3 reasons the new basketball lockers at Southside’s Ramsay High School are a game-changer

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Girls basketball Head Coach JoVanka Ward at Ramsay High School. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

“Teams are built in locker rooms,” said boys’ basketball coach Denton Johnson one rainy day at Southside’s Ramsay High School last week. This is why people behind the scenes wanted to have gorgeous new wood lockers built for the magnet school’s basketball gym lockers. Keep reading to find out all the details, and visit Closets by Design Central Alabama to see what they could do for you.

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Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village adds new concept office for ARC Realty. [PHOTOS]

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Realtors meeting at ARC Realty’s new Hoover office. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Stadium Trace Village is hot (Smoosh Cookies, Super Chix and MELT, we’re looking at you), and it just got hotter with the opening of ARC Realty’s new Hoover office. For two years the folks at ARC Realty have been working to design a welcoming, inviting space that feels like home. Find out five reasons why we think it’ll become your new favorite hangout.

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Amazon in Bessemer is hiring. Here’s how to apply!

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The official groundbreaking at the site of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Raise your hand if you love Amazon as much as I do! 🙋🏾 The online retail giant is set to open its $325 million fulfillment center in Bessemer this March. The best news—they’re hiring.

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5 openings + expansions coming to Homewood, including Neighborhood Nutrition

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If there’s a chance of meeting this little ball of fluff, I will see you there. Photo via @magiccity_bham on Instagram

Homewood continues to thrive! This popular area just south of Birmingham proper has been expanding for a while now, and it looks like they’re not slowing down anytime soon.

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50+ places that opened in Birmingham during 2019. Plus, what’s opening in 2020

How gorgeous is this sunset over the Birmingham skyline. No wonder they call it the Magic City. Photo via @bobthebanker1977 on Instagram

Birmingham business is booming. Here’s a look back at some of the biggest Birmingham openings from 2019. Plus, look ahead at the most anticipated openings coming in 2020.

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Furniture trends to watch in 2020. And where to shop them now in Birmingham!

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This kind of under-the-bed storage should be a requirement. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s been a great year at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham. But we’ve already got our eye on next year’s hottest designs and trends. Here are a few of our favorite furniture trends you can expect to see in 2020, plus how to shop them locally before the new year!

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Grab a last minute gift at these 11 Birmingham women-owned shops

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FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

If you’re like me and procrastinate on gift shopping until the last second, here’s your holiday shopping miracle. You can finish up your holiday shopping AND support local, women-owned businesses in Birmingham at the same time. Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list at these 11 Birmingham shops!

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Your gifts can bring good to a Birmingham treasure—here’s how.

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Give the gift of the Gardens this holiday season. Photos via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This holiday season, do some good with your gift-giving! Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which is open sunrise to sunset every day of the year, is a local treasure. Here are 3 ways you can give the gift of the Gardens this year.

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7 gifts to buy at the Diamonds Direct earring event in Birmingham, from $232-$2025

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Get a glistening gift at the Diamonds Direct earring event! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Diamonds Direct is having the sale of the season this weekend, December 13-15 in Birmingham. Here are 7 gifts to buy at the earring event from $232-$2025 that will make the woman in your life sparkle.

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Homewood year in review—7 new businesses that launched in 2019

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Lauren Scott showing off her Golden Gloves at Homewood’s most unique 2019 addition. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

2019 was a big year for Homewood business. The area has been booming in recent years, and it continues to attract new concepts and big names alike. Check out some of the most exciting recent additions—and make your holiday shopping list while you’re at it!

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5 holiday gift ideas for any budget at Four Corners Gallery in Birmingham (plus before/after photos)

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  • A restored version of an old photo. It depicts a woman holding a child.

The shopping season has begun, and it’s time to pick the perfect holiday gift. Fortunately, Birmingham has fantastic local shops like Four Corners Gallery to help you find something for everyone on your shopping list.

Ranging from photo restoration to custom framing, the team at Four Corners has everything you need to give a gift from the heart and stay on budget. Contact Four Corners Gallery today and put a personal touch on your holiday gifts this year. 

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7 Cyber Monday deals to support Birmingham businesses from home

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A year pass to The Birmingham Zoo is a great and unique gift for the kids in your life this holiday season. Photo from The Birmingham Zoo Facebook page.

Every year as Black Friday rolled around, I used to be torn between staying cozy in bed or going out and braving the cold and crowds at The Summit. Then I learned about Cyber Monday, and now I stay in worry-free. But what about if you want a deal from a local Birmingham store?

Don’t leave your house yet, because we’ve scoured the internet and found deals you can purchase from the comfort of your couch while still supporting a local business. Here are seven Birmingham businesses offering online deals this Cyber Monday.

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10th Annual Small Business Saturday Happening Nov. 30 in the 4th Avenue Business District

Take a stroll through the Historic 4th Ave Business District. Photo via Birmingham City Council

Get ready to shop ’til you drop Birmingham! The 10th annual Small Business Saturday is happening November 30 at the Historic 4th Avenue Business District. Skip the crazy Black Friday crowds and opt for shopping locally. After all, Birmingham is a city thriving with local entrepreneurs.

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