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Airport facility could boost area’s import/export business

A 130,000-square-foot perishables facility proposed for Nashville International Airport (NIA) could soon make Middle Tennessee a go-to destination for air-shipped imports of fresh seafood and flowers, as well as the exporter of choice for domestic produce on its way overseas. More

Chad Ferrari is leading a development charge in Williamson County

Thompson’s Station is poised for a radical transformation in the next three years, with approximately 2,500 homes slated for development, in the area near the small Williamson County town. More

Despite turmoil, Tennessee Commerce posts record gains

If Wall Street was ever concerned about the quick departure of three Tennessee Commerce Bancorp directors, analysts — and trading prices — did not reflect that concern Thursday. More

Board departures roil Tennessee Commerce

Three members of the close-knit Tennessee Commerce Bank board of directors have resigned, citing changes to the company’s executive compensation package. More

Board departures roil Tennessee Commerce

Vino's time may be running out

Soak up the ambiance while you can. The future of East Nashville’s Vino Wine Bar is cloudy, as the owners of both the business and the building say they’re open to buyers. More

VUMC to move into 100 Oaks Mall in $65 million lease deal

It’s finally done. After months of negotiations first reported in The City Paper, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and management of 100 Oaks Mall signed a long-term lease for more than half the space at 100 Oaks. More

Candidates offer take on city’s built form

With Aug. 2 looming, I recently e-mailed mayoral candidates David Briley, Bob Clement, Karl Dean, Buck Dozier, Kenneth Eaton and Howard Gentry (long-shot candidate Cheryl Tisdale could not be contacted) a questionnaire regarding Nashville’s built environment. More

O'Charley's sells Nashville Commissary

Council could get Germantown overlay in fall

A new zoning overlay currently under discussion for the Germantown area could mean more stringent guidelines for developers and residents. More

Enterprise taps former Purcell aide to lobby against convention center tax

Enterprise Rent-a-Car has hired Bill Phillips — until late last year Mayor Bill Purcell’s deputy mayor — to lobby against a suggested 1 percent rental car tax for out-of-town customers to help fund the proposed new $455-million-plus downtown convention center. More

Just say no: Downtown business group unites against panhandling

To give or not to give? Dealing with those who ask for money on Nashville’s streets can pose a daily moral dilemma for those who live and work downtown, and in some other parts of the city. More

Nordstrom could be setting sights on Mall at Green Hills

Recent property buys along Cleghorn Avenue by the Mall at Green Hills’ owner have renewed speculation that a Nordstrom department store is on its way. More

Businesses and landowners brace for changes as VUMC/100 Oaks deal nears

Negotiations between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 100 Oaks officials are in their final stages. But changes are already beginning to take place in the 100 Oaks Mall area as tenants and business owners prepare for what some believe will be a wave of leasing rate increases. More

Conversation with a Leader: Don Leyrer

Don Leyrer is president, CEO and co-founder of Conclusive Marketing. More

Area media pros to teach old dog a new trick

Several well-known names in Nashville media and business circles are teaming up to start a new country music Web site. And one might say the hounds smell opportunity. More

Preds may have local bid in hand

No Longer Out: Kroger to allow GLBT newspaper back in some area stores

After a month of ire from Nashville’s gay and allied community, copies of Out & About Newspaper will soon be back on the racks of eight area Kroger stores, officials said today. More

Kroger returns Out & About to its racks

After a month of ire from Nashville’s gay and allied community, copies of Out & About Newspaper will soon be back on the racks of eight area Kroger stores, officials said today. More

Likely first Level 1 pediatric trauma center opens

One of the nation’s top facilities for treating children during the “golden hour” immediately after serious injury opens today in Nashville. More