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Longtime Forest Park grocer V. Richard’s announces it’s closing via Facebook

01.30.2015 by André Natta · No Comments

The long-time specialty grocer posted the news to its fan page on Facebook early Friday afternoon, January 30. They had been operating out of the Forest Park neighborhood since 1995 and in its current location since late 2004. Continue reading

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Plans for Beer Engineers space in Parkside stall

01.30.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

The banner announcing their planned arrival still hangs on the Wood Wade Building, but the project that would have placed two Alabama craft breweries side-by-side in Parkside has stalled for financial reasons. Continue reading

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Design Review signage approval means third Waffle House location slated for greater downtown Birmingham

01.28.2015 by André Natta · 6 Comments

A building that has seen several restaurants in recent years — and former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s election night celebration — will soon see new life as greater downtown’s newest Waffle House location. Continue reading

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Potential U.S. Steel reductions in Alabama announced as plans move forward for new world headquarters in Pittsburgh

01.28.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

Monday’s announcement from U.S. Steel involving the proposed reduction in production later this year has many in metro Birmingham concerned. It is one of several moves underway by the company — including their moving forward on redefining a neighborhood in their hometown. Continue reading

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Birmingham hosts third meeting of Alabama’s Group of 5 mayors

01.27.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

Monday morning saw five of the most powerful men in the state of Alabama — the mayors of its five largest cities — formally gather for extended talks about collaborative efforts for the third time in a year. Continue reading

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UPDATED: Alabama Media Group sees layoffs statewide, four in Birmingham

01.27.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

Advance Local’s Alabama Media Group announced layoffs throughout the state on Monday as part of a reorganization of the company as it begins 2015. Continue reading

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Digging into the UAB athletics announcement: Sometimes it’s all about timing

01.23.2015 by André Natta · 1 Comment

A look back at a 2013 University of Alabama System Board of Trustees vote (and a committee vote the day before) begins to raise questions about long-standing beliefs about the board and its treatment of football at UAB. Continue reading

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