$29 million renovation in the works for Birmingham’s Prince Hall Masonic Temple Building

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A rendering of the renovated Masonic Temple Building. Photo via Prince Hall Masonic Lodge

A team of investors and developers have banded together to renovate the Prince Hall Masonic Temple Building in Birmingham’s 4th Avenue Historic District. Learn more about the future of one of Birmingham’s most beautiful buildings.

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5 Birmingham venues approved for events during 2021 World Games

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Birmingham big-wigs posing with the first countdown clock for the 2021 Birmingham World Games. Photo via World Games 2021

The City of Birmingham, the Parks and Recreation Board and The World Games 2021 recently came to an agreement about which Birmingham venues would host events for the upcoming World Games. Here are five locations where you can witness The World Games, July 15-25!

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Get your hands on Birmingham’s best bagels at these five locations, including Homewood Bagel Co.

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Yum! Look at this Asiago Rosemary bagel. Photo via Homewood Bagel Co.

For all you bagel lovers out there, Birmingham is a great place to get your bagel on! Check out these 5 amazing bagel establishments in the Magic City.

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A behind the scenes look at Birmingham’s Empire Building. Photos included!

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The Empire Building while under construction on June 17, 1909. Photo via Birmingham Public Library Department of Archives and Manuscripts

As one of Birmingham’s most beautiful skyscrapers, the Empire Building has dominated the city skyline for over 100 years. Since the building has seen many changes, it has a rich and storied history. Read on to learn more!

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50 children of Big Oak Ranch got to see the light show at the Birmingham Zoo

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Kids from Big Oak Ranch show off their tickets to ZooLight Safari. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On December 19, fifty children from Big Oak Ranch took a field trip out to the amazing ZooLight Safari lightshow at the Birmingham Zoo. Learn more about Big Oak Ranch and why this was such a big deal for the children!

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Need help finding the perfect holiday gift for dad? Shop local in Birmingham

Get dad in some stylish gear from Ruffner Mountain while supporting one of Birmingham’s most beautiful green spaces. Photo via Ruffner Mountain

Holiday shopping can be tough, especially up against the wire! Luckily, Birmingham has a ton of local options for gifts. Here are some ideas on what to get dad for Christmas!

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BrickFair, the largest LEGO convention in the country, hits Birmingham, January 18-19

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This 25-foot LEGO model of the USS Missouri battleship was on display at BrickFair at the BJCC in 2016. Photo via BrickFair

Heads up LEGO fans! BrickFair is coming back to Birmingham for its eighth year. Grab your tickets and attend the largest LEGO convention in the country.

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5 ways to use local salad dressings from Birmingham’s Judy T’s

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This delicious dish features basil and balsamic dressing from Southern Organics. Photo via Nathan Watson for BhamNow

Now that it’s cold (or is it? Make up your mind, Alabama weather), a healthy salad probably isn’t your first choice. However, that doesn’t mean you have to hide the salad dressing in the back of the refrigerator! There are a ton of recipes that utilize salad dressings. In fact, here are 5 unique ways to use Birmingham’s local salad dressings.

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EDPA invested $600k in Alabama startups in 2019. Apply by Dec. 16 to participate in 2020.

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Team members of Conserv and Immediate at Alabama Launchpad. Photo via EDPA

Birmingham-based Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) has been busy. During 2019, the EDPA invested $600k in eight Alabama startups through Alabama Launchpad. Read on to learn about the winners and how you can apply to be a part of Alabama Launchpad 2020.

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Birmingham’s Regions Harbert Plaza is getting a $3 million makeover. Get details and see renderings of the inside!

A stunning view of Birmingham’s second-tallest skyscraper. Photo via Regions Harbert Plaza

One of Birmingham’s most recognizable skyscrapers is getting a facelift! Read on to learn what big changes are in store for Regions Harbert Plaza in 2020.

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Charlemagne Record Exchange is closing after 42 years. Visit this Birmingham legend before Dec 31

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Eager customers flip through the record stacks at Charlemagne. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

By now, you’ve most likely heard the news–after 42 years, Charlemagne Record Exchange is closing their doors. However, there is still time to experience the magic of Birmingham’s oldest record store. Create a lasting memory by visiting Charlemagne Record Exchange before December 31.

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