Cahaba Market, a new mixed-use development, proposed for Hwy 280

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Rendering of the future Cahaba Market development. Photo via D&G Development Group

A 12,000 square foot mixed-use development located off Highway 280 near the Alabama 119 intersection has been proposed with multiple tenants signed on. Here’s what we know about the project including the list of future tenants and the tentative timeline.

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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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Alabama ranks above New York + California as 7th for top business climate

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Alabama beat out several states with major city hubs for a spot in the top 10 business climates. Photo via Unsplash

Site Selection, a national publication focused on economic development, ranked Alabama as number seven for top business climates in the U.S. This is the first year Alabama has cracked the top 10, tying with Arizona and beating out New York, California and Tennessee for the spot.

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Bandit Pâtisserie reopens at a new location + don’t miss this upcoming event

I shed a little tear when I saw this post on Instagram. Photo via Bandit Pâtisserie

Before the world went up in flames and Bandit Pâtisserie closed in spring, I spent nearly every weekend working at the bakery’s Homewood location. Now, the team has finally reopened at a new spot in downtown Birmingham—check out the deets on the sweets.

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Former Babalu space to be replaced by new Asian restaurant in Lakeview

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UMAMI, a new sushi and Thai restaurant, will occupy the space previously housed by Babalu. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Lakeview has the drinks, the dancing and now the area will have a staple we’ve all been missing. The owners of Nori Thai and Sushi and Shiki are moving into the 29Seven mixed-use development with plans to open a new Asian restaurant, UMAMI.

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The HIVE, new restaurant concept, coming to former Woolworth space

The HIVE will offer food, drinks and more. Photo via Orchestra Partners

A new concept, The HIVE is coming soon to Five Points South. Taking the space of The Woolworth, it will offer multiple experiences including rooftop access, a taproom from a national brewery, a stand-alone bar and more. Here’s what we know.

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Gotten any weird seeds in the mail lately? Here’s what you need to know

Most of the packages are mislabeled as jewelry or toys but contain a package of seeds instead.. Photo via the Washington State Department of Agriculture

Just when you think 2020 is done throwing curveballs, people start receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail, seemingly from China. Yes, this is a real thing—confirmed by the USDA and ADAI—and no, I never thought I would write that sentence. Here’s everything you need to know including what to do if you receive any suspicious seeds yourself.

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