-entering society and more. These Birmingham nonprofits are providing all kinds of employment help to those who need it. Check it out!

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Natural Bridge Park: Adventures with Adamson Ford ep. 6

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The longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Over 200 million years ago, most of Alabama was covered in a shallow sea. When the water washed the sandstone away, ancient iron ore veins were left behind. Today, that iron ore is holding up a massive natural bridge. We went to check it out for ourselves, thanks to our friends over at Adamson Ford.

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AFib treatment could save your life—but you may not know you have it

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A community built on care. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You don’t hear a ton of scary stories involving AFib. For good reason—it’s quite common, and these days, it’s treatable. That is, if you know how to identify it. We caught up with a Birmingham specialist to get his best health tips for the heart. Check it out!

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7 Birmingham nonprofits that are fighting for a cure for cancer

These organizations are helping keep families together for a long, long time. Photo via Forge BCSC on Facebook

Everyone knows someone who’s suffered from one type of cancer or another. It’s one cause that’s personal for a whole bunch of us—including these Birmingham nonprofits. They’re fighting the fight right here in Alabama, and you can be a part of it.

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Ironworking is alive in Birmingham—here’s how you can try it out

A pretty cool new skill. Photo via MAKEbhm on Facebook

Birmingham’s history has deep roots in iron and steel. At its founding in 1871, two rail lines crossed near one of the world’s richest deposits of minerals—and thus our Magic City was born. Plenty of Birmingham residents are still working with iron and steel today. You can try it for yourself!

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Unlike anything else in history—what’s it really like being a college student in 2020?

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Campus has some new accessory trends this year. Photo via BSC

2020 will be a year remembered and taught in school for decades to come. For college students, their experience will be like none other in history. We caught up with a college freshman and a college senior in Birmingham to get an inside look.

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3 ways to connect with craft beer lovers in Birmingham

Good beer and good friends—the perfect combo. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Stop by any of Birmingham’s 10+ breweries on a Saturday evening and you’re sure to spot a crowd (now a socially distanced + masked crowd, of course). The Bham craft beer scene stays poppin, and we’re here for it. Want to up you

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3 new nonprofit initiatives in Birmingham, including Project Empathy

King’s Home recently dedicated this new facility. Photo via King’s Home

Our Birmingham nonprofits are constantly rising to meet the needs of our community, and 2020 has brought more needs than ever. These 3 local organizations are stepping up to the plate, and you can, too. Here’s how.

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A mission with history. Tom Spencer leads the way in the fight against MS

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These Birmingham professionals have joined something bigger than themselves. Photo via NMSS

Tom Spencer is a prominent Birmingham community member and leader. He has a deep-rooted passion for one mission in particular: the fight against MS. Read all about Spencer’s story and how you can be a part of the mission for yourself.

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