HCA Healthcare
April 10, 2019

SOURCE: NashvillePost.com

After welcoming an estimated 2,500 attendees across four events featuring more than 120 vendors in 2018, the Gulch Night Market is returning on May 2.

The event features retailers and restaurants, local artisans, food trucks, drinks and music.

The Gulch Night Market is held in the surface parking lot recognized for its two murals and located on the northwest corner of the intersection of 11th Avenue and Laurel Street. MarketStreet Enterprises owns the property, with the Metro-appointed master developer of The Gulch partnering with Native and A&M Events to hold Gulch Night Market.

Each session starts at 5 p.m. and finishes at 9 p.m. on the following dates (all are Thursdays): May 2, June 6 (extended hours for CMA Fest to begin at 3 p.m.), July 11 and Aug. 1.

“What we think makes The Gulch special isn’t just that it is a vibrant, sustainable urban neighborhood, but that we actively seek to program original events that foster a culture of creativity and community,” Jay Turner, Managing Director at MarketStreet Enterprises, said in the release. “The Gulch Night Market will continue to highlight diverse artisans and neighborhood favorites that have made Nashville a dynamic place to call home. We’re proud to bring it back for its second year.”

Returning vendors include: Aero Bar, Amelia’s Flower Truck, Apple & Oak, Pet Wants, Califarmia and Nash Collection.

The events are free and open to the public, and children and pets are welcome. A portion of the proceeds from each market will go to benefit a local charity.

HCA donates $100K to mayor’s GRAD program

HCA has donated $100,000 to Mayor David Briley’s Nashville GRAD program, which provides financial assistance for full-time students pursuing postsecondary education at either Nashville State Community College or Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

The donation marks the first major private-sector contribution to the scholarship program, and one that Briley hopes will motivate other private companies to do the same, according to a press release. The city has already committed up to $1 million to fund the scholarship and plans to contribute $2.5 million annually in future years.

“Nashville GRAD is an innovative partnership to improve college graduation rates and the quality of life for thousands of families while enhancing Nashville’s workforce,” Sam Hazen, HCA Healthcare’s chief executive officer, said in the release. “HCA Healthcare is proud to support Nashville GRAD as a complementary strategy to our work with the high school academies, and we appreciate Mayor Briley’s leadership on this important issue for our city.”

Southern Airways increases Nashville presence

Memphis-area based Southern Airways has announced that its Nashville-to-Memphis route will increase to four times daily from one.

With the move, Tennessee’s two largest cities are Southern Airways’ most-served city pairing in the South, according to a release.

The increase will begin May 2. The four departures will be: morning, midday, afternoon and evening.

Billed as the “Southern Shuttle,” the new air-bridge has tickets on sale now.

In addition, Hernando, Mississippi-based Southern Airways has timed the midday arrival in Memphis to connect to its own network of flights operating at its Memphis hub. Primarily, this means that Nashville passengers will have one-stop service with a 20-minute layover in Memphis to both El Dorado and Harrison, Arkansas (Branson, Missouri).

The Nashville expansion follows Southern’s recent progress in South Florida.

“We started Palm Beach to Tampa service last November with three daily flights,” Stan Little, Southern’s chairman and CEO, said in the release. “That route became successful in the first few weeks. It was at that point we determined the best way to make short haul air travel viable is to offer multiple daily frequencies that conform to the needs of the business traveler.”

Southern operates up to six daily frequencies between some of its cities pairs.