Birmingham’s new dating app will set you up with your next first date

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Find your next date with Set Me Up. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Finding your next date is hard enough, and current dating apps with their constant stream of pointless conversations don’t make it any easier. Now, the Birmingham-based app Set Me Up is changing the dating game and making first dates fun.

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Bessemer Train Depot to get major redevelopment. Here’s how

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The Bessemer Train Depot in downtown Bessemer. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Bessemer area has exploded with new jobs and opportunities in the past couple years. One part that is now catching up with the times is the Bessemer Train Depot, now that it has been purchased by Brian Giattina, Blox CFO and founder of Bessemer Redevelopment Corps. Keep reading to see the past, present and future of this Bessemer icon.

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Get the latest on Birmingham’s upcoming Urban Supply development

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The future of Parkside in downtown Birmingham. Rendering via Urban Supply

Urban Supply is changing the face of Parkside in Birmingham, bringing 100,000 square feet of retail, office and fitness spaces as well as restaurants and bars to the area. See what’s there, what’s happening and what’s coming to the coming-soon development that just broke ground.

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Shots! Your update on all things vaccine in Birmingham

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Kierstin Kennedy, M.D., is UAB’s Chief of Hospital Medicine receiving a vaccine shot. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

Today we’re talking all things vaccines, the “who,” “where,” and “how.” Keep reading to get the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine in the Birmingham area, and find out what our followers think about getting their shot.

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Green Springs is glowing up. Here are some iconic facts about the area.

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Birmingham’s first public dog park at George Ward park. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Heard the good news? Green Springs Highway is getting renovated. The Green Springs area has diverse restaurants and stores, offering unique flavors and history. We’ve shown how to shop at the local markets, but let’s dive deeper. Here is what you need to know about Green Springs.   

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Exploring Birmingham’s Huffman neighborhood, including 2 yummy restaurants

The Crab Barrack Roebuck Parkway location. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Huffman community. Discover the neighborhood’s early growth, things to do and, of course, where to go for good eats.

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Birmingham’s Grasselli community: Haskell Hideaway + local schools getting national recognition

Hit the trails early to make sure you beat crowds waiting to get their chance to walk the rope bridge. Photo via Vulcan Wiki

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Grasselli community. It’s home to an award-winning culinary arts program and a university that partnered with the tech giant, Apple, to expand coding education opportunities throughout the state. Lastly, there’s a local fashion designer that you’ll want to keep on your radar.

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Exploring Birmingham’s Southwest community + 2 must-try local restaurants

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Have you been to Tip Top Grill? Photo via their Facebook page

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Southwest community. Southwest has a lot to offer and some of your favorite places may be in this community without you even knowing.

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4 things to know about Brownville, including Birmingham’s mining origins

A glimpse into the past. Photo via Red Mountain Park’s Facebook

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s historic Brownville community. Although this area is mostly residential, it played an essential role in Birmingham’s booming mining industry which is why we’re dubbed “The Magic City”. Keep reading to learn more.

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5 things to know about East Birmingham, including murals + an amazing scene at the BHM airport

Can we just talk about how relevant this quote is now? Photo via @thats.pretty.sweet on Instagram.

East Birmingham is home to some hidden gems you’re going to want to check out. It’s a great place to start if you’re in the mood to go thrifting, mural hunting, or even checking out over 40 airplanes parked at the Birmingham airport. Keep reading to learn more.

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A spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community—where history hides in plain sight

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Bethel House’s mural. Photo via The Celebration Bowl.

As a part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re shining a spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community. Keep reading to learn more about this historic area including Bethel House, A.H. Parker High School and gearing up for The World Games 2021.

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Birmingham’s Pratt City

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Corey Pettway enjoying the hammocks at One Pratt Park. Photo via Birmingham City Council Facebook.

Pratt City—where I barely passed my driver’s test at the DMV and a neighborhood with perseverance. After the April 2011 tornadoes, the community was heavily affected but continues to make strides into the new decade. Keep reading to learn about Pratt’s hidden gems.

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