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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    So a little more information from the Reddit thread I found this on--apparently just the patio decking collapsed and there was no structural damage to the building itself. Also from u/BankokPadang: "I work at an area restaurant that just had our roof evaluated by the City (actually contractors working on behalf of the city, but anyway:) in the hopes of adding our own similar rooftop patio. The actual roof has to Essentially hold 4x the weight of the maximum occupancy, after accounting for everything already on the roof.. The actual calculation isn’t that simple, but that’s what it boils down to. We’re in the same zip as Acme, so I assume it’s all the same rules/regs."
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I remember a few months ago someone posting on this board that they were nervous about the structural integrity of the rooftop patios added onto some of the historical buildings on broadway, especially given the amount of people up there any given weekend. Well, it looks like the Acme rooftop patio collapsed this weekend. No injuries, though.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    So we should throw those idiots in the ocean and leave the scooters out of it
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Opry City Stage in Times Square has closed its doors:
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    JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

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    Nashville Public Art

    It’s on the side of The Cleo, facing Gallatin Ave. I’ve seen them working on it over the past week.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    He has a pretty large facility on Davidson St in East Nashville, too, halfway between PSC and Shelby Bottoms.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Their first day back, I saw two wipeouts on scooters from people trying to hop curbs, I saw several driving down the middle of the road, and I almost hit one while making a turn—they shot out from a crowd of people without even pausing before flying through the crosswalk in front of me. In general I love the idea of these scooters but the problem is people in general, whether they are on scooters, on foot, or behind the wheel. I was stuck in traffic downtown a couple weeks ago, moving about five mph, and a drunk tourist was weaving his way through the traffic on foot, stumbled, and ran head-first into the side of my car. I see groups of dozens of people just congregating in the street, five feet off of an empty sidewalk. Last night I watched a rogue bachelorette run into the middle of their intersection at 5th and Demonbreun and begin “directing” traffic like a police officer while her pals stood on the sidewalk laughing at her antics. The amount of jaywalking downtown is starting to drive me nuts—a couple weeks ago I was held up for twenty minutes at a light because of a steady stream of tourists who refused to heed the traffic signals and continued to walk across under a green light, backing traffic up for blocks. When I finally got to the light, I rolled down my window and explained, “You guys HAVE to obey the pedestrian crossing signals! You’re backing traffic up for blocks!” and was met with the entire crowd of literally about fifty people shouting “F*ck you!”, and one clueless rube saying “it’s a crosswalk!” I’ve been a downtown pedestrian myself, and I’m from NYC originally—I understand timed, responsible jaywalking, and this is not that. I know I don’t even have to go into how bad the drivers can be downtown. I watched two pedestrians get hit at low speed on Saturday because the driver was turning left while texting. Gangs of teenagers speeding through red lights on quads and dirt bikes. I took a video (which was kind of funny, actually, while still being ridiculously annoying) of two cars who stopped in the middle of 2nd ave, got out and danced for a few minutes while flipping off the countless cars that they had trapped behind them. There was a wide open road in front of them and they intentionally trapped everyone else at a stand-still for five minutes. Im torn on this issue. While I love that Nashville is a place that people want to visit, and while I love the growth that our tourism has caused in our city, the relatively recent availability of low-budget tourism has really enabled an element of people who, as that HuffPo article put it, “Come to this city, throw up on it, and leave”. As an occasional Uber driver, I’ve had a handful of tourist groups literally say to me, “We’re gonna f*ck this place up! No one knows me here, I don’t give a f*ck!” Many prominent tourist destinations around the world are following Bhutan’s example of controlling the destruction of tourism by capping the number of tourists or imposing fees simply for entry and/or on a per-day basis. We have similar systems for many parts of our national parks, but no such systems for urban environments. I’m not advocating for putting a cap on the amount of tourists let in or for imposing fees in an attempt to secure a higher class of tourists—I just think that it’s interesting (and concerning) that this is a problem felt the world over, and that we’re witnessing a very very small slice of it here at home. I mean, we don’t have people scratching their names into Stonehenge or doing Yoga on a holocaust memorial or toppling ancient rock formations, but we do have tourists breaking into the houses neigjboring their AirBnBs and climbing La Musica and disrespecting our neighborhoods, streets, and businesses. I don’t know, rant over, I guess. My point is that the scooters themselves are not the issue, just another expression of the issue, which is a complete lack of respect and responsibility for one’s environment and which I’m sure is magnified by the anonymity enjoyed while on vacation away from home.
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Skyline hotel is making good progress
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    Soccer in Nashville

    Briley needs to start giving weekly Fireside Chats or something. Give citizens a chance to get correct information right from the horse’s mouth.
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Corner Music is setting up shop in the strip mall at 3048 Dickerson Road, at the intersection with Ewing, near Prince's Hot Chicken and just south of Briley Parkway. I'm not sure if this area is considered East Nashville, Inglewood, or Madison. It seems that they're taking on a lot more space than the old location.
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    I don't think I've seen this mentioned here yet: BarkBox will open their new concept BarkPark--a membership-only dog park with amenities--at 800 Meridian Street in East Nashville on September 8th. It'll run through November with the goal of a permanent outpost.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Your daughter and I were friends at Belmont, actually. We had a handful of classes together.
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    House of Cards is his too, isn’t it?
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I agree regarding retail. I think the still-developing nature of SoBro gives us the opportunity to recreate some of the great boutique shopping experiences of 12th South or The Shoppes on Fatherland in a more urban environment. Those types of stores are loved by locals and tourists alike and would create a unique and artful urban environment. I’d love to pull inspiration from some of our smaller niche neighborhoods and composite the best of each into SoBro. A theather—or even an arthouse theater—would be great. We could support another comedy club. Urban Target is a fantastic idea. Let’s use this area to develop something different and more livable than Lower Broad.