Like many industries in Birmingham, the luxury home market is in an evolving state.
With every thing happening down town… the luxury buyers kinda migrate back that way. You are seeing really hot markets in Forest Park Redmont area for instance, is one area that’s really hot…
-Ty West, Editor, Birmingham Business Journal
Ty says that all the companies moving on and close to 280 are building some sort of mini city centers. On the same page, down town is growing rapidly with development plans geared toward the massive open stadium and other luxury options.
Hopefully this will promote major housing growth in the area.
Whether you’re studying, working, writing, reading, or just catching up with Friends, coffee houses are great for just about any occasion.
So, the next time you need a little get away with a cup of Joe, check out these Birmingham coffee houses.
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New open air stadium, new Legacy arena, improved aesthetics and more were proposed to the board of the BJCC this week. Renovations would tally close to $300M with Birmingham and Jefferson County pitching in. The stadium would be used by UAB Blazers and the ESPN’s Birmingham Bowl.
From the BBJ.
With an age of Technology at the door steps of most industries, adaptation is key.
UAB has caught onto the trend, and has applied solar panels to the roof of their 3 story recreational center. Although the ROI is about a 20 year venture, they say it will be providing 10% of free energy to the building, after that time.
Continue reading “UAB Solar Project Launches on Top of @UABcampusrec”
After disagreements with law enforcement in 2014, Uber is back and ready to tackle game days, Friday nights and your #ThirstThursdays outings in the good ol Ttown.
Birmingham Business Journal with more Details
Not only is this popular in metropolitan cities, but the “ride share” service is a favorite among incoming students and parents of these darling freshmen.
“So any opportunity for a student to be able to get a ride and then move freely through campus I think is also gonna be safe.”
The conversation between Gov. Bentley and lawmakers on an Alabama lottery continues. There are several in favor of and against the proposed plans from the Governor.
“Lottery bills get first test in Alabama Legislature”
The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee is meeting Tuesday morning for public hearings on five different lottery bills. The committee could vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
What do you think should be done?
Fund Medicaid through a lottery, or stay true to our history?
Dram Whiskey Bar is having a fundraising night where 10% of their proceeds are going to the MS Society through the Planet Fundraiser App.
Supporting Local Initiatives and Local Business
Dram Fundraising Night, August 17th
With innovation taking hold in Birmingham and all across the country, the call for entrepreneurs hasn’t been greater. Colleges are adapting their business curriculum to hone in on skills that benefit this new age in technology and start-ups.
Continue reading “Jennifer Skjellum, Pres. of TechBirmingham, to Teach Entrepreneurship at BSC”
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This morning at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley shared his thoughts on the potential AL lottery.
“When you look at this you say: ‘Which is the most immoral: buying five lottery tickets with money you earned or allowing a child to die?’ I don’t think there’s even a choice there, so we must fund Medicaid, we must take care of our sick children, our disabled people, those in nursing homes, those with mental illness,” Bentley said regarding his “one best option” lottery.
Continue reading “Bentley’s “one best option” Lottery less immoral than ‘allowing a child to die’”
Businesses come and go, thrive and fall, and it never fails to disappoint a community when a local giant drops to its knees.
Continue reading “Birmingham Golf Courses Close…”
Megan Miller, from the Trussville Tribune proclaims,
“Co-owner Charlene Scharf said due to her husband’s health, the family is pulling back and closing the doors to its Trussville location, while the Oneonta location will remain open.”
Cafe on Main to Close Due to Family Matters…
Good luck to the Scharf family, best of luck to you.
It’s Summer time, so you know it’s been hot and humid here in Birmingham. If you’re looking to do some fun exercise without burning up, head over to First Avenue Rocks, Birmingham’s premiere rock climbing gym. The gym has climbing routes for all skill levels, so there’s no fear walking in as a first time climber.
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