Entries Tagged as 'downtown'

Man commits suicide this morning in Birmingham parking deck

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · 35203

standoff surround

Wednesday morning saw police secure portions of several streets in downtown Birmingham and the parking lot where Gus’s Hot Dogs is located and later confirm a man had committed suicide.

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Birmingham made its fourth Livability top 10 list. This time, it’s for downtown

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Online


The inclusion of Birmingham on a list of top U.S. downtowns for 2014 is pretty big – especially when you consider it’s the fourth time the city has appeared on a list curated by the website focused on what makes cities livable. It just means more folks checking us out…

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“The Sign” now apparently has an online voice on Twitter

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off · Business


The advertisement covering a historic electronic sign in downtown Birmingham seems to have decided it needs to be telling its own story by speaking for itself – on Twitter. Then there’s the fact the Barons are the only White Sox affiliate without a Pepsi sponsorship…

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Help Sojourns continue its journey

February 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Take a moment

Sojourns GoFund screenshot

One of two fair trade stores in the state of Alabama, and arguably one of the first businesses responsible for Birmingham’s downtown renaissance, Sojourns (and its owner, Melissa Kendrick) are in need of your support right now – all thanks to a collapsed sewer line.

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A new lot for food trucks in downtown Birmingham

May 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · 35203


Those working in Birmingham’s central business district may now find it a little easier to figure out where their favorite food truck is located – thanks to a new use for the Barber Properties lot on Richard Arrington, Jr., Blvd.

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A new parking location for the VA patients and visitors

November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Health

New veterans parking

The newest addition to the medical portion of downtown Birmingham’s skyline has led to a necessary, and currently temporary, move of parking facilities for the city’s VA medical center. The changes went into effect November 1.

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Filming of “42″ set to close some downtown streets next week

May 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · 35203, Movies

Jackie Robinson

Folks heading downtown for church (or for a visit to the museum) on Sunday may find it just a little harder to park than normal – since they’ll have started filming portions of the Jackie Robinson biopic “42″ in the area around the Tutwiler Hotel.

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Next steps to save Powell School underway

February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · 35203

Powell School debris cleanup

Folks driving by downtown Birmingham’s Powell School (and folks who haven’t had the chance yet) would be happy to take stock of progress being made with regards to efforts to save the 123 year old building that once served as the city’s first school.

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