Birmingham real estate forecast: exciting new developments, historic renovations

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Denham project. Via- Third & Urban

Areas of Birmingham that a decade ago were marred with darkened, abandoned old buildings, empty warehouses and cracked asphalt have been revitalized. With revitalization comes momentum. You know the saying “a body in motion stays in motion.”

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Small business Monday – spotlight on Painted Personalities

Do you have a special event coming up where you’d like to feel a bit more fabulous? Need some henna work or special effects makeup for a film?  Elaine Tindill-Rohr tells us how she has turned her love of body art into a business in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday.

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Elaine Tindill-Rohr, owner of Painted Personalities. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Major changes coming to the Birmingham grocery scene

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Super Bowl weekend is one of the busiest times for area grocery stores – via Nine Cent Girl

Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. Undoubtedly, this time each year is one of the busiest times for grocery stores, with customers stocking up for parties and get togethers. But could the way that we shop for and purchase our groceries be changing right before our very eyes? Let’s take a look at recent changes in the Birmingham grocery scene.

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Birmingham Does Broadway: An evening with the Magic City’s best performers and the Alabama Symphony

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Leah Luker and Caleb Clark will be performing at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Birmingham Does Broadway on February 17th at Samford University’s Wright Center

Take note! On February 17th at the Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham’s most renowned vocalists and performers will be joining the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus for an evening concert titled, Birmingham Does Broadway.

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Vulcan Park and Museum’s Birmingham Revealed Series begins Black History Month

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Photo courtesy of SUB URBAN CREATIVE

To kick off Black History Month, Vulcan Park and Museum commissioned and hosted Washington & DuBois: Two Opinions, One Goal, a two-man play as part of their educational series “Birmingham Revealed” and the state’s Alabama Bicentennial celebration.

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Birmingham’s Malfunction Junction cracks national top 100 most congested bottleneck list

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Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

Birmingham’s I-65 at I-20 “Malfunction Junction” was named the 80th most congested bottleneck for trucks by an American Transportation Research Institute study.

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Greatest Birmingham baseball players of all time

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Regions Field in Downtown Birmingham – photo by Hunter Drinkard for Bham Now

Batter’s up, Birmingham. Baseball season is right around the corner, and with the Birmingham City Council approving emergency repairs to historic Rickwood Field, we’re feeling nostalgic. Take a trip down Memory Lane with us as we remember some of Birmingham’s most famous baseball players.

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Birmingham Legion Football Club hires former MLS player and head coach as new President/GM

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Birmingham Legion Football Club ownership group and leadership team with Mayor Randall Woodfin. New Legion President/GM Jay Heaps is on Woodfin’s left. Photo by Hamid Al-Diagan

In front of a filled to capacity room of supporters at Good People Brewing Company, Birmingham Legion Football Club (FC) announced Jay Heaps – former Major League Soccer (MLS) player and former head coach for the New England Revolution – as president and general manager of its professional United Soccer League (USL) team.

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Mark your calendar, Birmingham, street markets are headed your way

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The Market at Pepper Place. Photo via Facebook.

Birmingham is known for many things. Its strong history in steel. Its killer restaurant and culinary scene. A whole lot of Southern charm and hospitality. But what it’s also known for is its incredible markets. Get ready for some amazing Saturday markets coming up in the ‘ham! Continue reading “Mark your calendar, Birmingham, street markets are headed your way”

Black History Month in Birmingham; films, plays, music, science fair, exhibits

Birmingham offers many ways to learn more about the Civil Rights movement, and to celebrate Black History Month. A visit to Birmingham can be a sobering, reflective and finally an uplifting experience for anyone interested in this period of our country’s history.

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Why is Birmingham so far behind in recycling?

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The Alabama Environmental Council’s (Alabama Conservancy) Recycling Center in 1991

The numbers have improved ever so slightly over the past decade. But, according to the latest Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Solid Waste Biennial Report released in 2016, Alabama recycles less than 16% of its waste. The national recycling rate is 34.3%.

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