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  1. jdavidf

    Nashville International Airport

    This is almost exactly right. I would add Bolton's to the OG Tier (which I assume means "oh god!"). I've always thought Hattie B's was just an upstart that ought to go back to Franklin and Party Fowl has a pretty cool name, but still, another prtender David
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    505 CST - 545 feet - 45 Floors

    Funny - I went to the new ML Rose in Capitol View and got an indifferently prepared hamburger and fries to take home with me. It was nearly $15.00 out the door and I would have been a lot more satisfied if I'd gone to Wendy's. Haven't been back to ML Rose
  3. Channel 4 reporting that Nashville will become home to Amazon's East Coast Hub of Operations Who knew there would be an East Coast Hub of Operations *and* two HQs? I had heard on this morning's news that the governor had a major announcement today. David
  4. jdavidf

    The Gulch Projects

    M.L. Rose is coming to the North Gulch - corner of 11th and Nelson Merry -- should be a nice addition
  5. jdavidf

    505 CST - 545 feet - 45 Floors

    Thank you both... it has been the hardest year of my life. We had been together 28-1/2 years, but I know with my "knower" that he's far better off now, and I am at peace.. still sad, but at peace. Now it's just me and our 20+ year old dog, Big'un... his back legs don't work anymore and I can't leave him alone for more than a couple of hours at a time... eventually, I'll be able to get out and about again, maybe even make it to one of the group's meetings.. in spite of everything, I still lurk around here to keep my eye on what's going on around the city.. I really appreciate everybody's comments about everything. Michael and I loved Nashville as if we were both born here - he'd been here since the 70s and I've been here over 30 years, myself, so it really is Home.
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    505 CST - 545 feet - 45 Floors

    I haven't posted anything in a long time.... my partner, Michael, passed away back in June and I've been keeping a pretty low profile everywhere.. I've been watching 505 go up and just thought I'd share a view of it from the north side.. it's not the best (after dark, cell phone camera, etc)... but still, it gives an idea of the impact on the skyline from this direction (near the Farmer's Market). David
  7. jdavidf

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Agreed about the Maxwell House -- there's nothing wrong with it, but location wise, not bad, being a straight shot down to those state parking lots.. it's going to be tough on everybody to walk from there, considering you have the kids with you. Getting across James Robertson won't be so bad - just a long haul with the kids.. As for the courthouse lawn, not a bad idea.. and there will be lots of stuff going on there beforehand. The kids will enjoy playing in the pools there. We walked down a couple of years ago and staked out spots at the top of 1st Avenue around the Gay St intersection and that was pretty good. The earlier you get there the better. Still, I'd bet it would be better than taking the kids down into the middle of everything! Hope you all have a blast! It really is the greatest show on Earth! Be sure to bring a radio so you can tune in the symphony playing along with the fireworks..
  8. jdavidf

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Definitely consider parking near the Farmers Market if you can - say, in the state employee parking lots just on the North side of the railroad tracks.. it's not a bad walk at all and you'll be glad you did it when you see all the poor schmoes trying to get out of the parking garages and lots downtown. If you park in that area, you'll be in your car and out of town before the ones down there even get to the interstate...
  9. jdavidf

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    or else you will never pass through this wood alive
  10. jdavidf

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I've seen the historical marker for Heiman's house but this is the first photo I've seen of it. What a shame there aren't still lots of those little gems along that street!
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    The church where Ocean Way is now used to be Tony Alamo's cult/church. I worked in the travel agency behind it at the corner of 16th and Edgehill. I'll never forget the day the federal agents swooped down on that place.. the area was afloat in big, black SUVs and there were dark-sunglass-wearing suits all over the place, talking into their cuffs, before they went in and took over. I don't think they found Tony's dead wife that day - maybe she had already been resurrected? That was an exiting day, for sure!
  12. jdavidf

    Who will it be?

    "Inka Dinka Doo" (not too green here!)
  13. jdavidf

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    With regard to United Airlines, we learned yesterday that they're replacing their pint-sized regional jets with real grown up jets - I don't know if foretells anything about possible non-stop service to the west coast, but to me it hinted at a stronger presence here..