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    Cities, Art, Culture, Urbanism, Transit, Live Music, College Football, The Predators, Professional Soccer, Good Food & Drink....are a few of my favorite things.

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  1. Once again: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Thanks for sharing, Nashvylle!
  2. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    25% chance. Would've given it 60% 2 months ago. I'm a proponent, but so much negative mojo to overcome. Unfortunately, from my area of Nashville, I can anecdotally see considerable resistance. Already a tough sell, but Mayor Barry closed the lid via her affair. Hope I'm wrong. Perhaps other leadership can get a plan through if this doesn't pass.
  3. Soccer in Nashville

    Survived the deluge. Pre-gamed at Germantown Bar, otherwise would have been near impossible to seize the day. Great crowd, despite the weather....9,059. Great enthusiasm and high potential for future hooliganism. Good stuff and very exciting. We lost, but a very tight match for most of the game.
  4. Soccer in Nashville

    I will be there, my friend, rain or shine! Yeah, the weather forecast looks crummy for Saturday... I'm bringing a poncho. If anyone wants to meet before or after for a cold beverage, shoot me a message. Bill
  5. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Man, soooooo many family memories there - and probably more at the original location. For decades we had a tradition of eating there a week or 2 before Christmas. 4 things come to mind: the fishbowl glasses of ice cold beer, oyster rolls (used to be good, then got yucky), white beans with horseradish....and the bratwurst plate. The food quality dropped, but dang, it's an iconic part of old Nashville.
  6. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Mayor Barry was an HR executive in her previous professional life. She knows better than most the legal ramifications of having an affair with a subordinate and the commiserate exposure. Bad judgement. For the record, I like her. Also for the record, I think she's in trouble.
  7. 'Amazon to Create Heath Care Company' Hmmmmm http://wkrn.com/2018/01/30/amazon-to-create-health-care-company/
  8. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Unfortunate choice of a name/brand. Sighhhhhhhhh....
  9. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Yep. That was my biggest takeaway, too.
  10. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    From Curbed - via Flipboard's Urban Design magazine: "Why It's So Expensive To Build Urban Rail In The U.S." - a good, well researched article with some startling insights - Just hope Nashville's heads of Transportation & Sustainability are reading this stuff... https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/01/why-its-so-expensive-to-build-urban-rail-in-the-us/551408/
  11. Very handsome, heirloom additions to the Nashville fabric / West End corridor. Excited by timeless designs that should weather well and benefit generations to come. Wish I could say that about most developments.
  12. True. But, automotive and satellite supplier base is also HUGE. Publishing of all kinds is huge. Education is huge. Banking & insurance are not on par with Charlotte, but substantial. Transportation/logistics is substantial. Various non-automotive engineering/manufacturing in the region is substantial. Nashville ranks high for business startups... therefore, entrepreneurs & creatives of every flavor have been flocking to our area - attracted to it's energy and pro-business environment. Not to mention the titanic service and tourism engines. Nashville is widely known as having a diverse economic base. That's probably why he thought that.
  13. More Accolades for Nashville

    Well, we came in at #23 in the country for micro-brews. I consider this a win (because I like beer)... with still plenty of room to move up. We've got 22 micro-brews - but it's the number per 100,000 residents along with some other metrics that creates the ranking. Asheville NC came in at #1. https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-cities-for-beer-drinkers-2017-edition?utm_source=second-street&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Beer+Blog+Newsletter
  14. Just FYI and FWIW: Synopsis- there's a development in the works for Atlanta's Gulch area that's pretty much dovetailing with Amazon's specs. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/As-Atlanta-vies-for-Amazon-s-second-headquarters-a-developer-just-happens-to-be-proposing-an-Amazon-sized-5-billion-downtown-project/id-cf0986da5577400ea81dd16c41d21666