It must SUCK to be a Birmingham hater

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It must be depressing to be a Birmingham hater.

You guys can’t seem to get a break.

You can bitch and moan about Birmingham all you want, but the tide has turned against you.

It looks like “doodoo Birmingham,” one of our regular anti-Birmingham commenters is in doodoo–himself.

We have been overrun with so much good news about Birmingham, it’s difficult to keep track.

Even our crime numbers are in free fall.

Birmingham’s 2013 crime numbers lowest in 30 years

Yes, this is the “lowest (serious crime) number reported since the FBI started tracking the numbers in its Uniform Crime Reporting data almost 30 years ago.”

Birmingham haters click on the headlines below and weep: 

Birmingham makes list of top 10 best downtowns

Huffington Post says don’t forget about Birmingham

Millions in private development expected to transform Birmingham’s Parkside District names Birmingham’s Regions Field Ballpark of the Year

Shannon Waltchack ready to start construction on $5 million Stockyard @ Railroad Park

Birmingham panel approves $5.1 million for Bayer’s $59 million Pizitz renovation

$7.5 million The Parisian latest apartment project slated for downtown Birmingham

$4.5 million Rotary Trail will extend Railroad Park greenway past 24th Street

Lyric Theatre exceeds $7 million fundraising goal, renovations to begin in February

Birmingham’s $30 million intermodal station set to start construction

Birmingham’s 20-story Thomas Jefferson Hotel renovation to begin this spring

Houston-based developers announce $40 million Lakeview apartment project

McWane Science Center announces construction of the Children’s Museum

Design work underway for $2.5 million downtown Birmingham pedestrian bridge

Birmingham lights downtown viaducts with art

Downtown Birmingham’s Florentine Building to start $2.5 million renovation into restaurant, ballroom

Starbucks, apartment project could be first phase in larger downtown project with 200 apartments, retail, office and grocery store

Birmingham Zoo attracts a record number of visitors in 2013

Barber Motorsports Park makes Jalopnik’s top 10 list of most beautiful race tracks in the world

Birmingham’s Highlands Bar and Grill a 2014 James Beard finalist for country’s best restaurant

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David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, a co-founder of Buzz12 Advertising Agency and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency.  He’s past Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA), Operation New Birmingham (REV Birmingham)), and the City Action Partnership (CAP). 


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