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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Coming Soon: New Downtown Birmingham bar, sandwich shop and Jiu-Jitsu studio set to open later this year

Site of Neon Moon Bar that’s coming soon to 2nd Avenue in Downtown Birmingham. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

What does a new downtown bar, sandwich shop and Jiu-Jitsu studio have in common? They’re all new businesses coming to Birmingham soon. We’ve got the deets on these three new concepts and can’t wait to see them open to the public.

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Discover 7 new Hoover businesses opened in the past month—including Clean Juice

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The face says it all. Photo via Emily and Eli’s Dog Grooming Salon’s Facebook.

Hoover is rolling right along when it comes to new construction and businesses. Have you been keeping your eye on the city? We certainly have—here’s a roundup of what’s going on in Hoover .

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5 places to buy fresh flowers in Birmingham, including the NEW Magic City Flower Market

We’re big fans of fresh flowers here at Bham Now! Photo by Meghan Murphy

With the time change, many of us are getting home from work or school after dark. The winter blues are something many can relate to, but did you know it’s actually a real condition?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that generally occurs during the fall and winter months. One way to combat it? Fresh flowers and houseplants! Here are five places to buy in Birmingham.

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Electric scooters may be coming (back) to Birmingham, thanks to new legislation

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Bham Now team member Wade Cline scooting to his next meeting. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

If you were driving around Birmingham in 2018, you may have seen someone zipping around on an electric scooter. This novelty transportation method was available in Birmingham for a few months in 2018- until it wasn’t. Now, a new piece of legislation might have these scooters zipping back to Birmingham.

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Tech company to relocate from California to Birmingham – CEO is “blown away” by the city

View of Birmingham. Photo by Bham Now.

Ever left a holiday party with a gift card you knew you would never use? Or maybe you have a stack of gift cards to Starbucks that could buy 100 lattes, but you really wish you could use that money to buy groceries for the month. Prepaid2Cash is a tech company in California that offers users a solution. They’re relocating to Birmingham, and we’ve got the scoop.

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Illuminated brings luxury candles from all over the world to Birmingham (PHOTOS)

Illuminated’s retail space is full of interesting and beautiful lines. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Looking to step up your hostess game? Need a unique gift idea? Want to impress your next houseguest? You’re in luck! The newest boutique addition to Mountain Brook opens today, and you’re not going to want to miss it.

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