FedEx Ground’s upcoming $40.6M facility will bring 285 new jobs to Birmingham

Say hello to a faster delivery from FedEx Ground. Photo via FedEx on Facebook

The City of Bessemer, the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County have been collaborating on one of the largest economic development projects this year in the Birmingham region. A new $40.6 million FedEx Ground facility is set to open in June 2021, bringing 285 new full- and part-time jobs to the area. Learn more.

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Jubilee Joe’s Cajun Seafood Restaurant moving to new development in Hoover

The Shoppes at Highway 150 Crossings will be the new home for Jubilee Joe’s. Rendering via Jubilee Joe’s

Local seafood restaurant Jubilee Joe’s is gearing up for their move to a new development, The Shoppes at Highway 150 Crossings, in Hoover. Here’s what we know.

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5 things you wouldn’t expect to find on Birmingham rooftops, including a basketball court

The entire 3,000 square foot roof of Dog Days of Birmingham is a dog park. Honestly, I’m jealous. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Without a drone or very very very tall legs, the average pedestrian would likely miss many of the unique attractions on some of Birmingham’s rooftops. So, we decided to see what we could find.

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New “Shared Space Permit” allows restaurants to expand services to sidewalk due to COVID-19

Restaurants are now able to expand their service beyond their walls. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

On Tuesday, August 11, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve a “Shared Spaces Permit” ordinance that will allow restaurants to expand their seating to sidewalks and parking spaces in order to comply with social distancing requirements.

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5 iconic historic homes in Birmingham’s Anderson Place Historic District [Photos + History]

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The J. Cary Thompson house in the Anderson Place Historic District. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Did you know that the Anderson Place Historic District, just outside of Five Points South, features some of the oldest (and in my humble opinion, prettiest) residential houses in Birmingham? We took a stroll through the neighborhood to learn more!

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$55M UAB student housing project in Parkside takes another step forward

A rendering of the potentially-upcoming student housing development for UAB. Rendering via Mode 3 Architecture

On Tuesday, August 4th, the Birmingham City Council approved incentives for an Illinois-based firm to develop a $55 million student housing project—known as Pipeline—in Birmingham’s Parkside District. Here’s what we know.

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Saw’s Soul Kitchen Chef Matthew Statham to compete in nationwide cooking competition, August 8-9

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Matthew Staham of SAW’s Soul Kitchen with the winning dish from The Great Slider Showdown. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Birmingham’s own award-winning Chef Matthew Statham of SAW’s Soul Kitchen is about to take part in the World Food Championship’s The Final Table: Indianapolis. From August 8-9, ten contestants from around the states will cook a number of dishes for a chance to win $100,000.

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Wink by B Lash Studio + 3 reasons to love the Shops at the Colonnade

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The beautiful clocktower at the Shops at the Colonnade. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

There’s a new beauty shop in town! Wink by B Lash Studio, a beauty service that specializes in eyelashes, just opened their new location off 280. Learn more about Wink by B and the other offerings at the Shops at the Colonnade.

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UAB + ADPH launch GuideSafe, largest-scale higher education COVID-19 testing initiative in the US

A GuideSafe testing facility at UAB’s Bartow Arena. Photo courtesy of GuideSafe

On Monday, August 3rd, officials from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama System and the Alabama Department of Public Health gathered on Zoom to announce GuideSafe, a multi-tool platform to help test college students for COVID-19 and the largest-scale higher education testing initiative in the nation.

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9 upcoming mixed-use projects in Birmingham, including one in Forest Park

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WhiteGroup is planning to transform this parcel of land into a new mixed-use project in Forest Park. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Birmingham is abuzz with new projects, many of which are designated as mixed-use. These are nine upcoming projects we can’t wait to see, including a recently-announced project in Forest Park.

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Dunn Real Estate purchases retail building in downtown Forest Park

The property at 3900 Clairmont Ave. S., now in the hands of Dunn Real Estate. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

A prominent storefront in the cute downtown of Forest Park is in new hands. Dunn Real Estate recently purchased the building that serves as the home for Zoe’s Vintage. Learn more.

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Upcoming Kelly Hotel in historic Birmingham building set to open Spring 2021

The upcoming Kelly Hotel under construction on 1st Avenue South. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

A 92-year-old tower in downtown Birmingham is getting a new lease on life. The Protective Life Building is being renovated as the Kelly Hotel, a 96-room luxury hotel with a beautiful atmosphere reminiscent of the building’s history. Learn more.

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It’s a hot time to sell in Birmingham’s housing market. Here’s why.

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Did you know Birmingham’s housing market is super hot right now? Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Whether you’ve been paying attention to the housing market or not, you may have heard someone say that Birmingham is a seller’s market right now. But what is a seller’s market, and how does that affect buyers and sellers in Birmingham? I spoke with two agents at LAH Real Estate to learn more.

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ABC board votes to restrict alcohol sales in Alabama at 11PM each night

For the next 120 days, Alabama bars, restaurants, clubs and more will have to cease alcohol sales at 11PM. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

In an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to suspend on-site sale of alcohol at bars, restaurants and clubs starting at 11PM each night. Learn more.

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