Good morning, Nashville. The Tennessee State Fair wrapped up this weekend for the last time at the current location, leaving many folks wondering what’s going to happen to it once the Fairgrounds close down at the end of the year. The fair has been going strong for 155 years and now the future is up in the air, although it sounds like plenty of alternate or temporary locations are on the table. The date for next year’s fair has been tentatively set for September 9-18 and it sounds like the State Department of Agriculture is offering up a chunk of land in South Nashville, though we’re not sure how solid those plans are.
- Bass Pro Shops reopens. Color us a bit surprised to hear that the Opry Mills Bass Pro Shops reopened over the weekend. The store had vowed to open in time for the holidays and we’re hoping that this, along with the November reopening of the Opryland Hotel, will start to bring business back into the area. The rest of the mall is still closed indefinitely.
- Take us higher. Lucky us, we’re looking at high temperatures that may well end up in the record books for a Tennessee September. Back in 1954, temperatures hit 97 degrees and we’ll probably see at least 94 degrees today with highs in the 90s for most of the week.
- Bits & pieces. Yesterday’s “Undies Sunday” underwear drive at LP Field was a smashing success … The City Paper helps us unravel the mystery of the 28th Avenue Connector … The Nashville Symphony is one of the groups supporting the construction of a riverfront amphitheater, proposed last week by Mayor Dean … So how about that miserable Titans game yesterday?
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