On Tuesday, August 11, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve a “Shared Spaces Permit” ordinance that will allow restaurants to expand their seating to sidewalks and parking spaces in order to comply with social distancing requirements.Continue reading “New “Shared Space Permit” allows restaurants to expand services to sidewalk due to COVID-19″
Inspired by the work of artists in Washington, D.C., the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Birmingham Cara McClure and local artists are planning a massive “Black Lives Matter” street mural to go beside Railroad Park on 1st Avenue South between 16th and 17th Streets. And what’s more, McClure and the artists aim to complete the mural by this Saturday. Here is what we know so far.Continue reading “Breaking: “Black Lives Matter” street mural coming to 1st Avenue South by Railroad Park”
Spending so much time indoors means finally having enough time to notice all of the areas inside and outside of your home that need a bit of fixing. If you’re not equipped to DIY your home improvements, here are some local Birmingham businesses you can call for a helping hand with Google ratings of 4 stars or more!Continue reading “Local deals from Pella + more home services in Birmingham to get your home in shape”
For the first time in years, social distancing is allowing us to slow down. The pandemic has broken every barrier and shown that we are truly all in this together. It’s the perfect time to reflect and refocus our thoughts on the bright side of things. Here are a few examples of the sunny side of social distancing.Continue reading “Looking on the bright side of social distancing in Birmingham”
Parking—it’s a headache sometimes. Now that downtown Birmingham is bustling with new business, restaurants, apartments and hotels, where are we going to park? Well, we’re just in luck. The city’s Design Review Committee just gave the thumbs up for a new parking deck downtown and we’ve got the scoop.Continue reading “New Birmingham parking deck will bring over 700 parking spaces to downtown”
I’ve always had a fascination with the unknown and unexplainable. What better day than Friday the 13th to explore just that in a city with a rich history and eccentric cultures. Check out these 5 places in Birmingham that’ll give you goosebumps.Continue reading “Check out these eerie Birmingham sites that’ll give you goosebumps”
Back in 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency designated neighborhoods in the vicinity of 35th Avenue North as a Superfund Site. Areas that once thrived with industry turned out to have contaminated soil.
After a long delay, city leaders and the EPA have begun the cleanup process in North Birmingham. You can help spread the word.Continue reading “3 things you need to know about the EPA’s soil cleanup in N Birmingham”
Whether it’s sales figures, market research, logistics or more, every business is increasingly driven by data and analytics. However, that data is only valuable when an analyst deciphers it into plain English.
As demand for data analysts grows, Innovate Birmingham is dedicated to fostering tech talent right here in Birmingham. See how you could start a career in data analytics with a big pay bump!Continue reading “Birmingham demands data analysts–here’s how Innovate Birmingham is filling the gap”
Presidents Day is this Monday, February 17. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham? Keep reading to find out.Continue reading “What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 17, 2020”
Although Birmingham has several bakeries that specialize in king cakes, here are a handful of Mardi Gras–themed desserts from local bakeries that like to shake things up. From lattes to stuffed French toast, Birmingham has some king cake recipes that will surprise you.Continue reading “Everything BUT king cake. Check out 5 Mardi Gras-inspired treats in Birmingham”
Let’s begin the decade by being a little extra or out of the box. Immerse yourself in a one-night-only party at Eccentricities: A Leap Year Art Bash on February 29, 2020 from 7 PM to 10 PM. This art-filled experience will encourage you to take that much-needed leap.Continue reading “Leap Year Art Bash, Birmingham’s most eccentric party, Feb. 29 at Sloss Docks”
In the middle of the 20th century, Birmingham rose to national and international fame as the center of the Civil Rights Movement. Through the efforts of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Birmingham’s own Fred Shuttlesworth, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made all men equal in the eyes of the law. During Black History Month, we honor these leaders and more for their struggle toward equality. Here are must-see places and events you should check out in Birmingham during Black History Month.Continue reading “Your guide to Black History Month in Birmingham, including events and where to visit”
By now, you’ve heard Syndey Hightower, Birmingham resident, is on ABC’s insanely popular reality TV show, “The Bachelor.” Now, take a look at how she’s doing after making it through three rose ceremonies.Continue reading “Update: Birmingham resident, Sydney Hightower, a front-runner on “The Bachelor””
*Que Shark Tank introduction music* Ever wanted to taste Cousins Maine Lobster for yourself after seeing them on Shark Tank? Now you can! Come out to Avondale Brewing Co. this Sunday from 2PM-7PM and try the food that led Barbara Corcoran to offer the business a $55,000 deal.Continue reading “Cousins Maine Lobster—Shark Tank success—is bringing its food truck to Avondale THIS Sunday, Jan.19!”
The city of Birmingham has made major strides these past few years. There’s no denying that big things are coming to the Magic City!
Last year, Mayor Randall Woodfin introduced the city to the Birmingham Inclusive Growth (BIG) Partnership. This city-inspired, community-focused initiative aims to improve the quality of residents’ lives and produce tangible returns for investors.Read more