Bright & (Not So) Early: Out Of The Game Edition

Good morning Nashville, and our apologies for the delay of this morning’s Bright & Early. Here’s a quick run of your headlines this morning:

  • Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and MCL. Feel better soon, Kenny! Maybe another lap dance from Britney Spears would help? [WKRN]
  • In the past three years, the number of people in Tennessee receiving food stamps has increased by 36%. Similarly, the number of retailers accepting food stamps nationwide has grown by 12%. Target, Family Dollar, Costco and our own Nashville Farmers Market (and many of the smaller neighborhood markets) are among the new retailers accepting food stamps in recent years. [WKRN]
  • Sirens for all! Percy Priest Lake area residents will soon be getting a tornado siren of their very own. [WTVF]
  • TDOT will begin construction in October to add an additional eastbound lane to 440 between Nolensville Rd and the 24/40 split. The extra lane will bring some much-needed rush hour relief upon completion, but we recommend avoiding 440 until then. [WTVF]
  • In related news, three Nashville interstate bottlenecks are ranked among the worst in the nation. Which ones made the cut? I-24 at 440, I-40 at I-65 and I-65 at I-24. [Tennessean]
  • Nashville Sports Authority extended the Bridgestone Arena’s current concessions contract with Delaware North. BBQ nachos for another 12 years! [WTVF]
  • Did someone say “gas for $3.13 a gallon”? Looks like we need to head to Madison soon. [WKRN]
  • Country music legend Johnny Wright passed away this morning at the age of 97. [WKRN]

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  • My question is what are they doing with all the espresso after they create these masterpieces? I’ll drink it!

    • Last month they sold the lattes for $3 each to benefit a charity, I believe.

      • Ah, so basically no discount. That’s cool though if the money is going to charity.

        • Yeah, it was a great idea! I’m not sure if they’ll be doing that again or if it was just something that Ugly Mugs wanted to do.

          • Ya, Ugly Mugs is pretty awesome. I do like Edgehill though, although I have only been a few times in the 4+ years I’ve lived in Nashville.

          • Although now that I think about it, I’ve only been to Ugly Mugs a few times as well. But they haven’t been open for that long.

  • Do you know what time the block party starts?

  • NestNashville

    Shops will be open till 8pm, Latte Art Competition begins at 8pm. Each store will be providing drinks and appetizers from 5-8pm. Urban Patio and Nest Interiors will have featured artists, paintings will be displayed in the stores as well as outside (if the weather permits). Whats in Store will be having a special sale, proceeds go to a charity (forgot the name, much apologies), and Nest Interiors will be having a little paint party (supplies provided). Other stores will be having a sale or something featured as well. And the music for the evening is the Jeff Miller Band, they will be playing outside.

    For any other details:
    Go to edgehill village’s page on facebook (Edgehill Village at “Villa Place”), or NestNashville on twitter, or

  • chardee

    Nucci’s Italian Ice and Gelato is located in Cool Springs shopping Center in 2000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 100 Franklin Tennessee. Nucci’s staff is rude, provides poor customer service and negative attitude towards other elasticities non white.
    Steve and Connie Hovis are the owners, their sons, Ben and Jay, work full time and their daughters, Erin and Morgan,
    Upon entering the restaurant on Friday July 17, 2009 at 8:45pm parking was limited and owner Connie Hovis did not provide adequate customer service tonight by acknowledging three customers order and never asking may I help you. I politely interrupted the Connie Hovis while the son (ignored my presence as a customer as well and asked 2 other customers for help) and stated I was next she tried to ignore my comment and then asked can I help you.
    Normally I would have thought this was an error or oversight but Steve Hovis (owner) also displayed this same negative and discriminatory behavior in May 2009. I have lived in Cool Springs over 13 years and rarely see restaurants who provide negative customer service survive!! My family was a standard customer at Nucci’s – we even looked forward to the daily Gelato specials. After tonight the racists attitude by the owners and family needed to be provided in reviews for future patrons.
    The menu is limited and the prices are high considering Baskin Robbins, Maggie Moos, Coldstone and Dipping Dots with in a mile radius of Cool Springs. Portions are tight and staff will try to use old products or take shortcuts in preparation. Maybe this small family owned business can grow from this negative experience and become more diverse to other elasticities trying to support their business within Cool Springs.