Poised for Demolition, the Fate of Southtown is yet to be Decided

There are a variety of housing projects in the Birmingham city limits and with the expanse of real estate development, some are becoming questionable assets.

Southtown, located between St. Vincent’s Hospital and UAB, is “set” to be demolished, but after Monday’s planned discussions, its future still is not clear.

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A Birmingham tradition: Don’t miss “Singing Santa” at Brookwood Village

Singing Santa at Brookwood Mall in Homewood, Alabama
Singing Santa at Brookwood Village

One of Birmingham’s special holiday traditions is “Singing Santa.”

This year, Singing Santa is back at Brookwood Village, joyfully belting out Christmas carols and listening carefully to children, so he can make his list and journey later this week.

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Common Sense Innovation: Solar poles and benches installed at the JSU Little River Canyon Center

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Sun Charge Systems

From our friends at the JSU Little River Canyon Center, below is a press release about Sun Charge Systems, an Alabama company that has installed  solar pole and bench charging stations at the Canyon Center.  This item is simple and perfect for universities, downtowns, business centers, parks and ball fields. Before you read the press release from JSU, check out the Sun Charge video describing this innovative common sense way to re-charge everyday electronics while you recreate or relax outdoors.

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Car crashes into Virginia Samford Theatre entrance this morning

Scene this morning at the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre
Scene this morning at the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre

This morning someone drove through the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre on Southside.  The crash shattered the glass, knocking over the entrance light fixture and the Christmas tree inside.  The force of the crash deployed the car’s air bags.

We were unable to obtain additional details about the driver or how the accident occurred.

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Scene this morning at the front entrance of the Historic Virginia Samford Theatre

Pizitz Reveal Kitchen Names First Tenant

Among the variety of revitalized buildings is one that stands out – Pizitz, a REV Birmingham project.

The mixed use project will offer commercial and residential spaces as well as feature Birmingham’s Reveal Kitchen to take in foodie entrepreneurs, and make their business grow even further.

Tropicaleo, winner of REV Birmingham’s Big Pitch Competition, will be the first tenant of the Reveal Kitchen!

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