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East Nashville not ready for specialty grocers – yet

When Trader Joe’s announced this spring it will open its first Tennessee location in Green Hills near the recently opened Whole Foods, East Nashvillians started asking more fervently why their neighborhood can’t get a retailer of that ilk. More

Marketplace: Auto parts retailer inks 10-year lease

NAPA Auto Parts has leased a building on Murfreesboro Road that was once home to an International truck dealership. More

Star Bagel owner snaps up Sam and Zoe’s

Michael Miller, owner of Star Bagel, has purchased Sam and Zoe's in Berry Hill for an undisclosed price. He said he wants to add freshness to the menu and improve the quality of the food without changing the overall atmosphere. More

New partner in charge of Adams and Reese office

Adams and Reese have named two Nashville lawyers to management positions. More

Real Estate Matters: Where there's a will, there's a low-cost way to transfer homes

Q: I am the co-executor of an estate of a relative and was left the house in the will. We have been unable to sell the house. I've been paying the mortgage and costs for a couple of years. I recently decided to move into the house. More

Real estate transactions

Aegis inks Texas deal

Brentwood-based health care marketing firm Aegis has been tapped by a Dallas hospital to help with a new community-health initiative. More

Accounting firm moving part of local office

Accounting firm Horne is moving some of its operations from Palmer Plaza into 13,000 square feet of space in Grassmere Business Park. More

Stocks rise on durable goods report

U.S. stocks rose for a second day after orders for durable goods unexpectedly advanced in July and analysts said new investments by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will boost their earnings. More

Civic Bank & Trust names new president

Civic Bank & Trust announced this afternoon that it has tapped Robert Perry to serve as its new president. More

Plea deal in the works for Stokes

Barry Stokes’ creditors last night received an e-mail from the U.S. Attorney’s office inviting them to a meeting this Friday at the downtown library. More

Healthways shares plummet on new guidance

It was early 2008 all over again yesterday for Healthways investors, who saw their holdings drop more than 20 percent after the company lowered its quarterly guidance. More

Watkins alum, trustee commissioner of school

Gov. Phil Bredesen has named Susan Basham commissioner of Watkins College of Art, Design and Film. More

HUD chief: Housing rebound unlikely before 2009

A recovery in the U.S. housing market from the worst slump since the Depression is unlikely until “well into 2009,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston said yesterday. More

Executive Appointments

Perdue to lead new Kraft unit More MNAA official named to board of business quality group Bulow adds prosthetist Construction association names local officers EMI CMG exec to head up Christian music trade group

State Roundup: Area district now part of regional science/tech initiative

The footprint of The Tennessee Valley Corridor, a regional economic and technology development organization stretching from southwest Virginia to northern Alabama, was officially expanded to include Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District. A ceremony including Congressmen Bart Gordon and potential gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp took place last week in Murfreesboro. More

The Chatter Class: Bells Bend debate incomplete without asking transit questions

With the Bells Bend debate still in full swing, some observers have renewed their fondness for the approach Portland, Ore., has taken with urban planning. That city, with its revived downtown areas, has long been touted as a planning model to mimic. More

On Music Row: CMA exec Benson retires after nearly 30 years of leadership

Ed Benson officially retired from CMA on Aug. 19 after 29 years with the organization. He was the group’s associate executive director from 1979 to 1991 and executive director from then until 2005. More

Nashville at Law: Appellate ruling may impact nursing homes

A recent ruling by the Tennessee Court of Appeals may add an additional step to the emotionally straining process of placing an incapacitated loved one in a nursing home. More

Creating Places: Will May project hold up over the long term?

This is the second of two fictional future trips to Bells Bend, where the May family and developer Tony Giarratana have proposed a mixed-use development they say will ultimately generate 95,000 jobs and $100 million in annual tax revenues. Read the account of the first ‘visit’ to May Town Center, go to and search for “Grandpa Fred.” More