Good morning, Nashville. It’s been a while since we heard anything about Tent City, Nashville’s largest homeless encampment off of Hermitage Avenue downtown. Last we heard Tent City residents were being shipped out to local shelters and hotels (one of which exploded and collapsed), but it looks like things are starting to heat up again with an actual camp closure on the horizon. The Metro Homelessness Commission is kicking around the idea of creating a Metro-approved camp where the residents could actually access services. Though we’re not totally sure how that’s different from any other homeless shelter, we’re interested to see where it goes.
- No thanks to the TVA. Cleanup of the TVA ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant is said to be costing more than one million dollars a day… meaning that it’s costing US, the TVA customers, one million dollars a day. We can’t wait for our next bill!
- Oh, the carnage. Today’s economic casualty is Rosario’s, the Mexican Restaurant just around the corner from Music Row in the Edgehill Village. They’ve filed for bankruptcy but aren’t planning to close down.
- Bits & pieces. Eric Crafton gets busted by a blogger for not really knowing what he’s talking about … Tennessee is trying to ban smoking whenever you’ve got kids in the car … So fog frost is probably the coolest thing we’ve ever seen and there are pictures … Congrats to our alma mater for not losing to Lipscomb last night … We may not want to get too attached to Whole Foods if the FTC has anything to say about it.
Photo by ryan2013.