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By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:30
A large SoBro parcel is under contract to be sold to the son of local preservationist Aubrey Preston. The Tennessean reports real estate investor Taylor Preston is weighing various options for the site, which has an address of 825 Sixth Ave. S. and is home to a massive warehouse structure (pictured). The morning daily notes Preston is considering a project that could feature creative offices, conventional offices, retail spaces and/or residential spaces.
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 07:10
Concept Technology Inc. was recently selected for inclusion in Entrepreneur magazine's Top Company Cultures list. Specifically, the Nashville-based company placed 19th in the medium-sized company category.On the heels of the recognition, Post Managing Editor William Williams caught up with James Fields, CT president and owner, for a quick chat. What spurred you to place such an emphasis on company culture? For example, you place a strong focus on 100 percent paid health benefits. Thoughts?
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:53
Argus Research analyst John Staszak has downgraded shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country after the Lebanon-based restaurant and retail company reported solid fiscal first-quarter profits but said its traffic trends will remain soft for a while.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:57
The team behind Edley's Bar-B-Que plans to open their fourth restaurant about this time next year — and it will be their first outside of Nashville. Eater Nashville reports that entrepreneurs Will and Catharine Newman are taking space in the same Lexington, Kentucky, shopping center J.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:30
The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering has landed a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The grant will support VU researchers' efforts to create software that can control the Smart Grid — a decentralized power system that is more efficient, sustainable and reliable than America’s current electrical power delivery, according to a release.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 11:45
The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is offering another Rolling Mill Hill site for bid following LifeWay Christian Resources’ decision to not acquire the site. The property is located at , at 400 First Ave. S. (across KVB from Ascend Amphitheater) and is part of a multi-parcel land mass for which MDHA is taking bids. With the extra parcel now offered, MDHA has extended the deadline to submit a bide until mid-January.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 09:02
J. Alexander’s Holdings director Frank Martire has in the past week spent almost $215,000 to build his stake in the restaurant company. Martire was named to the board of West End-based J. Alexander’s in September, just before the company returned to the New York Stock Exchange. He is the executive chairman of Fortune 500 company Fidelity National Information Services and was that company’s CEO from 2009 to early this year.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:25
Next Steps at Vanderbilt — Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities — will expand significantly thanks to new federal funding.The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education has awarded a five-year $1.93 million grant to the Vanderbilt University Peabody College of Education and Human Development to broaden the impact and reach of the program, the university announced in a release.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:50
Midtown office tower Palmer Plaza is set for interior updates. According to a Metro Codes Department permit, Nashville-based DWC Construction Co. will handle the work, with the permit valued at $1.16 million. The focus will be on the building’s lobby and commons areas of floors one, two and three.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 14:45
Catching up on two recent news items from West End-based Cumberland Pharmaceuticals: