Buying goods online? 11 Internet purchase meetup spots in Birmingham

Birmingham Police Headquarters on 1st Ave. N. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Online marketplaces such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and others have exploded in popularity. However, traveling to a stranger’s house to pick up an item can make you think twice. Luckily for Birmingham—there’s another option. Meetup spots for Internet purchase exchanges! Read on for the details.

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4 things you must do before Labor Day. PLUS a special Birmingham deal to get you there.

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BBVA Field sunsets are unmatched! Photo via Birmingham Legion FC on Facebook.

As the sun sets on another Birmingham, AL summer, there’s still time for one last hoorah. You know Bham Now is here to make this easy. We’ve pulled together the 4 ‘must-do’ places to check out before Labor Day weekend. Birmingham City School employees, be sure to read till the end for a special deal just for you compliments of Adamson Ford.

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019: Celebrate 10 years of BRW August 16-25

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Dreamland BBQ serving up some Birmingham classics. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking over the city August 16-25, 2019. Almost 60 restaurants are offering killer deals all over Birmingham, AL—how will you ever know where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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La-Z-Boy’s new face: Kristen Bell! Get her top 3 picks right here in Birmingham

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You might be scratching your head. Kristen Bell? Star of The Good Place? Veronica Mars? And Frozen? The answer is yes, yes, yes and yes. Now we can also answer yes to “La-Z-Boy Ambassador.” It’s got a nice ring to it. See 3 of her top La-Z-Boy furniture picks, plus where to find them right here in Birmingham.

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5 questions you should ask before building a house in Birmingham, answered by a top building expert

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I just imagine sitting in this study and feeling quite intelligent and important. Photo via Slate Barganier

Building a house can be one of the most daunting tasks you can take on. Whether you’re a newly married couple, a professional looking for something permanent, empty nesters, or anything in-between—we found the top 5 questions you need to ask and sought out answers from a top building expert in Birmingham, AL.  Keep reading to see what we found.

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Birmingham ranks 3rd in economic growth potential among U.S. mid-sized cities in national survey

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

The Birmingham region was ranked No. 3 for economic growth potential among mid-size U.S. cities in a recent report by  Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development.

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Look what’s opening at The Bray in Liberty Park, including On Tap Sports Cafe (and a ‘secret speakeasy bar’. Shhh!)

On Tap Sports Cafe at The Bray in Liberty
On Tap Sports Cafe’ has just opened at The Bray (Liberty Park) in Vestavia Hills. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you’ve driven through Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills recently, it’s no secret there’s a lot of construction going on at The Bray. I stopped by to see two of its newest openings, On Tap Sports Cafe’ and Anytime Fitness.  Bonus find! I I also uncovered a ‘secret’ bourbon bar. Lucky me.

Find out more and see what else is in the pipeline for this suburb of Birmingham, including a supermarket and mixed use development. 

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Closets by Design made an awesome crafting room for one Birmingham mom. Here’s why she loves it.

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Sheila McCallum and one of her mom's quilts in her Closets by Design sewing room.
Sheila admiring one of her late Mom’s award-winning quilts. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Back in the Summer of 2017, Bham Now’s Sheila McCallum found herself in need of a new crafting room.

Two weeks after she called Closets by Design of Central Alabama, she had exactly what she wanted.

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5 reasons to attend imerge2019 on August 28. Celebrate Alabama’s past, present, and future role in the space race

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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr, poses next to the US flag during the Apollo 11 mission (Photo via NASA)

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) will host its third annual imerge event on August 28, at Iron City, in Birmingham, Alabama.

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AT&T launches Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools

AT&T Believe Birmingham initiative launched at Bush Hills Academy on August 2, 2019. Photo credit: Day 22 Films, LLC.

Last week, AT&T  launched their Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools at Bush Hills Academy – the district’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) certified school.

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13 Air Bnbs in Birmingham, AL perfect for your next weekend getaway

Scroll down to number 11 for more details on this beauty! All photos via Air Bnb website.

Birmingham, AL has become quite the destination for food and drink, live music, sports, and much more. This is no secret to locals—but as it brings more and more people to the city, accommodations are growing. We’ve got 13 Air Bnb listings all over the city with a 4-star rating or higher!

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3 new local shops just opened in Brookwood Village including Darnell’s Fun Stuff and White Flowers. More coming soon

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Brookwood Village (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

There’s lots going on at Brookwood Village just over the mountain in Homewood. As one of the longest-standing Birmingham shopping destinations over the last 45 years, it’s been a permanent fixture for retail in the area. Find out how it’s evolving, what’s new, and what’s coming soon.

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3 things I learned at my 1st-ever Sloss Tech in Birmingham

The Lyric was the site of the fourth annual Sloss Tech.
The rain last Friday didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm at the fourth annual Sloss Tech. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Last Friday, as rain fell softly outside, a crowd of people from across Birmingham’s tech, entrepreneurial and startup scene gathered for the fourth annual Sloss Tech.

We heard about some exciting tech ed and women in tech initiatives coming down the pike soon in Bham. We laughed hard at Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband of Serena Williams.

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Ashley McMakin gives 3 tips on making the back-to-school transition a breeze. Plus, how to win dinner for 4 from Ashley Mac’s in Birmingham!

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Meet the McMakins: From L-R: Jackson, Mally, Ashley, Andy and Ryder. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The start of a new school year is right around the corner—and if you’re a parent, that probably means thoughts of school nights, binders and packed lunches are increasingly taking up more of your brain space. So, start out the school year on the right foot with a little help from Ashley Mac herself.

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Nations Boutique adds second location to Downtown Homewood. See photos inside

Nation’s Boutique has a new home on Homewood. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Nations Boutique, a women’s clothing store, is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in Downtown Homewood’s main retail corridor at 2856-B 18th Street South next door to Cookie Fix. Read more on their mission + see photos inside their brand new space.

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