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Old 03-31-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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This could help greatly with the already growing and improving of the safety of Birmingham's downtown (CBD, uptown, midtown, 5pts, parkside, lakeview, etc). The article only cites effeciency and less maintenance as the benefits but in my experience these can be a lot brighter too.

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...t-updates.html
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I figured a theater would come to Grand Rivet someday, but never considered a drive in.

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...employees.html

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As previously reported, Coyote Drive-in will have four movie screens and will accommodate 1,100 vehicles. It will open in May.

“Coyote Drive-In Theater and Canteen is not the drive-in of yesterday," Chief Operating Officer*Steve Winn*said. "We’ve modernized the concept of wholesome family fun, making a night at the movies a truly unforgettable experience.”
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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except now there's an empty hospital near my house, much closer to the core, as a result.
It would be a great site for a mixed use redevelopment using the City's rewritten zoning ordinance. I would recommend something that would be oriented towards the surrounding neighborhoods.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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This looks good.

It is going to be a great spring and summer. The Barons have posted higher and higher attendance for the last few years and I think this year will be no exception.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0zyxOEGyNM
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Such a vast improvement over what was there. I did not think it would turn out looking this good.

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...-debut.html#g1
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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can't wait for the powell avenue steam plant plaza to come online and further connect it to railroad park
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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can't wait for the powell avenue steam plant plaza to come online and further connect it to railroad park
It's going to be a while. Maybe not until 2018.

The rotary trail will be really nice when it opens though. I was down there yesterday and it was still blocked off to people so it is still a few weeks away, but that's okay. The whole thing should be operational by Memorial Day at the absolute latest I would think. We are just a few short weeks away from being able to walk/bike (reasonably) safely from 14th Street to 32nd Street.
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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The magic is back and apparently has a dollar figure attached to it...

Birmingham got $1.1 billion in capital investment in 2015, report says | AL.com

If only 2016 turns out to be half as good...
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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The BBJ alludes to a possible partnership with this company in more ways than the grant in maybe putting boots on the ground and bringing more jobs to the city.

https://www.uab.edu/news/faculty/ite...tation-program

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The*University of Alabama at Birmingham*Comprehensive Transplant Institute*has been awarded a five-year, $19.5 million grant from biotechnology magnate United Therapeutics Corporation to launch a pioneering UAB Xenotransplantation Program that both groups hope will lead to genetically modified kidney transplants from pig models to humans by 2021.

UAB leads the nation in living donor transplantation and is a leading research center in providing novel therapies for long-term survivors. Its goal of providing innovative access to transplant has enabled UAB physicians to provide 12,000-plus transplants over five decades.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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The Gulf coast continues to dominate producing the MOST among counties of Alabama tourism dollars. Hopefully Jefferson can close the gap more when/if the city receives National Park status for its civil rights district and can produce other amenities and attractions as well as bolstering those already present.

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...-spending.html

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Travelers last year were responsible for more than $12.6 billion in spending and 175,652 jobs across Alabama, according to a new report from the state's tourism agency.

“The tourism numbers for 2015 bring great economic news for Alabama,” state tourism director*Lee Sentell*said in a press release. “The dollars spent on tourism creates jobs, it grows local economies and generates needed tax revenues. Travel spending in Alabama has increased by 86% over the previous 13 years.”

The top five counties with the largest travel-related expenditures are:

Baldwin County - $3.9 billion
Jefferson County - $1.8 billion
Madison County - $1.1 billion
Mobile County - $1 billion
Montgomery County - $777 million.
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