Aviate’s Jet Setter Collection turns your summer go-to into an essential fall-winter accessory, featuring a fashion photo shoot at Railroad Park

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Views of downtown Birmingham make Railroad Park THE spot for fall photos. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

What’s lightweight, goes with anything and looks killer with a high ponytail? Your favorite baseball cap, of course. But as your wardrobe gets cozier for fall and winter, the summer go-to can look a little out of place. Fortunately, Aviate, the Birmingham-based, nationally loved lifestyle apparel brand, has the answer: the Jet Setter Collection. Even better, profits from the collection benefit the No-Shave November organization all month long.

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Meet Neowaste and Moovmo, 2 Birmingham-based Alabama Launchpad winners set to transform their industries

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Neowaste co-founders Fernando Valentin and Jessica Findley. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

“Since the beginning of human history, man has buried his waste in a hole in the ground.” That was Jessica Findley’s opening line in her $100,000 prize-winning pitch at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition in Huntsville last September. “We still do that today,” said Findley, co-founder and CEO of Neowaste. “One of the only places we haven’t innovated is waste management, which is so damaging to our environment.” But she is helping to change that.

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The TakeOut Bham offers meal delivery from dozens of restaurants, including local gem The Fig Tree Café

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Did you know that Birmingham has its own local meal delivery service? Long before any other options came to town, The TakeOut Bham brought meal delivery to the Magic City, and they’ve been running the show ever since. Started in September 2010 , The TakeOut Bham was the first meal delivery service in Birmingham and the state. The customer service is fantastic, and they’re giving you guys a deal.

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Real estate round-up: featuring The Frank Building and The Theodore

The Frank Nelson Building–known by its nickname, The Frank. Photo courtesy of Orchestra Partners

Birmingham real estate revitalization is firing at all cylinders right now, and Bham Now-ers are not complaining. Here’s a sneak preview of two historic buildings downtown reopening soon, and a quick update on one building in its second phase of development.

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Amazon’s delivery service Prime Now is coming to the Birmingham market

Whole Foods in Hoover. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Amazon announced today,  that Prime Now, will be entering the Birmingham market. The new Amazon Prime service allows Prime members in the Magic City to order and receive delivery of products from local Whole Foods Market stores.

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Magic City Dentistry owner Dr. G. Robin Pruitt, Jr. puts FUN in your dental visit

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Dr. Robin Pruitt. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this year, after realizing that the dental needs of patients were not being met in downtown Birmingham, Dr. Robin Pruitt finding this unacceptable, decided to open up a second office, Magic City Dentistry, on 1st Avenue North between 20th and 21st Street next to the Atomic Lounge. And, this is anything but your typical dentist office!

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It’s almost Halloween! Drive carefully in Birmingham with these 5 safety tips from Adamson Ford

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Here come all those little pedestrians in costumes! Photo for Bham Now

Driving slowly and distraction-free while toting your trick-or-treaters from house to house on Halloween may seem like a no-brainer for drivers, but these tips will help you creep it real down those Birmingham streets.

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The 2021 Birmingham World Games announces three huge sponsors at 1,000 day countdown celebration


Birmingham big-wigs posing with the first countdown clock for the 2021 Birmingham World Games. Photo by theworldgames2021.com

Birmingham locals and influencers celebrated the 1,000 day-countdown until the World Games 2021 in Birmingham on Friday, October 19, where they announced the three main sponsors for this event. Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank pledged to sponsor the games, which are set for July 15-25, 2021.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 2

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Last week in part 1, Barby Toro shared her story of emigration from Cuba. Now, in part 2, Luis Toro tells us about his Colombian heritage. And it all leads to Wasabi Juan’s, home of the sushi burrito, in Birmingham.

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8 Things to know about Crestwood, including homes for sale, a rockin’ Halloween Party on October 19 and why the locals love it

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The Crestwood Tavern is a local hangout with food and drinks for the residents of Crestwood. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

The Crestwood Community consists of 2 neighborhoods: Crestwood North and Crestwood South. The neighborhoods are separated by Crestwood Boulevard, which runs through the middle of them. The area is full of shops, dining and great neighborhoods.

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Filter – Coffee Parlor to open in Birmingham’s Five Points South this December

Filter – Coffee Parlor will serve coffee and food items to Birmingham’s Five Points South.

There’s a new local coffee shop coming to Five Points South in Birmingham, and it’s taking the place of the former Starbucks location on 11th Ave S. Get ready for Filter – Coffee Parlor.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 1

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

You probably know Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham for its famous sushi burritos. How did this local restaurant come to tempt our palates with inventive combinations of global flavors? I sat down with owners Barby and Luis Toro to find out. Here is the story of their Hispanic heritage and their American dream come true.

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Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Crestwood Tavern among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Crestwood Tavern. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham restaurants, including Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Black Market Grill, Fifes Restaurant and Crestwood Tavern received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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4 things to know about AT&T’s rollout of fixed wireless internet, as they expand it to rural Jefferson county and across Alabama

AT&T’s fixed, wireless internet service means broadband connectivity for rural Alabama. Photo for Bham Now

Fixed wireless internet is here for rural parts of Jefferson county that don’t have access to broadband. That’s good for customers, but AT&T hopes it’s good for business investment in Birmingham and across the state, too.

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