Good morning, Nashville. Even though the water has receded and many downtown businesses are back up and running, they’re having a heck of a time actually getting people through the doors. The city has even launched a big “Nashville Is Open” campaign to try to let the world know that they can still come and see us, but no one seems to be listening. The president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau says that keeping CMApocalypse numbers up might be the biggest thing we can do to stop the “hemorrhaging.” So remember this as you plan your evenings out, and maybe try to show some love
- Right in between ouch and boing. Officials are finally putting price tags on all the flood damages and the numbers are pretty incredible. Private property damages: $1.9 billion; LP Field: $2.4 million; Schermerhorn Symphony Center: $15 million; Country Music Hall of Fame: $300,000; Bridgestone Arena: $3.1 million; hotel/motel tax losses: $3.9 million; economic losses from Gaylord Opryland events: $50 million.
- More storms on the way. Because we just haven’t seen enough water this month, we’re due for some more “heavy rains” starting tonight and carrying into Saturday morning. Again, nothing that’s going to flood us again, but enough to keep us all drenched.
- Bits & pieces. No matter how many practices Chris Johnson misses, the Titans still aren’t budging on his contract … The free wi-fi network downtown is expanding, thanks to a few businesses adding transmitters including Billy Joe’s Tattoo & Piercing … Emergency food stamp and cash assistance for flood victims has been extended one week.
Photo by Neuski.
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