Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday Update - Cracker Barrel/First Quality Music news

- The Metro Planning Commission has approved a revised building plan that includes a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Valley Station to be located just north of the Dixie/Snyder interchange. It took nearly 8 years. Construction should begin this spring. The development also includes an El Nopal restaurant and other retail. [CJ]

- There's a good discussion going on over at Louisville History & Issues about Metro Government 2.0 and what it could mean to you. Do you want city services like trash pickup? Are you willing to pay a tax to receive it? Why or why not? [LouHI]

- Yes, the terrible madness at Metro Animal Services continues in Abramson's absence.[LEO Weekly]

- First Quality Music is facing hard times.  The SW Louisville instrument retailer and manufacturer is the subject of a NY Times blog entry that takes a detailed look at what is happening with the business. [Insider Louisville]

1 comment:

  1. Wow, LEO hit a home run on this one:

    Most notably is Metro Public Works employee and former LMAS kennel attendant Eric Garrett, who in April 2010 was suspended without pay for speaking out against mismanagement and waste within the department, and who was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to retain his job. Prior to that snafu, Garrett claims he was transferred to Public Works from LMAS in 2006 as a result of criticizing Meloche’s decision-making. After some legal wrangling, the state government slapped down Metro’s denial of Garrett’s benefits.