Donelson Business News – February 2017
A very exciting development is the announcement of “SoundWaves”, a $90 million water park that will built as an extension of the Opryland Hotel Convention Center & Resort. As you’ll read in the story, Ryman is seeking an incentive package that will cap property taxes after the 2017 reappraisal. I am sponsoring the bill and do so with confidence and secure quantifiable data that shows the strong economic impact this project will bring to tax revenues. The $90 million investment will show a strong return after the third year of operation and compared to other incentives that have been given downtown, I am comfortable that this is a warranted short-term freeze of property taxes of a project that will generate millions in economic impact and provide hundreds of new job opportunities.
Another exciting development in the Opry area is the Bavarian Bierhaus at Opry Mills. The 650-person beer hall will offer classic German brewery options and the oompah bands singing their tunes, so get your lederhosen ready for a great new entertainment option at Opry Mills. It is scheduled to open in April.
Yet another entertainment option coming to Opry Mills this Spring is a Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. This will be music-themed and be in the location of the former Barnes & Noble book store. They are hosting a job fair soon. See flyer below for details.
Thanks to those that supported the re-opening of Donelson Bowl on February 11th after the break-in and vandalism that occurred. The community support was strong and they were back up and running in just a matter of days. Thanks again for the community’s support of Nashville’s oldest bowling alley.
Paper & Ink Arts had a great Grand Opening recently. The renovation to the building at 113 Graylynn Drive is extraordinary. I encourage you to go check it out. Everyone at the Grand Opening was given this catalog of all their projects and a set of calligraphy pens. I may just brush up on my calligraphy (I used to do it as a kid) and start signing all my bills and resolutions with these pens!