Belmont alumna's golf apparel venture takes off

Over at our sister blog Southern/alpha, Ayumi Fukuda Bennett has the story on the promising start of Sydney Elizabeth, a women's golf apparel company launched last year by Belmont then-student Sydney Hudson. Since launching formally online, the business has run through its inventory twice and Hudson now is working on custom gear for eight high school and college teams.

Though the business is still very young, Hudson’s next big goal is to be a vendor at the PGA Merchandise Show within the next year. And as she continues to grow her online traffic and physical presence in more stores, her golf apparel has extended to all customers who seek trendy, functional attire.

“A lot of girls buy them to wear with a t-shirt and sandals to go shopping or lunch with their friends!” said Hudson. “It has taken off faster than I ever imagined and I feel so blessed to get to wake up every morning and do what I love. I have God, my family, and friends to thank for that.”

Jul 31, 2015 11:44 AM

A permit to stir the Pot(belly)

Work continues at the ground-level retail space of MarketStreet's Gulch Crossing, with a permit pulled for work to prep for Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

Potbelly Corp., the parent company, is a publicly traded restaurant chain based in Chicago. The company has almost 300 locations and recorded about $325 million in revenue in 2014.

Nashville-based DWC Construction Co. is handling the work at the Gulch-based mixed-use building, with the permit valued at $240,000.

The address for the eatery will be 220 11th Ave. S.

Jul 31, 2015 11:10 AM

O'Charley's parent to be spun out by year's end

American Blue Ribbon Holdings pushes adjusted EBITDA margin to 6%; J. Alexander's distribution a month away
Jul 30, 2015 2:49 PM

Chauhan targets Turtle Anarchy space for microbrewery

Maneet Chauhan — the New York- and Nashville-based chef whose Chauhan Ale and Masala House in the North Gulch has captured attention, in part, for its Indian-spiced beer — will team with Derrick Morse of Cool Springs Brewery to operate a microbrewery in the Franklin space Turtle Anarchy will soon vacate. The facility will brew, among others, some Indian cuisine-influenced beers.

Chris Chamberlain, who knows his craft ales and lagers, has the details here at Post sister pub Nashville Scene.


Jul 30, 2015 8:25 AM

Sinema owners plan next restaurant for Melrose area

Details of future business yet to be disclosed
Jul 29, 2015 7:00 AM

Insurance agent sues WTVF for defamation

Investigative piece prompts $1.5M claim
Jul 27, 2015 2:38 PM

Nashville’s per-gallon gas price average dips 3 cents

The average per-gallon price of regular gas in Nashville on Sunday was $2.50, down three cents compared to the mark of a week ago and down eight cents from the figure of four weeks prior.

This time in 2014, the average per-gallon price of regular gas in Nashville was $3.36.

Relatedly, Tennessee’s average price was $2.42 Sunday, down five cents compared to the figure from the previous week, according to AAA The Auto Club Group.

The price was $2.55 four weeks ago and $3.31 a year ago. In Tennessee, the peak price to date this year has been $2.58 (on June 17).

The national average Sunday was $2.72, five cents more than the mark from the prior Sunday.

"Motorists are finally getting some consistent relief at the pump thanks to declining oil prices," Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA The Auto Club Group, said in the release. "By this fall, prices could creep closer to levels seen at the beginning of this year, possibly even below $2 a gallon in some markets, as long as oil remains low."  

At the close of Friday’s formal trading on the NYMEX, West Texas Intermediate crude oil settled at $48.14 per barrel. The weekly average price for oil was $49.26, the lowest average since the week ending on April 2.

For the first time since April, WTI crude oil closed below $50 per barrel for two consecutive days last week, due to a surplus in crude inventories and speculation that the market will remain oversaturated in the near term.

Jul 27, 2015 11:36 AM

Analyst action: Pinnacle, Genesco

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research have hiked their rating on shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners. They now rate the Nashville-based bank holding company a 'buy' instead of a 'hold' and see the shares climbing to $59 in the coming quarters. Pinnacle (Ticker: PNFP) ended last week at $53.10.

At Macquarie, Laurent Vasilescu and Stephanie Wakeham have begun covering shares of apparel retailer Genesco with a 'neutral' rating that balances the strong performance at the company's Journeys brand with the struggles of its Lids concept. Their target for Genesco (Ticker: GCO) is $69, about 10 percent higher than where the stock finished Friday's session.

Jul 27, 2015 8:41 AM

Barbecue joint headed for downtown Franklin

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.

Jul 24, 2015 12:48 PM

Earnings wrap: Healthways, Sitel

Population health management company surprises with profit; currency swings limit call center owner gains
Jul 24, 2015 6:48 AM