Officials with car rental giant Enterprise Holdings say they’re enjoying the benefits of Nashville’s tourism and travel boom. The company’s three brands — Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car — are putting up double-digit growth this year at Nashville International Airport, and plans call for Enterprise to open several more area locations to go with the 40-plus they now run.
One of those will come with a twist: This fall, Enterprise will add the Exotic Car Collection at its offices on Mallory Station in Cool Springs. The operation, which will employ a handful of full- and part-time people, will market high-end brands such as Lamborghini, Bentley, Ferrari and more. It will be just the 23rd Exotic Car Collection location in the country and only the fifth in the South, joining spots in Atlanta, Miami and Naples, Florida.
Tractor Supply executives have signed a five-year agreement to put the retailer's name on the new equestrian arena being built at Franklin's Harlinsdale Farm. The venue will open its doors in September and plans to host competitions and arena polo matches as well as various forms of riding lessons.
Working with the City's Parks department, Friends of Franklin Parks broke ground in February on the arena project, and has raised nearly all of the funds necessary to cover the cost of the five-acre facility that includes the arena, a concession stand, public restrooms and the restoration of a 24-stall barn adjacent to the arena site.
The planned sale of Nashville Superspeedway to locally based NeXovation has fallen through, but NeXovation CEO Robb Sexton says he's not giving up. He says a big reason his team hasn't closed on its $46 million deal is that its lender hasn't followed through and, as such, caused lengthy delays. Now that the Dover deal has expired, NeXovation can look for other funders to back its plans.
"We have invested millions of dollars in the Speedway sales process and we are not going to allow the negative actions of others to deter us from our goal," Sexton said in a statement issued late Friday.
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Murfreesboro-based National HealthCare Corp. will break ground this week on a 112-bed skilled nursing center in Maury County.
The new Columbia facility is a joint venture between NHC and Maury Regional Medical Center and represents an $18 million investment. Last October, NHC began work on a similar facility in Bellevue. NHC Place at the Trace is expected to open next spring.
Shares of NHC (Ticker: NHC) were $62.80 Monday afternoon. Year to date, they're flat.
Franklin-based developer Boyle Investment Co. is targeting an office building and a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel structure for its mixed-used Berry Farms development, The Tennessean reports.
The 250,000-square-foot Class A office building (pictured here), to be called The Offices at Town Center, will be the 600-acre development’s first structure of its type. Construction could start this fall, according to the morning daily.
A fall groundbreaking also could be on tap for the 123-room Hampton, to be developed by Chartwell Hospitality. That entity recently finished it Hilton Garden Inn in SoBro.
The team behind Alabama-based Moe's Original Bar B Que has begun working on its second Middle Tennessee location, the downtown Franklin site formerly home to both a Copper Kettle outpost and Uncle Bud's Catfish Shack. The restaurant is expected to open its doors around Labor Day and be able to house 85 people inside and another 50 on a patio. Check out more info here.
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