Adam Tamburin
5 hours ago - Business

Phillips Toy Mart charges into the holidays

The exterior of a local toy store.

Photo: Courtesy of Phillips Toy Mart

The first thing you hear when you walk into Phillips Toy Mart is the whir of a toy train set zooming around a large track.

  • That is followed by the musical sound of children's laughter as they watch, howling with joy each time the train comes 'round again and emerges from a mountain tunnel.
Nate Rau
Dec 5, 2022 - Business

AJ Capital's ambitious concert venue proposal

A rendering of the proposed concert hall for Chestnut Street

A rendering of the proposed concert hall for Chestnut Street. Image courtesy of

AJ Capital Partners, the development firm that acquired the rock club Exit/In last year, is seeking to expand its live music footprint in Nashville with a 4,500-person venue in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Driving the news: A rezoning proposal for a property on Chestnut Street is scheduled for a public hearing during tomorrow night's Metro Council meeting.

Ticketmaster blames bots, demand for ticket issues

A Ticketmaster website displayed on a computer screen. Photo illustration: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As local Taylor Swift fans recover from the whiplash of vying for tickets to her Nashville concerts, Ticketmaster is seeking to explain the debacle that provoked consumer outrage and legal scrutiny for the company last week.

Driving the news: Ticketmaster canceled the public on-sale for Swift's shows in Nashville and other venues across the country after a week of technical glitches.

Nate Rau
Nov 16, 2022 - Business

Nashville newcomers, veterans earn Grammy love


GAYLE. Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images

Grammy Award nominations for GAYLE and Molly Tuttle on Tuesday signaled a changing of the guard for the Nashville music scene.

Driving the news: Both artists were nominated in highly competitive categories spanning music genres.

Nate Rau
Nov 10, 2022 - Politics

Cooper pushes racetrack renovation

Photo illustration of Nashville Mayor John Cooper with lines radiating from him.

Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios. Photo: Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images

Just as Mayor John Cooper settles in for a political rock fight over a proposed $2.1 billion stadium for the Titans, his administration is speeding ahead with plans to renovate the historic fairgrounds racetrack.

Why it matters: Cooper is pitching a partnership with Bristol Motor Speedway and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. to transform the 118-year-old track into a multipurpose entertainment complex that will bring NASCAR back to Music City.

Nate Rau
Oct 21, 2022 - Business

Titans unveil nonprofit investments

A flag with the Titans logo

Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans plan to partner with Tennessee State University academic and athletics programs, invest $5 million in affordable housing and launch a new $2 million small business support program.

Why it matters: The Titans' new community investments were unveiled Thursday and coincide with the franchise's pursuit of a new $2.1 billion stadium.

Adam Tamburin
Sep 27, 2022 - Business

The rise of remote work in Tennessee

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

The share of Tennesseans primarily working from home more than doubled between 2019 and 2021, per survey results released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Why it matters: The new figures provide a fresh look into how the pandemic upended how Americans work, play and live, Axios' Erin Doherty reports.

Nate Rau
Sep 27, 2022 - News

Announcement looming on Titans stadium deal

Photo illustration of Nashville Mayor John Cooper  with lines radiating from him.

Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios. Photo: Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images

Mayor John Cooper and the Tennessee Titans are on the brink of announcing a deal to build a new domed stadium.

  • It will be one of the most expensive and complicated public financing deals in Metro history.

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