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Nashville's bachelorette business takes a hit, parties put on hold due to COVID-19

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A year ago, Nashville was known as the "bachelorette capitol of the world." Now, parties are being postponed or canceled because of COVID-19.

Extreme Party Nashville was a brand new business at the beginning of 2020. They just started making their first party bus, but then the pandemic hit, and things took a twist.

“We had to rethink a lot of things,” Extreme Party Nashville owner Parris McKinney said.

The construction on the party bus is now delayed.

“The stores and suppliers have been closed, and getting a hold of them on the phone has been more difficult,” mechanic Anthony Slaughter said.

Extreme Party Nashville has been offering discounted prices to bachelorettes and other groups. McKinney said they’ve had people cancel reservations, but some are deciding to just postpone.

McKinney said he hopes to have his bus up and running by June 8.

The business operates out of Mt. Juliet, so they’re also dealing with two different counties, and two different rules when it comes to reopening: one from the governor, and one for Davidson County.

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McKinney said his Wilson County operation will start up June 1, as of right now.

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