1. We’re the 7th fastest growing city in the U.S.
Part of the reason for our popularity: Our booming healthcare industry. “About
half of all the for-profit hospital beds in the country are administered from
Nashville,” said Matthew Wiltshire, head of Nashville's department of economic
and community development. “Healthcare is a $30 billion industry here.”
of so much traffic congestion in Nashville? How about a monorail to unstop the
jam? The Tennessee Senate has voted 31-0 to study the feasibility
of building a Music City monorail. 3. Nashville is the 25th worst city in the country
for allergies (up from No. 36 last year), according to The Asthma and Allergy
Foundation of America. Memphis is the second worst city for allergies. 4. Tin Pan South is over for 2014. Thanks to the
annual songwriting festival, 300 songwriters performed at venues across the
city last week. 5. Grilled octopi, anyone? It’s suddenly what’s for
dinner at plenty of Nashville eateries.
6. An East Nashville mom, who works at the
Nashville Public Library, will be a contestant on Jeopardy this Thursday. 7. Something
Wickedthis way comes. 8. We’re sad to report that Rosepepper Cantina owner
Ernie Chaires, 62, passed away on Sunday, March 23. Chaires opened Rosepepper
in 2002. In the weeks before he died he granted an interview to The East Nashvillian, which you can read here. Rest in peace, Ernie. 9. Of living here for nine years, Sheryl Crow (who
has officially “gone country”) says, "Nashville is amazing. It ups your
game [as a songwriter].”
10. A new national homebuilder is all set to enter the
Nashville market. According to a news release, San Jose-based UCP Inc. has
bought Citizens Homes Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., for approximately $15 million.
Citizens builds in Charlotte, Raleigh, Myrtle Beach and Nashville. Citizens was
the No. 25 builder in the Nashville area in 2012, when it was issued 45
Author:TJ Anderson Phone: 615-364-1530 Dated: March 31st 2014 Views: 6,308 About TJ: TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a h...
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