jmtunafish

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About jmtunafish

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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. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    Oh I think one of the reasons CoolSprings is so popular is precisely because it does coexist with the natural beauty of the area. Not everyone wants to live and work in urban high rises. I like that the roads in CoolSprings follow the hilly and curvy contours of the land. I like that the low-rise office buildings don't overshadow the hills and are built in park-like settings. I like that Nashville has such an attractive area as CoolSprings. While I, personally, would never live in such an area, suburbia is clearly still wildly popular. I enjoy visiting CoolSprings and am glad we have it.
  2. Soccer in Nashville

    i agree. Nashville SC = Nashville, South Carolina (if such a place existed)
  3. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I absolutely think that there's a market for a Merle Haggard museum, especially since it'll also have a restaurant run by Swett's (yes!). I know when I have out-of-town guests visit, they want to experience these kinds of things. The restaurant alone could probably make enough money to pay the mortgage.
  4. NYC's popular Shake Shack hamburger/fast casual spot is rumored to be part of the 5th and Broadway development. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2017/10/27/shake-shack-is-scouting-downtown-nashville.html
  5. Soccer in Nashville

    I know we're getting waayyy off topic here, but... New Coke actually turned out to be the best thing to happen to Coca Cola. Pepsi was winning the cola wars (anyone remember their taste test challenges?), and Coca Cola's internal polls showed the same results as Pepsi's taste tests. So Coca Cola came out with New Coke. There was such outrage, that when Coca Cola brought back its original formula Coke ("Coke Classic"), sales surged, and a grateful nation got reintroduced to Coca Cola. Coke's sales leapfrogged past Pepsi's, and Coca Cola has been number one ever since. So while the original change was initially disastrous, it turned out to be a boon for Coca Cola.
  6. More Accolades for Nashville

    The September 2017 unemployment rate in Tennessee was the lowest in recorded history. Most areas in the state have seen employment growth, but the Nashville area is carrying nearly half of the state's growth. Between September 2016 and September 2017 there were 114,600 additional Tennesseans with jobs. Of those, 56,249 were in the Nashville MSA. The state's September 2017 unemployment rate was 3.0%, and the Nashville MSA's unemployment rate was 2.3%. Williamson County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 2.1%, followed by Davidson at 2.2%. The Nashville MSA added 56,249 employed workers, followed by Memphis (19,110), Chattanooga (11,210), Knoxville (6,820), Tullahoma-Manchester (2,570), Jackson, (2,290), Cookeville (2,280), Kingsport-Bristol (2,060), and Sevierville (2,010). The biggest loser was McMinnville which has 780 fewer employed than a year ago. https://www.tn.gov/workforce/news/53940
  7. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Nashville at dawn, from this morning's Sky5:
  8. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    This reminds me of when I lived in Mississippi (ugh). The public schools were crumbling, but referendum after referendum to raise taxes for new schools kept failing because those with money (usually white people) kept voting down tax increases since their kids went to private schools (it's a Mississippi thing). Finally, the school board held open houses at the public schools and encouraged the entire community to come see for themselves just how awful the schools were. It worked. At the next referendum, the vote was overwhelmingly "yes" to increase taxes to pay for new schools. A rising tide lifts all boats. Having excellent public schools benefits everyone, even those who don't have kids. Likewise, a viable and highly functional public transportation network will benefit everyone, even those who will never use it.
  9. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Headline in today's NBJ: Should TDOT help with mass transit? Mayor Megan Barry this week revealed her $5.2 billion plan for mass transit in Nashville, and while the plan looks to tax increases and federal grants for funding, it would be impossible for the Tennessee Department of Transportation not to be at the planning table since many of Nashville's main roads are controlled by the state, not Metro. With the attention in Nashville on mass transit, we wanted to get a quick sense of how the candidates vying to become Tennessee's next governor look at the issue. The Nashville Business Journal asked, "What role, if any, should the Tennessee Department of Transportation play when it comes to mass transit?" Check back in the coming days, as we ask the candidates how their administration would handle incentives. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2017/10/19/should-tdot-help-with-mass-transit-heres-what-the.html I, for one, think TDOT should help. After all, it's the Tennessee Department of Transportation, not the Tennessee Department of Roads.
  10. Maybe I'm not remembering it correctly, but I don't recall that Amazon listed an "international" airport among its requirements. Didn't they say they needed an airport with direct connections to certain cities: Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, New York, and I think also Boston and Chicago?
  11. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I love this! What's the background music? I really, really like it. (And it'll be nice to update this video in a couple of years with some MLS highlights...)
  12. Bridgestone HQ 30 stories - 460' | Retail.U/C

    From this morning's Sky5:
  13. Margaritaville Hotel,12 stories, 145 ft., 215 rooms

    This is behind a paywall, so maybe someone with a subscription can fill us in on the details. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2017/10/13/condos-added-to-downtown-margaritaville-hotel.html
  14. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors - topped out

    http://www.marriott.com/hotel/five-star-hotels.mi
  15. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors - topped out

    Marriott has only 8 hotels in its portfolio that are 5-star: JW Marriott Atlanta, Marriott Paris Champs-Elysées, Renaissance Charleston, Renaissance New Orleans, Renaissance Tampa, Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Ritz-Carlton Maui, and Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. Since there are already a Renaissance and a Marriott nearby to the JW Marriott, I'm hoping this means they might put up a high-rise Ritz-Carlton in Nashville. That would be sweet.