Friday, February 6, 2015

Charlotte Avenue Briefs

New Fire Station #19 breaks ground
Mayor Dean and other public figures broke ground for a new Fire Station 19 a block off of Charlotte on 26th Avenue (across the street from the new Public Health Center). The project is scheduled to be complete sometime in the fall.

New salon coming to 42nd/Charlotte development
Green Pea Salon (of 12South) is opening another location and will fill out the remaining empty parcel of the development that currently houses Blooma Yoga Studio, Flip Burger and Beer Pale. This would be third hair salon to enter the local market. Monty's has been open since last summer (Charlotte/46th) and East Nashville salon, Scout plans to open a location in Sylvan Park.

West 46th
The planned apartment complex at the corner of Charlotte/46th - West 46th - has a construction fence up and some grading equipment on-site. Scheduled to be open Spring 2016.

OneC1ty updates site plan
One C1ty has released an updated site plan for their major development at Charlotte/28th Ave. The first building broke ground several weeks ago and the City Blox portion of the development (that implements the use of large storage crates) is moving along nicely as well.

Friday, January 30, 2015

BRT lite coming to Charlotte Ave this March

The BRT lite line that was promised in Dean's budget for this year is becoming a reality. MTA officials have started holding public meetings to discuss the new service which is said to be online by March of this year.

The service will follow the same general path of the existing #10 route except that it won't divert from Charlotte at all. The current #10 route does a loop through the Charlotte Park neighborhood off of Annex and then another loop through the hospital district in midtown.

The aim of BRT lite is that there are fewer stops and more frequent service. The BRT lite service will run every 15 minutes on the weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. Stations have not been set yet, but there are proposed stations in the presentation that is available online here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Flip Burger opens TODAY!

The long awaited opening of burger boutique FLIP Burger is happening today. A lot of people have been salivating for weeks as progress on the burger joint has creeped along. If you want a preview of the menu, just click here. 

Based on the buzz surrounding this establishment, I fear it's going to be similar to Hattie B's opening (read: long lines). Good luck getting in!