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The Baggage Building adjoining Union Station was built in the late 1800s.  It has recently been repurposed for offices.

 

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What was its purpose before being offices? (Please don't say "baggage".  :P)

p.s. Nice cameo in that last one, @markhollin!

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The 1 story, 1,000 sq. ft. Structure at 1606 8th Ave. South that was built in 1945 has been expanded out to two floors covering 7,500 sq. ft. And is now the central location for Enterprise Rental Car.

 

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600 9th Ave. South covers 3,000 sq. ft., and was erected in 1920.  It currently houses Night Train Pizza.
 

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The one story brick structure at 1224 Lischey Ave. covers 3,509 and was built in 1955.  It is currently home to Academy Four Kidz.
 

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2411 Blakemore was a one-time church built in 1965. It now serves as Ruby Events Center, and has been modified to cover 3,500 sq. ft.

 

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318 Broadway is a 2 story structure covering 6,744 sq. ft. that was erected in 1900.  Currently it houses the Boot Barn.

 

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Ugh... Boot Barn... I guess if they're successful, then there is a place for it... but it's just oh so tacky having all those boot n cowboy hat shops down there.  lol  Oh well... guess it's what the tourists want.

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1 hour ago, BnaBreaker said:

Ugh... Boot Barn... I guess if they're successful, then there is a place for it... but it's just oh so tacky having all those boot n cowboy hat shops down there.  lol  Oh well... guess it's what the tourists want.

Disagree... I think it would be pretty bad not to have a place to buy boots and hat on Broadway. I am not a boot person, nor am I a country music fan, but country music tourism is vital to Nashville’s economy, and there should be a place to buy boots (for music fans and bachelorettes). 

Just like there should be a place in MUSIC CITY to listen to music within an outdoor venue (this was a rant of mine before Ascend Amphitheater was built). 

Dont get me started on MUSIC CITY not having a street with historic recording studios, maybe it could be called “Music Row”. 

Rant over. 

 

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43 minutes ago, nashvylle said:

Disagree... I think it would be pretty bad not to have a place to buy boots and hat on Broadway. I am not a boot person, nor am I a country music fan, but country music tourism is vital to Nashville’s economy, and there should be a place to buy boots (for music fans and bachelorettes). 

Just like there should be a place in MUSIC CITY to listen to music within an outdoor venue (this was a rant of mine before Ascend Amphitheater was built). 

Dont get me started on MUSIC CITY not having a street with historic recording studios, maybe it could be called “Music Row”. 

Rant over. 

 

I said there was a place for them if it's what the tourists want.  But I still think they're tacky.  

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18 minutes ago, BnaBreaker said:

I said there was a place for them if it's what the tourists want.  But I still think they're tacky.  

Do you think having a boots and cowboy hat store is tacky, or specifically the store “Boot Barn”? 

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3206 Belmont Blvd is a one story, 18,000 sq. ft. structure built in 1950 that is currently home to Belmont Animal Hospital.
 

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The Charlotte Heights Church of Christ church campus at 5807 Charlotte Ave. has been fully refurbished with a new congregation known as Zeal Church.  The two buildings were built in phases around 1950, and cover 35,000 sq. ft.

 

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10 minutes ago, e-dub said:

What's the over/under on the name "Railyard District" sticking?

I like it.

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41 minutes ago, e-dub said:

What's the over/under on the name "Railyard District" sticking?

It certainly has a better ring to it than the nearby “Pie Town!” :tw_confounded: I still cannot believe this moniker is sticking. SHOW ME THE BAKERIES  in Pie Town!!!

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23 hours ago, donNdonelson2 said:

It certainly has a better ring to it than the nearby “Pie Town!” :tw_confounded: I still cannot believe this moniker is sticking. SHOW ME THE BAKERIES  in Pie Town!!!

Show me the Chestnut trees in Chestnut Hill. 

Show me the salem in Salemtown.

It’s at least shaped like a piece of pie!

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4 hours ago, markhollin said:

306 Broadway was built in 1900 and cover 8,988 sq. ft. over 3 floors.  Whiskey Bent Saloon is the current tenant.
 

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Such a beautiful building.   

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It sure is. One of the things I miss most about living downtown is walking around on weekend mornings and taking in all the old bricks before the tourists come out en masse.

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