Good morning, Nashville, and happy almost Turkey Day! This morning, we’re giving thanks for our city’s public art, which Councilman Charlie Tygard has declared that he would like to spread around to the rest of Nashville by filing an ordinance with the Metro Council. This sentiment isn’t sitting well with members of the Metro Arts Commission who insist that they’re already trying to do that and the ordinance would actually slow them down. We definitely won’t argue that Nashville’s public art–which includes some polar bears having a snowball fight, a sculpture that everyone mistakes for a roller coaster, the infamous naked people on Music Row, and Donelson Dickerson Pike’s new herd of buffalo–could use some work.
- GM plant idles. The Spring Hill GM plant officially goes idle today meaning that around 3,000 folks who had jobs yesterday do not have those jobs today. Here’s hoping that someone can figure out a way to help that situation.
- Extreme BNA makeover. All of that dynamiting and traffic rerouting and interstate exit-closing around the airport has supposedly paid off with all of the changes BNA has rolled out for the holidays including some new waiting areas and parking lots. We’re most excited about Google’s free holiday wifi, though. Happy travels!
- Bits & pieces. Looks like we’re in for a cloudy-ish Thanksgiving … Miley Cyrus is descending upon the Sommet Center tonight, so you best steer clear of the area … Sarah Palin is banning the press from her Tea Party speech at Opryland in February … East Nashville probably won’t be getting that traffic light they’ve been hoping for any time soon.
Photo by Phillip Riggins.