Good morning, Nashville. If you’ve been reading us for a while, you know how much we just love Nashville’s quirky public art from that roller coaster thing by the riverfront to the Nashville Nudies (who are not so nude these days) to the polar bears having a snowball fight at the corner of 8th and Edgehill. The city is adding another installation to the Public Square downtown next month called “Exploration and Discovery,” which will include three bronze works called “The Spark of Discovery,” “The Scholar,” and “To The Moon.” The bronze pieces, standing at a sort-of-unimpressive 6 feet, will join the two Citizen statues with the Massive And Indestructible Cranks.
- No Contributor for Cool Springs. The Contributor, Nashville’s highly successful street newspaper, has been facing some problems in Cool Springs and Franklin lately as authorities are pointing out that it’s not legal to use the sidewalks or streets as space to sell anything. The paper is sold by homeless folks as a way of making enough money to hopefully get themselves off the street, and the good news is that you can still buy it all over Nashville.
- We want our money back. The fountain in Nashville’s Public Square is leaking into the parking garage, and Nashville officials aren’t sure when we’ll have the money to fix it. The fountain is only about five years old, but no longer under warranty and could be a pricey fix as the leak is likely buried under 2-6 feet of concrete. In the meantime, they’ll only be turning it on for special occasions.
- Bits & pieces. A tanker snarled up traffic for a few hours on I-24 after overturning with 8,000 gallons of ethanol in the back … Beloved Hillsboro bookstore BookMan/BookWoman is stepping up its game a bit in the face of all the recent bookstore closures … Metro received nine proposals for charter schools, which is the most they’ve ever had … The Preds lost last night, bringing the playoff series with the Anaheim Ducks to 2-2, despite yanking goalie Pekka Rinne out of the game … TDOT will be suspending all highway construction this weekend for the Easter holiday.
Photo by Jason Tan.
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