7 reasons to live right in the heart of Homewood at The Eastbury condominiums

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Walking the dog in Homewood. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Located right in the heart of Homewood, The Eastbury condominiums will make you feel right at home with easy access to all the action.

Whether you crave the quaint small-town feel of Homewood, or want to head over the hill to Southside and all it has to offer, you’ll have easy access to both from these condos starting in the $200s. Visit www.theeastbury.com to book your tour today.

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Amenities galore! 5 reasons you need to know about The Eastbury, right in the heart of Homewood

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Common living area at The Eastbury
This is one of the common living room areas just off the grand lobby and on the way to the pool. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you’re in the market for a condo in the Birmingham area, you’re going to want to check out The Eastbury, right in the heart of Homewood.

The whole place is currently undergoing a conversion from apartments to condos, and from what we saw on a recent tour, we think they’ll be a big hit. Read on to find out all the details or visit www.theeastbury.com to book a tour today.

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Homewood Bagel Company is opening a new shop at Christmas. We can’t wait!

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Asiago Rosemary bagel at Homewood Bagel Co. Photo submitted.

Attention bagel lovers! Homewood Bagel Company is opening their first brick and mortar shop on Central Avenue in Homewood this year and we’re soooo excited! Read on for all the delicious details. 

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Homewood Theatre open doors to their new home at Brookwood Village (Photos)

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Homewood Theatre officially opened their new home at Brookwood Village, August 20. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Birmingham has some great theatres, talented theatrical companies and lots of extremely gifted performers. A new location has officially been added to the local community theatre map with Homewood Theatre moving to their new home at Brookwood Village in Homewood.

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Nations Boutique adds second location to Downtown Homewood. See photos inside

Nation’s Boutique has a new home on Homewood. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Nations Boutique, a women’s clothing store, is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in Downtown Homewood’s main retail corridor at 2856-B 18th Street South next door to Cookie Fix. Read more on their mission + see photos inside their brand new space.

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Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years

This special business is run out of 221 Oxmoor Blvd. in Homewood. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Here in Birmingham, you probably see an American flag every single day, even if you don’t think much about it. You may see them lining the side of the road on your morning commute, or hanging outside your bank downtown, or waving in your neighbor’s front yard. June 14 is National Flag Day in the United States, and in honor of the day, we’re highlighting the business behind the flags.

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Greenhouse in Homewood aims to serve healthy meals for families, opening soon (PHOTOS)

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Mary Claire and Bray Britton owners of Greenhouse. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Finding a restaurant that serves affordable healthy meals, quickly for your family or people on the go is not easy. Have no fear Birmingham, we have found that place.

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PHOTOS: take a sneak peek into Crazy Cazboy’s discount bins before their May 10th opening in Homewood

Crazy Cazboy a.k.a John Cassimus stands in front of one of the many large boxes of liquidated goods in the Crazy Cazboy warehouse. Cassimus will open the discount store Friday, May 10th in Homewood. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Crazy Cazboy a.k.a John Cassimus stands in front of one of the many large boxes of liquidated goods in the Crazy Cazboy warehouse. Cassimus will open the discount store Friday, May 10th in Homewood. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

There are two types of people in this world: those who love thrill-of-the-hunt bargain shopping and those who would rather poke their own eye out than dig for a sale. Belonging squarely in the deal-loving, thrifty-to-the-core category, I decided to take a deep dive into the freshly stocked bins at Crazy Cazboy’s. Here’s what I found at the new discount store opening May 10.

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Help make the new pedestrian Hollywood bridge over Highway 280 a reality on Saturday, September 29

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Ward 5 Homewood City Council member Jennifer Andress – Photo by Pat Byington

In July 2017, Bham Now published a story about an effort to build  a new safer, more pedestrian, runner and bike friendly overpass bridge on Hollywood Boulevard/280 that links Homewood, Birmingham and Mountain Brook. Continue reading “Help make the new pedestrian Hollywood bridge over Highway 280 a reality on Saturday, September 29”

Big Spoon Creamery announces 3rd location opening in Homewood’s Edgewood area

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Big Spoon Creamery in Avondale. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Sometimes I get wrapped up in my own problems, like whether the latest seasonal ice cream release from Big Spoon Creamery can possibly match the greatness of its predecessor. Then I remember, some people don’t have a Big Spoon within 2 miles of their house. That’s hardship. Now there’s hope for the greater Birmingham residents of Homewood. Yesterday, Big Spoon announced its third location, opening on Oxmoor Road in Edgewood by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

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Pedestrian bridge for Hollywood Boulevard is one step closer to connecting walkers, runners and cyclists between Mountain Brook and Homewood

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Picture of the Hwy 280 overpass bridge between Mountain Brook and Homewood. Note how the car passing the cyclist having to move across the center line to safely pass – photo by Pat Byington

The construction of a pedestrian bridge over Highway 280 may be one step closer to reality.  The Mountain Brook City Council has approved a proposal that if finalized would create the Highway 280 Public Road Cooperative District with Homewood, Birmingham and Jefferson County.

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Fitness fans are raving about the newest gym in Birmingham, meet Nexus Fitness! Plus you can get a free week of classes!

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Nexus Fitness, founded by former Clemson football player Chris Wade, is a fitness training facility with a mission to create an engaging community that empowers you to become your best self! Nexus Fitness is easily-accessible at 187 Oxmoor Road in Homewood and has quickly gained a following from the Birmingham community.

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History preserved: unearthed 1920s Homewood trolley tracks incorporated in new road paving

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Unearthed Homewood trolley tracks preserved on the corner of Broadway Street and Oxmoor. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Last month, Bham Now reported that the City of  Homewood had decided to preserve the unearthed trolley tracks and brick down the center of Broadway street in the Edgewood neighborhood. The project is now complete.

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