Century Plaza Has Prospective Buyer

Once the booming place to shop – and disco dance – Century Plaza has been vacant since 2009 suffering from the opening of newer, shinier malls like Hover’s Galleria.  But now, a prospective buyer, New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, might come to the rescue.  The owner is seeking to sell for $7M and the deal is currently in review.

by Joe Songer, al.com
by Joe Songer, al.com

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Birmingham Luxury Home Market Growing

Like many industries in Birmingham, the luxury home market is in an evolving state.

With every thing happening down town… the luxury buyers kinda migrate back that way. You are seeing really hot markets in Forest Park Redmont area for instance, is one area that’s really hot…

-Ty West, Editor, Birmingham Business Journal

Ty says that all the companies moving on and close to 280 are building some sort of mini city centers. On the same page, down town is growing rapidly with development plans geared toward the massive open stadium and other luxury options.

Hopefully this will promote major housing growth in the area.

UAB Solar Project Launches on Top of @UABcampusrec

With an age of Technology at the door steps of most industries, adaptation is key.

UAB has caught onto the trend, and has applied solar panels to the roof of their 3 story recreational center. Although the ROI is about a 20 year venture, they say it will be providing 10% of free energy to the building, after that time. Continue reading “UAB Solar Project Launches on Top of @UABcampusrec”

Tuscaloosa Works With Uber

After disagreements with law enforcement in 2014, Uber is back and ready to tackle game days, Friday nights and your #ThirstThursdays outings in the good ol Ttown.

Birmingham Business Journal with more Details

Not only is this popular in metropolitan cities, but the “ride share” service is a favorite among incoming students and parents of these darling freshmen.

“So any opportunity for a student to be able to get a ride and then move freely through campus I think is also gonna be safe.”

-David Herrmann

 

Lottery Battle Continues, Lawmakers Produce “Several Rival Proposals”

The conversation between Gov. Bentley and lawmakers on an Alabama lottery continues. There are several in favor of and against the proposed plans from the Governor.

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“Lottery bills get first test in Alabama Legislature”

The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee is meeting Tuesday morning for public hearings on five different lottery bills. The committee could vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon.

-Associated Press

What do you think should be done?
Fund Medicaid through a lottery, or stay true to our history?

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Community to Help Save Chelsea General Store

The Motto – “It’s all about family” – Says it All

As a concerned Chelsea citizen, I am writing this to encourage and to request help from other Chelsea citizens to come together to preserve our history. For once history is gone, it is gone forever.

-Judy Isbell Galamore