Pedal tours get a greenlight for alcohol!

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Pedal tours are set to get about 70% more alcoholic – via TripAdvisor

When pedal buses such as Birmingham Pedal Tours first hit the streets, the City Council flat out refused to let them drink while riding.  The concerns the Council brought up were that the buses would slow traffic to a crawl even without drunk peddlers.  This week, City Council members Mike Fliegel and Julie Barnard proposed scrapping that restriction.  What does that mean for Birmingham beer enthusiasts?

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Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham supports sustainability and clean water

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Alabama Wildlife Center received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham in 2017

This week, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham  announced that it had given out $1.34 million to 36 area nonprofit organizations that focus on improving economic security and further developing sustainable, livable communities in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties.

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Birmingham Public Library installs new executive director

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Mayor Randall Woodfin and Floyd Council, the new Executive Director of the Birmingham Public Library

Last month, Floyd Council was installed as the new executive director of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL). Council will oversee all operations of BPL’s 19 library locations and manage 285 employees.

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Birmingham among those launching lawsuit against opioid crisis

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Remember that one South Park episode? – via FBI and wsfa.com

The City of Birmingham has joined almost 200 other municipalities in a series of lawsuits against several pharmaceutical distributors.  The reason?  These cities think that the distributors failed to take basic steps in preventing straw purchases of highly-addictive opioids, making the well-known opioid crisis worse.

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Walk-On’s, sports bar from Louisiana plans 3 locations in Birmingham

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Get your sliders on at Walk-On’s Via – Walk-On’s Facebook.

Originating in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar plans several new locations in Birmingham. The sports themed restaurant and bar with a  family friendly environment and a cajun flavor, will be another lively spot to enjoy a good meal, and to watch our favorite teams play. Continue reading “Walk-On’s, sports bar from Louisiana plans 3 locations in Birmingham”