The latest buzz in Hoover, including new restaurants, a brewery and of course, Santa

Things are heating up in Hoover. Photo via Eugene’s Hot Chicken’s Facebook

Looking for the latest buzz happening in Hoover? Well, consider it found. From new restaurants and revitalization developments, there are some exciting projects happening in the area. Oh, and we can’t forget Santa. He’s coming too!

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Tour Hoover’s trendy new dental office + get to know Dr. Jordan and Dr. MacWilliam

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Dr. Jordan (left) and Dr. MacWilliam (right) of StoneCreek Dental Care in Hoover. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It might take two to tango, but it takes a team to make dentist’s appointments enjoyable. Dr. Jordan and Dr. MacWilliam are well on their way to bringing an exceptional experience to each patient who walks into StoneCreek Dental Care’s newest Hoover office. The comfortable ease and vital knowledge that accompanies each visit are due in part to the bigger picture of dentists and support staff working alongside them.

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Hoover’s R&D sector is booming and it’s about to get bigger

Hoover’s growing fast and we’re trying to keep up. Photo via ProctorU

It’s no secret that the City of Hoover has an impressive R&D sector. Thanks to a new comprehensive plan, Hoover is ahead of the game to foster growth among research and development—and it’s about to ramp up even more. Keep reading to learn more.

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Hoover’s new restaurant, Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen takes a modern spin on classic Southern fare

Southern classics meet modern twists at Farrelly’s. Photo via The Hoover Sun

A husband and wife duo are bringing elevated Southern cuisine to the Hoover area. This new locally owned restaurant specializes in some of your favorite dishes. I’m warning you now! Stomach growling and mouth-watering may occur.

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11 places to find ethnic food in Hoover

One of the best parts of living in Birmingham? The food, obviously! My bucket list of restaurants to try is constantly growing, and thankfully I don’t have to travel too far from my house in Hoover to check them out. Here’s your guide to where to find the best ethnic food in Hoover – add a few of these to your restaurant bucket list!

Still dreaming about the Pad Si Ewe at Blue Pacific Thai. Photo by Cecilia Wood for Bham Now
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Stars and Strikes bowling, laser tag coming to Hoover in 2020

Stars and Strikes will have 24 lanes of bowling at the Hoover location. (Photo via Stars and Strikes)
Stars and Strikes will have 24 lanes of bowling at the Hoover location. (Photo via Stars and Strikes)

Did someone say multi-story laser tag? Stars and Strikes, a Georgia based family entertainment center, announced this week they’ll be setting up shop in the Hoover area in 2020. They’re bringing with them a huge arcade, bowling lanes, laser tag and over 100 jobs to the area!

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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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10 open houses happening in Birmingham this weekend, including a historic home in Highland Park

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Patience Itson and Todd Itson purchase their first home in Birmingham. Photo via Patience Itson.

Looking to buy a home? Or just want to check out some of the hottest homes on the market? Then attend these 10 open houses happening this weekend in Birmingham.

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Could rapid transit solve Highway 280 traffic woes? Mayor of Hoover says yes.

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When I first moved to Birmingham from Georgia, the hit “Move” by Ludacris was big. The lyrics are about Atlanta traffic on Interstate 20, but I soon learned the tune is perfectly appropriate for Highway 280 in the Greater Birmingham area. Hoover mayor Frank Brocato wants to change that, and he thinks a rapid transit system is the answer.

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