Filter – Coffee Parlor to open in Birmingham’s Five Points South this December

Filter – Coffee Parlor will serve coffee and food items to Birmingham’s Five Points South.

There’s a new local coffee shop coming to Five Points South in Birmingham, and it’s taking the place of the former Starbucks location on 11th Ave S. Get ready for Filter – Coffee Parlor.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 1

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

You probably know Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham for its famous sushi burritos. How did this local restaurant come to tempt our palates with inventive combinations of global flavors? I sat down with owners Barby and Luis Toro to find out. Here is the story of their Hispanic heritage and their American dream come true.

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Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Crestwood Tavern among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Crestwood Tavern. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham restaurants, including Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Black Market Grill, Fifes Restaurant and Crestwood Tavern received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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4 things to know about AT&T’s rollout of fixed wireless internet, as they expand it to rural Jefferson county and across Alabama

AT&T’s fixed, wireless internet service means broadband connectivity for rural Alabama. Photo for Bham Now

Fixed wireless internet is here for rural parts of Jefferson county that don’t have access to broadband. That’s good for customers, but AT&T hopes it’s good for business investment in Birmingham and across the state, too.

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Amazon in Bessemer. A ground-breaking and a pay raise all on the same day

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The official groundbreaking at the site of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, held a ground-breaking in Bessemer, Alabama, to celebrate the construction phase of the new fulfillment center that will bring more than 1500 jobs to Jefferson County.

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3 tips to make your home especially warm for the holidays with help from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

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La-Z-Boy’s Curt Morris and Laurie Bowman. Photo by Bham Now

Home for the holidays? According to Laurie Bowman, Corporate Designer for La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, early October is a great time to begin planning how to spruce up your home for the upcoming holiday season.

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Preservery, an elevated soul food restaurant, is moving into the space next to Frank Stitt’s Chez Fonfon in 5 Points South

Home of new Preservery at 5 Points South. The restaurant will open in early 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Preservery, a restaurant that takes soul food to another level, announced today that they will be locating their new restaurant at 5 Points South next to Frank Stitt’s Chez Fonfon and Highlands Bar and Grill in early 2019.

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Check out 3 new recreational activities in Birmingham, plus a Dave & Buster’s update

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Luxury movie theaters, axe throwing, duckpin bowling at the Woolworth and—OMG, when will Dave & Buster’s open already? As we roll into October, 2018 has been an eventful year for welcoming fun new recreational activities to Birmingham. Bham Now has the scoop.

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A new entertainment space called Massie’s on 2nd is coming to 2nd Avenue North, right next to Rogue Tavern

Another place to hear live music in Birmingham is always a win. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Rogue Tavern owner Travis McGriff hopes to open his 6,000 square-foot entertainment venue in October. Live music? Weddings? Parties? In Birmingham? We’re in. Bring it, Massie’s on 2nd!

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6 ways the shared economy trend is growing in Birmingham, including transportation and free stores

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The Free Store, a monthly pop-up in Linn Park, is #4 on the list. Photo via Lillie Stubsten

You mow your neighbor’s lawn; they make you dinner or fix your deck. You borrow a step ladder instead of buying one. Shared economy is not a new concept. It saves money and is less wasteful—that’s tried and true. However, we’re seeing renewed interest in shared economy principles and new applications across Birmingham. Here’s how.

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Birmingham City Schools enter leasing agreements with two popular churches

Members of Church of the Highlands West Campus have Sunday service at Parker High School. Photo by Church of the Highlands

Earlier this year Church of the Highlands announced its expansion to west Birmingham.

Since the announcement, the Church of the Highlands West Birmingham Campus has been having community meetings to help start the process of building the new location. But before their new location is complete, they want to start building a community and begin regular Sunday services.

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3 things to know about Birmingham’s updated master plan, including how you can get involved

Get Healthy on the Railroad cooking classes at Railroad Park. Photo via Railroad Park, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Do you have a vision for the downtown Birmingham area? If you missed the recent public-information sessions for the city’s updated master plan that’s underway, that’s OK! You can still share your input and participate in the planning process.

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6 innovative everyday solutions from Alabama Launchpad finalists. Who will win $50,000 and $100,000 on Thursday, Sept. 27?

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July 2018 Alabama Launchpad winners Apex Pro. Who will get the big check next? Photo submitted

Innovation means job creation. The six startups vying for capital at the next Alabama Launchpad competition on Thursday, Sept. 27, have the potential to do just that. Check out the innovative ways these Alabama startups hope to improve our everyday lives.

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Here are 3 reasons why the Ford Mustang is the perfect car to drive around Birmingham, according to ‘GT Matt,’ Adamson Ford’s muscle-car expert

You can drive away in a Ford Mustang today. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

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Come rev some engines in Birmingham with GT Matt and get behind the wheel of an automobile that knows how to handle the road, especially in Birmingham. Matt is the Mustang Man at Adamson Ford, and he knows why drivers keep coming back to America’s classic performance car. Hint: vroom vroom!

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