Elliston 23 — the only combination residential/retail building located on the storied Ellison Place — is ready for its first tenants, with developer Southern Land Co. having opened a leasing office in the building.
To date, the 331-unit E23 (see photo below) is 20 percent preleased. The Midtown-based building’s first residents moved in earlier this week.
Work began on E23, which rises six stories, began in late 2011. The building’s ground- level spaces houses 15,000 square feet of retail space. Southern Land has not announced a retail tenant as yet.
“The delivery of our model units will be very beneficial in showing prospects the level of detail and finish that has been implemented in developing E23,” Michael McNally, Southern Land vice president of multifamily development, said in a release. “We are looking forward to a productive summer.”
E23 is located on 2.7 acres, with its dominant section fronting the northeast corner of the Elliston Place and 23rd Avenue intersection. The site formerly was home to Father Ryan High School.
Shawn Turner at HotelNewsNow.com says many lenders to the hotel industry have escaped from having to make some tough decisions on certain properties. Valuations in the hospitality sector, Turner writes, are almost back to their pre-recession peaks just a few years after taking big hits. In short, extend and pretend worked.
Timothy Wengler (pictured), who works for Corrections Corp. of America as the warden of the privately run Idaho Correctional Center, has submitted his resignation roughly one month after the Nashville-based company acknowledged that his employees falsified thousands of hours of staffing records during much of 2012. CCA, which has a contract to run the Kuna, Idaho-based prison, said Wengler's last day will be May 31. Read more here.
Comedic giant Robin Williams will be among the cast of Boulevard, parts of which will be filmed in Nashville, the Nashville Business Journal reports. Officials say the movie could spur about $1.2 million worth of spending in Tennessee. Read more here.
The Nashville International Airport (BNA) saw its passenger traffic increase 3.2 percent from the first quarter of this year compared to Q1 2012, the Metro Nashville Airport Authority announced Thursday.
By comparison, passenger traffic in North American airports collectively rose 0.8 percent from Q1 2012 to Q1 2013.
For April, BNA accommodated about 865,000 passengers. It recorded about 819,600 passengers in April 2012. The jump is an increase of 5.54 percent.
A Vanderbilt University School of Law professor says the copyright system in the U.S. needs changing.
Daniel Gervais, FedEx Research Professor of Law and director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program, testified Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, telling the august group that the nation’s copyright system needed a “comprehensive modernization.”
“It may indeed be time to embark on the process that will give us the ‘Next Great Copyright Act,’ as was done three times in the past (Copyright Acts of 1790, 1909 and 1976),” Gervais (pictured) told the congressional subcommittee in prepared testimony, according to a university statement released Thursday.
Gervais said America is best when it produces and exports intellectual property — this fact accentuated by the continuing transition to the digital realm.
“It’s time to get our copyright policy right,” Gervais said.
NextGxDx has retained Sudler & Hennessey – a New York City-based marketing and communications firm – to help the Nashville based technology company market its online genetic testing platform services to healthcare providers, a group including doctor’s groups and genetic counselors. NextGxDx will work with Sudler’s eHealth Group, a division dedicated to working with health information technology companies, like NextGxDx, worldwide.
“Working with the Sudler eHealth Group is an excellent opportunity to drive awareness and Sudler’s knowledge of physician engagement is another innovative step for us to take in connecting with healthcare professionals,” Mark Harris (pictured), NextGxDx CEO, said in the release.
Emerging trends in healthcare focus on cost, quality, and access to care and information. As personalized medicine continues to expand, and as new genetic tests are introduced daily, integration of these tests into clinical practice is a growing challenge for healthcare providers. The innovative NextGxDx solution consolidates and curates data on genetic tests to help users compare and order tests in a simple way that reduces paperwork and streamlines the ordering process leading to more time with their patient.
With foundation work and a concrete garage now completed, 23Hundred at Berry Hill is ready to go vertical. The five-story, 226-unit apartment building — being developed by Bluerock Real Estate LLC, the corporate office for which is in New York City, and Atlanta-based Stonehenge DCM — will be constructed with a wood frame. Read more here.
Restaurant franchisee Henson Moore and his business partners will next Monday open the doors to their second Bojangles’ location — and the sixth in Middle Tennessee — this one on Old Hickory Boulevard in Nipper's Corner. Moore, a former attorney, opened the North Carolina-based chain's first area location on Charlotte Pike in 2005.
“We are thrilled to expand our presence in the Nashville community,” said Moore. “As we’ve successfully grown our first location, we knew it was time to bring Bojangles’ to a wider audience. The people in Nashville have been very good to our business.”
The new 2,400-square-foot restaurant includes a drive-thru and can seat up to 72 people. It will employ about 65 workers.