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Prominent Lakeview luxury apartment building evicts all tenants due to fire
Tenants at the Metropolitan in Lakeview received notices Friday evening that they have 10 days to find a new home as the $40 million multifamily development undergoes work after a nearby fire hit at an uncompleted portion of the complex in September. According to a letter submitted to the Birmingham Business Journal by a resident of the second floor, a consultant informed the Metropolitan that extensive repairs need to be made to occupied apartment units as well as the parking garage. Repairs...
Birmingham Business Journal at Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:59:36 PM


800 people show up for 2019 Free Friday Flicks kickoff after first week rained out
Skies were clear Friday night as moviegoers watched "The Little Mermaid."...
280 Living at Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:19:00 PM
Far & Wide names Birmingham’s Miss Myra Pit Bar-B-Q ‘top pick’ for best sandwich in Alabama
Far & Wide, the popular national digital publication, announced last week their “Best Sandwich in Every State list.” The winner … Continue reading "Far & Wide names Birmingham’s Miss Myra Pit Bar-B-Q ‘top pick’ for best sandwich in Alabama" The post Far & Wide names Birmingham’s Miss Myra Pit Bar-B-Q ‘top pick’ for best sandwich in Alabama appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:38:48 AM
The Purple Onion to open new location in Lakeview
The Purple Onion, a Birmingham favorite with several locations throughout the city, is set to open a new location in … Continue reading "The Purple Onion to open new location in Lakeview" The post The Purple Onion to open new location in Lakeview appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, June 14, 2019 4:12:42 PM
Metro Bham among lowest metros for five-figure credit card debt rate
Birmingham has one of the lowest rates for percentage of residents with five-figure credit card debt, according to a new report. That’s according to a recent report by CompareCards that determined 100 metros with the most people with five-figure credit card debt. Birmingham ranked in the bottom 10 at 91st. Of course, Birmingham and many other Southeastern metros also have high poverty rates and lower median incomes, which translate to lower credit availability for many residents. The ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 3:58:26 PM
Mills Pharmacies expands with Gardendale purchase
A local pharmacy chain is expanding with a purchase in Gardendale.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 3:36:38 PM
Homewood Council places moratorium on development
A 120-day moratorium has been placed on development in the West Homewood district. The City Council passed the moratorium June 10 in response to community concern following the June 5 approval of a six-townhome development on the corner of Raleigh Avenue and Oak Grove Road. New construction permits will not be authorized by the city from June 14 through Oct. 14 while city leaders evaluate zoning codes. According to the Homewood Star, the moratorium applies to any construction that me...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 3:24:38 PM
Three Birmingham execs named finalists for EY's Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Three Birmingham entrepreneurs are being recognized for their work in Ernst & Young's 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Southeast. The program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders in companies who excel in growth, innovation, financial performance and commitment to their communities. Shegun Otulana of Therapy Brands/TheraNest, Jay Price of Southern Veterinary Partners and Tricia Wallwork of Milo's Tea Co. are the three Birmingham executives being honored. Otulana leads one of B...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 3:24:06 PM
New president named at St. Vincent’s Birmingham and Chilton
St. Vincent’s Health System has named Andrew Gnann president of St. Vincent’s Birmingham and St. Vincent’s Chilton.  Gnann recently served as president of St. Vincent’s East, St. Vincent’s St. Clair and St. Vincent’s Blount. According to Ascension, Gnann established several new programs, such as installing an 80-bed behavioral health department and expanded existing service lines across the system. Gnann joined the health system in 2004.   “Andrew’s commitment to serving others…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 3:01:26 PM
What’s new at The Pizitz Food Hall: Eats, drinks and more—Win a $100 Pizitz gift card!
Sponsored So many new things are happening at The Pizitz Food Hall! Here’s your guide to the newest eats, sweets … Continue reading "What’s new at The Pizitz Food Hall: Eats, drinks and more—Win a $100 Pizitz gift card!" The post What’s new at The Pizitz Food Hall: Eats, drinks and more—Win a $100 Pizitz gift card! appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, June 14, 2019 1:40:05 PM
Out of state investor buys Taco Bell property for $1.3M
A Georgia investor has bought a Birmingham property that houses a Taco Bell location. According to Jefferson County public records, James G. Stelzenmuller III of Fortson, Georgia, purchased the property at 100 20th Ave. NE, in Center Point from Tacala LLC for $1.3 million. The seller is registered to address shared by Tacala Companies in Vestavia Hills. Tacala is a major Taco Bell franchisee, with hundreds of locations. The property originally housed a parking lot, which Tacala LL...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 12:17:11 PM
Birmingham-based nonprofit names new executive director
The Parkinson Association of Alabama has named a new leader. Bibby Bailey took the helm of the statewide nonprofit based in Birmingham in May. Bailey has served as a company president and held other key leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. Most recently she was an executive director with the American Red Cross. According to a release, Bailey also has certifications in project management. “I look forward to furthering the PAA’s mission of improving the quality of life for patient...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 11:45:07 AM
Guest notebook: Metro Birmingham suffocated by system designed for failure
For a moment, let’s assume a few things about the Birmingham metro area. That the Birmingham mayor and council are the best we’ve had in generations. That the Jefferson County Commission is in peak form. And, finally, that cooperation among the many municipalities in our metro area is at an all-time high. Things are better around here – and there are signs of hope. However, even in a perfect “metro” world we would collectively still have a huge millstone around our necks: A lack of home…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Inside Atlas Senior Living: How Scott Goldberg is taking charge
How Scott Goldberg is making Atlas lead in the senior living realm.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years
Here in Birmingham, you probably see an American flag every single day, even if you don’t think much about it. … Continue reading "Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years" The post Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, June 14, 2019 10:21:52 AM
Treat Dad this weekend to some quality time! 50+ Bham events June 14-16
Get ready for a weekend filled with plans. Here’s what’s happening in Birmingham, June 14-16. Featured Events Crazy, Crazy For … Continue reading "Treat Dad this weekend to some quality time! 50+ Bham events June 14-16" The post Treat Dad this weekend to some quality time! 50+ Bham events June 14-16 appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, June 14, 2019 9:54:39 AM
Avondale apartment property receives big renovation
The renovation of an apartment building along a major thoroughfare in Avondale is now complete.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 9:50:48 AM
New commission to explore Alabama artificial intelligence industry
A new commission in Alabama will explore the growth of artificial intelligence in the state and look at ways to grow the emerging technology in Alabama. A bill sponsored by Alabama Sen. Jabo Waggoner was passed by Alabama lawmakers during the recently completed session. The commission will advise state leaders on the growth of the AI industry and make recommendations on policy to advance AI technology efforts. “In a few short years, artificial intelligence and other emerging technolog...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 9:49:27 AM
Auburn University teams with Tyson Foods on solar project
Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center has opened a standalone, solar-powered poultry house in Cullman County with food giant Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) “Auburn University’s NPTC will work closely with Tyson Foods and Southern Solar Systems to provide leadership in the application of solar power technology to broiler production houses,” said Paul Patterson, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “The research will provide important, new information on how solar power…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 9:40:42 AM
Birmingham, Mobile named cities of the future
Growth, innovative thinking and more have put two Alabama cities in the spotlight. A London-based news and foreign direct investment publication, fDi magazine, put Birmingham and Mobile on its list of American Cities of the Future. Birmingham ranked No. 9 in mid-sized American Cities of the Future overall and in human capital and lifestyle as well as No. 10 in connectivity and No. 4 in business friendliness. Mobile was ranked No. 5 in the top 25 American Cities of the Future for Forei...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 9:38:46 AM
12 mistakes to avoid when selling your Birmingham home. Before and after PHOTOS
It’s a great time to sell a home in Birmingham. But to get the most bang for your buck, there … Continue reading "12 mistakes to avoid when selling your Birmingham home. Before and after PHOTOS" The post 12 mistakes to avoid when selling your Birmingham home. Before and after PHOTOS appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, June 14, 2019 9:29:52 AM
Need a new place to display your flag?? Here are some open houses for June 14-16
Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 18 open houses for you to check out this … Continue reading "Need a new place to display your flag?? Here are some open houses for June 14-16" The post Need a new place to display your flag?? Here are some open houses for June 14-16 appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, June 14, 2019 9:25:38 AM
Get a sneak peek at renderings for under the 59/20 bridges. 6 things you need to know.
Right now, while the highways are undergoing a complete renovation, it’s hard to imagine what will go in under the 59/20 … Continue reading "Get a sneak peek at renderings for under the 59/20 bridges. 6 things you need to know." The post Get a sneak peek at renderings for under the 59/20 bridges. 6 things you need to know. appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, June 14, 2019 7:54:54 AM
Appetite for risk growing for Birmingham startup investors
Millions are flowing from local investors to Birmingham startups in latest sign of a major shift.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 14, 2019 1:33:28 AM
2019 Insights into Divorce
THE EXPERTS Q: How can divorce affect a business owner and the business itself? Laura Montgomery Lee (Crittenden Partners PC): Ideally, a divorce attorney’s goal should be for the business to go unaffected by the divorce. A business can often be the largest asset of the marriage, or the main source of income. So determining how to equitably account for that asset or distribute that income without selling or damaging the business is one obstacle a divorce attorney can help the p...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:49:00 PM
SouthWest Water Company announces 2019 scholarship winners
SouthWest Water Company in June announced cash scholarships for three graduating high school students in Shelby County who plan to make engineering their main course of study.
280 Living at Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:44:45 PM
Briarwood alums earn $1,000 Alfa Foundation scholarship
Three Briarwood Christian School graduates got a little tuition relief for the 2019-20 school year through a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.
280 Living at Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:44:26 PM
BB&T, SunTrust reveal new name for merging bank
The soon-to-merge BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) has a new name — Truist Financial Corp. "We're excited because we really think we can redefine the client experience and really create a meaningful change in the community," said BB&T Chief Executive Kelly King. King said he believes this brand is a way for the new entity to build on the heritages of BB&T and SunTrust while also positioning the new bank for the future. The new bank will have a presence in Birmingh...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:22:51 PM
Get your walking shoes ready! Five Mile Creek adds two miles of trail in Gardendale, with plans to b
Good news, Birmingham trail-lovers. You can now explore a new two-mile section of the Five Mile Creek Greenway in Gardendale! … Continue reading "Get your walking shoes ready! Five Mile Creek adds two miles of trail in Gardendale, with plans to become the longest trail in Central AL" The post Get your walking shoes ready! Five Mile Creek adds two miles of trail in Gardendale, with plans to become the longest trail in Central AL appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:12:17 PM
Metro Bham county among best in the buck for property taxes
One metro Birmingham county has landed in the top 10 counties where Alabama residents get the most return on their property taxes. St. Clair County ranked eighth in the state, according to a recent study by New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset that determined where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively. Because property taxes fuel community services across Alabama like crime prevention and public schools, the study looked at the lowest average property tax...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:03:43 PM
Tech company moves HQ near Pepper Place
Another technology firm has moved its operations into Birmingham's city center. Infomedia, a website service company, recently moved its headquarters near Pepper Place. The new 5,000-square-foot location is located at 2717 Third Ave. South. The company moved its offices from Vestavia Hills. “We wanted to go downtown,” Jason Lovoy, president of Infomedia, said. “We love the excitement and we want to be a part of it.” Uptick Marketing, a spinoff company from Infomedia that has regular...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:01:40 PM
Portion of downtown street to close for 2-3 months
A portion of a highly traveled street in downtown Birmingham will close Friday as part of the construction of the new Interstate 20/59 bridges. Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will shut down 18th Street North between Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard and Ninth Avenue North for two to three months. The bridges between I-65 and Red Mountain Expressway closed in January for the long-awaited reconstruction of the failing bridge system. The bridges were expec...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:00:59 PM
Purple Onion eyed for prominent corner in Lakeview
A prominent space in Lakeview could soon be home to a local restaurant chain. Plans for a new Purple Onion Mediterranean restaurant at the former On Tap Sports Cafe were approved by the Birmingham Design Review Committee on Wednesday. The property is located at 737 29th Street South. Representatives of the Purple Onion did not immediately respond to request for comment or details about the timeline for opening. Architect Robert Thompson presented the design plan to the Design Revie...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:45:09 PM
Target now offering same-day delivery through Shipt
Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has added same-day delivery for thousands of items through Birmingham-based Shipt Inc. The new delivery option will apply to 65,000 items at Target.com and is the latest in a series of delivery features Target has added since its $550 million acquisition of Shipt. “With same-day delivery now available directly within the Target.com experience, we’ve made it even easier for our guests to shop at Target—while still getting the great value, curated product assortment...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:28:58 PM
State House sends Briarwood police officer bill to governor
The text of HB 309 would allow the president or chief executive of each campus to employ police officers to “keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon, and damage to, the property of the school or academy.”...
280 Living at Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:54:35 PM
Solid economy cited for business lending trending upward in Bham, experts credit solid economy
Business lending in metro Birmingham has been increasing year over year, and local experts say they don’t anticipate that trend reversing anytime soon.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:00:00 PM
12 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where t
500 million straws are used in the U.S. each day—many never making it to recycling bins, instead to join the … Continue reading "12 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally" The post 12 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:06:49 PM
Insurance startup expands to Birmingham
A Chattanooga-based Insurance startup is expanding to Birmingham.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:03:48 PM
ASFA teacher and Birmingham native Kim Scott tops Billboard Smooth Jazz chart
Longtime Alabama School of Fine Arts music department chair, teacher and flutist Kim Scott has topped the Billboard Smooth Jazz … Continue reading "ASFA teacher and Birmingham native Kim Scott tops Billboard Smooth Jazz chart" The post ASFA teacher and Birmingham native Kim Scott tops Billboard Smooth Jazz chart appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:03:28 PM
UAB’s building pipeline remains robust as three projects advance
UAB’s building pipeline remains robust as three projects advance.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM
Longtime downtown Birmingham shop plans to close
A longtime downtown shop is closing its doors. Dixie Store Fixtures, a food service, equipment and supplies store located at 2425 First Avenue North, is closing its doors soon, according to AL.com. The company has been a fixture in Birmingham for nearly a century. There is no official closing date yet. President Fred Cypress said he is closing the store as he plans to retire. As we've reported, a number of Birmingham businesses have closed or been sold as a generation of owners nears ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:42:07 AM
Bham execs land leadership roles at Alabama Hospital Association
The Alabama Hospital Association has named several local health executives to leadership positions. Grandview Medical Center CEO Drew Mason has been elected president of the Birmingham Regional Council of the Alabama Hospital Association.  This is Mason’s first year in a leadership role for the Birmingham Regional Council.  Mason has served on several AHA committees, including the State Regulatory Committee, Federal Legislative/Regulatory Committee and Workers Compensation Reform Task...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:35:10 AM
IronStone Pizza closing Alabama locations
IronStone Pizza closed its locations on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the company posted the announcement on Facebook. “We are sorry to say that all of our IronStone Pizza locations will now be closed. That you to everyone who came out and enjoyed.” The Mississippi-based pizza chain first opened in 2016 Vestavia and opened two additional locations in Hoover and Trussville, but the Hoover location closed in June 2018, according to the Trussville Tribune. IronStone is one of several local res...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:28:30 AM
8 reasons we love Birmingham’s Southside community, including Rojo’s birthday party
It’s fair to say that most folks who’ve spent any time in Birmingham have probably spent some time in Southside. … Continue reading "8 reasons we love Birmingham’s Southside community, including Rojo’s birthday party" The post 8 reasons we love Birmingham’s Southside community, including Rojo’s birthday party appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:42:06 AM
Birmingham Zoo completes phase two of three renovations
The Birmingham Zoo recently completed the second phase of its $18.6M in capital improvement project. Phase two aimed to make guests’ experiences easier and safer. The front of the zoo was renovated with a welcoming new entrance. A large gift shop, membership office, first aid station, and modern bathrooms were included in this round of renovations. Also completed was a new Altec/Styslinger Learning Center and Hugh Kaul Plaza. Offices and event rental spaces were also completed. Guests ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:31:53 PM
You'll soon be able to pay at Publix via the grocer's iPhone app
Publix Super Markets Inc. is rolling out a mobile payment system via its own iPhone app. A spokesman for the Lakeland-based grocer says it is rolling out mobile payment via the Publix app on iOS "in phases throughout the company." Publix, which has been expanding its presence in metro Birmingham, plans to expand the mobile payment option to Android users as well, spokesman Brian West said. Neither rollout has a confirmed completion date, West said. Paying with the app allows digital co...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:31:05 PM
Bham investor sells apartment complex in Southside
The 43-unit Silver Oak apartment building in Southside has sold to a new owner.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:17:05 PM
How Alabama's AIM Act could supercharge Opportunity Zones
A new law could help investors in opportunity zones by guaranteeing a return on investments.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:15:27 PM
Birmingham named among top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future by international publication
Birmingham has been ranked one of the top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future, according to fDi Intelligence Magazine. … Continue reading "Birmingham named among top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future by international publication" The post Birmingham named among top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future by international publication appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:53:06 PM
Hoover City Council approves tax abatement extension for IberiaBank
The Hoover City Council has extended its development agreement with IberiaBank to aid in the expansion of the bank’s new operations center at International Park. The council granted the bank $1.7 million in incentives in the form of an abatement of non-educational property taxes and construction-related transaction taxes in November 2017 when the bank purchased a 130,000-square-foot building at 2000 International Drive in Hoover for $13.5 million. The council voted last week to approve a six-...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:53:46 PM
Top Women in Medicine
Our annual list of the top women physicians in the metro Birmingham area and how to find them. Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Dr. Nefertiti H. Durant Children’s of Alabama /UAB Medicine (205) 939-9100 Dr. Tina Y. Simpson Children’s of Alabama (205) 638-9345 Dr. Marsha S. Sturdevant Children’s of Alabama (205) 638-2357 Dr. Stephenie B. Wallace Children’s... Read More...
B-Metro at Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:00:00 AM
What Will $1B Do for You?
UAB’s successful Campaign comes to an end, but its impact is just beginning By Charles Buchanan, Brett Bralley, Laura Jane Crocker, and Cary Estes...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:10:08 PM
An Air of Optimism
Fresh breakthroughs could help most cystic fibrosis patients breathe easier Story by Matt Windsor • Illustrations by Sophie McVicar • CF and researcher illustrations by Rachel Hendrix...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 3:56:30 PM
The Shape of Things to Come
Tiny transforming capsules could make treatments smarter Story by Matt Windsor • Photography by Steve Wood • Illustrations by Jody Potter...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 3:22:28 PM
Mental Leaps
UAB experts help Alabamians overcome barriers to mental health care Story by Gail Allyn Short • Editorial Contributors: Emily Henagan, Tiffany Westry Womack • Illustrations by Rachel Hendrix...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 2:22:48 PM
Building Birmingham
Engineering graduates make their mark on the Magic City’s revitalization Story by Laura Jane Crocker • Photos by Andrea Mabry and Steve Wood...
UAB Magazine at Friday, April 26, 2019 10:53:45 AM
Destination Innovation
Two students have an idea to revolutionize health care. Will it survive a journey of discovery? Story by Charles Buchanan • Photography by Steve Wood & Catherine Mayo • Illustrations by Jody Potter • Web design by Tyler Bryant...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:57:01 AM
What Even is a Coozie?
Koozies are of the innocuous yet important symbols of the drinking sport. It’s one of those inventions that sits there in the background of humanity, but isn’t really questioned. But where did the Coozie come from?  What even is a Coozie? The Kozy started out in the late 1970’s, in Australia.  Here it was known […]...
Birmingham Weekly at Monday, August 6, 2018 12:38:02 AM

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