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On 4/29/2019 at 3:33 PM, donNdonelson2 said:

I suppose that with the lack of an event on Memorial Day we can go to the National Cemeteries and pay our respects...the thing that MEMORIAL Day was intended to promote.

Sure, if americans got more than 2.8 guaranteed holidays they would be down for that but our "capitalism" calls for max productivity so expect them to party on the one or two non family holidays they get.   boomer'd

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Nashville-area home sales rose by 1.8% in April, according to new data from the Greater Nashville Realtors.

The month featured 3,479 closings, a record for the month of April.

More at NBJ here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/05/08/nashville-home-sales-tick-up-in-april-set-record.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline

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30 minutes ago, markhollin said:

Criterion.com has created an excellent  10 minute documentary on the Belcourt Theater:

More here:

https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6335-a-cinematic-hub-at-the-heart-of-music-city

Thank you for sharing this.  What a phenomenal institution Belcourt has become.  I am so happy it was saved from the wrecking balls in the nineties, and I hope it continues to be a centerpiece for the community for decades to come.

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Spencer Levy, senior economic adviser and chairman of Americas research at global real estate brokerage CBRE, is very bullish on Nashville.  CBRE's investors view the region as very hot. . "It's No. 8 in terms of the most popular market among our investors, which is just a stunning move for a city that really wasn't on anyone's radar screen six, seven, eight years ago," Levy said. "Airplanes (and airlines) are the most important piece of infrastructure for foreign money. That's why Nashville is not only doing well today, but in the future too," Levy said.

More behind the NBJ paywall here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/05/09/after-talk-to-record-setter-expert-marvels-at.html

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Academy of Country Music announces today that Bridgestone Arena has been named Large Capacity Venue of the Year for 2018 (3rd time), Ascend Amphitheater Medium Capacity Venue of the Year for 2018 (2nd time), and The Ryman Auditorium Small Capacity Venue of the Year for 2018 (6th time).  First time ever that one city has swept the Venue of the Year categories. 

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9 hours ago, markhollin said:

Nashville comes in #2 on SmartAsset's "Top 10 Cities for College Graduates" list.

https://smartasset.com/checking-account/the-best-cities-for-new-college-grads-in-2019

 

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Not sure what criteria other cities were judged on, but Nashville seems to rank high for college grads because "it's fun."     Article:  it's not affordable for you, but it's fun!         

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2 hours ago, smeagolsfree said:

Wow a city that Austin didnt rank in, Im shocked.

We let San Antonio take one now and then.  It keeps them from bitchin' about all the development happening in Austin. 

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15 hours ago, The ATX said:

We let San Antonio take one now and then.  It keeps them from beotchin' about all the development happening in Austin. 

Seriously though, what's the deal with San Antonio?  I see the numbers.  I know it has been growing at a fast rate for several decades now, and rightly so because it's a great town.  And yet, downtown SA still looks exactly as it did last time I visited in like 1993.  Do they just not value urban development down there or something?   I don't get it at all.

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6 hours ago, BnaBreaker said:

Seriously though, what's the deal with San Antonio?  I see the numbers.  I know it has been growing at a fast rate for several decades now, and rightly so because it's a great town.  And yet, downtown SA still looks exactly as it did last time I visited in like 1993.  Do they just not value urban development down there or something?   I don't get it at all.

Maybe when you have The Alamo, that's all you need.  "Remember The Alamo."

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53 minutes ago, Armacing said:

Maybe when you have The Alamo, that's all you need.  "Remember The Alamo."

You underestimate the draw of San Antonio’s spectacular Riverwalk. I love that city! Great food. Nice people. A variety of attractions for families in and around the city itself. Amusement parks...they have two. History everywhere-i especially appreciate all the old Missions. The charm of the nearby Hill Country. I wouldn’t care if they never added another tall boy downtown, I will go there every chance I get!

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3 hours ago, donNdonelson2 said:

You underestimate the draw of San Antonio’s spectacular Riverwalk. I love that city! Great food. Nice people. A variety of attractions for families in and around the city itself. Amusement parks...they have two. History everywhere-i especially appreciate all the old Missions. The charm of the nearby Hill Country. I wouldn’t care if they never added another tall boy downtown, I will go there every chance I get!

I agree completely and so do all the people who move there every year, which is why it's so confusing to me that there is seemingly so little urban development there... it is a city clearly doing very well for itself but from an outsider's perspective it's downtown has evolved less than Detroit and Cleveland over the past several decades and those two things just don't compute in my brain.  lol

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More stats on Nashville's record-breaking NFL Draft, including $223.9 million in economic impact (largest by far in city's history).

Also, these quotes:

"The 2019 NFL Draft exceeded all expectations" CVC President and CEO Butch Spyridon said. "Nashville had record spending, record attendance, record viewership and record number of credentialed media — the biggest and best NFL Draft ever. The overall success is due to the tremendous spirit of collaboration within the city, including the Tennessee Titans and our great Metro departments."

“The economic impact numbers released today from the Nashville Draft were another clear indicator of the event’s immense success," Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk said. "By any measure, it was the NFL’s most successful draft in their history and I am so proud that our organization played a role in that achievement. This year’s Draft will be remembered for years to come and will definitely lead to other events large and small for our city.”


https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/05/22/2019-nfl-draft-nashville-record-visitor-spending/3767281002/

More at NBJ here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/05/23/nfl-draft-breaks-nashville-economic-impact-records.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline

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