The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

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  1. sam shakusky

    sam shakusky Well-Hung Member
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    Getting that Amazon hub in there will be great for the area, but I would be lying if I said I don't miss Century Plaza. I grew up in that neighborhood and the mall was within walking distance of my elementary school (SFX). Had the best food court and arcade.
     
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  2. ramszoolander

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    COVID getting bad in schools (I jinxed myself last week in here, apparently) even though spread seems to be more prevalent in bars/restaurants/etc. Be careful, y'all.
     
  3. Barves2125

    Barves2125 "Ready to drive the Ferarri" - Reuben Foster
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    Apparently Cherokee Bend Elementary has 20+ teachers quarantining currently. Can't be but 50-60 teachers in the school total so I'm sure things there are chaotic.
     
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  4. Spike 80DF

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    That Aladdin's Castle was my shit
     
  5. southlick

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    Also used to be the only place to get a Chick-Fil-A back in the day.
     
  6. Barves2125

    Barves2125 "Ready to drive the Ferarri" - Reuben Foster
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    Used to go to Tropical Golf (or I think that's the name) that was in a standalone building in the parking lot of Century Plaza right off Crestwood Blvd. Indoor putt-putt but it also had some serious slot car racing. What a peculiar little niche hobby that is.
     
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  7. southlick

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    I remember there used to be a coin/stamp collector store there that I used to go to when I used to collect said things as a kid.
     
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  8. southlick

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    [​IMG]

    Birmingham News

    Tropical Golf Family Fun Center

    The Tropical Golf Family Fun Center called Century Plaza home for a time. The center opened in 2000 and was Birmingham's only indoor miniature golf course.

    The attraction also offered slot car racing and an arcade. In this Birmingham News file photo from 2000, center co-owner Patrick Watson prepares slot cars.

    https://www.al.com/erry-2018/02/774f5a0c9e/birminghams_century_plaza_over.html
     
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  9. Oranjello

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    Any appliance repairman recommendations? Freezer (not fridge, yet) seems to have died and ‘rona has fucked up the supply chain so that it looks like there’s a ~4-10 week lead time to get a new refrigerator installed. Going that long without iced beverages is not a life I want to live, so may have someone come look at it.
     
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  10. One Two

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    If you haven’t yet check YouTube/google for your make and model issue before you call in a pro.
     
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  11. Oranjello

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    Too busy at work to do it myself plus I have other things to DIY. Need support.
     
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  12. Snakes

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    Lewie's Appliances did my dryer a few a months ago. it wasn't cheap but he got it done fairly quickly. it came from a recommendation in here.
     
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  13. One Two

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  14. IV

    IV Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
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  15. Oranjello

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    "synergies"
     
  16. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member

    BBVA is the 2nd largest Alabama state-chartered bank. Large employer in Bham, lots of people could lose their job.
     
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  17. IV

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    oh damn, that sucks
     
  18. double RL

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    And as someone who switched my company from pnc to bbva a year ago, this is depressing af. I despised pnc and couldn't have been happier with a bank than I was at bbva. Fuck.

    I guess I'll be forced to take my business to that asshole One Two
     
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  19. One Two

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    :blessed:
     
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  20. southlick

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    Speaking of malls. Here's a doc on the Jasper Mall.


    A year in the life of a dying shopping mall.
     
  21. ElectricDreamMachine

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    my friend made this. it's great.
     
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  22. Deuce

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    So Dolph Lundgren is filming a straight to VHS action movie in Birmingham? Today they are filming at a house on Hagood in Crestline Park. Apparently the poor crew was forced to eat lunch at Basil.
     
  23. southlick

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  24. wes tegg

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    The parsonage?
     
  25. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Is Bongiorno’s the best Italian near Crestline?
     
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  26. wes tegg

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    Yes, unless you consider Gianmarco’s close to Crestline.
     
  27. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    I don’t
     
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  28. wes tegg

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    Then yes.
     
  29. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Sucks that I have to slum it with Bongiorno’s because they closed down the OG on Crestline Blvd
     
  30. Barves2125

    Barves2125 "Ready to drive the Ferarri" - Reuben Foster
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    But why?
     
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  31. Snakes

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    Basil does indeed fucking suck
     
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  32. ramszoolander

    ramszoolander Ferrous and Fabulous
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    Dolph was stuck here during the shutdown in the Spring, too.
     
  33. DriveByBBQ

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    Bettola should always be given consideration when calibrating your proximity to Italian deliciousness.
     
  34. The Blackfish

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    Bettola is probably the most underrated place in Bham
     
  35. stringmusic24

    stringmusic24 Iconoclast, Aspiring Misanthrope

    A top 5 Bham restaurant for me, no doubt.
     
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  36. Snakes

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    Da Vinci's baby
     
  37. PrinceWimbley

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    Gianmarcos
    Bettola
    Amore
    Da Vinci’s
     
  38. DriveByBBQ

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    Giuseppe's dunks all over De Vinci’s
     
  39. wes tegg

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    Amore is in Shelby County. Separate list, IMO.
     
  40. PrinceWimbley

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    Disclaimer: I’ve never been to Giuseppe’s or Bongiorno in my life so I don’t know what they are all about.
     
  41. The Blackfish

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    Giuseppes is great
     
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  42. PrinceWimbley

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    I guess Bellini’s would go into that list as well.
     
  43. DriveByBBQ

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    I choose to believe Giuseppe's namesake is the artist who sculpted the Vulcan statue, Giuseppe Moretti, (it may be, I've never asked) which makes it extra awesome.
     
  44. DriveByBBQ

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    Bottega
    Bettola
    Gian Marco's
    Trattoria ZaZa
    Giuseppe's
    De Vinci's



    Olive Garden
    Chef Boyardee
     
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  45. PrinceWimbley

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    I forgot Bottega is considered an Italian restaurant. They definitely get #1 if you are going to allow them into the debate.
     
  46. PrinceWimbley

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    You forgot Carrabbas!!!
     
  47. spagett

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    That prosciutto penne
     
  48. sam shakusky

    sam shakusky Well-Hung Member
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    RIP Macaroni Grill amirite
     
  49. Brandon Chicken

    Brandon Chicken Chow Time
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    Does Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe still exist?