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Nashville sees an explosion of restaurants
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Even as national chain restaurants have pulled back on expanding in middle Tennessee and elsewhere, Nashville's food-minded entrepreneurs have gone rogue in a big way. Recently, close to 40 new restaurants have opened within a three-mile radius of downtown. Eighty percent of those are owned locally, by impresarios jazzed by the new convention center who are defying the economy, once-headstrong landlords and the traditional meat-and-three. More

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Hyatt proposes hotel near Music City Center
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Hyatt Hotels Corp. is nearing a deal to develop a 13-story hotel at the site of Rock City Machine Co., just east of the Music City Center. Indiana-based White Lodging Services has a contract to buy the property and would be the developer of the hotel, which is slated to have 255 rooms, according to Matt Frankiewicz, the company's development director. More

Construction on Music City Center reaches halfway mark
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Construction on the new Music City Center located in downtown Nashville has reached the halfway mark. Larry Atema is the senior project manager of the $585 million, 1.2 million-square-foot project, which will feature a ballroom and 60 meeting rooms of varying sizes. He told Nashville's News 2 more than 1,000 employees report to the site each day to work on the massive project. More

Nashville airport to unveil rental garage
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Rental-car customers returning vehicles to Nashville International Airport will be directed by signs to a new drop-off location as the airport opens a $70 million consolidated rental-car garage. The garage, under construction since February 2010, increases space at the airport for 2,400 rental cars, up from 1,400, and will accommodate the vehicles of nine rental agencies. More

Roger Waters to bring 'The Wall' to Nashville, visual imagery and all
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Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters will perform the band's landmark 1979 album "The Wall" in its entirety at Bridgestone Arena June 19. The Music City stop is part of Waters' ongoing The Wall Live world tour, which kicked off in North America in September 2010. The tour reincorporates and revamps the visual imagery of the first Wall tour in 1980, with a 240-foot-wide wall, 30-foot-high inflatable puppets and high-definition video projections. More

Newest tourism trail covers middle, west Tennessee
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Tennessee's latest announced tourism trail covers 347 miles throughout middle and west Tennessee. The Tennessee River Trail crosses Benton, Decatur, Hardin, Houston, Henry, Humphreys, Perry, Stewart and Wayne counties. It is the 11th of 16 self-guided trails in the Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways program. More

Tickets for CMA Awards sold out
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For the third year in a row, the CMA Awards are sold out. The CMA announced that all tickets to this year's show, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, have been sold. It's the quickest sellout the CMAs have enjoyed since moving to the arena in 2006. More

A few favorite things
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As part of Bridgestone Arena's ongoing efforts to put a Nashville spin on the big building's interior, the arena has inked a "multiyear" deal with Yazoo Brewing and Lipman Brothers to bring more craft beer. Predators/Bridgestone Arena Senior Vice President Chris Junghans said it's a response to fan feedback. More

Cheekwood recreates Buffalo Bill's Wild West
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Think of it as Manifest Destiny in reverse, the West comes back East to occupy Cheekwood. Visions of the American West: Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center rolled into Nashville with 200-plus items presenting a sweeping view of the cowboy life, Native American culture and the legacy of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. More
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