etimer13

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  1. etimer13

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Maybe not as casual as what you're seeking, but for great Lebanese food we do have Epice.
  2. I'm so sad about this. There isn't a better place to throw darts and the bar staff have always been first rate. I never even minded that I reeked of smoke when I left.
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    Marriott Tri-Brand, 21 Stories, 486 Rooms, $137 million

    It may be the only triple branded Marriott with an AC Marriott, but it's not the only triple Marriott. I recently stayed in one in downtown Houston. Courtyard, Residence Inn, and Springhill Suites all under one roof, in a beautiful, renovated 1921 building.
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    The Gulch Projects

    Sounds like this is a school project. His facebook page says he doesn't graduate until 2021.
  5. Regarding the development in Riverside Village, a facebook post from councilman Davis: Anthony Davis 22 mins Riverside and McGavock UPDATE: At this time, the applicant is withdrawing the request to move forward with the SP, and will build by right with their base zoning. Although there was both support and opposition, being a community plan amendment AND a zoning change, the consensus support needed for the project did not materialize and facing potentially another deferral at planning commission, the applicant is withdrawing. I fully support and encouraged this, without consensus, planning staff and commission also would not support, especially with needing a community plan amendment. Thus, it just doesn't make sense to move forward. I personally liked certain aspects of going the SP route, namely: Control of the parcels, and knowing exactly what we are getting, keeping the scale to one story and saving the McGavock building, sidewalk extension up Riverside to 2324, locking in zero AirBnb for the multi-family aspect in perpetuity, and commitment of double the required tree density returning to the site. There was an outside chance of Fond Object and the owners working something out for leasing the Bailey and Cato building, but I don't know if that would have materialized anyway (just in my conversations with both parties there). That could have been a nice compromise had it been feasible. The big question I know you all have is what will happen going forward? I only can pass along what the owners told me: They would likely soon tear down the McGavock building, design and at some point build a new 3-story building on McGavock, with either retail ground floor and apartments above, or all apartments. The parcels behind on Riverside Drive, could be subdivided administratively at the planning department to potentially 7-8 houses, to be determined. I got the sense from my conversation with the owner, that the Riverside parcels maybe would be something to look at Phase 2, in other words, start on McGavock. Anything related to the building on McGavock would be approved administratively at codes. Anything regarding a subdivison on Riverside Drive would happen administratively at planning, or would potentially have a planning commission hearing (would not come to Council). I appreciate so much everyone attending meetings, and I hope going at this a 2nd time didn't seem like a big "time waster." I wouldn't have brought it forward if I didn't think going the route of an SP was a valid alternative to the chips falling where they may with a base zoning build. I know in the end, we will get a good product, and we will all still love going there and hanging out there. I truly believe we will, and our growth in the area will be positive. I will continue to help working on any and all issues in Riverside Village, parking challenges for example that will undoubtedly come up, and anything else I can help with. (I'd like to push harder for an arrow/delay mechanism on the McGavock traffic light as another example). If you made it this far, thanks for being an engaged citizen of our great Inglewood! Happy to answer any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]
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    Soccer in Nashville

    As of yesterday, Steven Goff, soccer writer for the WP, tweeted that 31,000 had been sold. There is a great deal of unhappiness at the high ticket prices for a friendly, $55 for upper-level corner, $85 behind the goal, $125-400 for lower-section sideline .
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    Nashville food and beverage scene

    Sounds like a bad experience, for sure. Despite your unfortunate experience, Graze turned into a truly exceptional restaurant that this vegetarian greatly appreciates. I'm glad they worked out those early kinks you experienced.
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    Ideas for Nashville

    I'd love a proper art museum with a permanent collection. And while I'm dreaming, Major League Baseball.
  9. I think it's possible to exaggerate in either direction. 30 years ago I was a 19-year-old Vandy undergrad with a fake ID and I thought downtown was amazing. Dancing several nights a week at The Urban Lounge on Second Avenue, eating lunch at Windows on the Cumberland watching barge launches, shopping for great rugs at the salvage stores south of Broadway. Yes we've come a long way, but nostalgia for the Nashville of 30 years ago, even downtown, is not all misplaced in my opinion. I'd gladly trade the pedal taverns for the adult bookstores and honky tonks of the '80's.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I drive Davidson to and from work every day. I actually love the industrial vibe. Of course, I also love Dickerson and what's left of its grittiness. I'm not worked up enough about it to complain on the EN FB page, but I will miss it when it's gone.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    I believe the plan will be to sell alcohol, but only in club level seating as permitted by the SEC.
  12. etimer13

    Soccer in Nashville

    With two of the major investors sitting on the Vanderbilt Board of Trust, it's looking more and more like a combined MLS/VU Football stadium at the Fairgrounds. As a fan of both, MLS and VU, this will be very disappointing to me.
  13. The native flowers/grasses under Stix are looking really nice at the moment. They are finally mature enough to blend with the sculpture and over the last couple of days have helped me to have a better appreciation for the Native American inspiration for the piece.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    The survey made it sound like alcohol sales inside the stadium might be limited to a Club area for Vandy games.
  15. etimer13

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    You just can't help yourself, can you?