Thank You Books just opened in Crestwood! Here’s everything you need to know about Birmingham’s latest bookstore.

Thank You Books crowd on opening day
Can you guess how many books are in this photo? Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now.

Being the bookworm that I am, I was thrilled when I heard that Thank You Books was opening in Crestwood Village and joining the family of local Birmingham bookstores. 

On Dec. 14th, Thank You Books officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know about Thank You Books and the three ladies who are making their storybook dreams a reality.

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3 new eateries are coming soon to The Pizitz Food Hall and we can’t wait!

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A colorful plate from Ashley Mac’s = the perfect dinner. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Three new eateries are coming to The Pizitz, and we can’t wait! With fourteen food stalls and options like Pho Pho Vietnamese, Eli’s Jerusalem Grill and The Standard, it’s hard to choose what to chow down on at The Pizitz Food Hall. Soon, it’ll become even more difficult thanks to these additions: Winner Winner, Unos Tacos and Ashley Mac’s.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Pizitz Food Hall’s newest restaurants. 

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Small Business Spotlight: 5 ways Vibestreet Studios is revolutionizing the Birmingham creative scene

Three Men Stand and Smile at Vibestreet Studios
Vibestreet was created in 2015 by Micah Lewis, Joshua Echols and Jerrod Dukes. Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now

Micah Lewis, Founder of Vibestreet Studios, and Joshua Echols, Chief Financial Adviser, have been business partners since they were in middle school running a lawn cutting service together.

Now, these guys, together with Jerrod Dukes, Chief Operations Adviser, have created their own professional photography and podcast studio, clothing line and creative space called Vibestreet Studios.

Want to learn more about this up and coming business? Here are five ways Vibestreet is revolutionizing Birmingham’s creative scene:

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Local child care providers win national accreditation for in-home day cares. 3 reasons why this is a win for Birmingham and Bessemer

Children Making Macaroni Art
“M” is for “Macaroni.” Photo courtesy of Sunshine Kids Development Center Facebook Page

Congratulations are in order for Birmingham child care providers Lakisha Mennefield and Kamilah Moss, who have each been awarded a national honor for their in-home day care programs.

Mennefield is the owner of Angel Care Home Day Care in Birmingham. Moss runs Sunshine Kids Development Center in Bessemer.

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Illuminated brings luxury candles from all over the world to Birmingham (PHOTOS)

Illuminated’s retail space is full of interesting and beautiful lines. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Looking to step up your hostess game? Need a unique gift idea? Want to impress your next houseguest? You’re in luck! The newest boutique addition to Mountain Brook opens today, and you’re not going to want to miss it.

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Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years

This special business is run out of 221 Oxmoor Blvd. in Homewood. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Here in Birmingham, you probably see an American flag every single day, even if you don’t think much about it. You may see them lining the side of the road on your morning commute, or hanging outside your bank downtown, or waving in your neighbor’s front yard. June 14 is National Flag Day in the United States, and in honor of the day, we’re highlighting the business behind the flags.

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TekLinks’ founder Stuart Raburn gets back to entrepreneurial roots with latest Southern Organics aquaponic farm (photos)

Stuart Raburn, founder of Birmingham tech company TekLinks and owner of Southern Organics in a greenhouse of his aquaponic farm in Colombiana. Find out more about Raburn and his life-long entrepreneurial journey, and how his successes from a fast-paced life in the tech world transpired to a small farm operation nestled deep in Shelby County, Alabama. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Stuart Raburn, founder of Birmingham tech company TekLinks and owner of Southern Organics in a greenhouse of his aquaponic farm in Columbiana. Find out more about Raburn and his life-long entrepreneurial journey, and how his successes from a fast-paced life in the tech world transpired to a small farm operation nestled deep in Shelby County, Alabama. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

At Southern Organics, Stuart Raburn and his small but mighty staff grow Birmingham’s freshest supply of tilapia and all natural produce. How did this Birmingham entrepreneur maven shift from launching high-tech firms to high-end farming? Here’s what we found out on our behind the scenes tour at his Columbiana farm.

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FREE small business workshops begin April 2, strawberries and more at the Market at Pepper Place

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Indoor winter market. Photo via Market at Pepper Place

The Market at Pepper Place is gearing up for spring in Birmingham. Check out what’s coming up this April, including the schedule for a free business workshop series geared toward Alabama makers, growers—and anyone in the community who wants to grow their small business. For more information about the workshops and/or to RSVP, email info@pepperplacemarket.com.

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A personal chef for $96/week in Birmingham? It’s true. I tried it. Learn more about Eryka Perry’s Not Just Catering

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Chef and owner Eryka Perry of Not Just Catering will wow you right away with her positive attitude and gameplan to kickstart your healthy lifestyle! Photo submitted
Chef and owner Eryka Perry of Not Just Catering will wow you right away with her positive attitude and gameplan to kickstart your healthy lifestyle! (Photo by Jae the El Photography)

For $96/week, you can have your very own personal chef. Yes, you’re reading that right. For a little less than $100 (plus the cost of groceries) the folks over at Not Just Catering will cook in your home and leave your fridge stocked with three fresh, healthy meals. They’ll even clean up. Want to know more about the company making personal chef experience affordable? Read on!  

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Peek inside FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead open now at Pepper Place

FarmStand’s new storefront at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

For five years, Stone Hollow Farmstead has tempted us with bouquets, cheeses and other treats at its tent on Saturday mornings at Market at Pepper Place. Now it has set up shop permanently in the neighborhood with FarmStand, a new brick-and-mortar that opened its doors on March 7.

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Birmingham, you’ve never seen anything like Practice Works in Avondale. Meet the women behind the holistic coworking space opening this spring

Meredith Calhoun and Becca Impello of holistic healthcare co-working space Practice Works opening soon in Avondale. (Photo submitted)
Meredith Calhoun and Becca Impello of holistic healthcare co-working space Practice Works opening soon in Avondale. Photo submitted

Coworking spaces—they’re the perfect office alternative for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking a place to work without the pricy overhead cost of an office. Birmingham is peppered with them—but none quite like Practice Works, the new holistic health coworking space opening in Avondale this April.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 2

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Last week in part 1, Barby Toro shared her story of emigration from Cuba. Now, in part 2, Luis Toro tells us about his Colombian heritage. And it all leads to Wasabi Juan’s, home of the sushi burrito, in Birmingham.

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4 ways you can transform your digital photos into works of art at Four Corners Gallery

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With Summer vacation pictures piling up, and those first day of school photos quick to follow, your cell phone is probably filling up with memories you’re going to want to keep. Perhaps you have some photos that are truly beautiful. They need to be seen! Take those vacation photos and sweet summertime memories to Four Corners Gallery and transform them into a piece of art.

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