Good morning, Nashville. Mostly out of commission since May 2010, Opry Mills is finally starting to show some signs of life. Owners announced this week that four of the anchor tenants will be reopening in time for the holidays: Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 and IMAX, Dave & Buster’s, VF Outlet and Sun & Ski Sport. Just think: A little over a year ago, there were piranhas swimming around in there (ha, ha)! The rest of the mall, including many of the original tenants, is slated for a March 29th reopening. The interior will also be getting a pretty fancy makeover as evidenced by the renderings that were also released this week.
- Hacked! Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt continues to dig himself into a deeper hole this off-season, this time announcing–then retracting–his retirement and reserving some choice language for the NFL commissioner all in a single Facebook status update. He apologized almost immediately in another update, and then used a third post to say that his Facebook had been hacked.
- Tennessean layoffs. Gannett, Inc., owner of the Tennessean, announced yesterday that they’ll be cutting 700 employees nationwide in the next few weeks including 10-20 Tennessean newsroom staff. This will be the largest layoff since 35 jobs were cut in 2009.
- Bits & pieces. Four Franklin teens were arrested for leaving bottle bombs on people’s doorsteps, injuring and possibly blinding one man … Find out which Middle Tennessee schools were recognized as some of the top in the nation … Homeschooled kids can now participate in public school sports in Tennessee … Local doctors are seeing an increase in brown recluse bites … Governor Haslam would like to see a third less bills filed next year.
Photo by Eva Maria.
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