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    The dreaded words Mtn. Brook and Vestavia parents don’t want to hear

    March 21st, 2017
    Old Mill in Mountain Brook
    Old Mill in Mountain Brook

    I walked into the restaurant and ran into an old Mountain Brook friend.

    He greeted me with, “There’s David Sher, Mr. Birmingham–who’s always pushing for metropolitan government…

    …You know when that will happen–when hell freezes over!”

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    Is it okay for Chattanooga to beat us too?

    March 14th, 2017
    Scott Crawford
    Scott Crawford

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Scott Crawford .  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Chattanooga used to be a sleepy, smelly, backward southern industrial town.

    Not anymore.

    Chattanooga has made one shrewd decision after another.

    Chattanooga built a great Riverwalk, an amazing Aquarium, and it saved its historic train station.  (Chattanooga Choo Choo) Read the rest of this entry “

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    Jabo Waggoner: Good intentions—Lousy idea!

    March 7th, 2017
    State Senator Jabo Waggoner
    State Senator Jabo Waggoner

    Longtime State Senator Jabo Waggoner from Jefferson County is a friend.

    I like and respect him, but no one bats a thousand.

    I’m sure Senator Waggoner has good intentions, but last week he introduced a bill that will set the City of Birmingham back 50 years. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham becoming epicenter for technology, startups, and entrepreneurs

    March 1st, 2017
    Kathleen Hamrick
    Kathleen Hamrick (Photo by Bob Farley)

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Kathleen Hamrick.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    I’m a 29 year old millennial living here in Birmingham with a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.

    I travel often to the East and West coast and I’ve seen other innovation ecosystems, met investors, and gotten to know successful startup founders from all walks of life, and I can tell you that it’s a real doggone good time to be in Birmingham. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Oh! No! They forced me to move downtown!

    February 21st, 2017
    Taylor Johnson (City dog)
    Taylor Johnson (City dog)

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is cute and cuddly Taylor Johnson.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click or place you ‘paw’ here.

    I was the new dog on the block when I moved to downtown Birmingham with my humans in the fall of 2010.

    I was used to a back yard and had never seen the big city before.  I had no idea how to be a city dog or exactly what there was to do in the city.

    I was worried… Read the rest of this entry “

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    Am I mad for buying Century Plaza?

    February 15th, 2017
    Thomas Beavers, Senior Pastor of the New Rising Star Church
    Thomas Beavers, Senior Pastor of the New Rising Star Church

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Pastor Thomas Beavers .  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Am I mad for buying Century Plaza?

    Yes, THAT Century Plaza– the abandoned mall in east Birmingham.

    And that’s not even the mad part.

    We’re buying a rundown behemoth of a property and converting it into a church and a school.

    743,000 square feet of retail space; 62 acres; 1,400 parking spaces, and 1.3 miles around. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Atlanta loses Super Bowl–Birmingham biggest loser

    February 7th, 2017

    Super BowlThe Atlanta Falcons suffered an agonizing defeat to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

    It was a stinging loss that Atlanta fans will remember for years to come.

    But as a city, Atlanta should be proud.   Not only did Atlanta have an opportunity to compete in one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but it hosted the Super Bowl in 2000 and will again in 2019. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Mountain Brook gal: Continued adventures in Birmingham

    February 1st, 2017
    Mimi Shannon
    Mimi Shannon

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Mimi Shannon.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Last year you may have read my piece on how I moved from Mountain Brook to downtown Birmingham—Mountain Brook gal: Achieving my dreams in downtown Birmingham.

    In that piece I wrote that in 2012 I was living in my hometown of Birmingham in Mountain Brook and I was desperate to leave. I felt I needed to reach outside to accomplish my goals and achieve my dreams.

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    Nick Saban edged out by Jeffrey Bayer

    January 24th, 2017
    Nick Saban, head football Coach University of Alabama
    Nick Saban, head football Coach University of Alabama

    No, this is not a typo.

    Instead of Jeffrey Bayer, you may have expected, to read “Nick Saban edged out by Dabo Swinney.”

    If you live in Birmingham and don’t know Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney, which seems implausible– Saban is the head football coach at Alabama and is a college football legend. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham: A lot more than Roll Tide fans and BBQ

    January 18th, 2017
    Casey Howard
    Casey Howard

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Casey Howard.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Ok, so I have to come out and admit this up front – when my husband, Robert, mentioned that there was an opportunity at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, my first thought was, “Why on earth would we move to Birmingham, Alabama?” Read the rest of this entry “

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