New retail construction coming to Mountain Brook’s Lane Parke

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Photo of the new location of Sol Y Luna at Lane Parke. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Evson, Inc., the developer of Lane Parke, and Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors announced today the much anticipated construction of the second phase of the retail portion of the development.  The project will commence next month. 

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16 Birmingham area Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

A CVS Nurse gives a patient a vaccine.
Vaccines are important even if you are scared of needles. Photo via CVS’ Facebook

Last week, when Walmart and Sam’s Club announced vaccination sites across the state of  Alabama we noticed an omission. There were no Birmingham area locations. Thanks to City Councilman Hunter Williams and his fellow members on the city council that oversight has been remedied. 

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FAFSA can be a headache, but here’s how the city plans to help

Mayor Randall Woodfin is joined by Birmingham City Schools superintendent Lisa Herring, Birmingham students and representatives from Alabama Power, Regions Banks, Altec, Inc and United Way of Central Alabama. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now + taken pre-COVID

That March 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline is right around the corner. I miss school, but I definitely don’t miss filling out that form. Luckily, Birmingham’s Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Promise, Inc. are stepping in to lend families a helping hand. Here’s how.

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Over 20 additional vaccination sites approved for potential use in Birmingham

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Legion Field approved as a future vaccination site. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Birmingham City Council has unanimously approved 22 new vaccination sites for potential use in The Magic City. Learn what this means for the city as well as what’s in store for Legion Field.

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Detour ahead—the Mercedes-Benz Marathon has been postponed to 2022

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Marathon is postponed. Photo via Mercedes-Benz Marathon and pre-COVID

Hold your horses. It was recently announced that the 20th Anniversary Mercedes-Benz Marathon is postponed until next year due to COVID-19. Keep reading to hear their future plans and how kids can still get involved.

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Bham City Council Planning Committee to consider Southtown Court redevelopment rezoning

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Southtown Court in Southside Birmingham Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

After years of announced plans and timelines the much-anticipated Southtown Court public housing complex redevelopment on Birmingham’s Southside is on the verge of becoming a reality.

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The latest happenings with Birmingham’s iconic Pink House & Secret Garden

The Pink House and its secret garden on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. Photo via Homewood AL Historical Preservation Society on Facebook

Located on the corner of Roseland Drive and Edgewood Boulevard, the Pink House has been a historic site in the Homewood community. It was recently sold to a private buyer for restoration and preservation. Keep reading to learn more about the historic site and what they’re doing to preserve it.

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Whiskey Foxtrot Burger Dive, new restaurant + bar, opening in Hoover this spring

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Burgers and brews coming up. Photo via Unsplash

We hope you’re hungry for burgers and brews because a brand new restaurant/bar is on its way to Hoover. Whiskey Foxtrot Burger Dive, located in the former Jubilee Joe’s location, is set to open in March 2021. Here’s what we know. 

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C Spire to invest $1 billion to expand ultra fast broadband in Alabama

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Virtual C Spire press conference on with Governor Kay Ivey. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

C Spire, a privately-owned telecommunications and technology company with offices in Alabama, announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next three years to accelerate the deployment of all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in Alabama and Mississippi.

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