We took a tour of Mercantile on Morris—here’s a sneak peek

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Meet some of the team behind Mercantile on Morris. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

It’s getting real at Mercantile on Morris, the newest mixed-use development coming to Birmingham. They just poured the remaining concrete for the commercial plaza, and we got a sneak peek of the process. Take a look at the spot that’ll be one of the most special places in Birmingham and throughout the Southeast.

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New brewery in Avondale, Eat at Panoptic, Italian restaurant + more coming to Bham

Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

What does a new brewery, elevated Italian restaurant and upcoming retail development all have in common? They’re some of the newest projects coming to the Magic City and you’re going to want them on your radar. Let’s see what else is opening in Birmingham.

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The Market at Pepper Place, Mountain Brook coffee shop + MORE opening in Bham

Time to stock up on your local fruits, veggies, baked goods and more. Photo via The Market at Pepper Place’s Facebook

Things are heating up in The Magic City. The Market at Pepper Place is open for the season, new restaurants are being added to our foodie bucket list and local favorites are reopening their doors. Here’s what’s new in Birmingham.

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The Birmingham craft beer you should drink according to your astrological sign

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Do you know which beer best suits your astrological sign? Photo via Bham Now.

Your astrological sign can tell you a lot about your personality and how you interact with the world, but did you know it can also help you pick what beer you should drink next? If you’re through drying out from National Beer Day, check out this list of local Birmingham beer and astrological sign pairings:

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4 reasons you’ll want to say yes to these FREE in-home + virtual design services

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Enjoy in-home and virtual design services from the expert design team at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Spring is in bloom, which leads to cleaning out closets and looking for fresh ways to decorate your home. Here are four reasons to kickstart your design project with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries’ in-home and virtual design services. Psst! One reason—it’s FREE.

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7 ways to enjoy Virtual Vacation Day in Birmingham

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Learn more about the history and culture of Birmingham with these virtual vacation ideas. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum’s Facebook

A year into the pandemic, and I think we’re all looking forward to taking an in-person vacation. While the vaccine efforts are ramping up, it’s still safest to keep your vacay virtual. Keep reading to see seven ways to enjoy a Birmingham virtual vacation.

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Sprint to these 7 local stores for your next pair of running shoes

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Check out some of the great Birmingham stores selling your next pair of running shoes. Photo via The Trak Shak’s Facebook

Trainers, tennis (or “tenny”) shoes, dogs, or whatever else you call running shoes, are in hot demand right now. Not only are they an essential part of a good exercise routine, but running shoes have also become a hot fashion statement. Keep reading to see where you can get your next pair.

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Ready for summer? Here are 7 Birmingham shops selling swimwear

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Summer, could you hurry up? Photo via Fab’rik’s Facebook

I don’t know about you, but I’m counting down the days until it’s officially warm enough for swimsuits. Until then, I’ll settle for filling my cart and window shopping. If you’re feeling the summer itch too, check out these 7 Birmingham shops selling swimwear.

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Check out these changes to The Summit during the pandemic

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Dear Prudence. Photo via Riley Campbell for Bham Now

One thing we all grew accustomed to throughout the pandemic was businesses closing. But Birmingham was lucky and managed to open a lot of businesses despite the curveballs thrown at it during 2020-2021. One place in particular is The Summit. Here are some of the changes The Summit endured over the past year and what’s newly opened or coming soon.

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