Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mayor Randall Woodfin with the Starbucks employees at the new Starbucks at Crossplex Village in Ensley Five Points West. Photo by Starbucks.

Starbucks recently opened its 11th Community Store and first in Alabama at Birmingham’s Crossplex Village in Ensley/Five Points West.   Continue reading “Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.”

Revelator opens Sweet Jon’s ; intimate, personal cafe in Homewood’s old Octane

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Photo: Mary Fehr ,www.mfehrphotography.com.

Maybe you have noticed that Octane in Homewood on Central Avenue isn’t…well…isn’t Octane any more. Southern coffee powerhouse, Revelator, owner of Octane, made some changes and  opened an intimate, personal restaurant called Sweet Jon’s Café. 

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Birmingham sparks attention from Nylon magazine

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Photo via Twitter.

Big things are always happening in Birmingham. From a world-praised culinary scene and incredible art museums and galleries to unique, locally-owned shops and more, something new is always taking shape before our eyes. Birmingham has always been several steps ahead of most cities in the state of Alabama, and while locals have always known about the many treasures this town has to offer, the world is finally starting to truly take notice and realize, hey, that place is really cool! Continue reading “Birmingham sparks attention from Nylon magazine”

Whole Foods grand opening draws crowds in Hoover

Did you notice the long lines, sometimes 400 people deep, Wednesday morning in Hoover? The Whole Foods grand opening in the former Riverchase Village brought out huge crowds. Hoover has eagerly awaited the opening of the organic-grocery giant for almost 3 years.

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Crowds in line for Whole Foods grand opening, Hoover. Via- Whole Foods Hoover Facebook.

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Lucky Cat Rolled Cream popped up at Saturn and Rojo last week, the feedback explains why it should have a full store

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You want this, trust me. Unless you’re lactose intolerant – via Lucky Cat’s Facebook

Luck Cat Rolled Cream is amazing and need a full store.  If you were “lucky” enough to head over to Saturn last Sunday, you already know why.  If not, follow them on Facebook to track when they’ll open their next pop-up, because you don’t want to miss this!  Continue reading “Lucky Cat Rolled Cream popped up at Saturn and Rojo last week, the feedback explains why it should have a full store”

Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know

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Zach Riggins, Jason Bierley, and Brian Toone took B2W day to an awesome extreme and pedaled all the way to Tuscaloosa! – via wbrc.com and Terri Brewer

I’ve posted before supporting Birmingham cycling, so when I got the opportunity to work on the upcoming Bike to Work Day, I jumped, exams or no exams! Continue reading “Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know”

Urban Standard re-opens: Smiles and hugs everywhere – a community comeback story (photos)

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Urban Standard re-opened today after a fire caused its closure on January 5, 2017.

All morning long there has been smiles and hugs between employees and long time customers, as Urban Standard, the popular downtown coffeehouse and cafe on 2nd Avenue North, opened its doors for the first time since a January fire forced the business to temporarily close.

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