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About billgregg55

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    East Nashville and Sandy Springs, Ga.
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    History, geography, maps, politics, languages, paleo- anything except diets, graphic design, indie rock, UI design, landscaping with native plants, herbs, cooking.

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  1. I'll re-ask this seemingly unanswered question from April, something I've wondered many times. The development seems like a smashing success, to the point that I wondered if the need to sacrifice parking space for new buildings might have caused the developer to reconsider the future phases. (Probably not, but it has crossed my mind.) They removed the old schoolhouse several years ago and then...nothing.
  2. I've been to the Krog Street Market location several times. Mole enchiladas...yummm.
  3. I'm sorry, but can you move this to another thread? This is the scooter thread.
  4. The de-churching of East Nashville continues at a rapid pace. As a heathen I have no feelings one way or another about the phenomenon apart from awe at seeing a historic cultural and demographic shift transpire over such a short period of time. I could rattle off a dozen EN church locations that have been abandoned or repurposed over the last six to eight years, and I'm pretty sure a thorough survey would turn up several times that number.
  5. Nicoletto's serves up take-out pasta. Very good, but not a complete Italian restaurant. Yep, been there several times..totally forgot about it. Strike that bullet. Also forgot about Peninsula, though I haven't been there. (Reason: If you're not a fan of shellfish, snails and organ meats it's hard to find much to order. Chicken? Fish?) Didn't know about this one; must go. That's a fair point. More recently arrived cuisines tend to find their customers in ethnic enclaves. Cuisines that have been assimilated into American culture like Chinese, Mexican and Italian find customers everywhere and so their restaurants are found everywhere. Japanese and Thai found popularity without much in the way of resident ethnic communities to support them, and so are found everywhere. I think my point about the odd paucity of sit-down Chinese and Italian (and maybe Thai and Indian) restaurants on the east side mostly stands.
  6. There's a distinct dearth of foreign cuisine on the east side (37206 and 37216). The situation is much better than 20 years ago, of course, but huge gaps remain: • Italian that's not pizza-centric and has ample seating (I confess that I haven't been to Pomodoro. Any good?) • Thai (Pace, Thai Phooket. Haven't been to Koi in a long time. Has it improved?) • Chinese (East Nashvillians have been griping about the lack of Chinese for years. Hunan Express is for the desperate only.) • Ethiopian • Vietnamese • Indian • Middle Eastern or North African that's not gyros-centric • Any European cuisine besides kinda-sorta French (Margot and Marche) and Greek (Greko). In this case gastropubs and steakhouses aren't the culprits...not sure what is.
  7. Oh wow! We've lost some real gems. Whatever their other accomplishments (and they are many), the Greatest and Silent generations didn't have much appreciation for this kind of architecture.
  8. If this site's data are solid, and looking just at the kinds of crimes people typically worry about when they're out in public (assault, homicide, sex crimes and robbery), Downtown wins in terms of criminal density. Antioch might win in terms of total crimes because it's a big area: https://www.crimemapping.com/map/tn/nashville The areas around Cayce, Napier and parts of North Nashville are hotspots too.
  9. There's a house on Eastland Avenue a couple blocks east of Riverside Drive that was raised and has been on supports exactly like these for at least a couple years now, but the main floor was not gutted. I believe the house is still occupied. Also not flood-prone.
  10. If it rates a Wikipedia article, surely it's worth a historic marker once Broadwest is built. "Onetime site of Lake Palmer, the largest body of fresh water between Lake Watauga and the Cumberland River. For many years Lake Palmer's life-giving waters provided succor to both wildlife and weary travelers on the West End Trail."
  11. Current terminology does us no favors. What often passes for "socialism" is just capitalism with more regulation and/or redistribution. There aren't many countries left where the workers (i.e., the state) actually own the means of production, and no serious politician is advocating such a system for the US.
  12. Joe's Diner. I'll never forget the photo of Al Gore looking at the damage to the diner in 1998. I have no idea who the original occupant was, but in the early 90s there was a dry cleaner (possibly McPherson?) in that block, I believe in that building.
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