GreenHillsBoy

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  1. GreenHillsBoy

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I agree with Smeagolsfree for the most part but also think that there are a significant number who are getting concerned the Titans are going to soon demand a new stadium. I have been a day one season ticket holder and was on the Yes Committee to bring the Titans here but I am so tired of these billionaire owners holding cities hostage for these billion dollar stadiums or threaten to move the team. Jerry Jones basically bankrupted Arlington, TX for his grand stadium and similar with Arthur Blank in Atlanta. The trees are sort of a point where people are saying to the NFL, enough of your bullying for billionaires. The secrecy around it was also an issue as it seemed to be a sort of an attempt to be extravagant for no real reason. There is no reason to have to have such a large stage for a single guy to walk over to the commissioner and hole up his jersey and hat.
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    The Westin Music City - 27 Floors/320', 452 Rooms

    Another issue at the Westin is that they add the liquor tax of 15.25% to the price on the menu of wine/cocktails plus the standard sales tax of 9.25% for a total of 24.5% so your very average $15 martini is really $18.68. This is becoming a more standard practice as I'd say around 30% of bars and restaurants are doing this which I feel is misleading and unethical. I've been eating out and having drinks in Nashville for 35 years or more and when the menu said the price was $15 or whatever you knew that sales tax and tip would be added but never did they pass on the liquor tax to the customers. I'm compiling a list of those who do and those who don't and want to make the issue known. If they are going to do this they should note it on their menu
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    The Westin Music City - 27 Floors/320', 452 Rooms

    Most of the time, the jazz on Wednesday is performed by Stephanie Adlington who is outstanding. The issue however is that too many large groups go who are not interested in listening to her fantastic music and talk loudly and party. I'm not sure why the Westin doesn't encourage them to go to the lobby bar to party and/or move the jazz to the lobby bar so you can actually hear the music.
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    Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    Yes, Reba McIntire's former home.
  5. I was downtown Sunday afternoon/night to attend the incredible Pink concert and the apartment tower, even at 18 floors, is very imposing. Also, the new Cambria has an excellent stage and a nice size area to listen to some excellent music. They had all the windows along Rosa Parks open and must say that its bar area is really impressive. Not crowded and dirty like so many on lower Broad.
  6. GreenHillsBoy

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    This has to be one of the ugliest children's hospitals in the nation. The bottom portion looks like a prison and the top looks like they couldn't decide what to do. Doesn't go at all with the rest or most of the VU campus architecture.
  7. GreenHillsBoy

    Nashville International Airport

    Agree with MLBrumby that both United and American have provided the worst service, attitude, etc. that I have experienced over the past several years. I fly a lot and both United and American are pathetic, connections way to close to be realistic, gate agents that are rude, don't care, seem to have no training. Both of these need to study European airlines like KLM, SAS, Air France to name a few.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    The Fairfax Flats is as bad in person as the picture above....what were they thinking?
  9. GreenHillsBoy

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Lee belongs to a very conservative church that is very far right in beliefs, so don't be surprised if he backs this or at least doesn't confront the rural nuts who seem to dominate our legislature. They seem to especially love to stick it to Nashville.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    This is owned by the Reed family and I understand that they are not interested in selling but might consider a long term lease of some type.
  11. GreenHillsBoy

    Nashville International Airport

    Just returned from trips through Miami and Washington Reagan and there did appear to be some slower issues with connections, mostly due to the Air Traffic Controller issues in the Northeast. There were no issues in Nashville, but again the terminal appeared to be extremely busy and all of the flights to and from Nashville were totally full with a long list of standbys. I now also think we were lucky to NOT have an American Airlines hub as their routings/connections are poorly organized and we saw delays twice related to their own staffing, pilots and support personnel having to be pulled because of too many hours.....how can that happen? They also have some VERY short windows for connections that make no sense especially in Miami where going from one concourse to another can take an extremely long time with no moving sidewalks, at least between D and E.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    It was announced as a Martin's Barbecue, but the fencing was up quite a while ago and it appears nothing or little has been done.
  13. GreenHillsBoy

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I am noticing a disturbing trend with many restaurants now adding the liquor tax to the quoted price of a drink. So when you see a price of a glass of wine on the menu that is $10, they are now adding the liquor tax of 15% plus the normal sales tax of 9.25% so that listed price of a $10 glass of wine is actually $12.45. Less than a couple of years ago, this was a rare instance, but now I am seeing this more and more. I think that if they are going to add the tax after, they should note on the menu that the price does not include the liquor tax or sale tax. I have seen this recently at Pastaria, Henrietta Red, Louies Wine Dive, the Omni Hotel ( and from what I've heard, most of the downtown hotels do this), just to name a few recently. I have escalated my concerns and a couple of managers have even admitted that tourists are livid to see that much tax added after the stated menu price. I'm going to try and get our Metro council to do something about this, at least note if the price does not include the liquor tax.
  14. When will you guys get over Alex Palmer? Don't you think that horse is dead by now!
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    That has to be the ugliest building, more like a prison than a children's hospital. If I were a child, I'd be afraid to go in there, could also be a psychiatric ward from the 40's.