A high-profile road realignment project in Murfreesboro is running well behind schedule and now won't be finished until the end of 2017 rather than the middle of next year. Jennifer Reyes at NewsChannel 5 has the update on the "Bridge over Broad."
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).
As part of the Scene's 2015 Gimme Shelter issue, Jim Ridley traveled down to Columbia to see how the creative class is helping revitalize the center of the Maury County seat — without the not-so-good-at-all side effects that redevelopment has brought with it in parts of Nashville.
What's different is the energy feeding into the square these days. Startlingly affordable property, coupled with a zoning mix downtown that allows first-floor commercial and second-floor residential, is luring tech businesses, music companies, restaurants and a variety of boutiques back to the once fading town hub. So far, they say, there's no sign of the hipster poisoning, ruthless development or chain proliferation that has infected many Middle Tennessee hot spots.
(Photo by Eric England)