As brick and mortar retailers try to reinvent themselves to offer customers experiences that include entertainment, Brookwood Village Mall may be undergoing a significant redevelopment in the near future. Continue reading “Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences”
For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.
Another old historic Avondale building is being renovated, restored and redesigned. Not many of us were around in the 1930’s or 40s. If you were, you might have filled up at the Gulf gas station at 400 41st St. Then it became the Painted Shovel Mercantile antique shop. Now a new exciting urban retail/office center is in the works.
Hoover and football
Before I moved to Birmingham I thought of Hoover, AL as just the high school football stronghold of the state, maybe because of that TV show from a few years ago. Hoover is a thriving suburb of Birmingham, a small city with momentum that is continuing to see a surge of new housing, business centers and retail development.
If you’re like me, you overspent during the holiday season on gifts, entertaining and this year, in my case, on a Colorado ski trip for New Years. If your budget is a little stretched, but you still want to scratch that shopping itch, consider these great thrift stores and consignment stores in the Birmingham area.
Seems like some local fashionistas and amazing decorators also search through these thrift stores for one for a kind treasures. Continue reading “Birmingham thrift & consignment stores have cool treasures, support worthwhile nonprofits”
When it comes to successful business stories, one of the biggest trends for 2018 is improving company culture. Just ask the Birmingham-based apparel brand Aviate.
To this young and enthusiastic team, capitalizing on creativity and energy translates to rapid business growth.
Maybe you’ve seen the mysterious letters D.VK.D. painted on the old lavender colored building on 12th Street and 1st Avenue South. Continue reading “A mystery re-imagine planned for an old Birmingham building”
There’s something more going on this Saturday other than the big game! It’s Small Business Saturday! With the rallying cry of Shop Small!, the event was first introduced Nov. 27, 2010, by American Express, in partnership, with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as a counter event to Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. Continue reading “Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham”
Aldi, German owned discount grocer, is opening its second Birmingham store. The new store on 280 will be the ninth one in the metro area. Bham Now shares some great Aldi shopping “hacks” just in time for holiday shopping.
I am sure by now, you all have seen the BHM baseball caps in retailers around town, but did you know that the company who came up with the idea is located right here in Birmingham and that it has expanded internationally?
The product line, baseball cap with airport codes stitched on them, promotes a sense of pride in one’s community, which is one of the founding principles behind why owner Ben Lancaster decided to open Aviate in 2015. And since its opening, the Homewood, Alabama-based company has garnered a loyal following.
Not your grandfather’s recliner.
More and more people want both style and comfort when it comes to buying furniture for their home.
La-Z-Boy is introducing, exclusively in their stores, a new line of furniture in November called the DUO Collection.
According to the Homewood Star, plans have changed from simple retail parcels and parking spots, to a hotel and mixed-use development.
According to a recent press release, Warby Parker is opening its newest location in one of the hottest redevelopments downtown – The Pizitz.
The Summit is not only located on some of the best property in Birmingham, but the massive development also caters to many types of consumers.
Soon, two new restaurants and three new retail shops will open up in the popular shopping center.
One of the most anticipated openings for downtown.
The new 20 Midtown Publix is hoped to bring more consumers as well as create a viable grocery food option for the Magic City.