For at least four or five years, rumors have been circulating that Bravo would bring its hugely successful competition cooking series Top Chef to Nashville to film a season. After all, the show already visited other culinary meccas like San Francisco; L.A.; New York; Seattle; Miami; Charleston, S.C.; and Portland, Ore.; so it made sense that Nashville would eventually make it as the host city sometime after more than a dozen seasons.Then news came out that Season 16 would be filmed in Kentucky after a full-court press by the state’s Travel and Tourism commissioner plus a reported $3.5 milion in tax incentives. The return on that investment was an estimated $10.5 million in production spent in the states, and a whole lot of eyes focused on what’s happening in the Bluegrass State vis-à-vis the culinary world. Locally, folks figured this meant that Nashville would probably at best be moved down the list of potential future season sites, since they probably … [Read more...] about It Looks Like Top Chef Is Finally Coming to Nashville!
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Joey Garrison Nashville Tennessean Published 10:46 PM EST Jan 15, 2019 The Metro Council voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to $15.2 million for road, sewer and other work around Nashville Yards, the future downtown mega-development that's the planned home of the city's new Amazon hub and several other uses. But it came after pushback from some council members, including one who slammed the city's proposed infrastructure reimbursement as another giveaway to Amazon and developers who would benefit from the giant online retailer's expansion. The ordinance, backed by Mayor David Briley's administration, advanced on a second of three readings by a 31-3 vote with one member abstaining. Metro would pay for 20 percent of public infrastructure costs The move would sign off on the city's acquisition of interest in a parcel owned by four parties near the 16-acre Nashville Yards, which is at the site of the former … [Read more...] about Nashville advances $15M for work at future Amazon development
Hotel under construction at Nashville Yards authors Staff Reports The Nashville Yards hotel component has been altered, with a Hyatt Regency hotel to now be a Grand Hyatt, Nashville Business Journal reports.The hotel, now rising at the northwest corner of the T-intersection of Broadway and 10th Avenue North, will stand 23 stories and offers 591 rooms. A Grand Hyatt, as compared to a Hyatt Regency, offers 24-hour room service.The Grand Hyatt is slated to open in late summer or early fall 2020.Nashville Yards developer Southwest Value Partners is now planning to move forward on a skyscraper that will accommodate Amazon (read here). One scenario has Amazon’s 5,000 workers being house in the skyscraper, to rise on the north side of the Church Street Viaduct. Another would have Amazon worker in that tower and at least one of two other office building SWVP will have constructed at NYards.HKS and Gresham Smith are the architects for the buildings.Looney and Associates is the … [Read more...] about Hyatt Regency to now be a Grand Hyatt
Sandy Mazza Nashville Tennessean Published 6:06 PM EST Nov 13, 2018 In a city brimming with ambitious development projects, Nashville Yards is in a league of its own. New plans for the massive complex of hotels, shops, restaurants, apartments, offices and entertainment destinations include a 1.3-acre, teardrop-shaped park fronting the project, which will be the first thing many people see as they enter downtown's west side. The lawn, stretching from Broadway to Church Street, will immediately welcome visitors after they exit I-40. It could also be a draw for a wide variety of tenants needed to fill in 4 million square feet of new building space. AMAZON IN NASHVILLE: Company to bring 5,000 corporate jobs to Nashville Yards "This is a gateway project," said Joe Bucher, the project's architect with Gresham, Smith and Partners, adding that there is very little green space downtown. "We have the responsibility to improve … [Read more...] about Nashville Yards: Ambitious downtown development bets on green space
In 2012, chef Brian Landry joined forces with John Besh to open Borgne. The restaurant in the Hyatt Regency hotel focused on seafood with a nod toward Louisiana's Spanish settlers. On Monday (Aug. 20), Landry announced that he had sold his ownership interest in Borgne to Besh's restaurant group, now called BRG, and stepped down as its chef. "Borgne has meant so much to me for so long and I am thankful I was able to forge such amazing relationships throughout my time there with both my colleagues and the guests," Landry said in a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In January, Landry and Emery Whalen, a former top executive in BRG, formed a new company called QED Hospitality to run restaurants and bars inside hotels. QED took over from BRG the management of the food and beverage operations at both the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans and the Thompson Hotel in Nashville. The split from Besh's company occurred in the wake of an investigation by NOLA.com | The … [Read more...] about Chef Brian Landry exits Borgne at the Hyatt