Category Archives: Homewood

Lasers Edge announces it’s closing

I’ve been at the Birmingham Diversity Summit for most of the morning, so imagine my surprise when I learned that the Lasers Edge has announced that it’s closing its doors by the end of the year. The Birmingham News breaking news blog has more information about this shock to our local business community.

While we’d normally encourage you to visit their website for more information, but I’m going to lean towards insisting that you go down to the store in downtown Homewood and thank them for what they’ve meant to the local music scene.

According to the News’ post, the store will remain open until 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays but will begin opening at 11 a.m. instead of 10 a.m.

Harvest Brew, SoHo Square

October will be over soon so now is the time to take advantage of this Oktoberfest Celebration. For $10, you’ll get a taste of the newest imports and microbrews available in the state. And you’ll be helping United Way/Birmingham Community Food Bank. So it’s win-win.


SoHo Square is located in downtown Homewood.

Cost: $10; Tickets on sale the day of the event.

A look back: October 13 & 14

October 13:


Edward M. Tutwiler was born at Palmyra in Fluvanna County, Virginia.

October 14:


Hollywood was annexed into Homewood.

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Hand in Paw’s Wine Diva, Rosewood Hall

For those women among you looking for an alternative to the potential of watching runoff elections results for the Birmingham mayoral race, may we suggest an opportunity to give to Hand in Paw while enjoying some wine. If you want to learn more about them, click here to read a story posted during the summer months.

The event page on their official website says that it will be hundreds of women at Rosewood Hall in downtown Homewood, with “wine tasting, door prizes, hors d’oeurves and a diva costume contest.”

They promise to update the site as more information is available, so keep checking on it.

Cost:$50; available online (click here)

Rosewood Hall
2850 19th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209

It’s time to be Happi

Happi Boutique logoMen and women now have a new place to go shopping for that just right outfit. Before you say that it’s not necessarily needed, have you noticed how many new after hours events there are for folks in metro Birmingham? Click on over here to see just a taste of the new options available for young professionals and those young at heart to keep themselves busy socially.

Happi Clothing Boutique will be opening its doors tomorrow evening for its opening celebration. Co-owner Camilla Barungi from Project Runway, Season 3 on cable’s Bravo Channel will be on hand for the event and word has it she will be taking on an active role in the development of the business. Representatives for the owners say that the shop will keep an artsy and energetic atmosphere, possibly even having the occasional DJ dropping in to spin a new tune at any given time.

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Happi boutique opening, downtown Homewood

Calling all fashionistas and fashionistos to 1817-B 29th Ave. South, next to Dave’s Pizza. There you will find HAPPI (site under construction), the metro area’s newest boutique for men and women. Enjoy wine and light hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with special guest and co-owner, super model Camilla Barungi from Project Runway, Season 3.

One lucky guy and one lucky girl will win a $250 gift certificate. If it’s you, you’ll be able to spend that money on fabulous designers like Gsus, William Rast, 575, Scotch & Soda and Skunkfunk.

Cost: Free


1817-B 29th Ave. South (directions)


Calling all YPs now!

New on the radar, the Birmingham Council for Business Ethics is hosting a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at The Club and the young leaders of Birmingham are invited to attend free. And they’ll feed you free too. The only catch is that you have to register today. You can see all the details after the jump including a description of the speaker, Steve Harrison, author of “The Manager’s Book of Decencies.” RSVP here. Continue reading