Top Headlines: Activists call for Alabama boycott, Red Mountain’s new campus

Activists call for boycotts of Alabama products, festivals
In the wake of a new Alabama law that essentially bans abortions, activists protesting the law have called for boycotts of Alabama-made products — like Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai — and of festivities including the Hangout Festival. — Reuters

Red Mountain plans new arts campus
Red Mountain Theatre Company has announced plans for a new arts campus in Birmingham’s Parkside District, including a 400-seat theatre and space for classes and related activities. The campus will be on Third Avenue South, next to Regions Field. — Red Mountain Theatre Company

Mixed-use development planned in Birmingham’s Parkside
Plans for a new mixed-use development, anchored by a boutique hotel, have been announced for Birmingham’s Parkside District. Leading the project are New York venture capitalist Jared Weinstein and Grant Brigham and Tommy Brigham of Birmingham-based ARC Realty. — Bham Now

New condo projects rises in Gulf Shores
A 51-unit condominium project is going up on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, a project of two local developers, David Head Jr. and Robert Cunningham. —

Distillery planned for Birmingham
Dread River Distillery plans to open this summer in Birmingham’s Southside area, offering bourbon and rye whiskey at first, followed by other distilled options and craft beer. It’s a project of John Cubelic and Jeffrey Dugas. —

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Hubbard named dean of Auburn’s College of Human Sciences
Susan Hubbard has been named dean of the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University. She has been serving as associate dean. Earlier she was coordinator of the college’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program. — Auburn University

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