Vandy prof files ethics complaint over wine in grocery stores

Mikhael Shor, an assistant professor of economics at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management, has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Ethics Commission over the “wine in grocery stores” bill. More

New York group buys NewsChannel 5

A New York-based media group backed by private equity money has signed a deal to buy Nashville market leader NewsChannel 5 from Landmark Communications. More

Westgate buildings sold to Houston firm

Kirkland Properties has sold two of its Brentwood office buildings for $9 million. More

Industrial market treading water heading into second half

The Nashville area’s industrial property market heads into the second half of 2008 at a stagnant pace. The region’s vacancy rate didn’t change much during the second quarter as the amounts of space leased and emptied were about even. More

Bricks & Mortar

More Mur-Ci facilities Rhythmic finishes Nolensville bank branch More

At Law: A weekly roundup of civil litigation in Nashville

Jesus may have forgiven the sins of Dennis J. Hughes, but the Tennessee Supreme Court has not. After a ruling by a divided high court last week, the convicted, disbarred and now — by all accounts — reformed, sober and pious attorney will not be getting his law license back. More

On Music Row: Tim McGraw arena tour notches big numbers

Tim McGraw’s Live Your Voice Tour ’08 played to nearly 500,000 fans and grossed almost $20 million during its recent run. The superstar played 34 amphitheaters and arenas as well as a handful of major festival dates, including Stagecoach and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Joining McGraw on the road were rising stars Jason Aldean and Halfway to Hazard. More

Creating Places: Quirky, organic growth gives city true urban vibe

It’s tough to welcome the construction of a convenience market. More

Marketplace: May Town Center backers to speak to retail confab

Developer Tony Giarratana and Paul Shaw, a vice president at Dallas-based architectural firm RTKL, will give a presentation Friday to an International Council of Shopping Centers conference here in Nashville. More

Board thinking about State Fair options

For years, Metro has tried and tried again to figure out what to do to improve the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The Metro Fair Board, which receives no tax dollars to subsidize its operations, has renovated buildings and increased marketing to try and boost attendance for the Tennessee State Fair. More
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