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Everything posted by fishsticks176

  1. TheRideShareGuy.com 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.
  2. NY Times: Nashville's Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/16/business/economy/nashville-birmingham-amazon.html
  3. https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/12/nashville-church-street-park-real-estate-developer-homeless/576958/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=citylab ^CityLab article on the fight for Church Street Park
  4. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/tennessee/nashville/printing-art-behind-country-music-city/ ^A write-up in National Geographic, mostly focused on letterpress printing with places like Hatch and Isle of Printing
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Tourism will suffer, but tourism everywhere will suffer, and that may leave Nashville as a previously unconsidered budget option for many.
  8. It’s all getting a bit hip for my liking. Take the WeGo down from SoBro into WeHo. Eat at PuckGro, round of TopGo, drinks at PineSo. Walk to BridgeSto for some IceHo...
  9. His wife, Mary Steenburgen, is an actress-turned-songwriter. Pretty sure they’re relatively new to Nashville. They’ve been joining in on some local songwriter retreats and functions over the past year.
  10. There are some great photos in this: https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2018/11/18/664453278/a-love-letter-to-a-changing-nashville-in-photographs?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2047
  11. Hotel Review: In Nashville, Time Traveling to the 70s: The Fairlane Hotel, set in a converted bank building, pays homage to its past without taking it too seriously. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/17/travel/hotel-review-nashville-fairlane.html?partner=IFTTT
  12. The Brian Paul Hotel/Resort is still happening. I just spoke with some of those guys a couple weeks ago. Fender just signed on as a sponsor to supply guitars to all of their writing rooms and recording studios.
  13. Here and now, with absolutely no data or real reasoning, I’m going to say Savannah. Give it ten to fifteen years.
  14. and eventually the Sun will grow into a red giant and consume the Earth.
  15. I’ve been driving Lyft part-time for about a year now and it’s really given me such an insight into the people from all walks of life that make up this city. Nashville provides unprecedented opportunity for those in the lower class. Just last week, I was driving around a previously unemployed middle-aged man who had moved here from Little Rock six months ago and was ecstatic that he was able to find a construction job for $17/hour. He was renting a single bedroom in a house in the TSU area and was trying to convince his son, who has also been struggling financially, to move to Nashville too, and then the two of them would rent an apartment together. That might not sound like a lot to some people, but for those who have struggled with finding employment—and employment above minimum wage—and being able to afford any comfort, Nashville is Mecca. A few days before that, I gave a ride to a young guy who said he had been homeless and unemployed in Flint for *three years*! He saved up enough money for a bus ticket and came to Nashville with a backpack and no money whatsoever. Within three days he had a decent-paying serving job and a room to rent. Nashville has a large amount of halfway houses and rehabilitation programs. All the time I pick up people from East Tennessee or Mississippi or rural Georgia that were spiraling in their hometowns and found good lives for themselves in Nashville. I rent out bedrooms in my house to young musicians first moving to town, and all of them have gone on to prosper in their careers and gotten apartments of their own a year or so after arriving here. I understand the frustration with rising rents, but I think too often people lose sight of just how much incredible opportunity exists in this city. I’ve seen it uplift far more people than not. We live in a beautiful place.
  16. This is all I wished for. I feel like a kid on Christmas.
  17. I just got an inside scoop that Barry Walker, owner of Marathon Village, is planning to start a small-scale production plant on the premises building replicas of antique Marathon autos. The plans also include an auto-themed bar/restaurant with plexiglass walls looking into the plant. I don’t know how official any of it is yet but it sounds like an amazing concept and I’d love to see it come to fruition. Edit: I just did a little bit of research and the auto-themed restaurant/bar seems to be his “Gearheads” concept that he has been sitting on for a while in partnership with Mike Wolfe of American Pickers. I can’t find anything about the production plant though—that seems to be new.
  18. Washington Post: "The New Boomtowns" https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/the-new-boomtowns-why-more-people-are-relocating-to-secondary-cities/2018/11/07/f55f96f4-d618-11e8-aeb7-ddcad4a0a54e_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cfde7e930b1b
  19. This one makes me sad. I have friends that live in those apartments and I always used to wish I could nab one for myself. Elliston was my hangout back in college and I sort of wish it were preserved as a more organic, local college neighborhood. I know this isn’t the first hotel in that area but this one will be smack in the middle of it—The End, Samurai, Exit/In, Cafe Coco, the hookah lounge... I worry for that area a little bit.
  20. Daniel’s a buddy of mine. Excellent photographer. Do you know him?
  21. 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."
  22. 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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