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No more Super 6 in Birmingham

super_six_logoFootball is more than a pastime in Alabama, and the crowds that gather at the annual Super 6 state football championships here in Birmingham at Legion Field represent that status more than anything else. Make that used to represent…

This afternoon CBS 42 broke the news that the championships would no longer be played in The Magic City and instead alternate between Tuscaloosa and Auburn, just like the Iron Bowl decided before it.

What does it mean to our local economy? Representatives from Birmingham’s Convention and Visitors Bureau told Chris Pollone of NBC 13 that they think it could cost the region more than $4 million.

We do get to keep the state basketball championships, but some are already arguing that a multipurpose facility’s time has finally come.

The train’s getting in early

Remember that post last week about the locomotive moving to Sloss Furnaces? Well, the date’s changed – to tomorrow morning!

They’re expecting it to pull on to the site at approximately 9 a.m. though the time may change yet again because of the complexity of the operation. Maybe one of us will see you there…

Election ’09: City Council elections to be held in August

A media advisory just sent out this afternoon is sure to influence when additional candidates for Birmingham’s City Council elections announce. We’ve uploaded a PDF of the advisory as we received it earlier this afternoon from Mayor Langford’s director of communication, April Odom. The simple version is this year’s city council elections will most likely be held on August 25 instead of October 13. The change is to make sure that the elections are held in accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002. If a runoff is necessary in any council district, it would be held on October 6.

So far, Anthony Barnes and Howard Bayless have formally announced their candidacy.

NYC’s Cheyenne Diner being moved to Birmingham

Farewell. Goggla/FlickrThanks to Twitter follower @BhamWiki, we’ve learned that New York’s historic Cheyenne Diner will be making it’s new home in Birmingham, AL. The diner was closed by a rival Midtown eatery early last year. The landmark Art Moderne structure was originally slated for a move from its home of 68 years at 9th Avenue and 33rd Street to the Red Hook section of Brooklyn (as reported on Gothamist in April). Unfortunately, it was beginning to look like efforts were not going to be successful.

The story about its now pending move to the Magic City was first reported on Chelsea Now yesterday with The Associated Press posted a news brief earlier this afternoon confirming the move.

If you want to get a better idea of what we’re gaining here, check out the photos on Tom Fletcher’s New York Architecture site. Hopefully we’ll find out exactly where it’s going soon.

Photo: Farewell. Goggla/Flickr.

Checking out o kafé’s new digs


The banner says it all, though it did look open. Their relatively new location in Pepper Place allows folks that buy coffee from them during farmers market season to have somewhere to hang out the rest of the year. Looks like they’re already booking acts too, as the poster said there was a show set for August 24. It may be an excuse to check it out.

Devon’s last day

Devon Walsh - courtesy of UAB.eduYeah, it’s true – if you didn’t already know, tonight will be Devon Walsh‘s last on Fox 6. According to her last blog post, she’s got a pretty good reason too – her husband’s finished his residency and his new job’s allowing them to move home to Mobile with their 5-month old son.

We know we’ll miss her and we’re sure you’ll want to tell her goodbye as well, so either comment here or how about on that last post of hers on the Fox 6 site.

Photo: UAB.edu