Good morning, Nashville. Fairgrounds supporters are up in arms after discovering a request for proposals issued by the city for companies interested in taking on a new park project at the Fairgrounds. The problem is, the RFP refers to the “former fairgrounds” and “former racetrack,” so some folks believe this is the mayor’s way of trying to destroy the racetrack without getting Metro Council approval. The Mayor’s Office maintains that this isn’t their intent.
- Flurrypocalypse. It’s wintry-mixing outside right now in some parts of Nashville. The National Weather Service says there could be a less-than-half-inch accumulation and that they don’t anticipate any travel problems. TDOT is standing by, though, depleted salt supply and all.
- Downtown road closures. Due to some water main repairs, Metro will be shutting down the intersection at 8th and Broadway from 6pm-6am tonight and tomorrow night, which could snarl the evening commute for some of you.
- Bits & pieces. 300 members of the Tennessee National Guard will be deployed to Iraq this week … The Preds are refinancing their debt, which is actually a good sign for the future … Table 3 restaurant will be closed until further notice due to damage from yesterday’s fire … Ashland City’s fire department may stop responding to emergencies outside of the city limits.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.