Birmingham’s Iron Age building gets giant windows in latest reno update

Holy SHEET! Crew members work to position one of the nine Lexan (polycarbonate) glass sheets measuring 6-feet wide and 16-feet tall. (Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now)
Holy SHEET! Crew members work to position one of the nine Lexan (polycarbonate) glass sheets measuring 6-feet wide and 16-feet tall. (Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now)

Check out THESE windows! Renovations to the Iron Age building downtown continued Friday, April 12 with the installation of giant windows to the building’s facade on 20th Street North. Find out who’s moving in!

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Stadium McStadiumface: Birmingham’s most popular (and curious) suggestions for naming the Protective Stadium

Protective Stadium rendering released at the stadium name unveiling Thursday, April 11.
Protective Stadium rendering released at the stadium name unveiling Thursday, April 11.

Yesterday, we asked you guys to guess the new stadium name prior to the big Protective Life Corporation naming rights announcement. Here’s some of your suggestions from our social media channels.

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5 things you need to know about Regions Tradition Watering Hole, epicenter of the action May 8-12

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The Watering Hole is the place to grab the best cocktail on the course at Regions Tradition Wednesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 12.

Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover returns Wednesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 12.  Bham Now wants to let you in on everything else that’s going on at the tournament, starting with what’s happening at The Watering Hole—your place to find the best food, drink and entertainment at the Regions Tradition.

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BJCC stadium gets official name, now Protective Stadium in 15 year, $15 million deal

Rendering of the new Protective Stadium. Construction is expected to wrap up mid-2021. (Protective Stadium Rendering)

Attention, sports fans! The new BJCC stadium has an official name: Protective Stadium. Just rolls off the toungue, doesn’t it! We can’t wait to see the official signage. Read more about today’s name reveal.

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6 things to expect at your first Ignite Cycle ride in Birmingham’s Pepper Place

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Move over, Soul Cycle! Ignite Cycle, Birmingham’s premiere boutique cycle studio, is open for business and ready to transform your body, mind and soul. (Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now)

Ignite Cycle has been open for a month in Pepper Place, and holy moly, what a month it’s been for Birmingham’s only boutique indoor cycling studio! Bham Now took over a class recently, and we have a lot to share about our newest fitness obsession. Here are 6 tips we’re passing along for your first ride at Ignite Cycle.

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Happy National Pet Day! We’re sharing our favorite pet photos. We want to see yours!

Wade Cline's doggo Millie at Vulcan Park and Museum.  #adventuredog
Wade Cline’s doggo Millie at Vulcan Park and Museum. #adventuredog

Puppers, doggos and magic city kitties of Birmingham—they all deserve to be celebrated today on National Pet Day Thursday, April 11. In observation of one of Bham Now’s favorite random holidays, here are some pics of our fur kids, INCLUDING a guinea pig pushing a mini grocery cart. Would you expect anything less?

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Birmingham named as one of America’s new tech hot spots by MarketWatch

MarketWatch credited incubators like Innovation Depot for the rise in sustainable tech startups in Birmingham. (Photo via Innovation Depot Facebook)

Birmingham seems to be on everyone’s list these days. We’re a foodie haven, road trip destination and now, one of the country’s emerging tech hotspots. Read on to find out what business news website MarketWatch had to say.

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Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs slides into American Idol top 14 with Jason Mraz duet

Walker Burroughs and Jason Mraz at the taping of Sunday night’s celebrity duet episode. (Photo via Burroughs’ Instagram)

Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs advanced to the top 14 on American Idol‘s celebrity duet episode Sunday, April 7. His duet with singer-songwriter Jason Mraz knocked the collective socks off of the judges. Will the Vestavia Hills grad be the next American Idol? We hope so!

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TekLinks’ founder Stuart Raburn gets back to entrepreneurial roots with latest Southern Organics aquaponic farm (photos)

Stuart Raburn, founder of Birmingham tech company TekLinks and owner of Southern Organics in a greenhouse of his aquaponic farm in Colombiana. Find out more about Raburn and his life-long entrepreneurial journey, and how his successes from a fast-paced life in the tech world transpired to a small farm operation nestled deep in Shelby County, Alabama.  (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Stuart Raburn, founder of Birmingham tech company TekLinks and owner of Southern Organics in a greenhouse of his aquaponic farm in Columbiana. Find out more about Raburn and his life-long entrepreneurial journey, and how his successes from a fast-paced life in the tech world transpired to a small farm operation nestled deep in Shelby County, Alabama. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

At Southern Organics, Stuart Raburn and his small but mighty staff grow Birmingham’s freshest supply of tilapia and all natural produce. How did this Birmingham entrepreneur maven shift from launching high-tech firms to high-end farming? Here’s what we found out on our behind the scenes tour at his Columbiana farm.

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Birmingham native Roy Wood Jr. coming home to film pilot for new Comedy Central show

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Cameras continue to roll in Birmingham! Comedy Central announced this week they’ve signed a deal with Daily Show correspondent and Birmingham native Roy Wood Jr. The pilot for his show “Jefferson County Probation” will be shot in Birmingham. (Photo via Comedy Central)

Aaaand, action! Birmingham native and veteran Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. is heading back to Birmingham to film the pilot for his new Comedy Central show, Jefferson County Probation. The pilot episode will film in Birmingham next month. We’ve got all the details.

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Birmingham interior designer Stanley Stevenson Jr. chases entrepreneurial dreams at Forge

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Interior Designer Stanley Stevenson recently made the leap to full time entrepreneur. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

Stanley Stevenson Jr. is not your typical interior designer in Birmingham. Find out how the husband and father of three is blazing his own trail in the interior design world.

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Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs advances to top 20 on American Idol

Walker Burroughs sang for the judges Sunday, March 3 during Hollywood week.

Birmingham native Walker Burroughs knocked it out of the park again Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1 on the back-to-back episode of American Idol filmed in Oahu, Hawaii. With the judges’ overwhelming approval, he advanced to the top 20 on ABC’s popular singing competition. Will Burroughs go all the way?

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25 ft. chocolate Vulcan replica erected in Birmingham overnight

The chocolate Vulcan was discovered in the early morning hours of Monday, April 1 by a group of runners. (Photo submitted)

Officials are searching for the team of vandals responsible for erecting a 25 ft. high chocolate replica of Vulcan on park grounds overnight. Who would do such a thing to Birmingham’s iconic monument and world’s largest cast iron statue? And why?

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Win VIP weekend passes to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama April 5-7 worth $875 per pair. Here’s how

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Win two VIP weekend passes to Cocina at the Track tickets to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park April 5-7. (Photo submitted)

Want to win two VIP weekend passes to Cocina at the Track at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst at Barber Motorsports Park for Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7? We’re giving away two pairs! Find out how to win below.

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