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  1. Since Whole Foods Market was purchased by Amazon there have been significant price reductions. If you are an Amazon Prime member and use the Whole Foods app when checking-out, the savings can be significant. Furthermore if you pay using an Amazon Prime Visa card, there are even further savings. Publix is much more expensive than Kroger any day and some of the price differences are HUGE. Kroger stores always seem to be dirty and poorly maintained however they do have some much better locations such as Green Hills, Brentwood, Melrose and Bellevue.
  2. Downtown Memphis continues to struggle and the north end of downtown seems especially desolate. The Bass Pro Shop Pyramid is cut off from by the interstate bridge and there is little else nearby other than vacant lots. There is urban blight all across Memphis, especially the vacant and deteriorating Sterrick Building and 100 North Main. The Mississippi Riverfront has so much potential that has never been tapped. Mud Island is like a ghost town. Beale Street is empty in comparison to the throngs of visitors we see every day of the week on lower Broadway. Such a stark contrast to Nashville.
  3. The loads on the WestJet nonstop flights from BNA to Calgary, Alberta (YYC) are also very strong. Lots of vacationers to/from Banff and Music City.
  4. Sun Country Airlines is the new domestic carrier to serve BNA. Flights to Minneapolis, Miami, Orlando, Fort Meyers and New Orleans. Connections in MSP to west coast. 2 days per week for most service.
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    Nashville International Airport

    Hopefully it will be another European destination— Iceland (Icelandair or Wow), or Frankfurt (Condor). BNA’s facilities are stretched right now, not enough gates, baggage claim, check in counters. The completion of those many BNA Vision construction projects are needed ASAP. Th e load factors for the LHR-BNA route were just reported by British Airways as very strong.
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    Nashville International Airport

    The Boeing 787 is perhaps the most advanced commercial aircraft flying. The 787-8 is the smallest version and was designed as a replacement for the old 767s. Seats in economy class on BA, or any airline, are never going to be really comfortable especially for a long haul flight. BA, and most airlines now offer a Premium Economy product (larger more spacious seats, better meals and amenities) for a slightly higher fare. The best features of this particular airplane are the much better cabin pressurization and the large windows with automatic dimming. I would always choose a Boeing 787 or the similar Airbus A350 anytime over the previous generations of widebody aircraft, just as I would always choose a nonstop flight over any type of connecting flight.
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    Nashville International Airport

    Iceland on its own has become a huge and important tourist destination, especially over the past 10 years. Hence there are now two Icelandic Air carriers (Icelandair and WOW Air). Reykjavik is also well served by numerous US and European carriers. It is definitely not always cheap to fly there, especially in summer when there is almost always sunlight. Iceland itself is no longer as important as transfer point for ultra cheap flights to Europe because there are so many nonstop flights to Europe from numerous US cities. If BNA gets service to Reykjavik I hope it will be on Icelandair.
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    Nashville International Airport

    Passenger wise Memphis (MEM) is very weak. There are only 85 total flights per day on all of the carriers flying there. Service to the west coast is miserable.
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    That is just one of many big box office towers along 6th Ave built in the 60s-70s. Tenants typically are law, advertising, finance and entertainment firms. Bear Stearns had it own tower on Madison Ave. Lehman Bros was in a similar bldg in 7th Ave.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Another prime building spot is the current large parking lot at Church Street and Bank Street, between 1st and 2nd Aves.
  11. Over the past 12 years the entire city and region have exploded with all kinds of growth and development. During this boom era the biggest debacle of all has to be Alex S. Palmer and his repeated failures to do anything with this prime site. Palmer’s greed and poor decisions caused HCA to quickly walk away. He also had to sell his namesake office building (formerly known as Palmer Plaza) now named 1801 West End Ave. In the annals of Nashville development this must rank as the single biggest failure. Here’s hoping the Propst group has much more success.
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    Nashville International Airport

    I’m unable to find any nonstop flights between SJC and BHM on any airline. All scheduled flights on this route require a stop or change of planes somewhere. Doubtful BNA really needs a nonstop to San Jose since the Bay Area is already well covered with multiple daily nonstop flights to SFO on United and Virgin America/Alaska, and nonstop to OAK on Southwest
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    Nashville International Airport

    Southwest Airlines set to announce new nonstop service between BNA and Oklahoma City this morning
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    JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    Clearly Marriott has very recently refreshed and updated the logo to emphasize the JW. Looks very modern and the sign fits the new Nashville building very well.