Birmingham’s Five Points South; new businesses make life convenient and enjoyable

Five Points South
Five Points fountain. Via- Facebook.

Where will you be able to grab a beer, fresh tamales, and get your haircut all within a block of each other? FIVE POINTS SOUTH!

As someone relatively new to Birmingham, I can say that while I didn’t know much about all the cool, revitalized neighborhoods in the city, I did know about Five Points. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Five Points South; new businesses make life convenient and enjoyable”

Future of Birmingham’s Legion Field uncertain; renovate, repair or replace

More recent view of Legion Field. Via- Stanley Robinson:Provided.

90 years ago one of the first games played at Legion Field in Birmingham was the Tide facing Georgia. Here we are nine decades later, the rivalries are still as fierce as ever, but the stadium that hosted that game, is facing an uncertain future.

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Birmingham mayor plans to demolish one blighted property every day

Mayor Woodfin checks out an abandoned home in Powderly. Via- Mayor Randall Woodfin Facebook.

Abandoned and dilapidated homes and buildings pose a huge challenge for many cities across the country. Birmingham’s new mayor, Randall Woodfin, has an aggressive plan to reduce this urban blight, by demolishing one of these derelict structures every day!

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Time Inc. owner of Birmingham’s Southern Living, sold to Meredith Corp.

Time, Inc. sold to Meredith. AP Photo/Richard Drew.

On this Cyber Monday, it’s not just Christmas presents that are being sold and purchased. A big media purchase is in the news today and impacts Birmingham.  Southern Living’s parent company, Time Inc. has been purchased by Meredith Corporation publisher of Better Homes & Gardens.

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Vacant, historic Protective Life building has been purchased

Historic Commerce Building
Protective Life Building is sold. Photo: – Cameron Balentine.

There has been quite a bit of construction, renovation and development in Birmingham recently, especially on the North Side of the city . The latest, the historic and vacant Commerce Center or the former Protective Life building, sold for $2.875 million.

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Historic 3rd Ave building adds new tenant to flex space concept

Massey Business College Building (located at 2024 3rd Ave N.) Via- www.harbertrealty.com.

The historic three-story, 21,000 square foot former Massey Business College Building (2024 3rd Ave N.) has announced that the remaining spaces have been leased to marketing company, Finley Enterprises.

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