Delicious New Airport

In mid-October, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority will begin the first phase of a three phase renovation on Nashville International Airport. The project will span nearly 5 years, consisting of tremendous aesthetic changes as well as functional changes featuring terminal facelifts, a consolidated 11 lane security checkpoint, shimmering waterwalls, numerous skylights, renovation of restrooms, addition of several elevators, and upgraded flight monitors.

But that’s not all!

Those who spend a lot of time sitting in our airport will be pleased by a number of new restaurants of local flavor including Noshville Delicatessan, Baja Burrito, Neeley’s BBQ, Loveless Cafe, Bread & Company, Swett’s, Kijiji Coffee, Whitt’s(already there of course), Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Bongo Java, Tennessee Tavern/Jack Daniels, and the Gibson Cafe. Some national brands that will make the scene are Wendy’s, Manchu Wok, Burger King, Quizno’s Subs, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Villa Pizza, Famous Famiglia, O’Charley’s, Freshen Smoothies, and Starbucks Coffee.

The restaurant phase is expected to take 3 years with new restaurants opening as early as late 2007. For more information about updates to BNA, check out their new and improved website –

3 Comments so far

  1. Sam Davidson (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 6:04 am

    I’ve been keeping an eye on this for several reasons. I’m a big fan of the local flavor they’re adding – maybe we can get some of that downtown and on West End again.

  2. Anonymous Broker (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 9:17 am

    This is great news for Nashville. Though there may be some grumbling in the short term, the long term payoff will be well worth the inconveniences. BNA has always gotten high marks for its easy parking and gate access, but the amenities and interior design have left something to be desired. And though the security lines are usually manageable, it will be nice to add some speed in that department as well.

    I truly believe these changes will make Nashville’s airport among the best in the country… especially with all the new flights that have been added recently. The overhaul will definitely make those $150 NYC roundtrips that much sweeter.

  3. Chez Bez (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    Sam said it so well. I miss the old West End.

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