Photo by Frank Couch.

Birmingham Wholesale Furniture and Style Advertising are teaming up to bring a little extra flair to Second Avenue South. Read more



Photos courtesy of Michael Anderson.

Birmingham resident teaches more than just dance. Read more


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Photo by Tara Massouleh.

When Josh Kirk was 16 years old, he was forced to move out of his house in Mount Olive, Alabama. The house, built in 1932, belonged to his grandparents. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Tollie Jones.

Comedy is a lot like punk rock. At least it is to Chris Ivey, founder of Birmingham comedy group Goulash Comedy. Read more


Day of the Dead event weaves cultural traditions into communal celebration. Read more


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Photo by Frank Couch.

WorkPlay General Manager Joe Benintende on the move after 6 years of paralysis. Read more



Rendering courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama recently announced a $7.5 million charity campaign to expand the Birmingham campus by adding a 28,543-square-foot wing that will almost double occupancy. Read more

Central City

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Photo by Tara Massouleh.

After serving Birmingham for 23 years, Better Basics has finally joined the downtown community. Read more



Photo by Tara Massouleh.

In late August, community members had multiple meetings to discuss and learn more about the proposed Birmingham Bus Rapid Transit Project. Read more



Photo courtesy of Stacy Allen/Mountainside Photo Co.

Modern mercantile now calls Avondale home. Read more

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Tara Massouleh

The concept at the new location is the same as it was for the first: light, fresh fare with a Spanish flair. Read more

Sips & Bites


Photos by Frank Couch.

Since Isabel Marrero moved to Birmingham from Puerto Rico in April 2015, she has tried nearly every restaurant in the city and its surrounding suburbs. Read more

Sips & Bites


Photo by Tara Massouleh.

More than a century ago, Five Points South was founded as a streetcar suburb of Birmingham called Highland. Since then, the area has seen the good and the bad — years of neglect and eventually a resurgence of commercial and residential growth. Read more

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Rendering courtesy of Boehm Realty.

For Matt Boehm, his family’s upcoming Forest Park Place development represents both a “return to form and a break in model.” Read more

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Photos courtesy of Elaine Lyda.

Greek, Middle Eastern food fairs return Read more


The Crestwood Civitan group and Woodlawn United Methodist Church want to talk to the Crestwood/Woodlawn community through a social-justice workshop led by local activist T. Marie King. Read more


BRT Transit Meeting

Tara Massouleh

The $42 million Bus Rapid Transit system would connect the city from Woodlawn to Five Points West and be completed in time for the 2021 World Games hosted in Birmingham. Read more

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Council meeting 8/16

Tara Massouleh

With a 4-4 vote, the council did not approve $3 million in capital funding to build a new fire station in the Kingston neighborhood. Read more

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The $61 million dollar deal with Trane U.S. Inc. will span two decades and affect 120 city owned buildings. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Sherman Sterling.

In 1969, Birmingham resident Sherman Sterling met Bob Marley at the University of Texas in Austin. Read more