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It's on the edge of downtown, it's still a solid hunk of density, and it carries the flag of one of the most influential companies in the world. Sure, I'm a little disappointed in the size, but the ne

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Not to mention the 600 jobs being added by Ernst & Young today. I am hearing its official to Nashville Yards.

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7 hours ago, Buildtall said:

I actually think the guitar shaped hard rock hotel looks good. I especially like the lighting on it at night time. 

I agree.  If we were a casino city, it would be great to have something like that here.  It’s probably a bit too much for the city the way it is now…but it’s a really cool design.

 

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1 minute ago, titanhog said:

I agree.  If we were a casino city, it would be great to have something like that here.  It’s probably a bit too much for the city the way it is now…but it’s a really cool design.

 

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I LIVE IN SOUTH FLORIDA STOP MAKING FUN OF OUR WEIRD BUILDINGS LMAO

But in all seriousness for a hotel it looks cool, for any other type of building it would be too cheesy.

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2 hours ago, titanhog said:

I agree.  If we were a casino city, it would be great to have something like that here.  It’s probably a bit too much for the city the way it is now…but it’s a really cool design.

 

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I don’t hate it, I don’t love it. I do like it’s lights. 

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3 hours ago, Binbin98 said:

I LIVE IN SOUTH FLORIDA STOP MAKING FUN OF OUR WEIRD BUILDINGS LMAO

But in all seriousness for a hotel it looks cool, for any other type of building it would be too cheesy.

It's perfect for that area.  It would also look great in Vegas.  I love stuff like this…it just doesn’t fit everywhere.  Definitely something I’d like to see in person someday.

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I always thought that if Tennessee ever legalized casino gambling, Nashville would turn into the "Vegas of the Southeast".   I could see deep-pocket casinos buying the PSC land and setting up a "Vegas strip" on the east bank in some form or fashion.  Country music, honky tonks, casinos... it would be insane.

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1 hour ago, TheRaglander said:

I always thought that if Tennessee ever legalized casino gambling, Nashville would turn into the "Vegas of the Southeast".   I could see deep-pocket casinos buying the PSC land and setting up a "Vegas strip" on the east bank in some form or fashion.  Country music, honky tonks, casinos... it would be insane.

You know I said this the other day in person as well. Nashville is like 10 years away from being on the same level of popularity as Las Vegas, with the whole live music and club/party scene Instead of gambling. I mean MGM is even opening a hotel there as well. If gambling is legalized in Tennessee ever that would mean Las Vegas finally gets a worthy competitor in the gambling/party tourism industry, people like to say Atlantic City is the east coast equivalent of Las Vegas but I’ve been there several times with my family and it’s pretty sad even in the summer no offense to anyone from New Jersey.

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6 hours ago, ruraljuror said:

Harrahs opened in New Orleans back in 1999.  I'm not sure if there are other civic or natural restrictions in place that have kept New Orleans from becoming more Vegas-like, but from my perspective the gambling has in no way overshadowed the city's bourbon street/mardi gras/gritty/creole vibes in terms of their tourist positioning. 

If Tennessee legalized gambling, we might just discover that Memphis and Beale Street are more interested in and better positioned than Nashville to really go after the 'vegas-of-the-south market' - especially if some of the existing businesses in Tunica are able to take advantage of the head start they've got 50 miles down the road. 

What would be most interesting to me is if Tennessee legalized gambling only on functioning riverboats (no platforms a la Tunica). The riverboat fleet would provide an interesting infrastructure connection between opry mills and downtown, the extra boat traffic and land value would certainly expedite the departure of PSC, and I think real riverboat gambling (as opposed to Vegas' warehouse-sized casino floors full of slot machines) would have a certain dinner-theater/Dollywoodesque charm that could be a nice complement to the Nashville brand as it currently exists. 

 

Funny thing about Memphis and those casinos along the Mississippi in the state of MS is that once Arkansas allowed casinos, Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis, Arkansas became a full-fledged casino and its earnings are WAY more than all of the Tunica-area casinos…combined.  If Tennessee ever allowed casinos, Memphis would kill both Tunica and the West Memphis casinos.  This article from 2017 shows that Southland brought in $2.7 Billion…while the 8 Tunica casinos brought in $634 Million combined.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/2017/07/29/west-memphis-gambling-tunica/504383001/

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49 minutes ago, titanhog said:

Funny thing about Memphis and those casinos along the Mississippi in the state of MS is that once Arkansas allowed casinos, Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis, Arkansas became a full-fledged casino and its earnings are WAY more than all of the Tunica-area casinos…combined.  If Tennessee ever allowed casinos, Memphis would kill both Tunica and the West Memphis casinos.  This article from 2017 shows that Southland brought in $2.7 Billion…while the 8 Tunica casinos brought in $634 Million combined.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/2017/07/29/west-memphis-gambling-tunica/504383001/

I’m not saying Memphis wouldn’t also become a popular travel destination too, but like Nashville without gambling is already getting closer and closer to Las Vegas levels of tourism and so the floodgates would open for tourism growth in middle Tennessee if gambling became legal in TN.

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35 minutes ago, LA_TN said:

Are there any casinos in Orlando? That is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the US

Exactly.  Casinos might bring in some new tourists to Nashville, but others (probably more) would stay away.  Nashville should not aspire to be a Hee Haw version of Las Vegas.  Tourists should spend their money in our restaurants and clubs and not in the bottomless pit of casinos.

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Besides... I think the future of 'casinos' (gambling) is really in the distributed gaming model.  So much money is now gambled over the Internet that 'going to Vegas' is merely a formality (if your ultra-rich and haunt the exclusive casinos) or you like to take in the shows. Well, Nashville already has it's versions of the shows. 

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10 hours ago, jmtunafish said:

Exactly.  Casinos might bring in some new tourists to Nashville, but others (probably more) would stay away.  Nashville should not aspire to be a Hee Haw version of Las Vegas.  Tourists should spend their money in our restaurants and clubs and not in the bottomless pit of casinos.

I agree 100% with the casinos part. As far as restaurants and clubs, people can only eat so much they need activities and shoes too and vegas has those a plenty. We need some good shows and maybe a few rides or something. There are a zillion bars downtown but after I've eaten at just one, I'm ready for something different.

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Amazon's commitment to spend $2 billion on affordable housing in Nashville, Seattle and Arlington, VA will most likely include preserving/updating some existing stock in each area, and then building new developments on open lots in the same neighborhoods.

More at NBJ here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2021/03/31/amazon-catherine-buell-affordable-housing-fund.html

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5 minutes ago, markhollin said:

Amazon's commitment to spend $2 billion on affordable housing in Nashville, Seattle and Arlington, VA will most likely include preserving/updating some existing stock in each area, and then building new developments on open lots in the same neighborhoods.

I could be interpreting this wrong, but essentially that means Amazon will spend money to continue the bad practice of segregating affordable housing into their own pockets rather creating diverse neighborhoods. That is very disappointing.

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