More clean-up at Farmer's Market
It's been nearly a year since the flood — and the Farmer's Market near the Bicentennial Mall got back on its feet relatively quickly afterwards. But it seems there's still work to be done. Knestrick pulled a $425,000 flood rehab permit for the Rosa Parks foodie favorite.
Dick's Last Resort moving to Nashville?
Irreverent theme restaurant Dick's Last Resort, headquartered in Nashville, but never with a location here, looks like it's headed for Second Avenue. The chain — which prides itself on its obnoxious staff, sloppy style and double entendre menu items like a chicken breast called the "Dolly Parton — has long been rumored to open a branch in its corporate home. It looks like that's a reality. Retail Partners pulled a $6,000 rehab permit for 154 Second Ave. N. — the building that already includes the philosophically-similar Coyote Ugly and Buffalo Billiards — for "interior demolition of main floor for future rehab for Dick's Last Retreat [sic]."
Southside keeps it very hot
The Southside Enterprise Center at 78 Lafayette St. — which provides "crucial economic and social service to low income and public housing residents" - is getting a big spruce. Olympian pulled a $250,000 interior and exterior rehab permit.
New firehall on Hobson
Knestrick has the contract to construct an 11,500 square-foot Metro Firehall (it'll be No. 35) on three acres at 2034 Hobson Pike. The project totals more than $1.1 million.
New topper at Big Mac
McGavock High School's sections A-G and J-FF (Sections H and I appear to be in fine shape) are getting new roofs. AAR of North Carolina has the $2 million deal.