Good morning, Nashville. Yesterday the city rolled out the plans for the Music City Center, which is that new convention center we’re getting that everyone has been fighting about for a few years. It’ll be going in on 5th and Demonbreun right behind the Sommet Center and is somehow going to incorporate “the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee,” the Ryman, the Parthenon, curves of guitars, and instrument strings into its design (yeah, don’t ask us.) Preliminary models look pretty spiffy, though, and we’re pretty excited to see it come together. The project is set to cost $595M and pay itself off in 30 years.
- Salmonella in TN. Tennessee has not been spared from the salmonella outbreak that’s been linked to the Poisonous Peanutbutter Of Death. So far, eleven cases of salmonella have been reported across the state, though none here in Davidson County. Yet.
- We need jobs. Rocking the unemployment here in Nashville? You’re not alone. Recent reports show that 50,000 people are jobless in this city.
- Bits & pieces. Albert Haynesworth is being a brat about his contract extension, because $32 million just isn’t enough … UT won’t be ditching their tuition cap after all, at least for now … Dell is closing down part of their Lebanon plant and sending 300 jobs to Nashville.
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