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Music City Center hits 600,000 room nights
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Pre-opening sales for the Music City Center have exceeded 600,000 room nights, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau announced. The organization has set an internal goal of booking 1 million room nights for the center prior to its opening in 2013. Recently, the NCVB announced having reached 500,000 room nights, representing the half-way mark in prebooking activities. More

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Bridgestone Arena ranks 6th in concert attendance in US
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Once again, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena ranked sixth in the United States in concert attendance, according to trade publication Pollstar. Pollstar also reported the arena as the eighth busiest arena in North America and 20th busiest in the world in 2011. More

Investors scout downtown Nashville options
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It's still too early to tell what lasting impact the $585 million Music City Center will have on development in downtown Nashville. However, the project is already drawing attention from deep-pocketed out of town investors scouting surrounding sites, particularly for hospitality projects, said Mark Bloom, a downtown investor and developer. More

Gaylord seeks naming rights to Nashville's McGavock High's hospitality academy
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Gaylord Entertainment Company would have exclusive naming rights to a hospitality academy at Nashville's McGavock High under an agreement the Metro school board will consider. In return, Gaylord would donate $100,000 in in-kind services — speakers, field trips and equipment — the first year, and $50,000 in services each year thereafter. More



Marathon Village transformation flourishes
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Marathon Village is a downtown Nashville spot that often flies under the radar, but its story of transformation is miraculous to many. You can never say Marathon Village without saying Barry Walker, a man who had a radical idea some 25 years ago. He bought some vandalized, 100-year-old buildings in a seedy part of town and turned it all into a creative compound. Now, Marathon Village, is probably the prettiest 100-year-old stretch of downtown Nashville you've never seen. There, historic buildings that were once home to the Marathon, a Nashville car built in the early 1900s, are now full of creativity. More

Opportunities emerge for Nashville digital firms
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With strong investor returns in recent years and a cadre of startups looking to enter the space, technology experts believe Nashville's digital media industry is well positioned for massive growth. More

Social creativity fuels Nashville online
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In Music City, where most media players have yet to roll out mobile apps, market leaders The Tennessean and CBS affiliate WTVF are turning to social media, digital agency services and issue-oriented sponsorships to drive community interaction and boost their bottom lines. More

Nashville cited for good women's running spot
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Women's Running Magazine has picked Nashville's Warner Parks as one of the top five trail-running destinations in the country. The magazine said the location offers tree-covered hills, Tennessee wildflowers, spring crossings and open fields. More

The Food Biz: Farm is on a roll
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One of the more unique recent additions to Nashville's fleet of food trucks is the Blackbird Heritage truck. It's the first Nashville mobile food vendor that's an extension of a local farm. Blackbird Heritage Sustainable Farming is owned by Andy and Sherri Roddick. They raise heritage breeds of sheep and pigs and all the meat they produce is USDA certified organic. More

Trampoline park coming to Nashville
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Up and down years are just fine for Sky High Sports. The California-based company is set to open a 50,000-square-foot trampoline park in March, where it will employ 50 people. The park will mark the firm's 14th nationwide. More
   
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