5 Things to know about Chris Wade, founder of Nexus Fitness, including his focus on community, his crush on Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and how his gym had 275 members before it even opened

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Chris Wade, founder of Nexus Fitness. Photo by Knight Eady for Nexus Fitness

For Chris Wade, playing football at Clemson was a no-brainer. So, it seems, was opening a highly-successful gym in West Homewood. Continue reading “5 Things to know about Chris Wade, founder of Nexus Fitness, including his focus on community, his crush on Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and how his gym had 275 members before it even opened”

Square One Goods Co. stationery and local gift shop to open on Saturday, August 25 in Founders Station

Kate Hardy and Murphy Brown, the shop’s official mascot. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

Kate Hardy, owner and founder of Square One Goods Co., is excited to offer Birmingham a unique shop for locally made stationery and gifts. Continue reading “Square One Goods Co. stationery and local gift shop to open on Saturday, August 25 in Founders Station”

Huffman business incubator coming to 9952 Parkway East

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Eric Guster of Guster Law, LLC is a local lawyer and real estate developer. He is planning to remodel an old furniture store building and transform it into a business incubator space. The building will have offices and will act as a business incubator serving the eastern part of Birmingham. Continue reading “Huffman business incubator coming to 9952 Parkway East”

Birmingham’s Shipt featured on CNBC, continues to expand nationwide

A Shipt shopper shopping at Target. Photo via Shipt.

If you live in Birmingham, you’ve probably heard about Shipt. The grocery delivery service that started right here in Birmingham was recently bought by Target for 550 million dollars, and it’s currently bringing tons of new jobs to Birmingham.The grocery delivery service that started right here in Birmingham was recently bought by Target for 550 million dollars, and it’s currently bringing tons of new jobs to Birmingham. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Shipt featured on CNBC, continues to expand nationwide”

4 tenants, including craft beer and Wasabi Juan’s, headed to The Battery on 2nd Ave. South

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SRS First Vice President Ward Neely gave us a sneak peak of The Battery. Photo by Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Birmingham’s newest development is adding tenants left and right. The Battery, named for its original tenant, BEBCO (Birmingham Electric Battery Company) has now welcomed four tenants to its space.

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15 Things to do in Birmingham in August, including Sidewalk Film Festival, Magic City Brewfest, Secret Stages and more

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Def Leppard is headed to Birmingham’s Legacy Arena (BJCC) on August 20 with Journey. Photo via Def Leppard

That’s right y’all … it’s August already. We are officially 2/3 of the way through the calendar year, people! The good news? August is the time to be a Bham resident. With everything from Restaurant Week to Magic City Brewfest to Def Leppard, we’ve got you covered on all things fun in Birmingham in August.

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Wild Things flower shop is open in Homewood, and 2 other flowery activities you’ll want to check out

If you’re not looking for it, Wild Things is easy to miss. Tucked away behind some shops on 18th Street South in Homewood, you may have to scurry through a little plant-covered alley next to Four Seasons Gallery to find it. But you’ll be glad when you do.

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Sloss Fest: first festival in country to be sensory inclusive, partnering with Birmingham’s KultureCity

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Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal. | Photo courtesy of aLIVE Coverage via Sloss Music & Art Festival’s official Facebook

First of all, what the heck does ‘sensory inclusive’ mean?

‘Sensory inclusive’ is a bit of a buzz word at the moment, and for good reason. It means that the environment (arena/theater/festival, etc.) it is describing has been modified with – or those working there have been educated on – methods that are helpful to those attending who have autism, anxiety, or anything else that would cause them to be uncomfortable in situations with loud music, lots of people, flashing lights and more. Continue reading “Sloss Fest: first festival in country to be sensory inclusive, partnering with Birmingham’s KultureCity”