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Old 02-05-2021, 07:08 PM
 
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How cool is this? Birmingham has been selected as one of the coolest cities in America:

http://al.com/opinion/2021/01/birmin...n-america.html
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Old 02-07-2021, 01:54 PM
 
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How cool is this? Birmingham has been selected as one of the coolest cities in America:

http://al.com/opinion/2021/01/birmin...n-america.html
Not really that cool at all when you consider the individual who bestowed the title was David Sher -- he founder and publisher of ComebackTown, a former Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA), Operation New Birmingham (REV Birmingham), and the City Action Partnership (CAP).

It's like someone's parent calling their child one of the best children in the country. Might they be a cool kid? Sure. But consider the source.
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Old 02-07-2021, 02:50 PM
 
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Not really that cool at all when you consider the individual who bestowed the title was David Sher -- he founder and publisher of ComebackTown, a former Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA), Operation New Birmingham (REV Birmingham), and the City Action Partnership (CAP).

It's like someone's parent calling their child one of the best children in the country. Might they be a cool kid? Sure. But consider the source.

Do you ever actually read the article? Let me answer that question for you: No, you obviously didn't.

Otherwise, had you read past the headline, you'd realize the article was not written by David Sher, but by Michel Arnaud, a pretty influential international architectural and design photographer. His book, "Cool Is Everywhere: New And Adaptive Design In America," highlights fourteen American cities that have set the pace for grassroots urban renewal. He devotes more pages in it to Birmingham than cities such as Nashville, Austin, or Denver. Actually, he devotes more space to Birmingham in this book than any of the other 13 cities highlighted. I know this because I literally have it on my table by my armchair.

I know you have a desperate need to be the gadfly in this forum and all, but at least bother reading a piece for sniping at it. Makes it hard to take seriously anything else that you have to say.

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Old 02-07-2021, 08:35 PM
 
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Do you ever actually read the article? Let me answer that question for you: No, you obviously didn't.

Otherwise, had you read past the headline, you'd realize the article was not written by David Sher, but by Michel Arnaud, a pretty influential international architectural and design photographer. His book, "Cool Is Everywhere: New And Adaptive Design In America," highlights fourteen American cities that have set the pace for grassroots urban renewal. He devotes more pages in it to Birmingham than cities such as Nashville, Austin, or Denver. Actually, he devotes more space to Birmingham in this book than any of the other 13 cities highlighted. I know this because I literally have it on my table by my armchair.

I know you have a desperate need to be the gadfly in this forum and all, but at least bother reading a piece for sniping at it. Makes it hard to take seriously anything else that you have to say.
wahhhhhh wahhhhhh wahhhhh

congrats on being (half) right for once.
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Old 02-07-2021, 08:49 PM
 
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wahhhhhh wahhhhhh wahhhhh

congrats on being (half) right for once.

Right far more often than you. And way less lazy.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:51 AM
 
Location: 35217
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Another company relocating to Birmingham...

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh...-new-york.html


A New York technology company has moved to Birmingham's Innovation Depot. MedVoice Inc., an international clinical documentation company, has moved to Birmingham from New York, where it was incorporated. The company conducts clinical documentation services for hospital, clinics and other medical practices.
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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I believe this gambling bill will be the one that finally passes the state legislature. I think it's cool that Birmingham will get a new casino at the Birmingham race course, but wouldn't it be cool to have the casino built in downtown Birmingham? Imagine a 20 to 30 story luxury hotel & casino in the downtown Birmingham skyline! What do you guys think?


https://www.al.com/news/2021/02/bill...committee.html
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:35 PM
 
Location: 35217
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I believe this gambling bill will be the one that finally passes the state legislature. I think it's cool that Birmingham will get a new casino at the Birmingham race course, but wouldn't it be cool to have the casino built in downtown Birmingham? Imagine a 20 to 30 story luxury hotel & casino in the downtown Birmingham skyline! What do you guys think?


https://www.al.com/news/2021/02/bill...committee.html
It's going to be a huge hill to climb once it makes it to the House. I think the race course is the idea spot in my opinion. Large enough space for a casino, hotel and parking as well as to accomodate traffic with John Rogers Parkway being 6 lanes and Derby Parkway too. Close to I-459, 59 and 20. I would perfer it kinda away, but not that far from the heart of downtown plus you get to revamp the old outdated race course.
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Old 02-10-2021, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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I'm not against the Birmingham Race Course location at all! It would definitely revamp that facility and area if done right. It'll easily draw people from Georgia and East Alabama. I'm just glad that both Birmingham and Jefferson County will benefit. I was just imagining a luxury high-rise hotel and casino in downtown Birmingham. You know, visitors look for things to do close to the city center when in town. Locals don't mind driving out.
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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If it passes, I bet we will bear witness to the fastest most effecient construction crew ever and that casino will be open lickety split.
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