bigeasy

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  1. Nice! I had tons of friends that drove up to cheer the riders on. I am sure it brought some money into the city. Did people complain about roads being closed?
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    University of Tennessee Construction

    Yeah I really love how they are starting to focus on one design. Ayres and the Alumni Memorial Building are two of my favorites. I really like the Haslam business Building but I think they did a poor job at the side facing the stadium.
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    2018 Knoxville Construction Updates

    That side of town has changed so much since I graduated college 9 years ago. I took Chapman Highway to Gatlinburg about 3 months ago and it was great to see that side of the river getting some attention.
  4. Knoxville will be hosting the US PRO cycling Road Championship again next year. I really hope to make it to this one as I was out of town last year. I know it isn't huge, but it probably does have somewhat of a positive financial impact for the city. A TN native won it this year June 27-30 USA Cycling US PRO Road Championships Knoxville, Tenn. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/announcements/2018/10/11/usa-cycling-announces-2019-national-championships#.W-2IE0nQacw
  5. Interesting to hear this. I have known probably 4-5 people in my industry that have gone to Bridgestone because of their higher paying jobs, bonus, and other benefits package. Maybe it depends on the industry
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Certainly not jealous of those people on the pedal tavern. I mean in perfect weather I wouldn't be either, but that just looks miserable.
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    Knoxville Construction and Updates

    Not really construction related but Knoxville will be hosting cycling US Road Championship again next year. I really hope to make it to this one as I was out of town last year. I know it isn't huge, but it probably does have somewhat of a positive financial impact for the city. A TN native won it this year June 27-30 USA Cycling US PRO Road Championships Knoxville, Tenn. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/announcements/2018/10/11/usa-cycling-announces-2019-national-championships#.W-2IE0nQacw
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    University of Tennessee Construction

    ^^^lol I will be in the Smokies the week after Thanksgiving. Might try to swing by campus on the way home to take some pics. I am always fascinated by how much campus changes. There is SOOO much money being invested into the facilities. Really love what they have done with the streetscaping on the strip and Volunteer Blvd looks great!!
  9. Wow so roughly a 7% increase in the downtown workforce. That is huge for the city but also worrying a bit! Just means that much more congestion on the roads, and more strain on an already rough housing market. Would be interesting to see into the future and know what Nashville would be like in 5 years. HQ2 would have killed us.
  10. How many people do we think work downtown now? Is a 5,000 person increase pretty substantial? I know this is a huge announcement, but I wasn't sure how this compares to say Bridgestone's office. Do they have around 1,000 there? I bet this is going to cause a huge impact in the Supply Chain industry around town. Within an hour of the announcement I heard people talking about it here. So I wouldn't be surprised if some large companies will start looking into employee retention in preparation of some poaching being done
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    Sports Thread

    Vols, Titans, Preds, & the Grizzlies with a win over the weekend!!
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    Sports Thread

    I love giving those people a hard time, especially when they try to justify it. The Bama/Patriots football fans are the ones that get to me.
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    Sports Thread

    I can agree with that. I remember as a kid in the 90s how much orange you would see on gameday around town. I am a bit surprised about how passionate the fanbase is considering how bad they have been. I highly doubt many other larger schools could pull off the numbers they do with such a poor record. I know actual attendance in the seats wasn't this high but the fact they averaged 95K last year, or 93% on their worst year ever is impressive. But speaking as someone that hated them in the 90s, they reallllllyyyyy need to get over '98, and they really need to quit thinking firing everybody is the answer. Not much the coaching can do when you have talent this bad. They made Charlotte's defensive line look like a powerhouse.