Could Morris Avenue be the Birmingham Retail Row? Check out Honeycreeper Chocolate, basic. and Heidi Elnora Atelier.

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Courtney Pigford of Honeycreeper Chocolate and Lacey Woodroof of basic. in front of their future Morris Avenue storefront. Photo via @abasicshop on Instagram

Visit Morris Avenue and you cannot help but notice the construction going full steam ahead on the 60,000-square-foot Founders Station. But there is a quieter transformation afoot. The Birmingham entrepreneurs behind Honeycreeper Chocolate and basic. have announced their dual storefront, opening this summer on the storied cobblestone street. They are leasing the space from Heidi Elnora, a local bridal designer whose boutique is next door. Could Morris Avenue become the Birmingham Retail Row?

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Amazon is ‘primed’ to locate in the Birmingham metro area, according to report

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Photo from the Bring Amazon to Birmingham Campaign

According to a news report from the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ), Amazon.com Inc. is considering a site in Bessemer for a fulfillment center. The new facility will employ at least 1,500 and possibly up to 3000 people in the Birmingham metro area.

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Vulcan is turning 114! Get your tickets for the Birthday Bash on June 3

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Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

It’s the event of the year for family fun at Vulcan Park and Museum! Help Vulcan blow out his candles at his 114th Birthday Bash, along with “V” (Vulcan’s six-foot plush mascot), Birmingham City Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Council President Valerie A. Abbott as well as other city officials. Ice Cream from Piggly Wiggly and Bud’s Best Cookies will be handed out after V blows out his candles!

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Alabama hunters and anglers have paid for wildlife conservation. But the sport is dwindling and so is the budget. What you can do to help now.

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Photo by Jonathan William Fordham from Outdoor Alabama Flickr

For decades, hunters and anglers in Alabama have paid for nearly all of the state’s wildlife and conservation programs through hunting and fishing licence fees and excise taxes on their equipment. As a result, deer and wild turkey, once very rare in Alabama are now abundant. The state’s lakes have become a mecca for sport fishing.

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Aaron Eckhart action movie ‘Live’ to be filmed in downtown Birmingham. Road closures begin Tuesday morning

Actor Aaron Eckhart on the Battle: Los Angeles panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California. Photo by Gage Skidmore from Wikimedia commons

Be prepared for road closures downtown Birmingham!  Hollywood is coming to the Magic City beginning tomorrow morning (Tuesday, May 15) with the month-long filming of the movie Live staring action film star Aaron Eckhart.

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Little Savannah, Crestline Bagel and The Filling Station among neighborhood restaurants receiving their inspection scores in the past 30 days

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Jennifer and Ralph Yarbrough owners of Crestline Bagel Company, Photo by Pat Byington

4 popular Birmingham neighborhood restaurants received their health inspection scores over the past 30 day, since Bham Now last reported scores in mid-April.

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Don’t forget to show love! CBS features Birmingham’s newest superhero.

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A screenshot from CBS Evening News featuring superhero Austin Perine at Birmingham’s Linn Park.

Last week, CBS Evening News featured Birmingham’s Austin Perine, a 4 year old cape crusader  popping up all over the Magic City handing out Burger King chicken sandwiches and delivering a simple message…. “Don’t forget to show love!”

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Meet Eric Jack, the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s 2018-19 president elect

Birmingham, Alabama, Rotary Club of Birmingham 2018-19 president Dr. Eric Jack
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Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.

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