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  1. I don’t get the shipping container fad. It kinda makes sense in port cities, where those things are literally piled up everywhere. But in Nashville, it’s just silly.
  2. This has STRP written all over it. 505 mostly rented as STRP. Check. No parking, “not necessary”. Check. I know you guys are getting excited about height, but I think Tony is cashing in on the craze. I don’t blame him, but I also don’t have to like it.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I left east Nashville at 5pm yesterday. Arrived in Brentwood at 6:40. All I could think about the whole time in gridlock traffic was our missed transit opportunity. 12 miles @ 1:40= 7.2 mph.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    Well, I may get flack for this, but I rather enjoy the flea market. I get it, it’s kinda trashy. For people uncomfortable with the lower class, it may seem like a cesspool. But it’s also a place for artists and collectors who have diamonds in the rough. Dont get me wrong, I fully support the MLS bid, as I can see past the “doomsday” scenario that the fairgrounds supporters try to project. I also believe they can’t see the forest through the trees. I believe a rising tide lifts all ships (sorry for all the metaphors). I’m not a fan or supporter of the racing that goes on at the track, but I’ve been to it, and it’s kinda cool in its own right. There is also a mini-economy of businesses around that area that is a result of it. I’m not a “racing guy”, but I needed an engine blocked honed in a classic car I was restoring. Guess where I had it done? A few blocks from the track. Because that’s where the guys with the best reputation, equipment and know-how are. Also, i’m into woodworking. There is a tool called a hand-plane. It’s a mostly obsolete tool in the era of IKEA, but an essential for classic woodwork. You can still order them new, from boutique makers, but they are expensive and all copy the timeless designs of tools that are 100 years old. Guess where you can find stockpiles of old handplanes waiting for a good restoration? The flea market. My wife likes to find vintage furniture and house goods there. Yeah. There is a lot of garbage there. But there is also a connection to our past and a bridge to our future. I’m romanticizing it a little, but I feel like most on this board act like the flea market is only rebel flags and “as seen on tv”. Yeah, it’s there, but get real. There is a ton of creativity in that space. We are in the south. You may have to be able to turn the other cheek in some situations. I support the proposal. I do not understand irrational fear, “fake news” and flat out lying. But I can also respect that there is some good use coming out of the flea market.
  5. This hotel is going to have to step things up if they plan to compete with Stadium Inn and Knights Inn. Those two are legends.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    There is a lot more to this story than the article includes. But it boils down to this; Months of public meetings, countless neighbors adding input, a final plan that checked most boxes for everyone involved. A democratic process. The definition of “community plan”. Then at the 11th hour, our Councilman vetos the plan. When constituents try to communicate with him about why, we get radio silence. Unanswered emails, voicemails, and social media messages. He never attended a single meeting, nor does he attend our neighborhood meetings. This is the status quo in District 5. Then a month later, we get these stories in the Tennessean, quoting none other than Sam McCullough, who is BFF with our Councilman.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Have you folks seen this? A fun concept for the future of hyperloop transit.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    A coworker just walked up to my desk at work (older lady) and asked if I could show her how to share something on Facebook. She handed me her phone and guess what she wanted to share....
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    Nashville food and beverage scene

    Interesting revamp of a strip center on Dickerson Rd. Just this weekend Retrograde Coffee open at 1305 Dickerson. They had a grand opening Monday and handed out free drip. I must say, it’s one of the best cups of Joe I’ve had in a while. And as a surprise, at least to me, Goodwood “relocated” next door with a Facebook announcement the same day. Although it seems to be more of a storefront for them, and not so much of a storage yard. I’m not quite sure what their operational plan is, but I don’t see this as a total “move”. Maybe just their official storefront. Either way, a welcome addition to Dickerson Rd.
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Yes. Lower level will be an In-N-Out burger, and upper level will be a Trader Joe’s.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Spotted these today in East Nashville. S. 19th & Lillian, right by Shelby Park.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    I would love to see that some day. I’ve never been on a ship at sea.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Perhaps you’ve never seen the Milky Way with your own eyes. I would suggest getting about a 1000 miles from nowhere to see it. It’s spectacular.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Maybe it was river stages. We had so many good music events back in those days, I get them mixed up. Just saw the lineup for Live on the Green this summer. Jimmy Eat World as the main headliner is extremely underwhelming. I think it’s days are numbered.
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    Nashville food and beverage scene

    ^^^It’s just too bad that Gold Rush went the trendy hipster route. It was my favorite dive in town and I’ve been going there a long time. Don’t go at all anymore.