Mercantile on Morris, a new mixed-use redevelopment in the heart of historic Birmingham

Site of the Mercantile on Morris re-development. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Orchestra Partners, the commercial real estate development company behind Founders Station, Woolworth and projects around Avondale is redeveloping a major portion of Birmingham’s iconic Morris Avenue and 1st Avenue North.

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3 Tips for gallery wall installations from a framing professional at Four Corners Gallery

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Four Corners Gallery can make all your gallery wall dreams come true. Photo via Four Corners Gallery

Gallery walls are all the rage right now, and for good reason — they can liven up a room with color, fill a large wall that is otherwise awkward or bring unity to a space that feels cluttered. If you are an art lover or collector of any kind, gallery walls are a great way to put the things you love on display. But what happens when you find out it can be overwhelming to try to put together your own perfect gallery wall? You call in a professional.

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Meet the fun people behind the scenes at Closets by Design in Birmingham

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l-r: Karen, Aly, Dustin, and Naomi at Birmingham’s Closets by Design. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Do you get the same thrill from HGTV that other people get from ESPN? Do you love organizing things, and making your space just so? If so, you’ll want to get to know the folks at Closets by Design in Birmingham. They have a dedicated creative team that can help bring your organizational fantasies to life.

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Gas delivery service Yoshi launches in Birmingham January 14. Use code BHAMNOW for $10 credit and one month FREE.

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Shipt delivers groceries. TakeOut delivers pizza.  Amazon delivers boxes of stuff. Now Yoshi—launching in Birmingham on January 14—delivers gasoline to your car. Yoshi knows you have better things to do than sit at a gas station or pump gas in the rain, so they offer gasoline and maintenance services on demand right from your phone. Get a FREE month and $10 credit using code BHAMNOW. Find out more.

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Birmingham ranks 37 on Inc. 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business

View of City of Birmingham from from The Club. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Inc., the nation’s leading magazine and digital publication about small businesses and startups ranked Birmingham 37th on their 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business.

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Construction on 17 story student living building in Birmingham’s Five Points South to begin

Screenshot of the rendering of the 17 story student residential building on the corner of 10th Ave. and 20th Street South. Screenshot from the Opus website

Earlier this week, The Opus Group (Opus), headquartered in Minneapolis, in partnership with The McKinney Fund & Company announced the start of construction on a new 17-story, mixed-use student living community on the edge of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus.

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13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that will land on your favorites list

Midnight swirl round handmade ceramic ring dish. Photo via susangordonpottery on Etsy

Finding a new favorite Etsy page is always exciting. Especially when the seller turns out to live in your very own town. Here are 13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that are sure to make it onto your favorites list.

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Via Airlines adds non-stop flights at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport, including Mobile & Austin

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Florida based Via Airlines announced today that they are entering the  Birmingham airline market adding new nonstop service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and the cities of Mobile (MOB), Austin (AUS), Pittsburgh (PIT), and Raleigh (RDU).

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Publix Super Markets to acquire two Western Market locations in Birmingham

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The people of Greystone will soon get to enjoy the friendly faces at their neighborhood Publix. Photo via Publix

Goodbye Western Market. Hello Publix. News has officially broken that Publix Super Markets will acquire the leases for two Western Market locations in Birmingham.

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Five dance studios that want to help you learn to cut a rug

If competition gets you goin’, check out Fred Astaire. Dancers have the opportunity to travel to nationwide competitions every year. Photo by Fred Astaire Facebook

Is one of your New Years resolutions to try something new in 2019? If so, may we suggest perfecting the tango? That’s right, you can make this year be the year you take your very first dance class! Not only is dance a unique way to stay active and healthy, but also a great way to meet new people from all over the city. Ready to impress your friends next time you’re on the dance floor? Check out these adult dance classes offered around Birmingham.

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United Ability and Smart Solutions team up to open doors and enrich lives for people with disabilities

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Kevin Braswell, Daniel Creech and Alyssa Scharf at United Ability’s LincPoint . Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Opening doors brings joy to United Ability’s Daniel Creech.

Each day, at the front desk of LINCPoint, home of United Ability’s Adult Day Program for Adults with disabilities, Daniel now opens doors and welcomes co-workers and visitors alike to the bustling enrichment center that serves daily hundreds of people.

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