Retired Winnipeg Blue Bomber, UAB defensive lineman Bryant Turner Jr., tackles Birmingham real estate game at ARC Realty

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Bryant Turner Jr. at one of his recent properties under contract. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Bryant Turner Jr. at one of his recent properties under contract in Chelsea. The house next door to this one? Also for sale by Turner. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

Former UAB defensive lineman and current ARC Realtor Bryant Turner sat down with Bham Now to talk about his budding career with ARC Realty. Find out how the pro athlete-turned-agent quickly became one of the company’s top performers, and how he’s turning his game-time determination into sold signs in Birmingham yards.

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More floods in Birmingham this spring? Here are tips on keeping your photos and valuables safe in your basement

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We spoke with Phillip Neal, Realtor Support at AFS- A Bayless Company about how to protect property in your basement given the potential flooding risks in the coming months. (Photo via AFS, A Bayless Company)
We spoke with Phillip Neal, Realtor Support at AFS- A Bayless Company about how to protect property in your basement given the potential flooding risks in the coming months. (Photo via AFS, A Bayless Company)

People in Birmingham are trying to dry out from our overly wet winter.  Now, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting historic flooding throughout the 2019 spring season. Do you know how to protect the valuables in your basement?  Get tips on what you can do now keep your property safe and dry with the help of local experts from AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, A Bayless Company.

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Custom lofts, coffeehouse coming to Birmingham’s historic Printers Corner in Parkside

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Printers Corner will soon be home to a uniquely conceptualized coffeehouse and urban lofts above. (Photo by Adelaide Matte for Orchestra Partners)

Printers Corner will soon be home to a uniquely conceptualized coffeehouse and urban lofts above. (Photo by Adelaide Matte for Orchestra Partners)

Orchestra Partners’ redevelopment of Printers Corner, the historic structure at 2nd Ave and 18th Street South, is almost complete. Peek inside for updated pictures, renderings, and floorplans of the most exciting little project in Parkside.

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Birmingham, get bendy with Goat Yoga BHM

Introducing the Cat/cow + goat pose.
Introducing the cat/cow + goat pose. (Photo via Goat Yoga BHM Facebook)

First, we had cat yoga. Then, we had happy hour yoga at local breweries. Now we introduce to you… Goat Yoga BHM, Birmingham’s first ever goat yoga experience! Find out where you can zen out on the farm and practice your poses with the cutest head buttin’ goats around.

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A personal chef for $96/week in Birmingham? It’s true. I tried it. Learn more about Eryka Perry’s Not Just Catering

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Chef and owner Eryka Perry of Not Just Catering will wow you right away with her positive attitude and gameplan to kickstart your healthy lifestyle! Photo submitted
Chef and owner Eryka Perry of Not Just Catering will wow you right away with her positive attitude and gameplan to kickstart your healthy lifestyle! (Photo by Jae the El Photography)

For $96/week, you can have your very own personal chef. Yes, you’re reading that right. For a little less than $100 (plus the cost of groceries) the folks over at Not Just Catering will cook in your home and leave your fridge stocked with three fresh, healthy meals. They’ll even clean up. Want to know more about the company making personal chef experience affordable? Read on!  

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8 tasty reasons to order T-Bone’s Philly Cheesesteaks in Five Points plus FREE delivery through March 31st

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Owner Anthony “T-Bone” Crawford in his Five Points South Location. Photo via T-Bone’s

Cheesesteaks, in my humble greasy-food lovin’ opinion, are the best comfort food.  Hangover? Hangry? Got the blues? Cheesesteaks cure all. We met up with Anthony ‘T-Bone’ Crawford who’s been dishing out the best Birmingham Philly style cheesesteaks for 17 years. Find out what makes his so good. We’re even throwing in limited time free delivery. Read on for the code.

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Future tech hub saves Iron Age building, one of Birmingham’s last cast-iron facades

The Iron Age building will soon be home to Birmingham's tech hive. (Photo REV Birmingham)
Photo via Rev Birmingham

If you’ve driven down 20th Street downtown lately you’ve undoubtedly noticed the stark white shell of a building right next to Brick & Tin. We were curious as to what was going on with the building, so we did a little digging. Find out who’s moving in and why they chose to go to such lengths to preserve the facade.

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Run the track at the first ever Indy 5K race at Barber Motorsports Park April 5th to kick off the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Amfirst. Register now!

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There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo submitted)
There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Photo submitted

Registration is now open for the first-ever Indy 5k race Friday, April 5 at the 10th annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. If you’d like to get up close and personal with IndyCar drivers, this is a great chance to do just that! Several drivers plan to lace up their running shoes after racing Friday to take part in the 5k on Barber Motorsports Track.

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Birmingham, you’ve never seen anything like Practice Works in Avondale. Meet the women behind the holistic coworking space opening this spring

Meredith Calhoun and Becca Impello of holistic healthcare co-working space Practice Works opening soon in Avondale. (Photo submitted)
Meredith Calhoun and Becca Impello of holistic healthcare co-working space Practice Works opening soon in Avondale. Photo submitted

Coworking spaces—they’re the perfect office alternative for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking a place to work without the pricy overhead cost of an office. Birmingham is peppered with them—but none quite like Practice Works, the new holistic health coworking space opening in Avondale this April.

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Shipt CEO and founder Bill Smith leaving company, announces new leadership from Target

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Shipt headquarters, via hypepotamus.com

Shipt, the national same-day grocery shopping service headquartered in Birmingham, will soon have a new leader at the helm of the Shipt ship. Founder and CEO Bill Smith announced today he will step down to pursue other entrepreneurial endeavors. Taking his place will be Target executive Kelly Caruso, who most recently served as the vice president of merchandising for the global company.

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3 spring walking tours with Vulcan Park and Museum you don’t want to miss

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Find out the past and future of Avondale in Birmingham at the Vulcan Park and Museum spring walking tours. (Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now)

Curious about the history behind some of Birmingham’s hottest areas? Want to know more about what the future holds for places like Five Points South and Avondale? You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy Vulcan Park and Museum’s three-part walking tour series.  Find out more.

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Birmingham Candy Company makes a sweet move to the Pizitz Food Hall

Owners Wayne and Cassie Bolden at their new upcoming location at the Pizitz Food Hall. (Photo via BCC Facebook)
Owners Wayne and Cassie Bolden at the Pizitz Food Hall. (Photo via BCC Facebook)

The Pizitz Food Hall is about to get much sweeter with the addition of local candy makers the Birmingham Candy Store. The candy company will sell their handmade locally- sourced treats at the Pizitz Food Hall beginning mid-spring.

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