Find out how Hardware Park is breathing new life into a historic building

Matt Fitzgerald and Arnar Thors in front of their new development, Hardware Park. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now.

Birmingham is constantly evolving, improving, and breathing new life into historic areas. I got the chance to meet Matt Fitzgerald and Arnar Thors, the businessmen behind the new Hardware Park co-working space in the historic Long-Lewis building.

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Piggly Wiggly’s wine showcase to benefit The Daniel Project – October 3rd

Some of the wines available at the 2015 Benefit. Photo via Paul Meyers Foundation.

Want to enjoy fine wine, craft beer, and appetizers from Birmingham businesses and support a great cause? Here is everything you need to know about Piggly Wiggly’s benefit for The Daniel Project coming up on Thursday, Oct. 3rd.

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Airbnb Open Homes Program offers free housing in Birmingham to Hurricane Dorian evacuees – how you can help

How about a little staycation right here in Birmingham? These Avondale duplexes available on Airbnb are fabulous! Photo submitted
These Avondale duplexes are available on Airbnb! Photo submitted

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast, Birmingham’s Airbnb community has opened its doors for those affected by the storm. Here is everything you need to know about Airbnb Open Homes, including how you can help.

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A sneak peek inside the Alabama Theatre’s Ladies’ Restroom Expansion

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The historic Alabama Theatre. Photo by Bham Now.

When you’ve been to events at Birmingham’s historic Alabama Theatre, you’ve likely had to wait in a long line at the women’s restroom, or waited on someone who’s waiting in line. This is about to change with the ladies’ restroom expansion project. (Applause!) I took a peek inside the Alabama Theatre’s new ladies’ restroom (I knocked first) to see what’s going on. Come with me…

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The Pizitz featured in “7 Delectable Food Halls in Historic Buildings”

The Pizitz is a multi-use development with food stalls, retail space, residences and a working space. Photo via The Pizitz

Earlier this month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation included Birmingham’s The Pizitz Food Hall on its list, Visit These 7 Delectable Food Halls in Historic Buildings.

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7 reasons to attend the UAB Blazers Football kickoff on August 29th

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UAB Blazers take the field. Photo submitted by UAB Athletics.

Hey, football fans! The 2019 UAB Blazers Football season is just under a week away from kickoff on August 29th at Legion Field. Here are the top 7 reasons to come out to support Birmingham’s favorite fire-breathing football team. Oh, and don’t forget your shakers.

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A sneak peek inside Birmingham’s cultural jewel – Prince Hall Masonic Temple. Photos!

Mr. Dennis Simmons, Endowment Secretary for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now.

Have you heard of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple? Once the cornerstone of Birmingham’s black community, the Masonic Temple Building has since fallen into a state of disrepair. However, the Prince Hall Masons are determined to restore this historic building to its full potential. Hang with me to follow my tour through this cultural jewel of Birmingham’s history.

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Plan your turn-key party with Birmingham caterers, including the new Hastings Catering

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The Hastings Catering team. Photo via Hastings Catering.

Hey party people! Fall will be in Birmingham before you know it. Not soon enough, I might add. That means football parties, holiday parties and family get-togethers. Why not hire one of Birmingham’s wonderful caterers so you can sit back and enjoy the party? We’ve put together a handy-dandy guide to some of Birmingham’s top catering services including the recently announced Hastings Catering.

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Green peanut season: the best time to try the South’s favorite snack

Photo via Alabama Peanut Co. Facebook page.

It’s green peanut season in Birmingham! Boiled peanuts are a staple of Southern cuisine, but did you know that green peanut season is the best time to try this delicious snack?  I spoke with the peanut experts at Alabama Peanut Company in downtown Birmingham to learn more!

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