“A pivotal moment for the city of Birmingham.” Something BIG is coming to Parkside

Parkside West will be an urban commons designed to bring people together. Renderings via Orchestra Partners

Something huge is brewing in downtown Birmingham. Next September marks the 10 year anniversary of Railroad Park’s opening, and over the past decade, the area surrounding the park has taken on a life of its own. Some big players in Birmingham have teamed up on a master plan for Parkside—keep reading to find out what’s coming.

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6 indoor activities to get you moving in Birmingham

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Forma Arts + Wellness offers tons of fun ways to break a sweat. Photo from Forma Arts + Wellness Facebook page.

As the weather in Birmingham is finally cooling off, it’s time to say goodbye for now to many outdoor activities that we all love, like swimming at Oak Mountain. Because of this, it can be hard to find ways to stay active during the colder months, especially ways that make it fun. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of indoor activities located around Birmingham that will get you up, on your feet and having a blast. Here are six locations with great indoor activities for this fall and winter season.

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Check out Birmingham’s own “Shark Tank” competition, The Big Pitch, Nov. 23 at Upswing

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The Big Pitch 2018 Winners. Via- RevBham.

REV Birmingham’s demonstration project, Upswing, continues to breathe life into Downtown Birmingham. If you haven’t stopped by, what are you waiting for?! The shops are open and events are scheduled throughout the year! On November 23 from 1PM-4PM Upswing is hosting REV Birmingham‘s biggest entrepreneur-focused event, The Big Pitch. For all you Shark Tank lovers, tickets are now available and this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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Family-run Tony’s Hot Dogs in Pelham named top 50 best hot dogs in America by Big 7 Travel

Tony’s Hot Dogs named best hot dogs in Alabama. Joseph and Misty Tortomasi in the center. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The international foodie and travel digital publication – Big 7 Travel has named Tony’s Hot Dogs in Pelham as the best place to find a hot dog in Alabama and America.

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Countdown to Cook Out: 5 reasons to get excited about Birmingham’s latest eatery

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The Cook Out family is finally coming to Birmingham. Photo from Cook Out Facebook page.

Do you ever feel like you’ve tried every good burger and BBQ place in town? Though places like Sam’s Super Samwiches and Dreamland BBQ will always have a special place in my heart, I’m excited that there’s a new favorite coming to Birmingham.

Originating in 1989 in Greensboro, NC, Cook Out has made a name for itself by having great, affordable food, with the motto “always fresh, never frozen.” Now, Birmingham will soon have its own Cook Out. Here are five reasons why you should get excited about the opening.

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Shoppe owners open new home store and café, General, in Forest Park

General in Forest Park. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now 

Mark Thompson and Jay Draper, the owners of Birmingham’s beloved garden store, Shoppe, have opened General in the former Silvertron location. As a Forest Park resident, I had to walk over and check it out! Get the details below.

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Check out these 5 micro-retail shops around Birmingham, including Sozo Trading Co.

In addition to their own merchandise, Sozo sells goods from 24 individual retailers. Photo via Sozo Trading Co

Have you heard about the growing micro-retail trend? Inside a micro-retail space, multiple vendors display their products. So, imagine a mini-mall. Birmingham has several micro-retail shops with a wide variety of products. Check them out!

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Want to help make healthcare more affordable? Check out this job opportunity at Encompass Health

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Cody Carter, Elizabeth Box and Jimmy Neeley of Encompass Health. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

National Health Care Supply Chain Week happened earlier this month. This week provides an opportunity to recognize the integral role supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care. This industry might also be the key to lowering ever-rising healthcare costs. We spoke with some of Encompass Health’s supply chain team in Birmingham to learn more about it–and got the scoop on a job opportunity available.

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Ronald McDonald House families get a taste of home at volunteer dinners. Here’s how you can help!

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Curt Morris, one of the owners at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham is personally invested in the company’s work with the Ronald McDonald House. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

For families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham, small gestures of love, care and kindness go a long way. During their stays, the last thing they need to be thinking about is what will be for dinner each night. That’s why the monthly dinners at sRMHCA provided by the Birmingham La-Z-Boy team mean so much. It’s more than a meal. It’s a taste of comfort—a taste of home. 

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Get to know the Battle Mafia, the badass team behind Battle Republic. They’re hiring!

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Battle Mafia. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Battle Republic in Homewood is introducing a brand new workout concept to the Birmingham area. We heard they have some amazing coaches and staff (known as the Battle Mafia), so we wanted to get to know them a little and learn what Battle Republic means to them. Check it out below.

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Save the date: Shop 100+ local and national vendors at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Market Noel Nov. 20-23

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Let’s be honest, it’s never too early to get a head-start on holiday shopping! Photo submitted

The holidays are almost here, which means it’s time for gift giving. And there’s no better place to shop the magic + support the community than Market Noel, the Junior League of Birmingham’s annual holiday fundraiser. Get all the details on vendors and shopping hours. Plus, get the deets on exclusive special events you do not want to miss.

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