Good morning, Nashville. Despite the economy swirling down the proverbial toilet in the past few years, Nashville’s restaurants have been doing remarkably well–better, in fact, than most other cities in the country. While the rest of America saw a net restaurant loss of 1%, we actually had a net gain of 0.5%. So, go us! Meanwhile, Puffy Muffin did so well during the recession that they’re sending 48 of their employees on an Alaska cruise and we’re fully convinced we chose the wrong career path.
- Slow clap. When it comes to taking care of your grads, Vanderbilt is showing everyone how it’s done. Under their new GradMed program, they’re offering up to 180 days of health insurance coverage to recent graduates while they look for jobs and prepare for grad school.
- Beer bill deferred. Councilman Jamie Hollin’s proposed ordinance that would’ve abolished the 100-foot rule for restaurants selling beer was deferred until August. As we learned with Taco Mamacita’s Dirty Sanchez saga, restaurants currently have to be at least 100 feet from residential areas in order to get a beer permit.
- Bits & pieces. The Biscuit Lady’s pre-taped episode of Paula Deen will air on Saturday, nearly four months after her death … Seven Ensworth students were charged in a bomb scare this morning … Storms possible this afternoon … Governor Phil slammed several lawmakers’ planned field trip to Arizona to learn about immigration law … Metro has had to shell out nearly $1 million in settlements this year.
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