Our good friends at Urban Standard posted an update this morning on Facebook about their recovery from the fire that took place at their establishment nearly two weeks ago. It looks like they are moving forward in the right direction.
Here is their post and a photo.
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Yesterday, Mayor William Bell delivered his “State of the City” address, spoke to The Women’s Network, then visited the Pratt City Library to speak to the public – highlighting the growth of Birmingham from many different aspects.
Mayor Bell addressing citizens at Pratt City Library – Photo by Ariel Worthy, The Birmingham Times
Continue reading “Innovation & Growth – Mayor Bell’s ‘State of the City’ Address”
Last night was the “soft opening” for
Sky Zone in Hoover – the grand opening will be Saturday the 14th! What is a Sky Zone trampoline park like? Watch here:
This is Birmingham’s newest trampoline park which is also going to be
followed by one coming to 280/119 within the year, hopefully.
Continue reading “Sky Zone Opens in Hoover – Video & Slideshow”
Southern Makers, an annual event that highlights the innovators, creators, designers, and just about anyone else in the artistic scene, has made a huge move within Alabama. Formerly of Montgomery, now moving to Birmingham for its 2 day event.
Continue reading “2017 brings Southern Makers to Birmingham”
Birmingham CrossPlex sits on a major piece of land, most of which is undeveloped, until now.
Magic City officials have finally broken ground on the new
CrossPlex Village development in Five Points West.
A rendering of the project by Davis Architects
Continue reading “Breaking News for the Birmingham CrossPlex, Literally”
The demand for easier parking in the Magic City has been up for quite a while, and it is difficult to mend the situation through parking development.
This is why
UAB has teamed up with Arrivio…
Continue reading “Oh the Struggle of Parking in the Magic City – Arrivio is here to Help”
There’s nothing like a farmer’s market to connect with local growers and artisans, so when
news broke that Pepper Place is opening for the winter, Birmingham rejoiced!
Graphic courtesy of Pepper Place
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1Million Cups Birmingham is an organization, hosted in the Innovation Depot UAB iLab, connected to the Kauffman Foundation, which allows local entrepreneurs the chance to practice pitching their ideas in front of an audience, then to gather feedback from other entrepreneurs.
This is not a funding opportunity, but instead an educational resource that caters to all types of new businesses (entrepreneurs).
Continue reading “1MillionCups B’ham, Jan. 11th, Presentation”
From Homewood to Nashville, this locally owned restaurant just keeps on expanding. Homewood’s very own
Little Donkey is opening up their newest location along U.S. 280 later this year.
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There is a lot to say about the environment/ecosystem the Magic City inherently promotes for startups – One that is inviting, supportive, and full of great networking opportunities.
These college students, from
Birmingham Southern College, have certainly found that in Birmingham by helping others find their match, in a sort of different way.
Continue reading “New Dating Site, for Birmingham College Students, Created by BSC Students”
Talking with Deon Gordon, the Director of Business Growth for REV, I found out some great info about the revitalization geared organization.
“We exist to ‘creates vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses.’
Continue reading “A Guide to the Magic City’s Startup & Revitalization Organizations – (Part 5 of 5)”
Lucy’s Coffee & Tea on University Boulevard
Last week, Bham Now
reported on the fire that took place at one of Birmingham’s most popular coffee shops – Urban Standard.
Continue reading “Urban Standard fire update and Lucy’s Coffee & Tea finds a way to help”
I talked with Bay Shaffer, the Director of B’ham Startup Grind, to let you know what they’re all about.
Continue reading “A Guide to the Magic City’s Startup & Revitalization Organizations – (Part 4 of 5)”
The Magic City is not the only area of town subject to revitalization and more redevelopment.
Samford University joins in on the excitement by applying $31 Million to its infrastructure to give future students, faculty, and staff a better home.
Photo by Leslie Anne Tarabella
Continue reading “Samford University sets up for Major Renovations to Infrastructure”
There are three major discussions/projects on the table of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) right now – possible Southtown redevelopment, Freedom Manor Renovations, and the Loveman Village “de-densifying”.
Continue reading “Major Advance for the Birmingham Housing Authority”