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"East Nashville is getting too expensive West Nashville is done," said Maddox.
Maddox believes the part of Nashville south of Broadway to the Cumberland River and I-40 is the new place to be.
One reason is a new strategic plan that proposes building a pedestrian bridge across the street from Maddox's coffee shop to the Gulch.
Maddox believes that will bring new customers.
"To get here you've gotta make 8 blocks around or get in a car and drive again, no place has parking," said Maddox.
A bridge is just the beginning too.
Hunter Gee with Smith Gee Studio helped design the strategic plan.
He says one of its biggest ideas would give developers a reason to renovate empty buildings near Lafayette Street.
"Right now Lafayette Street is not very attractive. It's 6 lanes wide narrow sidewalks streetscape isn't attractive. It's not a place people wanna walk," said Gee.
The plan proposes cutting two lanes out of the street and adding biking and walking space.
Longtime business owner Tom Smith with Imperial Insurance Agency says an image makeover may be needed too.
"A lot of people kind of afraid of this neighborhood. It's fine we've never had any trouble," said Smith.
Maddox believes that change is possible and he says some of it is already happening.
"It's starting to turn more into a neighborhood and less of just a cut through to get somewhere else," said Maddox.
Saturday, February 2 2013, 12:32 AM CST
Alexander: TVA to help fish hatchery stay open
May 18, 2013 16:33 GMT
ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Tennessee Valley Authority will help keep a federal fish hatchery in East Tennessee stay open for at least three more years.
The Erwin National Fish Hatchery has faced closure in the past due to federal budget cuts.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/11MN6tv) cited a statement by Alexander that says the TVA has entered into an agreement with state and federal wildlife agencies that has the agency purchasing fish from both of Tennessee's national fish hatcheries for fish mitigation. That also includes the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery.
Meanwhile, the statement says TVA officials will work with state and federal authorities to find a permanent solution.
The TWRA has said the two hatcheries are responsible for raising 60 percent of all trout in Tennessee.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.