New entertainment complex, The Backyard, to open at Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds

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Fun at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds, AL. Photo via the Outlet Shops of Grand River on Facebook

More growth is on the radar for the city of Leeds. Get excited for a brand new entertainment complex, The Backyard, opening at the Outlet Shops of Grand River this July.

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Facebook to visit Hero Doughnuts in Homewood this Friday, May 10. FREE doughnuts!

Free doughnuts anyone?! Facebook will be heading to Hero Doughnuts in Homewood this Friday, May 10! They’ll be giving away FREE doughnuts starting at 10AM to celebrate the launch of a new Facebook feature, birthday stories!

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10 unique and Birmingham local gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we don’t want you heading home empty-handed. Here are 10 Birmingham local Mother’s Day gift ideas that we know she’ll love including local favorites like Wild Honey Flower Truck and Dreamers Supply Co.

We are swooning over this brown paper and fresh flower magic. Photo via Wild Honey Flower Truck
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7 reasons we’re obsessed with the West Homewood area in Birmingham

Pizzaria GM in West Homewood. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Pizzeria GM in West Homewood. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

Have you checked out West Homewood recently? Well, I hadn’t in a long time and was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled into the cute area around Patriot Park. A quick walk around the block of darling little bungalows, businesses and restaurants had me dialin’ up my realtor and planning my next family move. Here are the highlights of my adventure.

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PHOTOS: take a sneak peek into Crazy Cazboy’s discount bins before their May 10th opening in Homewood

Crazy Cazboy a.k.a John Cassimus stands in front of one of the many large boxes of liquidated goods in the Crazy Cazboy warehouse. Cassimus will open the discount store Friday, May 10th in Homewood. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Crazy Cazboy a.k.a John Cassimus stands in front of one of the many large boxes of liquidated goods in the Crazy Cazboy warehouse. Cassimus will open the discount store Friday, May 10th in Homewood. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

There are two types of people in this world: those who love thrill-of-the-hunt bargain shopping and those who would rather poke their own eye out than dig for a sale. Belonging squarely in the deal-loving, thrifty-to-the-core category, I decided to take a deep dive into the freshly stocked bins at Crazy Cazboy’s. Here’s what I found at the new discount store opening May 10.

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5 new residential developments to keep your eye on in Birmingham’s Parkside

Cranes are a common sight in Parkside as the area continues to grow! (Photo by Bham Now)

The flurry of activity continues in Parkside. In April, developers announced plans for two additional high-rise apartment buildings set to start construction this year. Find out what’s in store for the two properties, as well as an update on what other residential and mixed use buildings are in the works for the district on Birmingham’s west side.

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Grand Opening of King’s Home Thrift Stores in and around Birmingham, May 2-4th. 25% off, free food, giveaways and more!

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At the grand opening, each store will install the new signage with King’s Home Better store logo! Photo submitted

This weekend, May 2-4, King’s Home Thrift Stores in Birmingham, Pinson and Hanceville are cutting ribbons and celebrating their grand openings! All weekend, each store will have 25% off everything plus grand opening parties each day. Don’t miss all the food and fun for a great cause.  Plus, it’s FREE!

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Vulcan Materials breaks new ground with THE YARD and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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A large and diverse group gathered together for the announcement of the Vulcan-HBCU partnership through THE YARD.
International Debate Team Champions Texas Southern University, Vulcan Materials Executives, THE YARD Leadership Team, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Steve Benjamin (Center), African American Mayors Association President Oliver Gilbert (next to Benjamin)

Birmingham’s Vulcan Materials Company announced plans this week to support academic excellence programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The new grant initiative will support select Historically Black Colleges and Universities in key areas of the Southeastern United States that are part of the Company’s nationwide footprint.

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Magic City Flower Market opens April 29 in Avondale: flower fans rejoice

Ranunculus is always a favorite among flower-lovers in Birmingham.
Ranunculus is always a favorite among flower-lovers in Birmingham. Photo by Sarah Marshall

Starting April 29, Magic City Flower Market brings locally grown flowers to Birmingham. It’s at Rosegolden Flowers in Avondale (right across the street from The Abbey Coffee Shop). Mondays during growing season, it’s open from 10AM-1PM.

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Take a look inside the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County as they celebrate one year in Pelham

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Ms. Harriett Kuvinka works with Physical Therapist Christina Peoples build strength in her arms in the rehabilitation gym. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

It’s been one year since Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County opened their doors in Pelham. In honor of the hospital’s one-year anniversary, Bham Now took a behind the scenes tour to get the inside scoop on what goes on day-to-day. Find out what makes the hospital stand out and and who’s behind the exceptional care. *Caution: extremely heartwarming photos ahead.

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6 tips to turn your Birmingham backyard into a stunning oasis this spring

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Is your backyard ready for warmer weather? Here are six ways to prepare your outdoor space for summer entertaining.
Is your backyard ready for warmer weather? Here are six ways to prepare your outdoor space for summer entertaining.

Spring has sprung, y’all! What’s your backyard situation looking like after that rainy, cold winter?  If it’s anything like mine, it needs a little attention…ok, a LOT of attention. Here are six ways to spruce up your Birmingham backyard just in time for warmer weather!

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New apartments, retail space coming to historic former Bessemer city hall

The 60-unit, multi-use space will be the first redevelopment of its kind in downtown Bessemer.
The 60-unit, multi-use space will be the first redevelopment of its kind in downtown Bessemer. (Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now)

Plans are in the works to transform Bessemer’s former city hall space into a mixed-use development, bringing new housing units and retail space downtown. This is great news and a huge step in revitalizing the downtown Bessemer area! Here’s why.

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5 easy steps to purchasing a car through Driver’s Way’s Fast Lane Purchase tool

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Purchase your next vehicle from Driver’s Way. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

In the market for a new car, but have no time to go to a dealership to find one? I have the 411 on a really handy service that is easy to use, stress-free and will also save you hours at a dealership—the Fast Lane Purchase tool by Driver’s Way. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how and why you should use it during your next car purchase.

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