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    Why a Birmingham man wants to be called ‘Elephant Man’

    August 16th, 2017
    Bryan Council
    Bryan Council

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

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

    There’s never been a neighborhood in Birmingham that’s gone through a more drastic transformation than Avondale.

    A few years ago some people outside the community would have been afraid to get out of their cars. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Alabama must think we’re chumps (and we are)

    August 8th, 2017
    I-20 /59 Bridge Project
    I-20 /59 Bridge Project

    Do you have any idea what’s about to hit us?

    D Day is October 1st, 2018—next year.

    And we’re letting it happen without a whimper—because, quite frankly, it’s too late.

    This is just another example how we in greater Birmingham accept our helplessness and lack of vision. Read the rest of this entry “

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    This Homewood millennial’s commute will surprise you!

    August 2nd, 2017
    Mike Mahon
    Mike Mahon

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

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

    My name is Mike Mahon.

    My wife and I live in Homewood.

    I grew up in the Birmingham area, graduated from the University of Virginia, and work as an investment banker in downtown Birmingham.

    I’m an ordinary guy—but a recent improvement to my day-to-day routine has been raising a surprising amount of curiosity from people. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Time for Birmingham to embrace our civil rights past

    July 25th, 2017
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Birmingham’s been called the ‘city of perpetual promise.’

    But that potential seems to elude us.

    Destiny, however, has dealt us a hand and it’s up to us to grab it.

    If we want to make our mark on the world then we must identify how we’re unique and how we can exploit that uniqueness. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Timid Mississippi gal intrigued by Birmingham

    July 19th, 2017
    Uma Srivastava
    Uma Srivastava

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

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

    Close your eyes and imagine a timid young 17-year-old girl entering “Malfunction Junction” with a car full of school supplies, boxes, and clothes.

    She had never lived anywhere else but in her hometown of Meridian, MS,– population 39,000 people. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Jeffrey Bayer challenges Birmingham

    July 11th, 2017
    Jeffrey Bayer, Bayer Properties
    Jeffrey Bayer, President & CEO of Bayer Properties

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

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

    I’ve always loved Birmingham…but quite frankly I’m disappointed.

    I’m not talking about just the City of Birmingham—I’m talking about all of Birmingham—yes, all cities and counties.

    Birmingham’s beautiful; our people are smart and generous; but it’s exasperating that we continue to lose our children, our businesses, and our jobs. Read the rest of this entry “

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    We need to have a tough conversation…

    July 5th, 2017
    Tripp Watson
    Tripp Watson

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

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

    It’s time for a tough conversation about Birmingham. I know that we have been putting this off for a while, but time is running out. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham may be best city in America

    June 27th, 2017

    Best in AmericaThe national media is having a love affair with Birmingham.

    The Washington Post recently wrote, “With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage…”

    The New York Times quickly followed, “You’ll find a city (Birmingham) experiencing an electrifying revival. Creative entrepreneurs are returning home…”

    Birmingham is having so much positive press lately–it’s almost become boring.

    But then 24/7 Wall Street dropped a bomb on us. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Why we escaped the Mountain Brook bubble

    June 21st, 2017
    Maury Shevin & Joyce Spielberger
    Maury Shevin & Joyce Spielberger

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

    Today’s guest bloggers are husband and wife Maury Shevin & Joyce Spielberger.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Having lived much of our lives outside of the City, why move into the City?

    We’ve made our livings in the City of Birmingham, but so do many other non-residents.

    So, what compelled us to want to make the City our home?

    First, and foremost, we were done being in the suburban bubble.  Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham needs to get the hell out of Alabama

    June 13th, 2017
    Alabama Theatre
    Alabama Theatre

    I love living in Birmingham.

    I love living in Alabama.

    We live in a beautiful state with kind and generous people.

    But the State of Alabama is just not competitive with many Southern states. Read the rest of this entry “

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