- Pending a successful referendum vote next year, Nashville could begin construction on its first light rail line installed along the Gallatin Pike corridor. Mayor Megan Barry announced the plan during the 54th Annual State of Metro address yesterday.
- The mayor also announced a glass recycling program for downtown bars and restaurants, which is good news if you think about how many long-necks a typical honky-tonk throws in the dumpster. It comes as part of a $1.5 million increase to the Public Works budget.
- And if you happen to play a gig at one of those downtown honky-tonks, the Metro Council is considering offering $5 a night parking to Nashville Musicians Association union members.
- In “wait, did I eat at Chipotle recently?” news, you may want to check your bank statements for suspicious charges.
- The Nashville Predators opened their second round game with a 4-3 win against the St. Louis Blues. The next game will be Friday at 7 p.m. in St. Louis before returning home Sunday for a 2 p.m. game at Bridgestone Arena.
- Developers are proposing projects for Greer Stadium, the former home of the Nashville Sounds. One proposal is called “Nashville Adventure Park”, which we can only assume includes zip lines.
Country MusicRock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon is set for Saturday. They have moved the start times up to 6:45 a.m. to avoid the heat.
- One man allegedly does not believe in ‘last call’ and decided to serve himself at the Pour House in the Gulch. The intruder met the business end of a K9 unit inside the women’s restroom.
Photo by Larry Darling.