GreenHillsBoy

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  1. GreenHillsBoy

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Mayor Briley is moving toward a project that will do what several of you have stated, focus on one area and make that work before expanding. He mentioned that a project on Dickerson Rd. would be a rapid bus line with additional incentives for businesses and residential to build on/ near the line. It will also be within the current time budget or at least not start with any new taxes. Also discussion of the busses being able to control the traffic lights and hopefully in places where it could be done, dedicated lanes
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    MSA North & East - Montgomery, Sumner, and Wilson Counties

    Grew up in Smith County and it is said there and by my many relatives in Overton County.
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    Nashville food and beverage scene

    Agree on many of these comments. My main issue is the increasing number offering small plates at prices in the $14-20 range which is too high for very small quantities. The concept is good in that you should be able to sample a number of things and still come out around what a normal entrée would be but most of these you can't as you end up with a $40 bill for one without drinks. A couple does it well, Americano's on West End has small plates as does Barcelona in Edgehill. I do disagree about Silo, I have had mostly positive experiences except the extra charge for blue cheese olives for a martini.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Couldn't agree more, it seems that almost everyone that challenged the assessment won the challenge and their assessments were lowered substantially. I have no idea how or who allowed this, but it needs to be looked into and someone held accountable. We do also need to STOP the payments to former council members who lobby, Jerry Maynard for General Hospital for one.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Just spent the weekend in Charlotte for my first visit and was very impressed. The B of A and Duke power buildings are impressive in architectural style and height, much more so than any of our talls. I don't like bashing our architecture like many do, but have to say we are significantly behind Charlotte. The condos and apartments downtown or Uptown as they call it are also sharper and vary more than ours. Their NFL stadium has brick and glass and has significantly more curb appeal than NIssan Stadium and is right downtown as is their relatively new AAA baseball park, which does look similar to First Tennessee Park here. I love Nashville, but hate to admit that we are behind Charlotte and don't even get me started on how beautiful their high end mall is called South Park....all brick, heavily landscaped and has a very upscale consistent look, couldn't find one bill board like we have in GH.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    And consider voting for a Governor that will stand up to the rural nut legislators that seemingly want to also govern Metro Nashville.
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I sorta disgree about the country music, took some friends from out of town and we bar hopped. Most of it was the newer country covers which often doesn't sound very country which may be donNdonelson2's point. But what all of them said and we heard it all night from others was how talented the singers and musicians were in every bar we went into. They also couldn't believe they were hearing so much talent with no cover charge. We also went to Rudy's Jazz room and saw a local singer who teaches at Belmont in the music department and she is fantastic with both standard jazz and her own song. Go see Stephanie Adlington there or she also performs at Grays on Main in Franklin or Sambucca.
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I ve heard similar numbers that just blow other bar owners outside down town away.
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    Margaritaville Hotel,12 stories, 145 ft., 215 rooms

    Can we move on from the constant complaining about the Westin? I see new things on there and then look to find the same griping about it. Time to move on please.
  10. Good news as we need more restaurant options and Epice is one of the best restaurants in town. Food there is fresh and somewhat different but not to the degree some might think. I know many on here are not fans of Green Hills, but I've been here 35 years and I wouldn't live anywhere else. I know how to maneuver the traffic issues, which are legitimate, and I don't mind walking from Hill Place and Y, to the mall....yes you can do that.
  11. I went downtown on a Tuesday to get a look at several of the new roof top bars including the new hotels and a couple of Broadway clubs. I have to say I was most impressed with The Bobby, it was more spacious and the bus was actually pretty cool. I liked the Noelle but was closed for a private party and it was difficult to find the elevator to the roof, almost hidden. It looked nice but was much smaller and looked cramped. Both of the new "celebrity" bars downtown were also well done, Blake Sheltons Ole Red seems more high end but was also closed for a private party so couldn' really get a feel but the overall place looked really nice. The FGL House just off Broadway was also well done and had lots of room. All were very crowded on a fairly hot Tuesday around 5:30 pm, but that is now the norm downtown.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    Swain is Lee Beaman's candidate and that is all I need to know, plus she has made MANY negative and bigoted comments on gays and anyone not a standard Christian. Plus she was a supporter of Roy Moore in Alabama. She is anti anti.
  13. I agree about corporate welfare and it is something I would like to see stopped, but it has to be nationwide or they will continue to pit cities/states against each other. It is nothing short of legal blackmail, but it works for big companies and they will continue until something is done on a federal level, which I don't see happening under either party.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Early voting begins April 11 at the usual places and all items will be on the ballot including the transit referendum.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I was downtown last night for the Titans jersey unveiling and was very surprised to see large vote against transit signs hanging from Honkey Tonk Central and Rippy's. I don't understand those establishments being against it. The tax really won't hit retail other than customers paying a little more on sales. It would seem better transit options and hopefully less traffic on Broadway would be a good thing especially with the escalating parking prices. What am I missing?