Tag Archives: relocation

An online manifesto for Alabama’s Magic City

Magic City Manifesto headerOne of the newest blogs to grace computer screens around metro Birmingham is Magic City Manifesto. L.K. Whitney recently started the blog in December after moving here from Charleston, SC. She describes the purpose of the site via a manifesto that says among other things:

“Magic City Manifesto is a personal journey to find the very best this city has to offer.”

Take a moment to check out how her journey’s going. A recent post should remind folks that there’s never a good excuse for saying that there’s nothing to do in Birmingham. You may even want to check out Whitney’s Twitter account too…

Good news for Birmingham area real estate

Amid the doom and gloom being reported about the national real estate market, there are two reports that should make Birmingham area developers and home owners quite happy. On the heels of Money Magazine naming Birmingham, AL one of the 10 fastest growing real estate markets in the country, The Birmingham Business Journal posted a story to their website today that the metro area is one of the top 25 places to relocate your family.

Kind of makes you wonder about Forbes’ designation of the city as one of the most sinful in the U.S. back in February… maybe some folks wanted to keep the good news a secret for themselves.

Random Shots: A new location for FedEx/Kinko’s

New Fed Ex location downtown

Photo credit: André Natta

There may be a few folks that are wondering where their downtown FedEx Kinko’s store is? Well, it’s just opened this morning at 312 20th Street North in Birmingham’s city center. For those new to the situation, they were the last tenants on the block that’s been slated for redevelopment by Corporate Realty as apartments.

Their former neighbors have all found new locations in the greater downtown area as well, including Reed Books on 2nd Avenue North, Scott’s Koneys (now on 21st Street South). And yes, we’d argue that the new payment center for the Birmingham Water Works on 1st Avenue North is at least pretty close to downtown (it’s even got drive-thru lanes).