Birmingham Luxury Home Market Growing

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.

New Stadium and Significant Renovations Proposed for #BJCC

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.

Tuscaloosa Works With Uber

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.”

-David Herrmann

 

Lottery Battle Continues, Lawmakers Produce “Several Rival Proposals”

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.

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“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.

-Associated Press

What do you think should be done?
Fund Medicaid through a lottery, or stay true to our history?

#KeepitLocal

Support all Birmingham businesses.

This is the focus of #KeepitLocal.

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Community to Help Save Chelsea General Store

The Motto – “It’s all about family” – Says it All

As a concerned Chelsea citizen, I am writing this to encourage and to request help from other Chelsea citizens to come together to preserve our history. For once history is gone, it is gone forever.

-Judy Isbell Galamore

Bentley’s “one best option” Lottery less immoral than ‘allowing a child to die’

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’”

Cafe on Main, Trussville Family Restaurant, Closing

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.

 

 

 

Get Out of the Heat at First Avenue Rocks

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.

 

Check them out at http://www.firstaverocks.com