Groundbreaking for convention center coming Monday

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 11:59am
Staff reports

Though SoBro has been a construction zone for weeks now, city leaders will put on hard hats, pick up ceremonial shovels and officially break ground next week on the new 1.2-million-square-foot Music City Center on Monday. 

Festivities, scheduled for March 22 at 10 a.m., will take place on Fifth Avenue directly south of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Joining Mayor Karl Dean for the photo-op will be Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors; Marty Dickens, chair of the Convention Center Authority; John Graham, CEO of ASAE; and Nashville recording artist Gabe Dixon.

In the two months since the Metro Council approved the $585 million convention center, several buildings on the 16-acre site have been demolished, and drilling and site excavation has begun. 

5 Comments on this post:

By: Cookie47 on 3/18/10 at 11:03

Photo-op? Great! Now we'll have photographic evidence on who to blame for the initial waste of money and the cost overruns we all know are coming on this boondoggle project.


By: NewYorker1 on 3/19/10 at 7:51

Cool... get this baby started and the hotel too. I love to see progress. Some cities aren't able. You guys should be thankful you are able to build right now in this economic climate.

By: MusicCity615 on 3/19/10 at 2:41



Glad to see this underway.

By: BenderHelga on 9/30/11 at 11:26

If you are in not good state and have got no cash to move out from that, you will need to take the business loans. Because it should help you unquestionably. I take car loan every year and feel good because of this.

By: ARLENE35LEACH on 9/30/11 at 8:06

Buildings are not very cheap and not every person can buy it. But, loan was created to support people in such situations.