Birmingham Zoo has Record Year

The Birmingham Zoo – a pride and joy of Bham’s and the state as a whole continues its momentum.

For the 6th year in a row, the establishment has surpassed the prior year in attendance!

Birmingham Zoo, Giraffe
Courtesy: Pinterest

Quick Factoid: ย Did you know that a giraffe can lick inside its own ears? ย Bet you can’t do that.

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Multifamily Real Estate is Hot in Bham, but will it Last in 2017?

The momentum of Birmingham’s real estate deals in 2016 was quite impressive, considering where we have come from.

As 2017 gets into full swing, can the large multifamily projects, that added major value to our real estate scene, continue its momentum?

The Venue at the Ballpark apartments is one of the new Class A multifamily properties that openedโ€“and sold to investorsโ€“ in 2016.
Photo by Bob Farley – the mixed use development across from Regions Field – The Venue

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Homewood’s Sales Tax Increase effective Jan. 1st

One Cent will go a long way. Homewood’s City Council has raised their sales tax from 9% to 10% in order to improve the schools and parks, as well as,ย help solve an overcrowding problem in a public safety building.

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Frommer’s names B’ham “one of the Deep South’s most interesting destinations…”

The Lime Light People!

It has been shining upon our sliver of magic in regards to food, beer, tech/innovation and tourism, in 2016, quite a lot. We are very proud to announce that yet another travel blog has recognized our Magic!

Photo by Wade Cline

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Demand calling for new Firearm, Fishing & Hunting Store in Homewood

Firearm sales have risen steadily this past year, so what else to do than follow the demand!?

David Roberts, owner of All American Outdoors, is excited for his soon to be store in the former Tidmore Flags location on HWY 31.

All American Outdoors
David Roberts inside the soon-to-be store front. Photo by: Sarah Cook

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Shelby County follows the Magic City with Revitalization

Restoring, but never forgetting, the old buildings in a city is needed to progress through the years.

What better way for Columbiana to ring in the New Year by restoring the Davis Drug Company building – the first of many.

Renovations on the exterior of Davis Drug Company began on Monday, Dec. 19. Columbiana Main Street plans to restore several buildings for historical accuracy. (Contributed)
A contributed photo given to the Shelby County Reporter depicts the beginnings of renovations started on Dec. 19th.

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Recreational Park Approved for HWY 280

Where 280 and 119 meet, you know, where the Chick-fil-a is located, will eventually be home to a new development called Tattersall Park.

The land, which has been seemingly vacant for years, will begin its redevelopment process by introducing Next Levl (reported on earlier) as the first tenant.

Ryze Glasgow park in the UK 2
Inside look of the ‘extreme recreational park’ – Photo by: Patrick Jameson

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