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Mountain High grand opening, Cahaba Village Plaza

The newest edition to the Mountain High family of stores is in Cahaba Village (the new shop/live development on Highway 280). They’ll celebrate their formal grand opening with giveaways and raffles from vendors like The North Face, Patagonia, Lole, Icebreaker and Simple shoes. There will also be in-store specials and a book signing by Russell Helms, author of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Birmingham, from 1 – 2 p.m. The folks from Alabama Small Boats (temporarily moved from their their retail location in Helena) will have special pricing on select items as well.

Sounds like a plan to us!

Mountain High Outfitters
2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Suite 250

Monster partners with local newspaper company

Monster Worldwide, Inc., parent company for earlier today announced it will partner with Birmingham-based Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CHNI) on developing some 80 career and recruitment sites. The communities that will be served through these sites are already served by more than 140 publications associated with CNHI. CHNI serves as the parent company for some 93 daily newspapers.

The announcement, according to this Reuters story, is the latest such partnership for Monster, having already made similar agreements with various media outlets including the New York Times and The Boston Globe.

Click here to view the official press release from Monster Worldwide.

Ex-President Clinton talks to Dems tonight

Bill Clinton imageIf people think the Friday evening commute along Highway 280 is already too long as they approach I-459, they may just want to leave a little earlier this afternoon. Former President Bill Clinton is giving the keynote address at this evening’s Jefferson-Jackson celebration of the Alabama Democratic Party at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center. According to the Associated Press, the party expects to net $250,000 for use in preparing for the 2008 election season.

The event is named for former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson and is commonly used by local offices of the Democratic Party as the title of their annual fundraising event. Don’t try to get tickets; it’s already sold out. It may just be the excuse you need to find something to do that keeps you from venturing down the road for a little while this evening. If you really wanted to go, they’re saying that they’ll hold a similar event this fall. (Read: advanced warning of additional traffic problems).

The scene from the Apple Store The Summit opening

The view from inside the Apple Store

For those that were not able to attend the Apple Store opening, here are a couple of images from the Saturday morning event. More than 1,000 people visited the first retail store for the electronics company in Alabama on April 14 at the Summit shopping center near I-459. For those wondering just how big of an event this would b, check out the line that awaited those that arrived shortly after 10 a.m…

The line outside of the Apple Store The Summit

Finally, the Apple Store lands in the Magic City

Considering the hoopla that normally surrounds the opening of an Apple Inc. retail store, it was a little surprising that more was not being made about the opening of the newest store at The Summit besides the buzz in the local blogosphere (especially Jeremy). Well, doubts have been laid to rest with the release this morning of a press release officially announcing the opening, scheduled for this Saturday, April 14. Accredited journalists will be allowed to preview the new store beginning at 9 a.m., with the new business opening to the general public at 10 a.m. The first 1,000 people who visit the new store will receive an Apple T-shirt and all that visit the store before 4 p.m. Sunday will be able to enter the Grand Opening Sweepstakes, with the grand prize including a black 12 inch 2.0GHz Intel Duo MacBook, one-year membership to ProCare and a 4GB silver iPod nano among other things. Contest details are available by clicking here.

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