Good morning, Nashville. If you’ve been downtown in the last 24 hours, you might’ve already seen the brand new Bridgestone Arena signs that were unveiled last night. We discussed potential nicknames on Twitter last week and heard everything from The BAr to The BrA to The Rubber Palace to, simply, The Bridge. And we think we like that one. We also really like this new Preds defenseman Denis Grebeshkov who waltzed out onto the ice last night for his first game with the team and carried them to a 4-3 victory (well, him and the generous Oiler who accidentally kicked in our winning goal.) Things are off to a good start at The Bridge!
- Biting the hand. In between lobbying for an Ikea and fighting valiantly on behalf of the English language, Councilman Eric Crafton has found some time to come up with another plan: Suing the state government. Crafton is urging Metro to sue the State of Tennessee for some more funding for Metro Schools because the current distribution apparently discriminates against wealthier counties.
- Thank you, but no. The controversial May Town Center development project as we know it, which was supposed to create a “second downtown” in Bells Bend, has officially been canned. A neutered version that will probably be about half the size of the original will be making its way to the Metro Council in a few weeks and residents plan to fight that one just as hard as they did the last.
- Bits & pieces. Not only is the USPS trying to drop a day of delivery, but they’re trying to drop an entire town. Stand strong, Milton, TN! … The New Madrid fault is a-movin’ and a-shakin’, which could be bad news for our West Tennessee neighbors … On March 20th, Goodwill will be having a wedding gown sale for brides who want top-notch gowns, but can’t (or don’t want to!) pay full price.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.