A farewell to Birmingham’s beloved coffee shop, Lucy’s Coffee & Tea

Lucy Bonds on the right with staff at the entrance of Lucy’s Coffee & Tea. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Lucy’s Coffee & Tea on University Boulevard has been a Birmingham staple for 27 years. Now, it’s with utmost respect and love that we say farewell to this cherished shop. Keep reading as we take a walk down memory lane and remember why Birmingham loves Lucy.

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Spice up your home decor with these local Birmingham spots doing curbside + delivery

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Can you say house goals?! Photo via @mindy_rohr on Instagram.

Since we’re stuck at home, we might as well spice things up a little bit. Adding some decor, plants, or even switching furniture around can make a room feel brand new. Check out these Birmingham businesses pulled from our growing database that features 400 businesses and counting!

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20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside

Throwback to when we would grub on Winner Winner during lunch break. Can’t wait to get back to it! Photo via Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

Social distancing in Birmingham means staying at home, exploring the outdoors and trying to figure out how to get our comfort food fix without dining in a restaurant. We’ve got 20+ local spots serving up mouthwatering fried chicken sandwiches curbside. Check ’em out! *Warning: Drooling may occur.*

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Going stir crazy? Here’s how to be productive + stay busy at home in Birmingham

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Ignite Cycle knows how to keep people moving—even during a quarantine situation. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We know life is a little crazy right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to go stir crazy at home. Here are some activities to keep you busy and productive including virtual dance parties, live streams with local bands and free book delivery in Birmingham.

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Local child care providers win national accreditation for in-home day cares. 3 reasons why this is a win for Birmingham and Bessemer

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“M” is for “Macaroni.” Photo courtesy of Sunshine Kids Development Center Facebook Page

Congratulations are in order for Birmingham child care providers Lakisha Mennefield and Kamilah Moss, who have each been awarded a national honor for their in-home day care programs.

Mennefield is the owner of Angel Care Home Day Care in Birmingham. Moss runs Sunshine Kids Development Center in Bessemer.

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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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Alabama Futures Fund gets $25 Million to fund early stage startups from an A team of investors including Charles Barkley

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Charles Barkley is one of the investors of the Alabama Future Fund. Photo courtesy of SiriusXM

An “A” team of individuals and investors have invested in a $25 million to fund  that will fund early-stage startups.  The Alabama Futures Fund (AFF) launches the largest seed-stage investment fund in Alabama’s history. Continue reading “Alabama Futures Fund gets $25 Million to fund early stage startups from an A team of investors including Charles Barkley”

3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library

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Google wants to help you use their products for work. Photo via of Grow with Google

Are you needing a little help in using Google for work?  A free training seminar (Yes, we said free.) will be held on Aug. 6 at the Birmingham Public Library. Register now, because classes are filling up fast! Continue reading “3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library”

Alabama Sawyer, Edifyonline and Wyndy talk about their experience in the Alabama Launchpad competition; imerge 2018 is July 12

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Alabama as an emerging force in innovation

Since 2014, EDPA’s  imerge innovation awards ceremony has celebrated Alabama companies who are the most innovative in the state. Continue reading “Alabama Sawyer, Edifyonline and Wyndy talk about their experience in the Alabama Launchpad competition; imerge 2018 is July 12”

Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham

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Photo courtesy of Shop Small Facebook Page

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”

Small Business Monday – Spotlight on City Meats

 

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Randy Newell (photo via Kristina O’Quinn)

If you’ve been in Woodlawn in the past, let’s say fifty years or so, you’ve seen our small business of the week, City Meats and Vegetables.  Thousands of people every day pass the store at the corner of 1st AVE N and 55th Place.  Current owner, Randy Newell, shared the ins and outs of this small business with Bham Now. Continue reading “Small Business Monday – Spotlight on City Meats”