Blachs—once Birmingham’s most celebrated luxury store, now gorgeous condos

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One of Birmingham’s favorite department stores in the 20th century, Blachs converted into high-end condos last year. Learn more about the history of the building, how residents enjoy living in a piece of local history and how you can call these gorgeous condos home.

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[PHOTOS] Experience luxury inside and out at Homewood’s The Hill at Eastbury

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Entertain and relax at The Hill at Eastbury. Photo via Bham Now

Right in the heart of Homewood, The Hill at Eastbury welcomes residents and guests alike with luxe amenities inside and out. If you love the idea of living in your own oasis close to the action of downtown Homewood, The Hill at Eastbury is for you.

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New honky-tonk bar and event venue opening near Railroad Park

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The new honky-tonk bar and event venue will be located at 1630 Second Ave S. Photo via Caroline Barr for Bham Now.

Break out those cowboy boots and denim cut-offs—a new honky-tonk bar and event venue is coming to Parkside in Birmingham, AL!

The currently unnamed establishment will be located in the historic American Laundry Co. building at 1630 Second Ave. S. The space will feature a restaurant, cocktail bar, music venue, private dining and party rooms—and plenty of country music to tap your toes to.

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Award winning chef chooses Birmingham for new restaurant at Mercantile on Morris

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Pizza Grace is the newest tenant headed to Mercantile on Morris. Photo via Pizza Grace

There’s no such thing as too much pizza, and clearly the city of Birmingham agrees. This summer we’ll be welcoming Pizza Grace, a new pizza place and the latest confirmed tenant of Mercantile on Morris.

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Williams Blackstock shares exciting vision for “The Switch Trail”

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Imagine if The Switch looked like this one day. Conceptual rendering via Williams Blackstock Architects

Right in the heart of Birmingham’s Innovation District lies a unique railroad feature that could, one day, become a creative catalyst for this whole part of town. We talked to Joel Blackstock and Bill Segrest of Williams Blackstock Architects and David Fleming of REV Birmingham to find out more about one potential vision for The Switch Trail

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Two Miss Fancy statues are coming to historic Avondale Park

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Miss Fancy is an icon for Avondale Brewery. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Good news—Leslie Smukler, the Avondale resident who found Miss Fancy’s original statue, received all the funding she needed to restore Miss Fancy’s statue to Avondale Park. But did you know about Friends of Avondale Park and Bryan Council’s efforts to build an eleven-foot-tall Miss Fancy statue? Keep reading to find out.

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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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Former Bayer Properties HQ to get a major facelift, secures new anchor tenant

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Rendering of the renovated former Bayer Properties Headquarter building on Birmingham’s Southside. This view is from Arlington. Image via D&A Companies

Remember in the fall of 2019 a red balloon floating on Birmingham’s Southside near Sirote Permutt’s Crescent Building? At the time there was a proposal to build a 10 story boutique hotel, condominium and spa at the site of the former Bayer Headquarters. The red balloon was used to help local residents get an idea how tall the building would stand in the Redmont/Highland Park neighborhoods.

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Celebrate Women in Construction Week + hear from 3 Birmingham women in the industry

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Allison, Rachael and KwaNadjhia — three women working at Doster Construction. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Each year, the National Association for Women in Construction seeks to highlight outstanding women in an industry that has historically been dominated by men during Women in Construction (WIC) Week. To learn more, we spoke with three women working at Doster Construction, a local construction company that has been building up their Birmingham reputation since 1969.

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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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We got an inside look at plans for The Hardwick, and it’s even better than we imagined [PHOTOS]

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The Hardwick by night. Rendering via Williams Blackstock Architects

Ever since we heard about Bayer Properties’ plans to bring new life to the old Hardwick Building on the Rotary Trail back in May 2020, we’ve been eager to find out more. Recently, we spoke with architects Matt Foley and Brittany Foley of Williams Blackstock Architects (WBA) and Meredith Calhoun of Bayer Properties to get the inside scoop. Here’s what we learned.

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New bar, Pago Pago, planned for Urban Supply development this year

A rendering shows plans for the new Pago Pago bar in Parkside. Project representatives said the tall sign depicted in the renderings most likely will not be part of the final project.
A rendering of the upcoming Pago Pago bar at Urban Supply. Photo via Poole & Company Architects, LLC, originally published in the Birmingham Business Journal

Big news for Parkside. Pago Pago, a Polynesian-themed bar at the highly-anticipated Urban Supply mixed-use development, is set to open later this year. Here’s what we know about the project.

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