Mind your businesses!

Over at Enclave, S-townMike laments having to pick up doggy doo, and offers his patronage to anyone who sets up a dog poop cleanup service. Head over there and help him out if you know of any such service in Nashville.

But what really caught my eye was the category he assigned to the post: “Businesses We Need.”

Surely, I says to myself, there must be a ton of these. And who better to volley ideas with than the readers at Metroblogging? And if someone comments that “we need X” and someone else says “we already have X, and here’s some information on how to find it,” well, then, so much the better.

I’ll start: Trader Joe’s.

Who’s next?

7 Comments so far

  1. Chris Wage (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 2:22 pm

    Fry’s Electronics

    Maybe an Ikea for our burgeoning yuppie/hipster doofus demographic

  2. Chris Chamberlain (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

    Here, here on Trader Joe’s! Especially if the legislature would allow wine sales in grocery stores. Naah, that’ll never happen.

    I vote for a Nordstroms and rumor is they’re coming to Green Hills.

  3. Kate O' (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    Ooh, Fry’s and IKEA! Those would both be cool.

  4. Andrew (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

    How about a more upscale Mexican restaurant… along the lines of Sala in Atlanta or Zona Rosa in NYC? Sometimes Palmas just doesn’t cut it for me.

  5. Tom Wood (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

    Not so much a business, but this town could sure use some sort of info resource where one could inquire about recycling options.

    I want to recycle a plastic chair mat that is falling apart. It has no little number symbol on it, and nowhere online can I find any info on what kind of plastic goes into these things. No answer to be found on Metro’s snappy little recycling website, and I discover that the telephone numbers given there all lead to unhelpful recordings.

    I make my living digging up and publishing information about this city, and it chaps me that I can’t find the info I need for my own purposes.


  6. Holly Deal (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    Tom, try e-mail. I got responses from a real human a couple of years ago when I had a recycling question. It was pretty fast too. The web form is here: http://www.nashville.gov/pw/talktous.htm

    Also, if you happen to know the name of anyone who works for Metro, the formula is firstname.lastname@nashville.gov . This works for all departments in Metro. I have no idea if they still work there, but two of the people who were involved with my question were Sherry Sloan and Kristen Deitrick. You might give them a shot if the web form is not helpful. You never know.

  7. Tom Wood (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

    Hey thanks Holly, will give it a try.


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