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By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 07:20
A stretch of Buchanan Street in North Nashville and that has garnered attention for luring clothiers Emil Erwin and Otis James will soon be home to pizza and beer eatery Slim & Husky’s, Nashville Business Journal reports. The new restaurant, to be owned and operated by three Tennessee State University graduates and entrepreneurs, will be located in a building located at 911 Buchanan St. (See the street segment here courtesy of Google Maps.)
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 07:00
Vastland Companies has broken ground on luxury apartment complex Avalon at Seven Springs and is targeting an August 2016 completion.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:54
Five workers sustained minor injuries Tuesday at Noranda Aluminum Holding's large manufacturing complex in Southeast Missouri when an explosion destroyed an area that manufactures material for use in construction and automotive assembly. The blast took place early in the afternoon and reportedly knocked out most of the wall of the cast house, where molten aluminum is cast into shapes.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 14:31
Executives at Nashville-based Emdeon say they plan to issue $250 million of debt to help fund their planned $910 million acquisition of Altegra Health. The six-year notes are being marketed via a private offering. Florida-based Altegra markets analytics and risk management services to insurers and in the past 12 months rang up adjusted EBITDA of $59 million on revenues of $212 million.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 14:13
Saint Thomas West Hospital is slated for an addition and renovation related to its surgical services operations. According to a Metro Codes Department document, Turner Construction Co. will oversee the work, with the permit valued at about $2.98 million. Saint Thomas West Hospital is located at 4220 Harding Pike.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 13:15
Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau officials today unveiled a vision for the city’s future convention facilities infrastructure — a plan that could carry a price tag of more than $900 million and span 15 years of effort. Much of the cost would be incurred closer to 2030 than any time soon, years after the completion of a proposed $50 million to $60 million update of the 41-year-old Memphis Cook Convention Center, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. 
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:45
CNN has named what it calls the "world's coolest bookstores," and Nashville staple Parnassus Books is on the list of 18 bricks-and-mortar operations. True, CNN acknowledges that "all bookstores are cool." But it quickly adds "some bookstores are cooler than others." Parnassus, the Green Hills retail gem that ranks among the city's most special and distinctive retail spaces period, is one of those that is "cooler" than the rest (at least according to CNN but, hey, we'll take it).
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:15
Lennar Multifamily Communities officials continue to target a mid- to late September demolition and groundbreaking for their M Residences in Midtown. Christopher Cassidy, LMC Southeast division president, said the Florida-based company has named Hoar Construction to serve as the general contractor. Nashville-based Kimley-Horn and Associates is the civil engineer, with The Preston Partnership of Atlanta handling architecture duties. Cassidy told the Post in January a September start was eyed and affirmed Monday that schedule remains in the offing.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 08:30
The Metro Parks Department is finalizing construction contracts related to its Fort Nashborough Interpretive Center to overlook the Cumberland River on downtown’s west bank. Chris Koster, the department’s special projects manager, said the project was to have been part of a previously planned downtown floodwall effort. With the floodwall scrapped, Metro still plans to use Skanska USA as the general contractor.
By: Emily Kubis
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 07:20
Kroger is planning a significant expansion and renovation of the Brentwood building last home to Harris Teeter, according to The Tennessean.The former Harris Teeter space (the grocery closed earlier this year) will be reinveted as a Kroger superstore, with a spring 2016 opening targeted.From The Tennessean: