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    Took a couple days to get around posting this
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    If yall don't know. Gnash has the best mascot Twitter in the country by far. Today he tweeted this.
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    Well, I think it might be interesting to all of our newer Nashvillians on the forum to hear a little about the history of the Sulphur Dell site of First Horizon Park . I reviewed this thread back to 2011 and there was next to nothing about the original Sulphur Dell and how Nashville baseball grew up here. Since there seemed to be enough interest in my 7 decades of downtown Nashville post last week and I posted a history of Centennial Park and the Parthenon yesterday (Centennial Park Master Plan thread), I decided to choose Sulphur Dell because it goes back all the way to the founding. I warn that I am not making a history of baseball, but rather the history of the site of the Sounds ballpark as the Sounds at Greer and at their new home has been adequately covered. The site is rich in native American history as the stream, now underground, was the French Salt Lick where Indian settlements were located and had long attracted native hunters long before French and English traders. The Cherokees and Chickasaws were living here when Timothy Demonbreum occupied a cave on the river bluffs where he traded manufactured goods for pelts. James Robertson, leader of the Nashville settlement pioneers found the cabin of Demonbreun when they arrived to claim land in 1779. The area remained woods and farm land as Nashville was established on the high hill just to the north. Just before the Civil war the Tennessee State Capitol rose above the area that was known as Sulphur Springs Bottom named because the natural sulfur spring was in the low lying lands. By the Civil war area the land was being cleared and new streets laid out. Union troops introduced baseball to the city in 1862, when they played in the low-lying area of the occupied city. As early as 1870, it was known as Athletic Park, bordered by what we know as Fourth Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Jackson Street. Nashville has hosted Minor League Baseball teams since the late 19th century. The city's professional baseball history dates back to 1884 with the formation of the Nashville Americans (1885–86) of the original Southern League who played their home games at Athletic Park. The city expanded northwards and the spring and creeks were channeled in brick tunnels to the river. A great deal of fill raised the area several feet. The first photo of the field is from 1908. The early baseball field builtin the late 1800s for decades was oriented to the southeast for the first of several professional teams. This put the sun in the batter's eyes and led to the reorientation of the field to face northeast in 1927 when a steel and concrete facility was built. It was about then that a sportswriter referred to the park as "Sulphur Dell". The name stuck. Sulphur Dell was flooded in 1937 before the TVA system was built to control the Cumberland River. The park was home to the Nashville Vols through the 40s and 50s with full house crowds at home games. There were several peculiarities about the field including a very short 262 foot right field for pro baseball and the left field as it neared the fence was quite inclined. i remember as a kid being taken to Sulphur Dell by my grandfather for a home game of the Nashville Vols. The area of town was pretty seedy by the late 1950s, dominated by the huge natural gas tank and a lot of industrial warehouses. I was more often a visitor to the park for the Ringling Brothers Circus every year or so being held there. I never was much a baseball fan. By the 1960s, the fan attendance had dropped significantly and the last pro game was held in 1965. The park was used for several more non-sports events and was then used as a stock car race track until Sulphur Dell was demolished in 1969. Nashville's baseball saga continued with with the Sounds in Greer Park, but you can follow that part on a separate thread. With the construction of Tennessee First Horizon Park in 2015, Baseball returned to its original site in a great new facility. It is virtually on the same site, as can be seen in the aerial photo of when it was a stock car demolition derby site, and the new field returns to almost the same orientation as the Victorian era field. It has been the catalyst for a fantastic rebuilding transformation of the surrounding area. This year it will host a Christmas event called Glow postseason. When all the work is finished on the Bicentennial Mall next door, it will be a great area of Nashville to visit again and again.
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    Best night drone footage I ever seen! Love My City!
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    Tried to get a close up of the glass while driving...
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    In the last couple days it's become pretty apparent that they've reached bedrock.
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    and yes I count this as vertical and I got a glimpse of what the outside cladding will look like at the mockup. Today while in the area for lunch. Marine Layer tee shirts are so super soft and it was somewhat busy in that small store. FYI this new 23 story building is taller than the 21 story building underway for Amazon in Nashville by about 60 feet.
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    Looking good this evening
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    Guess who is back in the QC and yes Legacy 2 is up to 14 of the 18 floors. Today Charlotte Rising. Bonus shot of DEC just because.
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    Developer Tony Giarratana continues to be a great corporate citizen: He has purchased Elliston Soda Shop at 211 Ellison Place, which opened 80 years ago and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It will be closed for a short time for an overhaul that will include restoring the vivid red tile, stainless steel counters, vintage mini-juke boxes, and more. It will reopen in the first half of 2020. “Nashville would simply not be Nashville without Elliston Place Soda Shop,” Giarratana said in a statement. “It is a time machine; a living museum. I have been a loyal customer for years. When I recently heard from Skip Bibb that he was going to have to shutter the restaurant because of escalating rent, I told him I would try to buy it and refurbish it to its original classic style and provide necessary upgrades to the menu, décor and atmosphere.” The goal is to reopen the restaurant in its existing location on Elliston Place pending successful rent negotiations with the landlord. Otherwise, the restaurant could be rebuilt at one of five nearby locations, the media release says. Real estate investor Jim Crossman owns the building, according to Nashville property records. Crossman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Giarratana tapped longtime Nashville restaurateur Randy Rayburn of Music City Consulting to help with a concept plan and menu upgrades at Elliston Place Soda Shop. Meanwhile, Inman Design will refabricate the kitchen and restaurant. Employees of Elliston Place Soda Shop, including longtime general manager Linda Melton, will help reopen the restaurant. More at The Tennessean here: https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/11/15/elliston-place-soda-shop-closes-restoration-after-ownership-change/4197871002/
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    Trip to the mall and it was crowded today. and whoever said Southpark projects look better is right. This AC by Marriott is gorgeous. Today. 1. from Nordstrom deck the new Zom living apartments 2. No crazy igloo at the mall thank goodness. 3.4 front of Zom living on Barclay Downs 5. AC by Marriott 6. Apex Southpark topped out. 7. Inspire apartments 8. AC by Marriott hotel again
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    There is much talk, merited certainly, about the light rail impact on development in this area. It is necessary to mention how the original rail line created the development of distribution warehouses, storage, industrial and other buildings on this rail line over decades before our time. Many of the buildings demolished recently, and those re-used, are from that time. Our transportation and distribution history was equal to our textile heritage and lasted longer, and more recently. Though such uses tended to single or two story uses, quotidian design, and function over style, they provided employment and purpose to this area. Nearly all that is being redeveloped in South End was rail/truck/light industrial/haulage based on the rail line, now long unused for heavy rail but with the land uses derived from it. What we see happening is not new (in a sense) but a renovation of previous generations of development with heavy rail uses replaced by light rail dependent. Before there were highways there were railroads.
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    Yep, looks like it's almost exactly 80 miles: Here are some other good ones... From Blowing Rock (77.4 miles): From Grandfather Mountain (81.7 miles): From Mt Mitchell (88.4 miles): From Yellow Mountain (90.1 miles): From Roan Mountain (93.7 miles): And here's one going the other direction – from a Charlotte skyscraper towards the Appalachian mountains:
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    New ATC tower with its night light on.
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    this is great shot of the 3 cranes at Lennar's Ellis towers.
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    Crane coming down at Apex AC Hotel Hazel Southpark
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    Topped out (23 stories, 591 rooms). Looking NE from Broadway Viaduct, 1/2 block west of 10th Ave: Looking north from 10th Ave. South, 1/2 block south of Broadway: Looking NW from intersection of Broadway and 10th Ave: Looking west from Broadway at intersection with 9th Ave: Looking SW from 9th Ave. North, 1/2 block north of Commerce St: Looking SE from Church St. Viaduct where it crosses over 11th Ave. North: Looking east from 11th Ave. North at intersection with Porter St: Looking NE from intersection of 11th Ave. South and McGavock St: Looking NW from JW Marriott:
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    these are drive by photos from yesterday.
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    Here are the pieces of equipment that Smeogolsfree mentioned on site for the MGM Grand Hotel (21 stories, 315 rooms). Looking south from Church Street Viaduct just east of 10th Ave. North:
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    drive by today the hotel. Actually Marriott likes to cluster their hotel products for cross referring and so forth. the JW Marriott is a great brand to have and with Marriott running Westin too there are or will be13 or so Marriott properties uptown including the Bohemian which is in the Marriott reservation system as well.
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    Up to 8th floor in the new LendingTree HQ and this project is flying up. Charlotte Rising Southend edition. This is such a GREAT project. The rubble of 1100 S Tryon building is missing and the clock is back in Gastonia.
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    Today this afternoon from Facebook BNA.
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    For example at Mt Mitchell, at 88.4 miles away, the drop in curvature of the earth should be 5211 feet according to the calculator you linked. However Mt Mitchell is at 6684 feet elevation, and Trade & Tryon lies at 746 feet elevation. The difference in elevation is approx 5938 feet, compensating for the curvature of the earth with about 727 feet to spare. Even if the relative elevation couldn’t completely compensate for the curvature of the earth at some mountains located at even greater distances, you could still see the tops of some buildings. (BofA is 871 feet tall). The above is an over simplified explanation. Looking into actual line of sight calculations that take the curvature of the earth into account, The equation for the distance to the visible horizon in miles is 1.23 x the square root of the observer’s height in feet. Using the relative height I mentioned between Mt Mitchell and uptown Charlotte (5938 feet), the visible horizon would be ~94 miles. That is greater than the distance of 88.4 miles and doesn’t even take into account the height of uptown’s buildings above the ground level.
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    This was posted to reddit today. Take it for what it is - rumor mill - but very intriguing: "I've posted on this topic before as I've had some inside info on MLS2CLT through connections in the Charlotte soccer community. MLS is coming to Charlotte and it will be announced within the next few weeks. Could be as early as December 6th. I know this has been rumored for a bit, however, the biggest update I got is the team will start in 2021, even before the St. Louis and Sacramento franchises. The team will use a temporary facility as their training location (two locations are in consideration) for the first season while the club builds out a brand new HQ and facility."
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    Stones River, south of Lebanon Pike bridge. (The kayak launch area is adjacent to where this photo was taken, just off the Stones River Greenway.) https://rootsrated.com/nashville-tn/flat-water-paddling/stones-river-greenway
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    really someone who would know told me this who is close to the situation. anyway the Hawk tower today.
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    and yes the Atherton stretch of the Rail Trail is under construction but I will surely get some shots when it is opened. (grew up in Fairfax County myself) Today Miscellaneous Southend developments. 1. eat your heart out Nashville notice the rail line to uptown. 2.3.4 I really like the Lennar's Bradham apartments they look great. 5.6. 7. the edge at sEDGEfield apartments behind the Harris Teeter. 8.9. the Hub apartments by RAM 10. the Foundry redevelopment anyone know tenants for this yet? 11.12. corner of W Tremont and S Tryon is bustling with new development. 13. Looking up S Tryon 14. Holiday Inn Express open. 15.16 the Railyard and North Italia was PACKED! 17. Alliance Broadstone apartments on S Tryon
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    Quiet weekday morning on Broadway. The size of these bars is unbelievable. From this week. (and I was not lured into a sandwich because Luke Bryan, John Rich or FGL sells it LOL) ate with the business types up at Pucketts. It is unbelievable has this has evolved over the years. anyway your Broadway. Last photo "oh no, not this tourist $5 a hour! I would walk across the bridge to the free lots (thank for the tip) on an icy cold day before I would do this"
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    From UNC Charlotte's twitter feed today update on projects on campus.
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    I don't know about being torn down, however, I think if anything, this expedites the owners plans to remove the tenants they don't want anymore. I know for fact they are trying to shift and mold the tenants into a more retail (shops)/food oriented destination, rather than nightclubs. I don't don't mind the music halls, Tin Roof & Howl at the Moon, but I I can imagine Suite, Vault, & Kandy's days are dwindling down.
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    Grand Hyatt (23 stories, 591 rooms) update. Glass about 70% complete. Looking NE from Broadway Viaduct where it crosses over CSX tracks: Looking SW from 9th Ave. North, 1/2 block north of Commerce St:
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    Had a great time in Nashville at least the sun was out despite it being so cold and icy. The city is booming and blossoming into a major American city. But one area you have to get an grip on is transportation. My niece will end up staying in Nashville so I plan on visiting regularly so I want yall to improve. These are my suggestions and most of you would agree and need to press your state and city for solutions. Part of the problem as you all know is that 3 interstates converge downtown and all the routes are overlapped for a few miles. Those splits pictured below are outdated and cause force people to change lanes to stay on the right highway. These kind of interchanges are not used in NC and TDOT really needs to rebuild these interchanges to increase the flow. One thing that would help this out is a north south bypass. Complete 840 north of the city. So much truck traffic from the midwest heading southeast to Atlanta or FL or vice versa has to come right through downtown Nashville. That is insane and contributes to your back ups that are frequent during the day. Someone mentioned it would be really expensive due to rock and bridges needed but then make it a toll road. Look at I-26 near Johnson City TN it is through solid rock mountains. Something has to be done about this. This problem will only worsen as your downtown fills up with more and more jobs. It is crazy to think everyone will live downtown or very close in as it is very expensive to do so. I-840 is great bypass if you are heading from east to west or vice versa and did notice a good amount of trucks on it but like I said you need the north south bypass too. Mass transit: start with something. Your big bang plan was way too ambitious. Start with one line and grow it and what was found in Charlotte as our almost 20 mile rail line grew more and more people supported it as they saw the benefits of it. Will it solve your traffic problems? Absolutely not. But it gives people options and would do so for the millions upon millions of tourists you host every year. Imagine riding downtown for big events, concerts, a night out on Broadway (okay with your out of town guests) Even Bus Rapid transit would work look at Houston they have the largest such system in the country. Fast growing Raleigh chose that option. https://www.raleighnc.gov/business/content/PlanDev/Articles/TransPlan/BRT.html I hate tolls but in fast growing places they are a fact of life. NC has been very aggressively expanding tolled express lanes. Free for HOV 3 and buses but others pay to ride. We have them coming down I-77 for 23 miles or so with variable rate pricing. Dittos for Atlanta on 75, 85, soon GA 400 and I-285 north. NC is adding them on our beltway 485 south first.https://www.i77express.com/ https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-485-express-lanes/Pages/default.aspx I noticed you had HOV 2 lanes on 40, 65 and 24. I noticed what I thought were a lot of violators of this during the rush hour time periods (unless there are a lot of very short people or babies carpooling) Ramp metering would help with your interstates allowing cars to merge on one at time instead of lines of cars entering. Rebuild some of your interchanges I saw a lot of ramp backups back onto the freeway. Looks like that is happening in Antioch area of I-24. https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/Transportation/safety-mobility/on-ramp-signals/Pages/default.aspx all the photos below are non rush hours and this will not surprise any of you. Last 2 photos I-840 they cut through solid rock down there. the photo someone posted of the skyline from the 1970s or 1980s had the same highway configuration as it does today. Nashville is becoming a major American city but you need to get your state and city to plan for the growth of transportation options or it will choke off your growth in the future. PS don't worry I will be back just hope one day I can park in the suburbs and ride a train or rapid bus transit downtown.
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    I am not home yet in east Tennessee and I will make a stop in Ashvegas too so anytime tomorrow is fine for major announcement.
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    Thanks guys for your enthusiasm about my recent posts. Please note that I have added more photos and descriptions in them in the past day or so. This includes the castle (2 new photos), the Arcade, L&C (photo of Victorians torn down), Centennial (more 1897 pics), Theatres and the Maxwell House (more about the fire +photos), so you might enjoy another look. Oh yeah, thanks Smeagol for your fealty...incidentally I am his Excellency Baron Akim Yaroslavich, Baron Glaedenfeld. Feel free to grovel anytime. One more comment about why I am posting these old Nashville subjects. Old buildings in the past were built over the older ones' remains. That is why urban archaeology works and we learn things...ancient Rome...burials...etc.. I post about old Nashville because modern construction removes everything down to the bedrock, leaving no trace of history of the site. Knowledge of this is left to photographs and the web for the most part. It is difficult to track down 99% of what Nashville was like even one lifetime ago and the 1% is often vague and not well understandable unless you you were alive then. A city is more than a collection of its present buildings...it is an amalgamation of those, its past buildings, memories and the interaction among its citizens, past and present. I want to share what I recall, for in a not to distant future, further memories such as these will be inaccessible. Sorry if some of the details might be boring. Here is my next Nashville subject.... BYGONE DOWNTOWN SHOPPING Nashville during the 1950's and early 1960's was quite an experience for kids growing up. The era was before malls, so most Christmas shopping was done downtown as there were not yet even suburban branches of the stores. Downtown Nashville was a madhouse, literally thousands of shoppers walked Church Street in densities which present malls now have wistful dreams. Church Street bustled with shoppers, jostling elbows with all the movie goers and spilled over onto 4th and 5th Avenues. The big downtown stores were Castner-Knott, Harvey's, W.T. Grant's, Cain-Sloan, Woolworth's and Sears-Roebuck. One of the favorite department stores was Harvey's, which had kid friendly activities like the Monkey Bar Diner at lunch time, live monkeys in a cage and an indoor carousel. Mr. Max Lowenstein, a survivor of Buchenwald concentration camp, operated the carousel for many years . There was also a monorail that ran around the top floor of the store. Hilariously, Mr. Harvey often released the live moneys into the store on slow shopping days and a popular salon where old ladies had their hair dyed and styled in bizarre blue, purple, and pink coiffures. From Wikipedia: "The original Harvey's department store was opened by Fred Harvey in 1942 at the corner of 6th Avenue North and Church Street. The site was the former home of a post-Reconstruction Nashville retailer, Lebeck Brothers/Denton & Company, which rose to prominence in the 1870s. When the Lebeck Brothers property became available due to the store's closing, Fred Harvey founded Harveys department store on the property. The store expanded to eventually cover the entire block of Church Street from 6th Avenue to 5th Avenue. The store brought the first escalators to middle Tennessee and the decor featured several carousel horses which had been salvaged from Glendale Park, a local amusement park that closed during the Great Depression. The store was also known for its lavish Christmas decorations as well as the annual nativity scene in Centennial park. Harvey's was in the news for the Nashville sit-in demonstrations at the lunch counter, an important part of the Civil Rights history. This also happened at Woolworths on 5th Avenue .> The original Harvey's store closed in January 1984 and was sadly torn down to make way for the current surface parking lot. Cain-Sloan in the 50s was adjacent to Harvey's at 5th and Church (St. Cloud's Corner). Cain-Sloan was much older than Harvey's opening in 1903, co-founded by Paul Lowe Sloan, Pat Cain and John E. Cain. The store was built new for Cain-Sloan Department Store rather than occupying an older building. Regretfully, there is next to no documentation of what existed on the site previously other than old photographs of questionable identity. 100+ years old Nashville downtown on Church Street is mostly lost. I particularly remember Cain Sloan personally, as my grandmother worked there from the late 1940s and ran the post office in the new store until about 1975. Cain-Sloan was different because the older building was open from floor to floor and heights were very tall. At 5th Avenue, the interior was 4 stories tall! Very narrow escalators were paired in the middle and the two elevators were small and had a uniformed operator (regrettably, always an older black gentleman, but that was the times). The floors stepped back in tiers in the narrow central sales area, women' s foundations, the smallest floor, 3rd home item sales, 2nd men's clothing, and main floor hats, gloves, perfumes, etc. The main entrance was on 5th and an annex was was on the actual corner at Church which had women and children's clothing and shoes and a furrier. When I needed shoes as a young child, mom always took me there to get Red Goose shoes . You got to pull a mechanical goose's neck and got a plastic golden egg with toys and candy in it. What was really bad though was the sales person fluoroscoped your feet to insure the fit. As the clerk was not medically trained, bot the child and the clerk were exposed to big doses of radiation (the machine did not take plates but stayed on). Cain-Sloan built a new store across church in 1961 in which they had an animated "Bunnyland" display and Breakfast with Santa. Young ladies could take classes in "White Gloves And Party Manners." Harvey's bought and expanded into the old Cain-Sloan building. The later Cain-Sloan store was demolished and used as a surface parking lot until Tony G. built his 505 tower on the site. The third major department store, Castner-Knotts, was at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Church Street across from the library now and adjacent to the small park Tony G. covets. The Caster-Knott Building was built in 1906 for Charles Castner and William Knott's Castner-Knott Dry Goods Company. Founded in 1898, the store moved from its original location on 5th Avenue in what was the start of the city's westward expansion along Church Street. At that time, Caster-Knott was a single five story building with a 111-foot front at 618 Church street. Castner-Knott leased a portion of the building at 616 Church which previously was Armstrond's Department Store in 1933, a separate five story building constructed in 1911, with 28 feet fronting Church Street and as deep as the 618 Church building at 146 feet, adjacent to Capitol Boulevard. The top two floors were connected between 618 and 616 for Caster-Knott in 1936, the bottom three floors were connected in 1958-1959 and a small addition on the rear was added in 1975. Castner-Knott 's historic flagship store went out of business in 1996. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Sears, of course, did not have a Nashville origin, as did the other three, but it had a major presence at the corner of 8th Avenue N. and Church Street next to the Paramount Theatre, where the new courthouse is now under construction. Part of lot 150, in the original town of Nashville, surveyed and plated in 1784, the southeast corner of Church Street at 8th Avenue North was first owned by John Boyd at the corner of Spring Street (Church) and Spruce Street (8th). In 1896 Victor E. Shwab, and his sister Augusta Shwab Dickel, bought the narrow lot where Sears would build a store; the property leased for twenty years from April 1, 1936 through April 1, 1956. The Shwab owners built for Sears, a a five story and basement mercantile building, with a mezzanine floor. At the end of the lease, Sears, moved a few blocks away, on Lafayette Street at 7th Ave (now Nashville Rescue Mission). After Sears moved from Church Street, the Shwabs leased to various tenant including National Stores (1957,) Ben Franklin store (1968), Gold & Silver Jewelers of Nashvilleand eventually, the State of Tennessee as an office building. All of these majors eventually opened suburban branches in Nashville malls and shopping centers, but those are also gone now. Closed and reused or swallowed by other department store chains like Dillard's, Peebles and Macy's. Sears, of course, in in process of disappearing nationally. There were many, many smaller store on Church and the Avenues too. Here is a partial list of the central part of Church in the 50s. 6th to7th east side: Candyland, Dorris Jewelry, Krystal, Shyer's Jewelry, Flagg Brothers Shoes, Baker'sLadies Shoes, Weinstein Jewelry, Loews Vendome Theatre, 1st American Bank, White Leather Co., Kay Jewelers, H.G.Hill's, Joy's Florist; west side Castner Knott, Holiday's Shoes, Chesters Ladies Co., Barton's Ladies Clothing, National Shirt Store. From 6th to 5h: Harvey's, Cain-Sloan, the Tennessee Theatre, the Jewel Shop, McKendree Church and the new Cain-Sloan site. From 5th to 4th west side: Gus Meyer , Petway Reavis, the Maxwell House; east side: First Presbyterian , Halmak Store (Cohen Bldg.), Princess Theatre and several small business slated to be demolished for the L&C tower in 1954. By no means was shopping limited to Church Street, Dozens of stores lined the Avenues as well, too many to cover here but here are the most remembered...7th Avenue N. (north) : Chandlers Shoes, Grace's fashions, Crosskeys Restaurant, Bookworld 6th Avenue N. (north): Joseph Frank & Son Shoes, Knickerbocker Theatre, Florsheim Shoes, Levy's Clothier, and the Luggage Store. 5th Avenue N. (north): Feldman's, F.W. Woolworth's, McLellan's, Burt's Shoes and Montgomery Ward's and Loveman's. As you can now must realize, downtown shopping was a huge deal with more stores in a few blocks than later malls every had. Sidewalks were packed and nights were just as active with restaurants and entertainment. Around holidays, shops and department stores stayed open beyond their regular hours to allow patrons to shop until as late as ten o'clock. But all of this vitality disappeared after the 70s with Metro trying everything to stop the retail exodus. Fulton's Folly was a much derided rebuilding of the street in a meandering brick pavement which lasted a few years until the tore it up and restored the street to a one way straight configuration. They tried to get people back with a mall called Church Street Center, which quickly failed and now is the site of the Library building. Buildings were torn down and replaced. The grand and beautiful old Victorian Watkins building was razed for a W.T. Grant's store. With the new century, life returns to Church Street with new residential towers built, more even now as we on this forum watch our new downtown grow. As a treat I finally found the last photo, which is of the old Victorian businesses on Church (1956) to be demolished for the construction of the new L&C tower
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    Concord Mills flyover into the mall will be on pause during the holidays resuming in Jan. https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-13-concord-mills-project-suspension.aspx and don't worry access to the Krispy Kreme bottom right will not be affected and easy ingress and egress.
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    LU2 ( Deloitte Tower ) has asked for a zoning change to add a valet drop off zone on Hill St. (dated October 7th) http://ww.charmeck.org/Planning/Rezoning/2019/138-153/2019-153 site plan.pdf
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