Check out Birmingham’s own “Shark Tank” competition, The Big Pitch, Nov. 23 at Upswing

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The Big Pitch 2018 Winners. Via- RevBham.

REV Birmingham’s demonstration project, Upswing, continues to breathe life into Downtown Birmingham. If you haven’t stopped by, what are you waiting for?! The shops are open and events are scheduled throughout the year! On November 23 from 1PM-4PM Upswing is hosting REV Birmingham‘s biggest entrepreneur-focused event, The Big Pitch. For all you Shark Tank lovers, tickets are now available and this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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Your ultimate guide to eating lunch near downtown Birmingham, including Brät Brot and the Pizitz Food Hall

A savory sandwich from the Avondale Common House. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now

Downtown Bham Nowers! It’s noon, you’re hungry for a break and you’re ready for lunch. Where to? From Avondale to Lakeview, here’s your ultimate guide for where to eat lunch near downtown Birmingham.

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Real estate roundup: Birmingham’s downtown, Southside, suburbs

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Bham Now is always interested in the real estate and business development going on in the city. We try to investigate the exciting news of revitalization and renovations downtown, the Southside and in our suburbs. Here are a few updates and some insight from a local real estate expert. Continue reading “Real estate roundup: Birmingham’s downtown, Southside, suburbs”

Vacant, historic Protective Life building has been purchased

Historic Commerce Building
Protective Life Building is sold. Photo: – Cameron Balentine.

There has been quite a bit of construction, renovation and development in Birmingham recently, especially on the North Side of the city . The latest, the historic and vacant Commerce Center or the former Protective Life building, sold for $2.875 million.

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Small business Monday – Spotlight on Magnolia BBQ & Fish

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Trésor Bertrand, of Magnolia BBQ & Fish. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Have you been to the National Historic Monument Civil Rights District?  Did you know there are delicious ribs there that folks from all over the world have tasted?  You can have some too, and don’t even have to take a flight to get there!  Dameione Rogers and his sister, Trèsor Bertrand, tell us about their tasty business with a generations-old recipe for ribs! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Spotlight on Magnolia BBQ & Fish”

Who are all these people moving downtown?

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Birmingham’s building boom continues to send ripples of construction activity throughout the downtown area and nearby neighborhoods. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the housing market, as numerous new condominiums, apartment complexes and mixed-use developments have popped up throughout the city center over the past few years.

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Small Business Monday – Spotlight on Sojourns

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Melissa Kendrick, owner of Sojourns, A Fair Trade Store

Do you like to make a difference in the lives of others?  How about if your purchase of clothing or gifts helped liberate a woman from human trafficking?  Melissa Kendrick tells us about how her dream of dignified work for people around the world became a reality with her business, Sojourns. Continue reading “Small Business Monday – Spotlight on Sojourns”