The average per-gallon price of regular gas in Nashville on Sunday was $2.05, unchanged compared to the mark of a week ago and down 15 cents from the figure of four weeks prior.
This time in 2014, the average per-gallon price of regular gas in Nashville was $3.10, according to AAA The Auto Club Group.
Relatedly, Tennessee’s average price was $2 on Sunday, up one cent compared to the figure from the previous week.
The price was $2.11 four weeks ago and $3.09 a year ago. In Tennessee, the peak price to date this year has been $2.58 (on June 17).
The national average Sunday was $2.29, unchanged from the marks of the two prior Sundays, after falling for 37 consecutive days and a collective 39 cents per gallon. Drivers were paying the lowest average for this same date since 2004.
"Gas prices fluctuated during the past couple of weeks, because gasoline demand is unusually high at a time when refineries are entering their maintenance season," Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman, said in the release. "Fortunately, the slight upward pressure on prices is typically short-lived and gasoline should get cheaper through the end of the year."
The national average price of gas has fallen in October for three years in a row, AAA reports. Gas prices typically drop in October due to a seasonal decline in both driving and fuel demand.
Hollywood-based graphic novel publisher Humanoids has contracted with Ingram Content Group to break into the book trade for the first time. The company, which was launched four decades ago, is aiming to get some of its worldwide properties to a wider U.S. audience.
From Metro Codes comes word that Henson Construction has been granted a permit to build an Outback Steakhouse at 6840 Charlotte Pike, just west of the Nashville West shopping center. There is no dollar value yet attached to the project, which is set to also become home to other restaurants.
Led by jumps of more than 40 percent for two its top three models, Nissan North America posted September sales growth of 17 percent. The Franklin-based division of the Japanese auto maker sold more than 111,000 Nissans — a record number — and more than 10,000 Infiniti cars last month. The bestseller was the Rogue crossover, which more than 25,000 customers snapped up. The small Versa also posted very strong growth while the core Altima sedan posted an increase of 11 percent. Year to date, the Nissan Group's sales are up 5.6 percent. All of the company's numbers are here.
The Environmental Protection Agency has slapped a $775,000 fine and various other penalties on Brentwood-based Tractor Supply after the company last decade imported more than 28,000 all-terrain vehicles and engines fro China that did not meet U.S. emissions standards or were labeled incorrectly. In some cases, the government says, vehicles had incorrect model names or came with engines more powerful than they were labeled as being.
The settlement requires Tractor Supply Company to implement a rigorous corporate compliance plan that requires regular vehicle and engine inspections, emissions and catalyst testing, staff training and reporting for five years. Tractor Supply Company will also mitigate potential adverse environmental effects of equipment already sold to consumers, which is estimated by EPA to be up to 23.5 tons of excess hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions and 12.2 tons of excess carbon monoxide emissions.
Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group have begun covering shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store with a 'market perform' rating. They see the Lebanon-based restaurant and retail company's shares (Ticker: CBRL) climbing to $165 in the coming quarters. That would be up 13 percent from about $146 today.
Walmart announced this week that four of its Nashville-area stores are now accepting online grocery orders that shoppers can pick up from their cars. Starting Oct. 13, shoppers will be able to collect from 30,000 items at the retail giant’s Supercenters on Mallory Lane in Franklin, Main Street in Spring Hill, Anderson Lane in Hendersonville and Pleasant Grove Road in Mt. Juliet. Nashville is one of eight new markets where Walmart is rolling out its online ordering system.
Two months after Metro officials ordered the redevelopers of a Sylvan Park building to stop work because they were not conforming to previously approved plans, the restaurant team led by Etch chef Deb Paquette is looking for another spot — and in another neighborhood — to bring to life its vision. Dana Kopp Franklin has many more details at our sister blog, Bites.
Below is a rendering of what Priam Ventures had hoped to bring to market at 46th and Utah avenues. Here's our previous coverage of the stalled project.
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