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Five Point South’s Building Trades Tower is going to receive a $40M makeover

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The Building Trades Tower Building at Five Points South is about to have a $40M makeover. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham’s Five Points South neighborhood received some good news this week. The 12-story historic Birmingham Building Trades Tower, which has been vacant since a 2015 fire, is receiving a $40 million makeover.

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A history of the Alabama Power Building, including Vulcan’s mythical love for Electra [Photos]

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The Alabama Power Building in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

If you live in Alabama, odds are you’ve heard about the Alabama Power Company. Each year, the company provides power to millions of residents throughout the state. But did you know the company’s Birmingham headquarters are nearly one hundred years old? We took a look at the historic Alabama Power Building to learn more.

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INSIDE LOOK: Red or White’s serving dinner now, including wood-fired pizzas

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Making dinner plans ASAP. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Chances are Red or White Forest Park is already your go-to spot for a great bottle of wine. Get ready, because soon it’ll be your new favorite place to grab dinner and relax with friends too. We got a sneak peek of the new space + menu—let’s take a look at why Red or White will be your new dinner fave.

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Juneteenth, Father’s Day + more good times in Birmingham, June 18-20

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Ready to celebrate Father’s Day? Photo by Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash

Get pumped, Birmingham, because this weekend is dedicated to celebrating. First up is Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, followed by Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20. Not to mention, June is PRIDE month, which means yet another reason to have a GOOD TIME. There’s no time to waste, your weekend plans for June 18-20 await you below.

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5 Birmingham cocktail + coffee carts bringing summer fun to you

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A party coming your way. Photo by Kristen Pender Photography for Magic City Mini Bar

This summer, mobile cocktail and coffee carts are rolling into Birmingham. Whether you want to book a cocktail cart for a special event or support budding new local businesses at area farmers’ markets, don’t miss these “pour-table” pit stops.

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44 new home listings across Birmingham that will make you say WOW!

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 44 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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4024 GREYSTONE DRIVE HOOVER,AL 35242 (RealtySouth)


4024 GREYSTONE DRIVE
HOOVER,AL 35242
sq. ft.
6 bedrooms 7 full/3 half baths
$1999000
For more info, contact Catherine Singletary at 601-543-8083 or email csingletary@realtysouth.com


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Taco-Rita Fest is coming your way on June 26. Here’s what you need to know

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Taco-Rita Fest is just as fun as it looks. Photo via Robert DeBuys

Birmingham’s annual TacoFest returns with a new twist for 2021: margaritas! Taco-Rita Fest is heading to Sloss Furnaces on June 26 for a full line-up of food trucks, art vendors and live music. Ready to go? Keep reading because we’ve got the deets.

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5 Local Corgis bring the Magic (and the Fur) to Birmingham [Photos]

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Bridget the champion fly dog on agility course. Photo via Elizabeth Lee, owner

Long before the breed became an internet sensation, I’ve had the distinct honor of raising two Welsh Corgi partners in crime. We swapped pics and stories with other local Corgi owners in the Magic City Corgis and Friends group on Facebook to learn about five outstanding Corgis in Birmingham. Be warned: cuteness overload ahead!

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Ramsay High School hosts immersive exhibit to foster empathy

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Encouraging words from Ashley Hurst. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

This week, I went back to high school. Not my own, though. I checked out the ALL IN: Immersive Storytelling Exhibit at Ramsay High School, an exhibit with the goal of building empathy for public schools. Keep reading to see what I learned and find out more about the Birmingham Education Foundation.

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Birmingham with beloved traditions + new events all weekend

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Photo via Bham Black Pride

June 19 is more than just a date, it also marks Juneteenth—an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate this important day, mark your calendar for these events happening in Birmingham.

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5 tips for keeping safe at work from Amazon medical representative Tyler Schauber

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Tyler Schauber, a former air medic and current onsite medical representative at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bessemer. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

When it comes to health and safety in the workplace, it’s best to play it safe. That’s why Tyler Schauber, an onsite medical representative at Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, developed an easy list of 5 tips that help keep employees safe at Amazon and beyond. We spoke with Tyler to learn more!

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Meet Lane Parke’s new tenants, including Jeni’s, Starbucks, X4 Fitness + more

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Owner, Chris Wade, in front of new X4 Fitness in Mountain Brook. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s not like we needed an excuse to visit Lane Parke in Mountain Brook already, but their upcoming new tenants are the icing on the cake. Let’s take a look at the new stores and restaurants coming to the neighborhood soon, including some familiar spots you’re probably already obsessed with.

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LAH Real Estate opens new office in Hoover [Photos]

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LAH Real Estate agents gathered on Tuesday, June 15th to officially cut the ribbon on their new Hoover office. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On Tuesday, June 15th, scores of real estate agents gathered in the Green Valley area of Hoover to celebrate the opening of LAH Real Estate‘s brand-new office. We met with Ashley Grubb and Craig Taylor, two agents at the office, to learn what they’re most excited about!

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Red Mountain Theatre’s Parkside campus is now open. Check it out

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Keith Cromwell, Executive Director, in front of Red Mountain Theatre’s now open Parkside campus. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

It’s finally here: the Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus in Parkside is officially open! We checked out the ribbon cutting and got the scoop on the new setup.

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