Category Archives: What’s great about Birmingham

Don Logan: Folks called us nuts!

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Don Logan.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Folks said we were nuts when we moved the Barons downtown. … Continue reading

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Is Birmingham becoming too cocky?

The CEO of one of our area’s largest companies approached me at a business reception recently and said he was concerned about Birmingham. I’ve had lots of people tell me they were worried about Birmingham, but never like this. Related Post … Continue reading

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Publix wacky for building a store downtown?

Has Publix gone mad? The executives at Publix must be on drugs—bought at its own pharmacy. Why would any sane company build a grocery store in downtown Birmingham?—not just a kids sized model—but a full size grocery store—pharmacy and all. Publix must … Continue reading

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There’s no stopping Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Maury Shevin.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I recently attended a meeting of real estate professionals from the … Continue reading

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Birmingham: The city of my youth makes a comeback

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jerry Carter.  It appears it’s not just young folks thrilled with Birmingham’s comeback.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I … Continue reading

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Birmingham: The greatest college football city in America

Hold onto your seat. I’m about to give you some numbers that will confound and amuse you. On October 1st, Justin Connolly, Senior VP of ESPN Programming over College Networks, spoke to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the new SEC … Continue reading

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Our Birmingham spy in New York

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Deborah Layman.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I was an urban kid – born and raised in New … Continue reading

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Charles Barkley & Bo Jackson make empty promises

This is Birmingham’s time. We are on a roll. Our momentum is accelerating and it’s time for our hometown heroes to put their money with their mouth is. Bo Jackson was quoted recently by the BBJ in an article titled, Would … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Birmingham may be the Garden of Eden

My daughter, Melanie, and I finished lunch at Niki’s West and drove onto I-65 from Finley Avenue towards downtown. Suddenly the car ahead started swerving side to side.  Then it veered to the left, hit the concrete barricade, and reversed … Continue reading

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Did I make a mistake by moving back to Birmingham?

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Javacia Harris Bowser.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. “I dwell in Possibility.” – Emily Dickinson What made you … Continue reading

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