Nate Rau
Mar 22, 2023 - Business

Developer tweaks Belle Meade Plaza plan

A rendering of the proposed Belle Meade Plaza. Image: courtesy of AJ Capital Partners

The firm behind the ambitious Belle Meade Plaza mixed-use project is promising shorter buildings, more retail space and more parking spots in its final development plan.

State of play: AJ Capital Partners will present its amended rezoning proposal to the Planning Commission on Thursday.

Nate Rau
Mar 15, 2023 - Business

Outkick expands presence in Nashville

Clay Travis

Outkick founder Clay Travis. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Politicon.

Outkick, the sports and culture website Clay Travis started as a side hustle to his radio broadcasting career, has grown into a successful Nashville-based media business.

  • Travis' bombastic and often-debated conservative views may not be embraced by liberal Nashville, but his media approach is attracting a growing nationwide audience. Outkick was purchased by Fox in 2021 for an undisclosed amount.
Nate Rau
Mar 7, 2023 - News

Funding pitched for women's pro sports efforts

The WNBA logo. Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Nashville's pursuit of a women's professional sports franchise could be boosted by two new funding proposals.

Why it matters: Nashville has poured billions of dollars into men's pro sports stadiums and subsidies over the last 25 years. Advocates say it's time to expand to women's pro sports.

Adam Tamburin
Mar 7, 2023 - News

Airbnb donating to Habitat for Humanity in Nashville

Illustration of a pattern of houses made of money

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Airbnb is donating $100,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, according to an announcement shared with Axios.

Driving the news: The company's donation will support an upcoming Habitat project in District 2, which includes parts of North Nashville and Bordeaux.

Nate Rau
Feb 21, 2023 - Business

Chicago brewery revisits Nashville roots to celebrate Black history

Blair Turner-Aikens and Steve Turner from Turner Haus.

Blair Turner-Aikens and Steve Turner from Turner Häus Brewery. Photo: courtesy of Steve Turner

Steve Turner's pathway into the craft beer business began a decade ago, when he gathered around the dining room table with his family members after his grandmother's funeral.

What he's saying: "I passed out this beer to everyone and they were like, 'Wow, this is pretty good. What beer is this?"

Adam Tamburin
Feb 16, 2023 - Business

Dolly's vinyl renaissance

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton on stage in 1970. Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

Dolly Parton is teaming up with the company Vinyl Me, Please to release remastered editions of albums from across her career on vinyl.

  • Fans can subscribe to receive one album per month starting in April.
Nate Rau
Feb 10, 2023 - Business

Incoming ballet leader calls Nashville "Dance City"

Nick Mullikin works with dancers at the Nashville Ballet.

Nick Mullikin works with dancers at the Nashville Ballet. Photo: Karyn Kipley/courtesy of the Nashville Ballet

Incoming Nashville Ballet artistic director Nick Mullikin wants students training here to know they can start at the bottom and earn their way to the top of the company.

  • After all, that's how he did it.

Julio Hernandez's big deal

Maiz de la Vida food truck

Maiz De La Vida food truck. Photo: Courtesy of Maiz De La Vida.

With stints at fine dining restaurants in New York and country club kitchens in Nashville, Julio Hernandez was already accomplished in the food world when he brokered the deal in 2020 that ultimately put him in the running for a prestigious James Beard Award.

Details: Hernandez convinced his wife Emma to pool together their pandemic stimulus checks so he could buy 200 pounds of dry corn and a new stone grain mill to make tortillas.


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