EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams

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Come out to Parkside and celebrate the future of innovation in Alabama at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12. But hurry, tickets are selling out fast! Mayor Randall Woodfin will kick off imerge by issuing a challenge to the Magic City and the state to keep innovation moving forward. Continue reading “EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams”

DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood

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DC BLOX economic development announcement. Photo by Bham Now

Atlanta-based DC BLOX is investing $785 million into Birmingham over the next 10 years to build their largest data center to date in the country. The data center will be located on 27 acres at the old Trinity Steel site in Birmingham’s Titusville neighborhood, the company announced at a press conference today. Continue reading “DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood”

10 facts about Back Forty Birmingham, including how the sausage is made

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Doug Brown, CEO and owner-operator of Back Forty Birmingham, with Jason Wilson, founder. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Back Forty Birmingham, the first satellite brewery of Back Forty in Gadsden, welcomed friends and family to its Sloss Docks location for an opening celebration on Saturday, July 7. The brew pub is now officially open to the public, and Bham Now’s got the lowdown.

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Here are the 5 speakers for Sloss Tech, including Mayor Randall Woodfin

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Sloss Tech kicks off with Founder and CEO at Influencer Jim Cavale interviewing Mayor Randall Woodfin. Photo submitted

The full lineup for Sloss Tech 2018 includes Silicon Valley celebrities, homegrown startup stars and more. Find out who all is speaking at the Southeast’s biggest tech conference on July 13 at the The Lyric. Get your tickets while they last.

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This new bar will get you tressed to impress! Blo Blow Dry Bar opening mid-Aug. on 19th Street in Homewood

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There’s a new bar opening soon in Homewood! No, not that kind of bar, but a bar that will get your hair tressed to impress in no time! Blo Blow Dry Bar, the beauty concept that has taken the world by storm, is opening mid-Aug.  behind the Aloft Hotel on 19th Street. Blo Blow Dry Bar is the original and largest blow dry bar franchise in North America. Continue reading “This new bar will get you tressed to impress! Blo Blow Dry Bar opening mid-Aug. on 19th Street in Homewood”

Davenport’s, Tip Top Grill and Woodlawn Cycle Cafe among neighborhood restaurants receiving their inspection scores in June

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Salem’s Diner in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Several popular Birmingham neighborhood restaurants received their health inspection scores over the past 30 day, since Bham Now last reported scores in early June.

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Who’s hiring in Birmingham? 37 new jobs with companies like Somerby, Children’s of Alabama and Bessemer Housing Authority

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Lots of new opportunities just popped up in the job market. Let’s take a look at who’s hiring in Birmingham with jobs all around town this week.  Continue reading “Who’s hiring in Birmingham? 37 new jobs with companies like Somerby, Children’s of Alabama and Bessemer Housing Authority”

2 new eateries open for business in Trussville, including Great Harvest Bread Co.

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Staff during training session at Great Harvest Bread Co. Photo via Great Harvest Bread Co.’s Facebook page.

Trussville’s revitalization is speeding up as new shops and restaurants are beginning to pop up across town. Here are two new eateries that are open for business. Continue reading “2 new eateries open for business in Trussville, including Great Harvest Bread Co.”

3 BIG things to look forward to at Sloss Tech 2018 on July 13, including ‘Up And Vanished’ creator Payne Lindsey

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Sloss Tech speaker Payne Lindsey hosts the podcasts “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster”.  Photo submitted

Here’s me giving an internal round of applause to the 2018 Sloss Tech lineup. (Wowza!) Get your tickets now for the Southeast’s premiere tech festival at the Lyric Theatre on July 13.

Big names are headed our way, people! Trust me—Sloss Tech will sell out, just like it did last year.

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Take date night to a whole new level with a 4-course anniversary special at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

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Impressing that special someone can come with a lot of pressure, especially on date night. You have to decide what to wear, what to do, where to go – we get it. More often than not, it’s no easy task. However, this summer, we have breaking, date-night news for you!

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Alabama’s first solar gas station opens in McCalla

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Staff at The Store in McCalla, Alabama with the LEED certificate and newly installed solar panels. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Alabama’s most eco-friendly  convenience store, just got greener  with the installation of a state of the art solar powered energy system by Birmingham-based Eagle Solar and Light.

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Top stylists from Hairfolk talk balayage, hair painting and more

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Devin Ford and Kristie Michaels, Stylists at Hairfolk. Photo courtesy of Hairfolk.

Are you looking to change the color of your hair? From the best color for your skin tone to what’s trending in tresses, top stylists Devin Ford and Kristie Michaels of Avondale’s newest premiere salon, Hairfolk, have all the deets! Check it out. Continue reading “Top stylists from Hairfolk talk balayage, hair painting and more”

3 Birmingham-based companies bought by national businesses including Red Mountain Entertainment

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Significant business deals have been made in Birmingham this week with three Birmingham-based companies being bought out by well-known national entities. Who’s been bought by whom?

Red Mountain Entertainment was bought by Live Nation Entertainment, Zeekee Interactive by Bell Media and Teklinks by C-Spire.

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4 charming Birmingham downtown suburbs including Forest Park with special real estate offerings

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You’ve probably already heard about H2 Real Estate’s projects in the works in downtown Birmingham. Did you know that H2 also has some exciting spaces available in Birmingham’s other urban sweet spots? Charmingly called the “downtown suburbs,” these are the neighborhoods where people can get a taste of suburban life, but are still in close proximity to downtown. H2 offers a unique look at the top four areas they call the downtown suburbs and insight into the market in that area

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