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  1. It is a handsome facade and those details are missing in so many projects in Nashville. Developers should take note.
  2. Here’s a street view of the Apple store in downtown Portland. The Nashville store may look similar. I’d suspect Microsoft to follow as they’re both in downtown PDX.
  3. a 35-floor one in downtown and another 25-floor on on the east bank. Name them all accordingly: West, Downtown, and East. Just need someone who wants to fund it. The tiered crown (can it be considered a crown?) would look nice poking out of downtown's skyline.
  4. Totally agree with it adding to our hotel game here in Nashville. Its the fun ones that people remember. The boring corporate hotels, unless they have exceptional service, are completely forgettable.
  5. It looks to be designed for the female traveler. I don’t think many guys are going to like the decor and finishes. It’s cool for what it is though.
  6. Found this beauty in Hounslow just outside London (near Heathrow). I think it is a local government building. Would be cool to see something like this in Nashville.
  7. Kroger on 8th. I think we can consider that “downtown” now.
  8. The DGX reminds me of a Tesco express or Sainsburys local in the UK but with probably less focus on meal prep or pre-made meals. So cool to see these stores opening.
  9. Good deal for Belmont. I wonder how private school students will react to starting at the bottom of the food chain within all these hotels upon graduation? College hospitality graduates are woefully unprepared for the workforce and they can sometimes also overestimate their worth. The expectation is that they should walk into a new career with a senior leadership role but reality means the gross majority of them will be working shifts at the front desk to learn what really happens in the industry. Putting it in the biz school is a good choice though because today's hospitality industry is more business than anything. It will be interesting to review their curriculum. As of right now, there are no professors listed with a bio which includes hospitality (they do have the program listed as an option). I am also curious about how this will impact TSU's hospitality degree program which is also in the college of business. My first concern is with learning partnerships within the local industry. Will potential industry partners choose Belmont over TSU because it is a private school and carries with it a bit of local name branding? Two similar degrees competing in one city might be an interesting dance to watch.
  10. Honestly, it looks like something Disney would build and I love it. It'll probably change shapes 4-5 times but that is okay. Now is that a swimming pool in the river?
  11. Look at AA taking second place in the share of capacity metric. I would have thought DL would've been number two. I guess AA is upping their game (yes I know BNA used to be an AA hub and yes it still surprises me).
  12. As a way-too-frequent flyer it kind of hate the trend of local outlets at airports. A typical traveler can be rushed and in a hurry and may not have time to experience a restaurant concept that hasn’t figured out how to serve someone who isn’t in an actual dining environment. Austin’s airport comes to mind; it’s a great place but try to get breakfast “on the go” when catching an early flight. As long as it’s balanced with some chains it should be okay. JMO.
  13. I’ll agree that the universities appear to lack foresight when it comes to developing modern programs. I think the public schools have traditionally been so focused on first-generation college students that they didn’t need to create exciting and challenging programs because “status quo” was sufficient. Basically by doing nothing the state schools inadvertently did something, they got left behind. Also the business climate didn’t need much for a long time so there’s that to consider, too.
  14. Here’s a few pics from berlin which is one my favorite places to visit. It’s walkable, clean, historic and interesting. The areas surrounding the Tiergarten (I probably misspelled that) is, to me, a great use of space but not overwhelming the nature of the park (4th pic is an e ample of development in that area).
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