The holiday shopping season is just about upon us, which means large retailers need all the help they can get. Among them is Macy's, which runs a very large shipping operation in Portland. The Cincinnati-based company is looking for a whopping 1,500 seasonal workers and has tasked Goodwill Industries to help it find many of them. Goodwill will this Friday host five simultaneous job fairs — in Gallatin, downtown, Springfield, Madison and Clarksville — for warehouse and distribution positions. Check out more info here.
SEE ALSO: This link to get to the now-hiring page for Walmart, which on Monday afternoon said it will hire more than 1,700 seasonal workers across Tennessee. The retail giant pointed out that more than half of its seasonal employees across the country last year stayed on in permanent positions.
Texas-based homebuilder LGI Homes Inc. is looking to establish a Nashville-area presence with a 250 single-family home subdivision called Westwind and to be located in Murfreesboro, The Tennessean reports.
The company, the offices for which are located in Houston suburb The Woodlands, has tapped Rudy Solis as vice president of operations for its Nashville division, according to the morning daily.
The move comes as Houston-based custom luxury homebuilder Partners in Building opened in August a regional office in the general Nashville market, the company’s first location outside Texas (read more here).
Boca Raton, Florida-based Ovation Music & Studios Inc. has announced it will open a space in Gallatin.
The company — which offers individual and group lessons, rehearsal studios, professional recording studios and live performances with its Rock Shop and Jazz Jam ensembles — said in a release it has signed a lease in a building that is slated to undergo updates to house the facility.
Neither financial terms of the lease nor the building's address were not disclosed in the release.
Ovation has hired touring blues musician and vintage instrument collector/trader Elijah Ellis to manage the location. The company initially plans to build location territories focused on the South Florida and Nashville markets.
"This is the first step in establishing the Ovation footprint in the Nashville market,” Keith De Tone, Ovation CEO and chairman, said in the release. “We cannot be more excited about Ovation being part of the Nashville music scene and a music educator in this market."
De Tone said Ovation has a “personal and educational relationship” with Berry Hill-based The Blackbird Academy Professional School of Audio, a factor in the company wanting a Nashville-area presence.
Upscale grocery chain The Fresh Market will open in Hendersonville’s Indian Lake development, Nashville Business Journal reports.
Brentwood is home to the Nashville area's only The Fresh Market.
The Fresh Market is a publicly traded company based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company totaled about $1.32 billion in revenue in 2013.
Read more here.
The Nashville-area micro-beer community continues to grow, with the opening of Murff’s Craft Brews and Burgers in Brentwood the latest positive development for the local scene.
Owned and operated by the same folks associated with The Corner Pub in Bellevue and Brentwood, Murff’s is located a few blocks west of Franklin Road on Harpeth Drive in the former Phillips Deli space adjacent to Maryland Farms.
Read more here at Post sister publication Nashville Scene.
The opening follows the recent announcement that Knoxville-based craft beer retail store franchise company The Casual Pint is targeting a late-June opening for a shop on Hillsboro Road in Franklin (read here).
A North Carolina maker of steel wire products is closing one of its factories and dispersing its manufacturing to three of its other locations, one of them being Gallatin. InSteel Industries is displacing 20 positions with the closure of its facility in Newnan, Georgia, which is expected to close by the end of March. The company says it will let workers relocate but it’s not clear how many of those jobs might move to Gallatin. InSteel also has locations in Houston and Sanderson, Florida. Read more here.
The Nashville office of CBRE has announced the $6.26 million sale of Gallatin-based The Shops of Village Green.
Jim Morris (pictured), senior vice president with CBRE’s investment properties retail group, arranged the sale on behalf of The Capital Corp., a Nashville-based investment and development company, according to a release.
The buyer was an unidentified New York-based investment group. Bill McKnight and K.O. Kennedy of CBRE’s debt and structured finance group handled financing for the new owners.
The 40,000-square-foot shopping center is located at 114 Belvedere Drive next to a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
“This transaction is yet another example of national investors pursuing opportunities in middle Tennessee due to the healthy market and future growth projections,” Morris said in the release. “The greater Nashville area’s strong fundamentals and growth prospects make it appealing to investors across all property types, including retail.”
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