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Everything posted by fishsticks176

  1. Edit: nvmd, already posted above. Whoops!
  2. Music City Roots announces plans to built a new 1,000-capacity venue called The Roots Barn next to Amqui Station in Madison. Set to open next year. https://www.wmot.org/post/music-city-roots-partners-madison-tn-new-roots-barn-venue?fbclid=IwAR0K-4LvKyvf3IE7s9Gqeyk7nBN-mBpl3N_CuO2geVpO4AjPn4ay5ECZnuw#stream/0
  3. Ron Sanford Productions is opening a 40,000 square foot event venue called The River’s Edge in a converted warehouse at 420 Davidson Street, next to Music City Karting and across from the PSC Metals site. https://www.google.com/amp/s/outandaboutnashville.com/coming-soon-a-new-place-to-celebrate/amp/ amp/s/outandaboutnashville.com/coming-soon-a-new-place-to-celebrate/amp/
  4. It really does seem like PSC is cleaning up. I walked past yesterday and all of their yards along Davidson St. have been cleared of scrap. My mom lives in the 508 Davidson building almost directly across the street and said that there’s been an unprecedented level of train activity in and out of the yards there over the past few weeks. I peeked in and saw about two dozen empty large dumpsters lining the tracks that have never been there before, in a field that always used to be piled high with scrap. Obviously I can’t say for sure what’s going on, but she’s lived there for six years and I walk that stretch of PSC frequently and something’s definitely changing.
  5. I’ve been following this board for almost two years and I think I’m finally going to make this one! Excited to meet y’all!
  6. The CBS show “Tell Me A Story” is basing its second season in Nashville and filming on location. Each season modernizes a classic fairy tale and this upcoming season puts the story of Beauty and The Beast in the context of a singer/songwriter looking to make it big in Music City. It’s set to air later this year. I ran into one of the producers randomly and she told me about it. I don’t have any more info or a link to follow its progress, but I wanted to share!
  7. https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/06/25/mitsubishi-moves-headquarters-franklin-tennessee-california/1549906001/ mitsubishi is moving its HQ from CA to Franklin
  8. I was just interviewed for an upcoming French documentary on the rise of Nashville called “Nashville: Where To Dream Big”. It will air later this year on one of the premiere French TV stations to an estimated audience of a few million people. Contrary to most Nashville documentaries, this one largely ignores the country music history of the city and instead is focused almost exclusively on Nashville’s rise to the world’s stage and the plethora of economic opportunity here. It follows several artists and entrepreneurs from all over the world who have found success in Nashville. It sounds like it’ll really bolster our reputation in France. I’m excited to see it once it’s released!
  9. Chinese investors catching on: https://amp.scmp.com/property/article/3001588/yield-king-real-estate-investors-ditch-new-york-la-second-tier-us-cities
  10. I’m a hockey fan. I suppose it’s because of a cold maternal presence in my childhood and an existential feeling of always being on thin ice. Idk, I’ll ask my therapist.
  11. Whenever I hear utter mischaracterizations of Nashville as some podunk town, all that means to me is that there is a lot more room for growth for us on the national stage. With all the national and international regocnition we’ve been getting, and the influx and growth we’ve seen here, sometimes I worry about topping out. Comments like the ones on that board reassure me that there is still a lot of snow on the ground to ball over.
  12. The Waffle House on Dickerson Pike in Inglewood was being torn down this morning. I couldn’t snap a picture as I passed. No idea what the plans for that site are.
  13. It cited the absence of state income tax, low property tax, no state or city minimum wage in excess of the federally minimum, right-to-work, and a general lack of excess government regulation of business. I’d be more thorough but I don’t have a subscription either and apparently I’ve now exceeded my free viewership for the month after the initial reading :-p
  14. In response to the Guardian article, here is a WSJ opinion piece entitled The Secret of Nashville’s Success: https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/secrets-of-nashvilles-success-11555452849
  15. Of all the things that have relocated here from Memphis over the years, I would’ve felt guilty over this one. Apparently they considered dismantling Graceland brick-by-brick and moving it to Nashville: https://slate.com/business/2019/04/graceland-memphis-elvis-presley-tax-exemptions.html
  16. First off, I love that this thread was halfway down the second page of this forum. Things have gotten insane. Secondly, here’s a new ULI writeup about the project: https://urbanland.uli.org/development-business/fifth-broad-making-connections-in-the-new-downtown-nashville/
  17. NYT: The NFL’s Great Cherry’s Tree Caper https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/opinion/nfl-nashville-cherry-trees.amp.html
  18. Another point of contention that I’ve heard is that, while the NFL will fund replacement of the trees, there is a high mortality rate for newly-planted cherry trees and the replacement will effectively result in less trees than were there to begin with. This was posted on Reddit by some source but I’m on mobile and unable to cite it right now.
  19. Robinson Flats in Old Hickory has made a lot of progress. Looks like the finishing touches are being done now.
  20. Yeah, they meet and organize near the Waffle House on Trinity Lane for each ride. Thats always been my concern, too, especially after the explicit threats made by their cameraman.
  21. Article in Vice about the history of downtown honky tonks
  22. None of the ATVs or dirtbikes are street legal and many are stolen, often from dealerships. Plus a lot of the riders are illegally armed. There's *cause* to pursue, however, police know that active pursuit only results in increased risk to the public and many cities have no-chase policies in place. There have been instances where police have successfully blockaded some dirtbikes in on certain roads (I can't find the articles to link but I remember reading of one in NYC in which they caught a staggering three people out of hundreds), but even then, the trapped riders flee on foot and the rest of the 100+ person gang escapes on their vehicles. It's like herding cats.
  23. Yes, it is a nationwide issue. It's been going on for years but has really been increasing in size, scope, frequency, and severity lately. Some of you might remember this story from a few years ago where a similar bike mob attacked a family with an infant in an SUV, with an ensuing chase throughout NYC. "Sideshows", like what happened on I-24 last month (by the same people, btw), have been happening all over California for years. Now that these gangs have expanded into dirtbikes and ATVs, which are much less expensive, their numbers have shot up dramatically. This is a problem now in NYC, LA, St. Louis, New Orleans, Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, DC, and pretty much every major city across the country. There was a documentary at SXSW this year about Baltimore's ATV and dirtbike gang, "12 O-Clock Boys". Police are not allowed to pursue, and these gangs know that, so they taunt police and continue to terrorize the streets. They harass and kill drivers who get in their way, and the Nashville chapter openly threatened to do so yesterday, too: "All you [expletive] stay in your lane or y'all gonna end up hanging from a bridge". This is a serious problem and no one seems to know what to do about it.
  24. Forbes article about migration of businesses and reaidents from high-tax to low-tax states, with a focus on the migration from CA to TN: https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2019/03/16/icee-is-the-latest-business-to-flee-california-joining-thousands-of-people-pointing-wagons-east/amp/
  25. Wall Street Journal: "Nashville, Tenn., had the best job market among large U.S. metropolitan areas in January, benefiting from both low unemployment and high annual job growth..." https://www.wsj.com/articles/nashvilles-job-market-hits-high-note-11552669433
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