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  1. NY Mag is the worst about that too. They’re the ones that wrote that butthurt indictment of Nashville after the AB announcement that painted us as some uncivilized backwater hamlet.
  2. NY Mag article on the land swap
  3. Another one that I’m glad to see get developed but I’m sad to see go. A few of my friends had studios in that building and it was great for artists and small businesses. The Jazz workshop is a Nashville gem, too. I really hope it’s able to reopen somewhere else.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    So I was walking past yesterday and I noticed that PSC cleared out several lots along Davidson St. I’m not sure what this means or if it means anything, but these lots have always been piled high with vehicles and other scrap metal and this is the first I’ve ever seen them cleared out. Has there been any progress with their relocation efforts?
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    More Accolades for Nashville

    I thought “Magic City” referred to Miami. People call Birmingham Magic City too?
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    The Gulch Projects

    RIP to the Downtown Antique Mall, though. The Tennessee Antique Mall on Wedgewood already closed earlier this year, the flea market is being changed up and consolidated, and I feel like I can see the writing on the wall for the 8th Ave Antique Mall once their lease is up in a couple years. As an antique dealer in this town, I’m getting a little worried.
  7. If Church Street Park were to go grassless, it seems pretty redundant with 5/3 Plaza a block down the road. Personally, I’m in support of converting Anne Dudley Blvd into pedestrian space and building Paramount where the current park is.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Panoramic from the pedestrian bridge. Nine cranes visible by my count, and a few more hidden behind the towers for this shot.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread has a decent recap of charging Birds. A full charge on a single scooter costs about five cents in electricity and pays on average about $5, sometimes more depending on the scooter’s location. And yeah, you have to put it back out on the street by I think it’s 8am in order to get paid.
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    More Accolades for Nashville

    NY Times: Nashville's Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers
  11. ^CityLab article on the fight for Church Street Park
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    More Accolades for Nashville ^A write-up in National Geographic, mostly focused on letterpress printing with places like Hatch and Isle of Printing
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    Another Predsboy18 Rant

    I’ll preface this with saying that I’m not part of the monied transplants so I can’t say with absolute certainty, but no, I would imagine that they don’t. I hear this a lot regarding “us vs them” situations. Memphians hate Nashville and believe that we’re all over here talking smack about them constantly. There was a thread recently on r/Tennessee where rural residents were casually mentioning how much city folk look down on them, which I rarely encounter here in the city. Baseless beliefs that others look down on you are harmful and almost never true.
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    Another Predsboy18 Rant

    In my experience a lot of the hate has come from a certain faction of lower-middle class long-time residents. This city hasn’t just been growing, it’s been entering a new league—higher class residents moving in with higher incomes and nicer, larger new homes. Fancier cars, gentrified neighborhoods, hipper people... Fifteen years ago it was OK to live in a small weathered brick ranch and make $35k/year and not dress like an Instagram model and not know which cool beer to order or cool stylish restaurant to go to. I think a lot of the complaints come from people who suddenly feel negatively compared to everything that’s going on around them. Suddenly they’re living next to someone making triple their salary in a towering new construction with a Lexus in the driveway. People get threatened by that. Their self-esteem takes a hit and they feel like they’re being looked down on, and then they get defensive and deride transplants and growth and hipsters and developments. Their status as “natives” is the only thing they have and so they try to use it to knock others down. It’s tribalism. Yeah, in a sense they do want to go back to a Nashville with seedy peepshows on Broadway and hookers down Dickerson and dilapidated warehouses everywhere. They feel far more out of place in the new Nashville. They could grow with the city—we certainly have the opportunities here—but I guess many of them feel that they can’t, or they’re intimidated, or they’re set in their ways and just don’t want to.