Popular Demand Within Districts Calls for Continuous Renovation

There are certain levels of demand for every district in Birmingham, some more so than others, and many are making a comeback.

Story of our city’s emerging resurgence, am I right?

Five Points South is one of the most visited and populated areas in town at peak business hours. This calls for renovation of “out-dated” buildings. Next up, The Highland Building.

Photo Provided By: BBJ
Photo Provided By: BBJ

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Birmingham Startups Among Finalists for AL. Launchpad Competition

The focus of Alabama Launchpad, a program of the EDPA, is to provide funding for startups, help facilitate potential entrepreneurial ventures, and sustain growth throughout the state.

A yearly competition is held to provide funding for startups who are truly making an impact in their cities. This year, two Bham companies are in the running; Book-it-Legal and Alasaw.

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Bham Startup Hustle – FireSeeds Nationally Acclaimed

The Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized a Birmingham tech startup as being one of the “best entrepreneurial companies in America”.

Cord Sachs started Fireseeds in 2011 in hopes to push leaders and movers in the Bham area to have an impact in what ever way possible within the for-profit space

Photo By: Fireseeds
Photo By: Fireseeds

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History Has a Way of Repeating Itself – The Marble Ring

As the resurgence of Avondale continues to amaze those in the area and beyond, the restaurants, bars, and hangouts keep improving. 

Inspired by the famous Alabamaian author, Zelda Fitzgerald, is Avondale’s premiere speakeasy club; The Marble Ring, located 430 41st St. S. b, Birmingham, AL 35222.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 22-28, 2016

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The drought continues to grow. State Parks Amendment 2 sparks debate. Anniston and Birmingham inch closer to designating National Parks with a visit from Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell.

And of course, Halloween is fast approaching, so the weekend is filled with wonderfully “scary” events and fundraisers.

A very busy week.

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Freedom rider Hank Thomas calls on Park Service to consecrate Anniston bus burning site as “holy ground”

Below – excerpts from the speech today by Hank Thomas, Freedom Rider and survivor of the Anniston Bus Burning.  

The speech was given after a tour of the proposed Freedom Riders Park.  The tour was part of a visit by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell who later held a public hearing in downtown Anniston to consider a proposal to designate sites around Anniston as a National Park.

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About Bham Now

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What is Bhan Now?   We are the mobile, modern guide to Birmingham.

What is our mission?  Our mission is to help create a better, smarter, healthier, more forward-moving Birmingham.  

Why the head?  The teal bearded head represents a modern, hipster Vulcan.  It was designed by Min Sun Lee, local Birmingham artist.

What is our focus?  Bham Now is focused on new business, innovation, jobs, nature and having fun in the ‘ham.  Bham Now is NOT the go-to site for football scores, crime or weather unless it is a social issue.

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Saturday is “Solar Day” in Birmingham

Here comes the sun Birmingham!

Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building
Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building

Yesterday, our friends at Eagle Solar and Light sent us the schedule for Birmingham’s very first Solar Home Tour.

Interest in solar powered homes and businesses is “growing” exponentially in the Magic City.  Here are the details and most importantly the hour by hour day long schedule from their press release: Continue reading “Saturday is “Solar Day” in Birmingham”

New Campus in Gulf Shores for Auburn

Auburn University announced on Monday that it plans to build a $12 million facility in Gulf Shores.  The new campus will serve as both an academic facility and Gulf Coast resource for residents.

Auburn University Provost Tim Boosinger and City of Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft announce plans to build the Auburn University Education Complex in Gulf Shores on Monday, October 24, 2016.
Auburn University Provost Tim Boosinger and City of Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft announce plans to build the Auburn University Education Complex in Gulf Shores on Monday, October 24, 2016

 

 

The new location will encompass a 24K square foot building at the corner of Beach Express and CoRoad 8.

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Decisions About I-59/20 Will Impact Neighborhood And Business Potential For the Next 50 Years (Part 2 of 3)

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By Cary Estes

The view from the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North is actually quite lovely. That is, as long as you keep your gaze fixed in the direction of the downtown skyline and don’t look at the area immediately around you.

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Photo: Cary Estes for Bham Now

This part of Birmingham sits atop a small bluff, providing a nice panoramic view of the downtown buildings barely a mile to the south and the ridge of Red Mountain off in the distance. But turn around and you are greeted with the sight of a dilapidated abandoned house.

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