Birmingham turns 150 this year. Here are 5 of its oldest stores you should know

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Birmingham’s historic and iconic Redmont Hotel. Photo via Bham Now.

Founded in 1871, the City of Birmingham celebrates its 150th birthday this year. In honor of that historic milestone, check out seven of the city’s oldest stores, including one that was founded before the city itself.

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An exclusive look at Parkside living in The Palmer [Photos]

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Is there anything prettier than Birmingham at golden hour? Photo via Daniel Corp

If living in one of Birmingham’s favorite areas has a nice ring to it, you need to keep your eyes on The Palmer. This upcoming apartment community boasts some of the prettiest views of Birmingham, unparalleled access to the Parkside district and gorgeous living spaces. Tag along for an inside peek at the plans for The Palmer!

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5 landmarks you should know in Downtown Bessemer’s National Historic District

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Historic Downtown Bessemer. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Did you know Bessemer’s downtown is a nationally designated Historic District? Take a look at five of Bessemer’s most historic downtown buildings and learn a little about their long histories.

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Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Program has awarded $11M+ to high school scholar-athletes. See why it matters.

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Coach Ralph “Shug” Jordan and Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Photo via ASHOF

This month, for the 36th year, the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Scholarship Program rewarded high school senior student-athletes from every corner of Alabama for a job well done.

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Free things you need to know about in this week’s Birmingham business news

Time for a new week and new opportunities, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Feeling head first, fearless  all week thanks to Taylor Swift’s latest album re-release. Get your confidence back, too, when you discover open jobs, networking events and beneficial business news in Birmingham this week.  

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3 apps to make local transportation a breeze including Coolbus

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On-Demand Birmingham is one of several recent apps making transportation easier in Magic City. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

If you’ve driven anywhere in the Birmingham metro area during rush hour, you already know. Check out these three recently released apps that are designed to make getting around town safer, easier and speedier.

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United Ability’s abiliTEE Golf Classic is all about two hand waves and fist bumps

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The Fleury family. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

If you are a golfer participating in United Ability’s annual abiliTEE Classic Golf Tournament, April 22nd at Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley, be prepared to receive some awesome two-hand waves, fist bumps and smiles.

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The Birmingham craft beer you should drink according to your astrological sign

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Do you know which beer best suits your astrological sign? Photo via Bham Now.

Your astrological sign can tell you a lot about your personality and how you interact with the world, but did you know it can also help you pick what beer you should drink next? If you’re through drying out from National Beer Day, check out this list of local Birmingham beer and astrological sign pairings:

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5 beautiful waterfalls within driving distance of Birmingham

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Look at that rainbow in this beautiful view of Desoto Falls. Photo via DeKalb County Tourism and Heather Harkins Photography

Yes, living in Birmingham provides us the luxury of hanging out at rooftop happy hours in the city and experiencing local talent at music festivals; however, did you know that we also have some unique waterfalls to explore within miles of the city? So if you were thinking you had to book a plane ticket to witness multiple cascading waterfalls, we’re here to tell you that you were wrong. Respectfully, of course! Here are five of the most beautiful waterfalls within driving distance of Birmingham.

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Pebblehurst Golf & Putter Lab tees off in Homewood on Masters Weekend

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Owner Ron Smith inside Pebblehurst Golf & Putter Lab in Homewood. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Pebblehurst Golf & Putter Lab, a new boutique golf shop & hangout, had a soft opening in Homewood on Saturday, April 10th, and we got an inside look. Stick around for all the details (and a few tee-rific golf puns while we’re at it).

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Birmingham tapped as home base for The Frontier Conference, April 13-14

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Members at The Frontier Conference in 2017. Photo via The Frontier Conference

A global coalition of thought leaders and innovators has tapped Birmingham as the home for its annual gathering, The Frontier Conference. But why Birmingham? We spoke with Hank Torbert, Founder & Host of The Frontier Conference, to learn more.

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Chez Fonfon is open for indoor dining, and what’s next for Bottega & Highlands

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Cameron Westbrook and Pardis Stitt at the entrance of Chez Fonfon.

This week, on Instagram Chez Fonfon announced they are reopening for indoor dining. We got so excited, we rushed over to Five Points South to get an update from Pardis Stitt, on the Stitt family of restaurants – Chez Fonfon, Bottega’s and of course the James Beard Award- winning Highlands Bar & Grill.

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“The ultimate playground.” Get the latest on Village Green in Hoover

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Village Green is Hoover’s new entertainment district. Rendering via Wes Keith and Village Green Alabama

Coming soon to Hoover’s Stadium Trace area, Village Green will be a new entertainment hub in the Birmingham area. Hear from Village Green’s managing partner, Wes Keith, about what to expect at Hoover’s first entertainment district.

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