Happy Hour: #501broadway Edition

  • The Nashville Arena GEC Sommet Center will likely be getting yet another name change in the coming months. The Preds ended their naming deal with the Sommet Group by suing them this afternoon, then the Sommet Center issued an angry response, then Mayor Dean weighed in with some Preds love, and then we sat back and enjoyed the ensuing circus on Twitter. [ESPN]
  • The State Capitol was evacuated at around 11am this morning due to a suspicious package addressed to Governor Phil in the mailroom which actually turned out to be  a mechanical Santa. Seriously, which one of you mailed a mechanical Santa to Governor Phil for Christmas? Inquiring minds need to know. [Post Politics]
  • And the really important news for the day, obviously, is that Franklin has put off voting on whether or not they’re going to banish chain-link fences from the land! [WSMV]
  • Speaking of, according to the New York Times, “Those in the know call Franklin, Tenn., just outside Nashville, the ‘’Malibu of Tennessee.'” Does not compute. [NYT]

On that note, we’re off to our four-day weekend here at Nashvillest. Everyone travel safe, have a wonderful Day of Thanks, and eat lots of food! We’ll catch you on Monday.

Photo by Paul Nicholson.