Saturday marks the end of federal unemployment benefits in Tennessee — two months earlier than originally scheduled. Conservative politicians and some business groups have suggested that workers preferred to rely on those benefits rather than go back to working at businesses like restaurants and hotels. But hospitality workers and organizers say that’s inaccurate. Nneka Ebbe, […]
Architect Alan Hayes was driving home from his Brentwood office when he noticed something lighting up the downtown skyline. “It was probably the fall, and the daylight saving time had happened, and all you see is this bright flashing … lights that look like movement on the skyline. It’s the only thing out there. Everything […]
Nashville has lifted its blanket capacity restrictions on restaurants and bars. No longer are they limited to 50% seating. Rather, they’re capped at 100 people per floor, no matter their square footage so long as social distancing can be achieved.
More of Nashville’s coronavirus cases have been traced back to construction sites than to bars, according to new data on case clusters released by the city this week. Yet bars have received far more scrutiny from the Metro Public Health Department, which does not regularly conduct its own inspections of construction sites.
The further loosening is in response to continue improvement of coronavirus metrics. But it also comes as the city is being accused of overblowing the risk of restaurants and bars.
On Monday, Nashville will allow bars to start serving customers again with a cap of 25 customers at a time, though bar counters will still be closed. The loosening of current restrictions comes as the city has seen a decrease and stabilization of new coronavirus cases.
Recent protests have put black-owned businesses in the spotlight, and it comes at a pivotal time — just as they begin reopening after the coronavirus closed down much of Nashville for several weeks.
The holiday season comes with memories of food. And for Tiffany Hancock, those memories included a lot of meat, eggs and dairy. “Sweet potato casseroles,” she recalls eating — and not just during the holidays. “You know, the fried chicken, the braised pork chops.” The only problem? In recent years, Hancock started eating vegan.
Listen / American restaurants tend to serve only the kinds of seafood diners are most familiar with. But that is proving to be environmentally unsustainable, and the industry is responding. Restauranteurs are embracing a movement to serve sustainable seafood — steering clear of fish that are caught in a damaging way, taking depleted species off […]
Listen / Staffing is the latest hurdle facing Nashville’s growing hospitality industry, which is set to add over 100 restaurants and more than 3,000 hotel rooms by the end of next year. A sparsely attended career fair at Music City Center on Tuesday reflects a much bigger problem facing the city.