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    just a few feet outside of the Nashville MSA
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    football, rugby, racquetball, traveling, France, Hong Kong

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  1. jmtunafish

    More Accolades for Nashville

    Top 5 least growing were: New Orleans, Rochester, Buffalo, Cleveland, and Hartford. Memphis was 7th, not 5th. Just splitting hairs here.
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    Nashville International Airport

    From this morning's Sky5. I don't think there were ever this many planes at BNA even during its American hub days.
  3. While not as sexy as a new nonstop to Europe, I think having an el cheapo airline come swooping in with six nonstop destinations all at once is a very good sign that Nashville's tourism industry is robust. I guess this proves the word is out, Nashville is a fun and exciting place to visit.
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Urban Target.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    The Atlanta Braves has a "Chop Nation" video series visiting 5 cities in the South. Here's the episode where Nashville is visited. It's pretty good. I can't find it on YouTube, so this is a link to its Facebook page.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Gannett doesn't own anything in Crossville. It's going to Knoxville where Gannett inherited a brand-new, state-of-the-art printing facility when it bought the News Sentinel from Scripps.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Some of you notice buildings, but I noticed the giant WKDA sign where the WKDF sign is today. WKDA is now a small, Spanish radio station in Lebanon, but it used to be the first rock & roll station in Nashville back in the day.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    From channel 5:
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    Soccer in Nashville

    FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association. The entire English-speaking world outside of North America calls it football. Actually, the only language where soccer is called futball is Hungarian. I do have a colleague from Hungary but I don't think there's much of a Hungarian community in Nashville. Sorry for being a jerk.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    For some reason I thought the Batman building was built before the R2D2 building. Anyway, seeing that Cain-Sloan sign makes me sad. Nashville had some wonderful, locally owned department stores (Cain-Sloan, Castner Knott, Harvey's).
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    Cookeville News

    From what I've heard, about 20 years or so ago the city entertained the idea of building a conference center down by the interstate. Downtown was pretty dead back then. I'm so glad they didn't do it. Having it downtown makes a lot more sense today, particularly by the Depot where so much is taking place and closer to Tech and the hospital. I don't know when you were at Tech, but this might look familiar, the corner of Broad and Cedar in the 1980s, across Cedar from the Depot: That same corner today: And the Cream City area back in the day: and today:
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    Cookeville News

    I don't know what happened to those images. Here they are:
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    Cookeville News

    I totally agree. With the university and the hospital right on the doorsteps of downtown, the downtown housing market has always been healthy. If you've been to Cookeville, you know that the neighborhoods between downtown and the hospital and Tech are full of beautiful homes, many owned by those affiliated with either the university or the hospital. For someone looking to live or retire in a nice home within walking distance of much of what they do on a daily basis, it's hard to beat Cookeville. I'm going to post some homes in that neighborhood which have recently sold. While these are expensive by small-town Tennessee standards, they're a bargain compared to larger towns. As far as the city doing more to take advantage of the university, just the other day the director of the city's downtown development office ("CityScape") said the city's next streetscape project is to remake Cedar Avenue: replace telephone poles with decorative lamps, bury utility wires, and add bike lanes. Cedar Avenue connects the Depot to Tech and also skirts the east side of the hospital. It's all going to coincide with the construction of the Hilton conference center on the south side of the Depot. The WestSide/Cream City area by the Depot has become a wildly popular area for restaurants, pubs, galleries, little shops, a couple of museums, and microbreweries. The city wants to make it easier for Tech students to walk or ride their bikes to the WestSide. Here's how it looks on Google Streetview (2014), facing north towards Tech:
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    Cookeville News

    It is interesting that condos have become so popular in Cookeville. There have been several condo developments lately, all of the zero-lot-line type, and they sell out pretty quickly. I think a lot of it is Cookeville's popularity as a retirement destination. I know when my mother moved to Cookeville last year from Knoxville she bought a condo downtown within walking distance of most of her errands. I think that's actually part of Cookeville's charm; you can live right in the middle of town, a very livable and walkable downtown that's surprisingly affordable, at least compared to Tennessee's other livable and walkable downtowns. Within 3 blocks of my mom's condo are two farmers markets, a supermarket, the main library, the hospital, her doctors, her bank, her financial planner, several museums, the cable company, the performing arts center (indoors and outdoors), and 30+ eating establishments. She's also a block from the bike/walking trail that goes from downtown Cookeville past TTU and out to downtown Algood 4 miles away. Really, the only time she uses her car is to go to church, and that's just 1.5 miles from her condo, and with a heck of a lot less traffic than she had to deal with in Knoxville. There aren't many towns in Tennessee that offer that kind of "urban" living at prices that most middle class people can afford.