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Tilted Kilt opening soon on Highway 280

New Tilted Kilt on Hwy 280In spite of the economic downturn, Birmingham continues to see new businesses and restaurants popping up in the Highway 280 area of town.

Construction has started on the newest Tilted Kilt  to soon open here in Birmingham. The new restaurant will occupy the old Copeland’s of New Orleans space on Highway 280. It’s been closed since early last year when the franchise downsized and left the Alabama market.

Originally started at Harrah’s in Las Vegas in 2003, the Tilted Kilt has recently evolved into one of the fastest growing pub/eatery style franchises in the country. It features fast and fun bar-style food (wings, burgers, fish and chips) and of course a wide selection of beers in the style of Buffalo Wild Wings or Locos.

Photo: Josh Self/Flickr

Welcome Frigid Records

A new record store in Birmingham

Frigid Records at Magic City Motor Scooters – acnatta/Flickr

The independent music store scene gained a new entrant officially last weekend. Frigid Records set up their first physical location inside of Magic City Motor Scooters last week. Owners Ryan and Erin James plan to be there on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. to sell new and used vinyl and CDs. They also plan to take the store to local music events.

According to their entry on Bhamwiki, they plan to eventually open their own storefront.

280’s new thriving Black Market

Last night was the preview party for George Cowgill‘s Black Market Bar. It’s located in the Colonnade on Highway 280 and will cater to the same awesome crowd as its downtown counterpart, Speakeasy.

It’s expected to be open to the public later this month. Friend them on MySpace to keep up with the bar’s updates and to show your support.

Photos: From the Black Market Bar preview party. Chris Mitchell/special to bhamterminal.com

Greencup Books opens tomorrow

This Friday, February 8th, at 2 p.m., Birmingham’s newest used bookstore opens its doors to the public. This grand-opening of Greencup Books, located in an old two-story brick building at 105 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., South (next to Bare Hands Gallery), includes a kick-off event featuring a signing with Tony Crunk and artist Peter Wilm, who will be there at 7 p.m. to promote their book project Stories from Real Life, which is Greencup Books first publishing project.

Owner and publisher Russell Helms says opening a business that published books and art, as well as sell it, is something that he hopes will spur new ideas within the revitalized Southside area.

“It’s all about building community and supporting creativity “at any cost”, says Helms. “If you need a creative boost, just spending half an hour with us should do the trick. Ideas and original thoughts are guaranteed. We have books, books, books, and lots of cool art from Bare Hands Gallery. We exist to spur creativity. People can expect whatever they are looking for, and more!”

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