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BBVA Momentum participants 2019

Photo courtesy Eric Tasker.

Build Up-Ensley, Magic City Woodworks and SmallBox Company were chosen in June to participate along with 16 other small enterprises around the nation. Read more

Central City

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Photo courtesy of REV Birmingham

Two Birmingham start-ups — Elysian Gardens, a community sculpture park, and Encore Rouge, a food truck — recently split a total of nearly $50,000 in cash prizes and business services in the competition. Read more

Business

Yummefy Asian restaurant

Photos by Erin Nelson.

This summer Sam and Rose Pokhrel opened a brand-new business, Yummefy Asian Restaurant, at the opposite end of the same block in The Waites development at Seventh Avenue South and Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard. Read more

Sips & Bites

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

After 37 years, Romeo’s Sporting Goods is closing its store in Crestwood and moving to Vestavia Hills. Read more

Crestwood

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

“I believe in good, fresh ingredients daily, and I believe in fresh food,” he said. “We make our bread twice a day and meatballs and sauce, and I try to keep the prices reasonable so people can come back.” Read more

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The store will be “a lifestyle extension” of the designer’s brand, “bringing the soul and flavor of the South to life through fashion, music, food and art,” Reid said. Read more

Lakeview

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The company, based in downtown, bills itself as the only on-demand building services provider catering to owner-occupied facilities in central Alabama. Read more

Business

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Cayo Coco features a lush interior with a Cuban feel and a menu that offers the rich flavors of the Caribbean. Read more

Sips & Bites

Mota Autohaus

Jesse Chambers

Two Birmingham entrepreneurs — the husband-and-wife team of Manuel Mota and Alexis Ginsburg — say they want to change the way people look at auto repair shops. Read more

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Now that longtime skateboarder Peter Karvonen is older, he’s no longer skating to compete or prove his skills to anyone. Read more

Faces

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Photo courtesy of Courtnee Davis.

Akinlosotu and Bradley said the store lends itself to modern culture. Read more

Avondale

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Williams is flexible with the services he provides and can also simply help move or clean. Read more

Business

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Photo Courtesy of Western Supermarkets

The independent grocer announced both Birmingham locations will close. Read more

Business

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Photo by Kamp Fender

The Alabama Environmental Council was recently forced to close its popular Community Recycling Center in Avondale. Read more

Business

It takes a certain kind of art to draw drivers’ eyes off their next turn and onto a particular sign or storefront. Read more

Faces

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Chatham Hellmers, the founder of Charm — a popular boutique on Second Avenue North downtown — took great pleasure in running her shop, which she opened in 2009. Read more

Faces

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Birmingham native flexes creative muscle at Akioboy. Read more

Business

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Photo courtesy of Eugene’s Hot Chicken.

Minority entrepreneurs fueling startup boom at regional-high rates. Read more

Faces

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Photos by Jesse Chambers.

Mike Cohen, owner of 1st Avenue business for over 5 decades: ‘I feel like I’m at home.’ Read more

Business

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Erica Techo

The coffee house on 2nd Avenue North reopened on April 26, following several months of repairs. Read more

Business

  • Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    City workers, investors and various members of the project gathered at Pizitz Food Hall for its grand opening on March 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Al.

  • Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    City workers, investors and various members of the project gathered at Pizitz Food Hall for its grand opening on March 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Al.

  • Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    City workers, investors and various members of the project gathered at Pizitz Food Hall for its grand opening on March 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Al.

  • Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    City workers, investors and various members of the project gathered at Pizitz Food Hall for its grand opening on March 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Al.

  • Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    City workers, investors and various members of the project gathered at Pizitz Food Hall for its grand opening on March 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Al.

  • Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Food Hall Opening

    City workers, investors and various members of the project gathered at Pizitz Food Hall for its grand opening on March 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Al.