- Country singer Brad Paisley broke ground (he was the one driving the backhoe) last week on a free grocery to benefit needy families in the area. It will be on the campus of Belmont University.
- Speaking of Belmont, they are one of six sites competing for a presidential debate next year. The university hosted a presidential debate in 2008.
- Nashville’s bar owners are beefing up their security detail as they prepare for an influx of tourists this month.
- A woman allegedly stole a police car after being placed in the back of it after an altercation where police say she had attempted to steal items from another person’s car at a car wash. The police deployed spike strips to stop the car. 🚔
- All those folks moving to Nashville also bring their pets, which in turn supports more pet-centric places like dog parks and pet supply stores.
- If you are a fan of bubble tea, the tapioca drink is making a comeback in the city in a big way and the Nashville Scene reviews a few of the places to get it.
- A Fox News show called “The Five” will be in town next Tuesday at the Wildhorse Saloon and their special guest will be John Rich, though we’re pretty sure it’s just a reason to make a trip to Lower Broadway.
- Metro Council Member Freddie O’Connell has announced that he intends to file a suite of bills aimed at increasing the the use of “green energy” in the city. The state legislature was unavailable for comment.
- The Nashville Predators (47-29-6) beat the Chicago Blackhawks (36-34-12) 5-2 Saturday night at home to win the Central Division in back to back years and secure home-ice advantage for the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the regular season over, the Predators host the Dallas Stars for Game 1 this Wednesday.
- PETA is again trying to stop hockey fans from throwing catfish onto the ice, this time by providing a foam fish toy that looks nothing like a catfish. Not much into predictions, but we’re doubtful this idea works either.
- The Metro Office of Emergency Management has released a new service called MEAN (Metro Emergency Alert & Notification System) that allows app users to receive emergency alerts based on where they live and work.
- If you’re outdoors this spring, beware of snakes coming out of hibernation. 🐍
- Local organic grocer Turnip Truck will be taking over the space occupied by the Sysco Cash & Carry on Charlotte Avenue, with a planned fall opening.
- If you’re at the airport and see a miniature horse, it’s there for emotional support and you are not (yet) hallucinating. 🐴
- And finally, be sure to check out the newest additions to the Nashville Zoo: more
spotted clouded leopard cubs.
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