Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Local Gas Prices

If you're interested in finding the lowest price on gasoline in the Hermitage, TN area, try gasbuddy.com. The way prices have been going up lately, the information gets to be out of date fairly quickly, but sometimes you can find up to a 10 cent per gallon difference.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Possible Delay for Music City Star Commuter Rail

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to most, but once again a potential delay might be possible for the Music City Star commuter railway, which has a new station being built in Hermitage. This time it's over the cost of insurance, which is going to cost somewhere between 600k and 700k dollars a year, which is about a quarter of the proposed annual operating budget. That seems a bit steep to me, but I'm no insurance expert.

I'm more worried that if they only run three trains in the morning and three in the afternoon is it going to be convienient or flexible enough for anyone to bother using it?

Hermitage Starbucks

The Starbucks in Hermitage, at the corner of Lebanon and Andrew Jackson Parkway, will be hosting a coffee seminar free to the public at 6 pm Thursday, April 20th.

They will also be helping to support Earth Day by giving a free beverage coupon to customers who bring in their own personal or travel mug for use (rather than wasting a paper cup) on Saturday, April 22nd. The use of a personal or travel mug also gives the customer a 10 cent discount on every beverage purchase.

The Nashville Earth Day celebration will be on Saturday, April 22 at Centennial Park off West End. Festivities begin at 11am.

Taki Japanese Cuisine - Review

Taki, a new sushi restaurant, opened recently in Hermitage just off Old Hickory Blvd. I recently had a chance to try the food and I must say it is excellent. The Rainbow Roll I ordered was huge and very tasty. It was also reasonably priced. I also tried a Spicy Tuna Handroll, and it was one of the best I've had since coming to Nashville five years ago.

I spoke briefly with the sushi chef and he's recently relocated here from New York City. I think he's going to do just fine here and may have to expand his seating area since the current location doesn't have a lot of places to sit.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Stones River Greenway

If you live in or near Hermitage, you should check out the Stones River Greenway. It's a great walking path on a nice scenic river. The greenway is not complete yet, but if you start from the Percy Priest Dam trailhead, you can go all the way to the Kohl's on Lebanon Pike before the trail ends.

From a recent announcement, it looks like the full greenway won't be finished until sometime in 2008 since TDOT is going to build a new bridge on Lebanon Pike and the old green truss bridge will be used exclusively for the greenway after that.