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January 2015

Found 10 blog entries for January 2015.

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In 2014 Tom Morales and his partners opened the Acme Feed & Seed. It’s atmosphere celebrates Nashville’s past, present and future. The Acme Feed & Seed includes 22,000 square foot of drinking, dining shopping and entertainment for you to choose from.

Acme Feed & Seed History

In 1890 JR Whitemore built the three-story Acme building. Currey L. Turner moved his feed store into the building in 1943 and then in 1965 he changed the name from Acme Feed and Hatchery to Acme Farm Supply.

Many memories were made for families across mid-Tennessee. Acme was known for their annual “Purina Jamborees” and other promotions. Saturdays were host to free “dog dipping” to treat the family pet for fleas.

After 91 years, Acme Farm Supply closed their doors. The

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Teamwork

In 2012 Moise Fokou, a Tennessee Titan Linebacker, created the Root 53 Foundation. Moise wants to make a difference for children and their families in highly urban areas. The foundation provides hands-on learning in the DC, Maryland and Tennessee regions.

The Root 53 Foundation provides resources that children need to succeed in under-served communities. They donate to the children by ways of their Lunchbox, Future Rulers Initiatives and Root 53 Backpack programs along with hosting healthy living workshops.

The Root 53 Foundation mission is “to prepare children to be successful by providing educational and resource support.” They inspire change in the youth by the way of their “roots”.

What will your monetary donation provide?

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Mark O'Connell of The Ashton Real Estate Group of # REMAX Elite, the #1‪ #‎RealEstate team in ‪#‎Nashville and ‪#‎Tennessee, the official real estate team of the Tennessee ‪#‎Titans and exclusively endorsed by Barbara Corcoran, has had a very busy week!

Mark made an offer on the four-bedroom house in Brentwood on behalf of clients relocating from Memphis. After some negotiations, a contract was agreed and the home inspection, termite inspection and appraisal occurred during the week. The buyers will hopefully be close on this property by the end of January.

Mark also meet with new clients relocating from Texas who viewed the number of condos and single-family homes near downtown Nashville. These were two to three bedroom properties between $250,000

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Liquor

Bill Nelson, the great, great grandchild of Charles Nelson, can be credited with helping to bring this historic distillery back to life. One day he invited his two sons, Andy and Charlie, to go with him down to Greenbrier, TN to see a butcher.

A chance stop at the gas station and a sign that made mention of the distillery encouraged the brothers to revitalize this legendary family brand. As of November 23, 2014, after 105 years, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery is now back open for business.

It took Andy and Charlie 9 years to get the distillery back open, but it was definitely worth. It was truly a labor of love and they were not going to give up on it. They knew they had to do it right so they sought the help of Dave Pickerell. Dave was a

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Bar

No matter what kind of drink you like, there is a watering hole in Nashville that will quench your thirst. You will find a variety of bars, including elegant cocktail joints to your local neighborhood pubs. Here are some for you to check out when in the East Nashville area.

Rumours East

The atmosphere at Rumours East sets the mood. It is in a historic home, which provides an elegant feel. Sip on your favorite wine choice or order up a classy cocktail. The seating area surrounds a stunning fire place, providing a romantic feel.

The bar is made of  handcrafted wood. However, patrons agree the choice seat would be in the courtyard. The courtyard is ideal for creating a romantic night out. It features a pergola, dim lighting, and stunning

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Giving or volunteering your time to help someone who is in need can be so rewarding. The Nashville/Tennessee area has a multitude of non-profit organizations and charities. Here are some of the  organizations based in this area.

12Giving

Al Thomas and his wife began 12Giving, because they wanted to integrate a way of giving back through the businesses that they own. Currently, they own the Sperry’s Restaurant and co-own Sam’s Sports Grill. There charitable accomplishments began locally, and the Thomas’s hoped it would continue to advance across the nation.

The concept of 12Giving, is for local restaurants choose a menu item, and give the revenue off that item to a designate a charity. The menu item and charity would change each month. This is

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The Society for Marketing Professional Services Nashville chapter, also known as SMPS, has big plans for this years Nashville mayoral election. SMPS will hold a council meeting with the contenders competing to be Nashville’s mayor. This gathering will be supported by the Messer Construction Company. It will be held at City Winery on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Every year, SMPS’s January gathering is focused on the Mayor’s intentions for expansion and advancement of Nashville. However, according to the president of SMPS, Johnathan Holmes, it has been decided that this year's gathering be focused on the mayoral contenders. This will give the contenders time to present future plans with the council leaders in architecture, engineering and

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FHA loans are the type of loans people choose for their home loans when they cannot afford to put down 20% of the down payment. People that choose an FHA loan have to get insurance to minimize the risk of default that the lender faces when granting this type of loan.

Sellers used to be reluctant to accept an offer from a buyer using an FHA loan because they required too many repairs before the loan could close. Many times, sellers would end up paying for the FHA repairs, but today, the FHA repair guidelines have eased up and sellers are not the ones necessary to handle these repairs anymore. Here is a look at what type of repairs are required for the FHA loan.

Who handles the repairs?

Fortunately for sellers, they don’t always have to do the

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Brewhouse

The Broadway Brewhouse is a Nashville original. Since they now have 5 locations you can get your brew on no matter where you go in the city. The Broadway Brewhouse is known for its great original food. However, you can also have a good time and grab a cold drink at any of the 5 locations.

For the Beer Lover

If you are a beer connoisseur consider visiting the downtown location. They have over 70 different beers on tap. You will be in beer heaven when you visit this location. 

The Menu

The brewhouse has got the mojo, which is found in the menu. It doesn't matter what type of appetite you have, you are sure to find something you like on this menu. From fresh salads, to Mexican fare, to house specialties, they have it all. They even have a

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Open Sign

If you like Two Ten Jack and Zumi Sushi you will love Lucky Belly. It is basically a fusion of the two with a little Tokyo flare.

Lucky Belly is actually the newly transformed Zumi Sushi. As of December 5th Zumi Sushi was out and Lucky Belly was in. The menu here will focus on three main things: hamburgers, spiked shakes and of course sushi. There is also a full bar for those who like to have a drink while they dine.

Inspiration

Lucky Belly was influenced and inspired by the youth culture in Tokyo. Right now there is a gourmet burger craze going on in Tokyo. Lucky Belly owners took that idea and made it their own. You will get a quality burger with great sushi.

The Menu

This restaurant is basically the best of Zumi Sushi with the

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