Big news for downtown Ensley – revitalization is on its way

Photo Credit: Bhamwiki.com
Photo Credit: Bhamwiki.com

Some great news for downtown Ensley.

Yesterday, Mayor William Bell unveiled a $40 Million Public Safety Municipal Complex planned for downtown Ensley.  According to the Mayor’s office, the plan would create the first ever Public Safety Municipal Complex for the City of Birmingham pulling Municipal Court,  Birmingham Police Department Administration and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Department Administration to one location. The plan will involve public and private funding.

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Mid 2017 will Host Quite the Showdown in Birmingham – the National Senior Games

Waves of funding are becoming increasingly easier to come by, it seems, for events and innovative dealings within the Bham area.

Along with the recent approval of TopGolf, the city has moved forward, with a massive amount of funding to host the National Senior Games from June 2nd to the 15th!

Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation
Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation

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Swamp Monster BBQ – Brick & Mortar Finally Goes Up

“We Have Monster Butts” – SMBBQ Slogan

If you are new to the south, or just Birmingham for that matter, many local Bar-B-Que joints pride themselves on this saying. Vulgarity is not in question here, you know we southerns tend to have our funny sayin’s.

Photo By: Swamp Monster BBQ
Photo By: Swamp Monster BBQ – “Swamp Monster”

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Alabama Environmental Council “crowdfunding” for the expanded recycling center & 50th year

Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center
Just a few of the materials the AEC Recycling Center collects – newspaper, magazines, mixed paper, cans, plastic bottles and glass

The Alabama Environmental Council‘s Board of Directors have launched a “crowdfunding” campaign to fund their newly expanded recycling center in Avondale and to celebrate the organization’s 50th year in 2017.

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“Magical” – The Market at Pepper Place (slideshow)

Market at Pepper Place
The Market at Pepper Place

Yesterday, at 7:30am, it was a chilly 40 degrees in Birmingham.  Bundled and layered up, the farmers, the makers and food vendors were prepared for a slow day as people trickled in toward The Market at Pepper Place.

“Magically.” The temperature rose, the sun shined, and the crowd grew and grew.

Checkout Bham Now’s slideshow of yesterday’s November 26, 2016 day at The Market at Pepper Place.

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Noah’s Event Venue – Opening Summer of 2017

Event venues (particularly wedding venues) are in high demand within the Birmingham area, and we can expect yet another to come to Hoover, AL this coming summer.

Noah’s – “a classically beautiful event venue that was built with you in mind. At NOAH’S, we understand that every couple has their own style, budget and vision for their wedding.”

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