All aboard for Birmingham?

Mobile’s train karma is high this week. How would you like to be able to take a train from Mobile to Montgomery or Birmingham? It could happen. In our lifetimes.

The feds announced this week that $200,000 in stimulus funds is headed our way to try to figure out whether this is a good idea. Continue reading

R.I.P. Broad Street Texaco

Okay, Oakleighians, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. We’ve run off the “big old, monstrous-looking gas station,” (as Jaime Betbeze dubbed it).

On Tuesday, the Mobile City Council voted unanimously to deny the appeal of the developers who were planning to build a Texaco station on Broad St. south of Elmira. Continue reading

Blitz tour of Downtown Mobile digs

As promised, I took the downtown home tour, aka “Open House Blitz,” last Sunday, along with Kevin and a handful of other people. Of course, the Saints were playing (although the kickoff was well after the tour ended). That, combined with the soggy weather, pretty much guaranteed the blitz would be a bomb.  Still, it was a good opportunity to get a feel for what’s on the market downtown and what’s going on with prices. Continue reading

What a difference a couple of years makes…

I’m looking forward to the tour of homes next Sunday in downtown Mobile, and seeing how it compares it to the Downtown Living Tour a couple of years ago. Continue reading

Brouhaha on Broad St.

Good grief! It’s been over three years since I first wrote a column in the Lagniappe about the proposed Texaco on Broad St. in Oakleigh.  Continue reading