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As Kroger expands, we look back at the first and most recent artist renderings of the legendary Auburn grocery store

As Kroger expands, we look back at the first and most recent artist renderings of the legendary Auburn grocery store

Publix’s come, Bruno’s goes, Winn-Dixies shall not rise again. But Kroger… Kroger remains constant. It thrives. It is constantly packed. After work, after church, it is simply impossible for someone who has lived in Auburn for more than five years to walk its hallowed, narrow aisles without trying to avoid someone you don’t have time […]

Harry Potter Alliance to hold inaugural leadership conference in Auburn

Harry Potter Alliance to hold inaugural leadership conference in Auburn

We haven’t had a Harry Potter meets Auburn post in a while, so this is good. The first ever Granger Leadership Academy will be held in Auburn next month. That’s Granger, as in Harry Potter heroine Hermione Granger, as in the community organizer most revered by The Harry Potter Alliance, “an army of fans, activists, […]

Auburn’s J&M Bookstore to film Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations with Kick Six drone

Auburn’s J&M Bookstore to film Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations with Kick Six drone

J&M’s new drone won’t be the first to film awesome footage of Toomer’s Corner rollings, but it’ll definitely be the coolest. The bookstore / college store plans to shoot video of Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations this fall with a toy that would top the Christmas list of every 10-year-old Auburn fan ever: A video camera-equipped […]

The Weather Channel reporting live from the Bo Jackson statue

The Weather Channel reporting live from the Bo Jackson statue

It’s only been one year and one week since the Toomey’s Square incident, but The Weather Channel has returned in Auburn. This time they got the name right, but the location wrong. (Can’t see the videos? Try here and here. Pardon the sound, either way.) Weather Channel reporter Paul Goodloe will be one of the […]

What the fence around Toomer’s Corner looks like

What the fence around Toomer’s Corner looks like

The renovation has begun. If they haven’t started digging up the valuable remains of the technically still alive Toomer’s Oaks, the roots of which are expected to be about the same size as the canopies, they will soon. Not that you’ll be able to see (from the street at least)—there’s a fence around Toomer’s Corner. […]

Auburn Church of Christ marquee features ‘Pearl of Great Price’ Bible verse following Auburn’s hiring of Bruce Pearl

Auburn Church of Christ marquee features ‘Pearl of Great Price’ Bible verse following Auburn’s hiring of Bruce Pearl

Auburn is the Biblically-based church sign college sports commentary capitol of the world. The latest case in point? The scripture that hall of famer Auburn Church of Christ is going with for the first Sunday service after Bruce Pearl Auburn’s new basketball coach: Matthew  13:45-46… “Again, Auburn basketball the kingdom of heaven is like a […]

Before and After illustrations from City of Auburn’s Downtown Master Plan meeting reveal possible look for the hip Auburn of Tomorrow

Before and After illustrations from City of Auburn’s Downtown Master Plan meeting reveal possible look for the hip Auburn of Tomorrow

You know those artist renderings of the City of Auburn’s vision for the new Toomer’s Corner we showed you a few weeks back? Well, the Toomer’s stuff (including that possible arch) may be the most important part of the Auburn Downtown Master Plan, but judging by the graphics shown Tueday at the final public meeting […]

Catholic church marquee in Auburn takes subtle jab at Saban-backed 10-second rule

Catholic church marquee in Auburn takes subtle jab at Saban-backed 10-second rule

Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, located on N. College Street in Auburn, puts a new humorous quip or quote up on its marquee pretty much every day. God tells you He’s serious about that love they neighbor thing, Methuselah asks you to be kind to old people, etc. The offering on Wednesday (which is […]

Arches that ‘define the entrance into Toomer’s Corner’ possible for downtown Auburn

Arches that ‘define the entrance into Toomer’s Corner’ possible for downtown Auburn

On Friday, the Auburn University Board of Trustees gave the latest go-ahead to the redevelopment of Toomer’s Corner. But AU technically only has total say on just one quarter of the Corner of your mind. The new look of Toomer’s 2.0 will also heavily depend on decisions made by the City of Auburn, who as […]

Proposed designs for the City of Auburn’s redevelopment of Toomer’s Corner include elevated intersection, more seating, slightly less parking

Proposed designs for the City of Auburn’s redevelopment of Toomer’s Corner include elevated intersection, more seating, slightly less parking

In addition to the arches that may possibly come to downtown Auburn to help “define the entrance to Toomer’s Corner”, the City of Auburn’s Downtown Master Plan includes several elements intended to open up the area and make it more attractive and conducive to pedestrian traffic (including the kind that comes after football victories). Here […]

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