You know about the Birmingham haters if you read the comments on al.com, ComebackTown, or any other Birmingham media.
Who are these people?
Why are they so antagonistic towards Birmingham?
And why are they against their own city, county, or region?
Continue reading It must suck to be a Birmingham hater
Graffiti on front door 20th Street– heart of Five Points South
I’ve published more than 400 pieces about our Birmingham region in the past seven years.
But I was completely blindsided by comments on the
I believe in Birmingham page for the article, Facebook Five Points South landlords are self-destructive.
Continue reading Five Points South: Don’t let the ‘naysayers’ win
Vestavia Hills Fire Department Station #1
Our Birmingham region is the epicenter of duplication and waste.
We have dozens of government departments and agencies doing the same thing.
ComebackTown has written about this before, but missed a major duplication.
Continue reading A jail for every Jefferson County politician
Kate Jackson’s star on Alabama Walk of Fame
It’s truly remarkable what’s going on downtown!
On weekend nights—it’s often difficult to find a parking space.
Continue reading How Birmingham could be more like Hollywood
Graffiti on side of building in heart of Five Points South
On my way to lunch to Surin at Five Points South I had to walk around an unconscious man sleeping across the sidewalk in front of Jim ‘N Nicks.
I looked up at the building across the street and saw a huge piece of graffiti scrawled near the top. (See photo)
Continue reading Five Points South landlords are self-destructive
Highlands Bar & Grill (Photo by Joe Songer)
We are witnessing the re-invigoration of Birmingham.
We’re super-charging our look, our feel, and our brand.
Continue reading Frank Stitt’s uplifting message for Birmingham
Old Mill in Mountain Brook
Mountain Brook is unique. I’m not sure there’s another community quite like it anywhere.
Mountain Brook is often called the ‘Tiny Kingdom’.
Its citizens are sometimes referred to as ‘Brookies’.
Continue reading Some people don’t like or understand Mountain Brook
The was a head-scratcher. al.com headline
“Foreign nationals urged to avoid several U.S. cities – including Birmingham.”
“Birmingham was one of several U.S. cities mentioned in travel advisories for foreign nationals following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.” Continue reading Venezuela deems B’ham too dangerous for its citizens
The Vulcan statue–largest cast iron statue in the world
I get jealous when I visit other cities with major tourist attractions.
Birmingham just doesn’t seem to be competitive.
But with a little imagination, we could do much better.
Continue reading Why would anyone want to vacation in Birmingham?
When I was a young business person four major banks were headquartered in Birmingham: First National Bank, Birmingham Trust National Bank, Exchange Security Bank, and Central Bank. These banks eventually morphed into AmSouth, SouthTrust, Regions, and Compass.
Continue reading Birmingham’s coming apocalypse