GreenHillsBoy

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  1. 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.
  2. When will you guys get over Alex Palmer? Don't you think that horse is dead by now!
  3. GreenHillsBoy

    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.
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    Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    And they have a very good brunch and Saturday and Sunday.
  5. GreenHillsBoy

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Dale, no one will believe the girl.
  6. GreenHillsBoy

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I can't even.....
  7. I don't patronize companies like Chick Fil A that are owned by homophobics. And don't get the attraction for mediocre food anyway.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    I understand this is the fourth marriage, so much for the family values the video seems to focus on. Of course he was a big supporter of Roy Moore in Alabama.
  9. GreenHillsBoy

    Green Hills/Belle Meade Projects

    Understand from a very reliable source that Zara, a European department store, will be part of the new section in the mall. Zara sells clothing that is very European and would be considered a higher end than H & M and better quality. It does seem odd that no official names of the new stores have been announced.
  10. I agree that this is a quality development and shows you can have it if you set standards and don't simply loosen the standards to appease big developers. Green Hills, like most of the city, is being inundated with two tall skinnys on what was formally a lot for one home. In almost every case, they have to dig across the street to connect for utilities and NEVER fix the street back to what it was. Why are they allowed to get away with this?
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    MSA North & East - Montgomery, Sumner, and Wilson Counties

    It is Green Hill in Wilson County ty
  12. GreenHillsBoy

    JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    I'm going to NYC in September and paying $270 for the Hilton in the heart of the city across from Rockefeller Center. I use Hotels.com.
  13. 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
  14. GreenHillsBoy

    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.
  15. GreenHillsBoy

    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.