New brewery in Avondale, Eat at Panoptic, Italian restaurant + more coming to Bham

Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

What does a new brewery, elevated Italian restaurant and upcoming retail development all have in common? They’re some of the newest projects coming to the Magic City and you’re going to want them on your radar. Let’s see what else is opening in Birmingham.

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9 Birmingham shops selling floral products now, from beauty to drinks

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All your flower needs covered. Photo via SGHomesteadCo’s Facebook

Florals might not be groundbreaking for spring, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to stock up. Whether you’re looking for flower-scented beauty products or you want a refreshing floral drink, we’ve got you covered. Check out 9 Birmingham shops selling floral products this spring for a dose of flower power.

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A sneak peek at the Lakeview Green mixed-use development, coming Summer 2021

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The exterior of Lakeview Green in the Lakeview Entertainment District. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Last week, several Bham Nowers were invited to BirminghamCREW‘s exclusive hardhat tour of the Lakeview Green mixed-use development, hosted by SRS Real Estate Partners. Here are a few things we can’t wait to see when the development opens this summer.

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“As you wish.” Eat in the Streets is coming to Pepper Place Sept. 25-26, with a showing of The Princess Bride

Pepper Place Entertainment District. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Good luck storming the castle Birmingham! Eat in the Streets is coming to Pepper Place, September 25-26, with a showing of The Princess Bride on Friday evening.

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7 times historic tax credits have helped preserve Birmingham’s skyline

Birmingham’s beautiful skyline. Photo via Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

If you’ve been keeping up with the redevelopments in Birmingham lately, you’ve probably heard the term “historic tax credits” thrown around a time or twenty. But what are they, and what good do they actually do?

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4 questions you’re too embarrassed to ask about Ignite Cycle in Birmingham. Win 10 FREE rides + merch!

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So the Bham Now team decided to field trip to the Ignite Cycle Studio in Pepper Place the other morning…

Ignite Cycle is gearing up to celebrate their 6 month anniversary, and we are PUMPED. You’ve probably heard about the new boutique cycling studio in Pepper Place. But if you haven’t checked it out yet, this story’s for you. We’re answering 4 questions you might not find on the FAQ—Plus, we’re giving away 10 FREE rides and Ignite Cycle merch to celebrate 6 months of killing the cycling game in Birmingham. 

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Cantina Tortilla Grill in Pepper Place will relocate to Avondale spot this fall

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Cantina Tortilla Grill will soon relocate to the former Wasabi Juan’s/Sour Room location in Avondale. (Photo via Cantina)

There’s ALWAYS something new to taco ’bout in Avondale! Today, it’s the upcoming addition of local favorite Cantina Tortilla Grill. The restaurant will move from its current Pepper Place location to Avondale early fall 2019. We’ve got all the details.

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Peek inside FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead open now at Pepper Place

FarmStand’s new storefront at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

For five years, Stone Hollow Farmstead has tempted us with bouquets, cheeses and other treats at its tent on Saturday mornings at Market at Pepper Place. Now it has set up shop permanently in the neighborhood with FarmStand, a new brick-and-mortar that opened its doors on March 7.

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The Hot and Hot Fish Club is moving to Pepper Place!

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Idie and Chris Hastings, owners of The Hot and Hot Fish Club and OvenBird. Photo submitted

We’ve been waiting for this one ever since we heard news that the property where Highland Plaza now sits will be redeveloped. What will it mean for The Hot and Hot Fish Club, a Birmingham fine dining standard since 1995? Now we have an answer: a new location in Pepper Place.

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Bham Now Eats: Taj Wraps, the Lumbar and keto-friendly cauliflower crust at Slice

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Majaraha Chicken Wrap ($5, drink included) from Taj Wraps. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

A writer’s gotta eat. This column documents my foodie adventures in Birmingham. Up this week: Taj Wraps at Eastwood Shell Food Mart (inside a Chester’s Fried Chicken no less), the Lumbar in Pepper Place and Slice Pizza & Brew in Vestavia Hills.

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Birmingham’s 5 most impactful re-developments according to former Auburn Design Studio Director Cheryl Morgan

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Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.

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