From in the ground to in your kitchen—an inside look at Alabama Marble

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Want to see it for yourself? Make plans to attend the Sylacauga Marble Festival in the spring. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Some of the finest marble in the world is found right here in Alabama—in fact, it’s just an hour from Birmingham. We got an inside look at the process from start to finish, and now we’re taking you with us. Tag along on a behind-the-scenes look with the experts at AM3 Stone.

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Former AT&T City Center added to National Register of Historic Places

The AT&T City Center in Downton Birmingham
The former AT&T City Center in downtown has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. P.S. can you spot the plane heading to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport? Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On December 14th, the Alabama Historical Commission officially announced that four Alabama properties had been added to the National Register of Historic Places—including the nearly 50-year-old AT&T City Center in downtown Birmingham.

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Adjust your peepers for open houses December 18-20 in Birmingham

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got two open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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1504 BLIND BROOK LN VESTAVIA HILLS,AL 35216 (RealtySouth)

Open House: VESTRIDGE 12/20 14:00-16:00
1504 BLIND BROOK LN
VESTAVIA HILLS,AL 35216
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 4 full/1 half baths
$472000
For more info, contact Jana Hanna at 205-835-6188 or email jhanna@realtysouth.com


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Five Points South is alive. Discover the new spots making it colorful

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A street-view of Five Points Lane on a blue-sky day. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Five Points South, one of Birmingham’s most iconic and historic neighborhoods, is quickly reemerging as one of the Magic City’s most exciting entertainment destinations. Today, the neighborhood is much more than a downtown connector for Birmingham’s suburbs—it’s full of life, with a heartbeat and a ton of potential. And one redevelopment firm is pushing for progress like no other. Enter Orchestra Partners.

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Find some warmth this weekend with Birmingham open houses Dec. 11-13

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got eight open houses for you to check out this weekend December 11-13.

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3635 STRATFORD WAY BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242 (RealtySouth)

Open House: MEADOW BROOK 12/13 14:00-16:00
3635 STRATFORD WAY
BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242
sq. ft.
5 bedrooms 4 full/1 half baths
$559000
For more info, contact Tiffany Porter at 205-529-3126 or email tporter@realtysouth.com


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Alabama Theatre’s Annual Holiday Film Series canceled in 2020—the Birmingham Landmark needs your help.

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Who else misses events at this wonderful Birmingham landmark? Photo via Josh Weichman for the Alabama Theatre on Facebook

Earlier this evening, December 7th, the Alabama Theatre announced on Facebook that they would be canceling the remainder of 2020’s Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series, beginning with tonight’s showing of one of my favorite Christmas movies, It’s A Wonderful Life. If you have fond memories of seeing holiday films at the venue, or are saddened by the cancelation of the 2020 season, here’s how you can help preserve the Alabama Theatre for future generations.

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Downtown Homewood continues to expand—here’s the latest

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Two Birmingham favorites in one place. Rendering via CMH Architects

If you’ve driven through Homewood lately, you’ve probably noticed an abundance of orange cones and construction going on. Don’t worry—the traffic is a fair trade for all the exciting developments coming to 18th St. S. Here’s the latest on what’s coming (and when it’s going to get here).

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A cozy bungalow is an open house away. Find yours Dec. 4-6

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 9 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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2800 10TH CT BIRMINGHAM,AL 35205 (RealtySouth)

Open House: HIGHLAND PARK 12/06 14:00-16:00
2800 10TH CT
BIRMINGHAM,AL 35205
sq. ft.
5 bedrooms 3 full/0 half baths
$675000
For more info, contact Pye Parson at 205-837-8188 or email pparson@realtysouth.com


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Calling all home chefs! 5 stunning kitchens in homes on the Birmingham market

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Drooling over this beauty. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

In my opinion, a great kitchen truly makes a home. Especially here in the south, food is so often how we show love and hospitality to our friends, families and guests. These gorgeous kitchens are currently up for grabs in Birmingham, and they fit all kinds of budgets. Check it out!

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Gobble up these post-Thanksgiving open houses around Birmingham Nov. 27-30

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got two open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

1811 LANCASTER RD HOMEWOOD,AL 35209 (RealtySouth)

Open House: MAYFAIR 11/29 14:00-16:00
1811 LANCASTER RD
HOMEWOOD,AL 35209
sq. ft.
3 bedrooms 2 full/0 half baths
$565000
For more info, contact Joe Falconer at 205-281-1831 or email jfalconer@realtysouth.com


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5 open houses made it onto Santa’s nice list, view them Nov. 20-22

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got five open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

2105 LONGLEAF TRL VESTAVIA HILLS,AL 35243 (RealtySouth)

Open House: LONGLEAF 11/22 14:00-16:00
2105 LONGLEAF TRL
VESTAVIA HILLS,AL 35243
sq. ft.
5 bedrooms 3 full/1 half baths
$799000
For more info, contact Carol Waites at 205-936-8734 or email cwaites@realtysouth.com


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Birmingham architects receive top marks from national judges

Read on to get the deets on this award-winning home. Photo via Krumdieck A+I

The American Institute of Architects recently hosted their 2020 design awards, and members of our local Birmingham chapter brought home quite a few top marks. Check out the award-winning projects here—you might just recognize a few.

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Ghost Train Brewing Co., Gotcha Mobility + Freshwater Land Trust confirmed M2 tenants

Retail, food, drink, office space and more. M2 will have a little bit of everything. Rendering of the M2 space via M2

M2, the mixed-use expansion project from MAKEbhm, is moving along! Three exciting tenants have been secured for the space including Ghost Train Brewing Co., Gotcha Mobility, LLC and Freshwater Land Trust. Here’s what we know:

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A man cave and a she shed?! Find your dream home during these open houses Nov. 13-15

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got nine open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

1108 SEQUOIA TRL ALABASTER,AL 35007 (RealtySouth)

Open House: NAVAJO HILLS 11/15 14:00-16:00
1108 SEQUOIA TRL
ALABASTER,AL 35007
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 3 full/0 half baths
$245000
For more info, contact Kelly Yoakum at 205-329-0151 or email kyoakum@realtysouth.com


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