Tennessee Still Affected By Gas Shortages – Important News

Gas lines that run all throughout Tennessee, as well as South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, were affected when a pipe that supplies these lines – located in Alabama – busted.

The result led to a wide-spread panic, leaving the gas stations that actually did still have some gas, to be loaded up with long lines of people. While quantities of gas fell short, prices skyrocketed.

For gas stations that were still receiving shipments, most ran out within a few hours of the delivery. Stations remained overcrowded all throughout the state as panicked consumers not only filled up their tanks, but additional gallons as well, causing traffic to back up many streets in addition to the parking lots.

The gas line is said to be repaired within a week of busting, according to officials assigned to the case, although some stations in Nashville are still experiencing shortages.

In large cities like Nashville, citizens are really feeling the effects.

How has this gas shortage affected you and your loved ones?

What are your suggestions for better preparation the next time somethings like this occurs?

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Business News – Nashville Company Booming From City Growth

It’s not new information that Nashville, Tennessee is one of the hippest, most popular places to be in 2016. With an average of around one-hundred people moving in and around the city on a daily basis, Nashville businesses are having a fine time riding the growth wave.

This reporter has a personal friend who owns a bounce house rental company in the area, and claims to have significant growth just from being positioned highly in the search results – i.e, where people will find them when searching for a bounce house rental. With such large levels of growth, the company has gotten more phone calls than ever.

Torri, who manages the web campaign for Nashville Bounce House Rentals, has said that the combination of an increase in her potential customer base plus her website being where they can easily find it, is what resulted in such a large growth.

This can be utilized as a great example for other businesses in the Nashville area as well. And here’s why, speaking from what Torri told me:


  • TONS of people use Google when they search for a local business service. A large chunk of them will choose a business from the top spots that show up above all others.
  • Having your business listed here increases the amount of customers a business receives each month, which also increases sales and the potential to attract repeat customers and referrals.
  • The easier it is for potential customers to find a business’ website, the easier it will be for them to make contact
  • A website is like a billboard that represents a business 24/7. If people can’t find it though, it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do which is attract prospects, provide them with the information they’re looking for (phone number, service info,) and convert them to customers.

This is the most in-depth I think we’re ever gotten on here but hey, this is business. 🙂

If you’re a local business owner, I hope that you will benefit from this information. It’s at least worth taking a look at if it can potentially increase the amount of business that you are getting from your website.

I was also informed that these trends are only going to grow more important as the years go by. What I mean is that people will continue to use Google more often that any other search engine, and many are even starting to use Facebook when looking for local services like bounce house rentals. So if you have a business and it’s not easy to find on these websites, then potential customers simply won’t be able to make contact with you. People are rarely using phonebooks these days, so if you have a business then you need to be able to be found online.

This reporter has really learned quite a bit about what local businesses have to face in order to keep themselves in the eye of their potential customers. And when you think about it, there are only so many spots and the top of Google and Facebook, so only a few businesses can show up there first. I would think that this would make things more competitive for sure.

Utilizing Yelp to Find What You Need in Nashville, TN

yelpIf you’re one of the many new folks in Nashville, have lived here for years, or are just visiting, you’ve really hit the jackpot of things to do.

From shopping, to historical sites, to eateries, museum, concerts, clubs, sporting events and more, there’s a lengthy list to select from – regardless of what you’re in to.

Due to the high volume of things to do in Nashville, we wanted to make an obvious suggestion. Here’s a hint: it has to do with the infamous Yelp. You’ve seen the commercials with the weird, near-naked guy doing yoga, right?

Anyhoo, if you’re looking for things to in Nashville, Yelp has an ample selection of suggestions from restaurants, to bars, to clubs, coffee shops, movie theaters, places to shop, visit, and even local services to select from. You name it, and it’s pretty much on Yelp.

Even cooler, many places listed on the site have reviews, so you can get some sort of idea in advance about where you’re considering visiting. This can be helpful for many, so we just though that we would mention it. 😉

Here’s a link to access the entire list of places to visit in Nashville on Yelp. Use it to your advantage to use your time wisely.

If this suggestion wasn’t an obvious one to you, we hope you enjoy.

There are too many great places in Nashville to miss out on, and we hope you will have fun exploring new things! Happy adventure hunting!

This is the Absolute Best Place to Buy Books in Nashville

Everybody could use a good book every now and then.

While many are using the convenience of Amazon, eBay and other popular sites on the web, others still enjoy the sight and scent of books in person. Lucky for Nashvillians, there is a terrific selection of their favorite books and other entertainment sources that are just waiting to be purchased.

Meet McKay’s Book Store Store – home to thousands of books on hundreds of different topics. The local book chain offers trade-ins that you can receive store credit for and even cooler, a wide selection of video games and accessories, vinyl records, CD’s and other electronics and games.

There is literally something for everyone at McKay’s, and making the visit is an outstanding way to get the family out of the house and into growing their insights. This is a great idea for children as well! McKay’s is great about always having a wide selection in stock of children’s books, and some are very cheap.

Since the large majority of the items in the store are pre-owned, the cost of them can be quite less. This author has even scored some awesome books for 10 and 15 cents!

So if you’re looking for an inside activity that’s not only fun, but family-friendly, we highly recommend that you plan a visit. McKay’s is open daily and located on Old Hickory Blvd in Nashville, just off I-40 and on exit 199.

You can also visit their website at www.mckaybooks.com if you would like more details.


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5 Kinds of Nashville Businesses That Flavor Up Parties & Gatherings


Here on The Parts Drawer, we’re all about Nashville.

Restaurants, shopping, historical locations, events, concerts, etc. You name it, we plan on talking about it.

A part of this plan includes recognizing different types of Nashville businesses that we hope will benefit our viewers. We also welcome suggestions, so leave us a comment below if you have any to contribute.

Now let’s dive in to the 3 fun companies that Nashvillians can use to add some flavor to their parties, events, gatherings, get-togethers, or whatever other kind of situation that brings together a group of people to have a good ole’ time.

And before we start, I should mention that there are a variety of companies to choose from when it comes to the following niches. A quick Google search will reveal a list of these companies when you include the service and location.

Moving forward now…

#1. Photo Booth Rentals

Grab a group of your peeps and say cheese.

Photo booths rentals have become an increasingly popular hit at parties everywhere. And why not?

  • They’re fun for all ages
  • You can make memories with friends and loved ones that can last a lifetime
  • Bring the whole group together for fun and laughter

Sounds like a win, win, win situation.

You can also use cool props to dress up for pictures, and they can usually be acquired for you to put on social media.

#2. Bounce House Rentals

Bounce houses and other inflatables have also proven to be a huge hit at birthday parties and other kinds of events.

Kids love them, and adults love watching their kids have a great time while getting a dose of exercise while they’re at it. Many of the inflatable rental companies in Nashville have a selection of popular kid’s cartoons like Dora the Explorer and Spongebob, making these inflatable rentals even more enticing for kids.

But the fun doesn’t seem to stop there.

There also appears to be a selection of slides (wet or dry), obstacle courses, and sports inflatables that are available from the Google top rated rental company in the area: Nashville Bounce House Rentals, which you can visit for more details.

These all make for a great idea for any child’s birthday party, or hey, maybe event an adult. =)

#3. Game Truck Rental

This is a bit of a rare one, but in Murfreesboro, there is a company with a huge game truck that people can rent from hour to hour, where they can play Xbox and Playstation while sitting in the truck.

You can also do karaoke, and utilize the outdoor movie screen.

Check out: http://www.borobouncevideogametruck.com for more information. They have a one-of-a-kind game truck that you’ve never seen anything like before.

#4. Limo Services

You can never go wrong with limo services.

What better way to see the sights of Nashville than riding in a limo. Travel through town with a group of your friends, and get a clearer view of what Music city has to offer.

Go shopping, attend a concert, or eat at one of the best restaurants in town – all while being chauffeured with first class treatment from one of Nashville’s finest limo rentals.

We recommend taking a wine tour, or even tour of some of the hottest musicians and artists in country music today. As for recommending a Nashville limo rental company in the area to escort you along the way, well, there are many we could recommend.

#5. Party Bus Rental

If you aren’t in to limos, maybe a party bus rental would be more up your alley.

Party buses are great for large groups of people, and a safe way to get around town if your party involves alcohol consumption. FADDS Party Bus Rentals are wonderful, and yet incredibly welcome of those that have had a little too much to drink, yet still want to meander around town.

Party with your peeps while traveling around town, and visit your desired destination in style.

Nashville only has a handful of rental companies to choose from when it comes to party buses, so check out the obvious selections for more information.

So there you have it – 5 fun ideas for companies to hire for your party needs.

They aren’t necessarily rare ideas, but they sure are fun, and a proven way to bring friends and loved one together for a day of memory making.

What are your suggestions for making Nashville parties great?

Let us know in a comment below.

Downtown Nashville by Drone

If you haven’t seen Nashville in a while or at all for that matter, you’re in for a real treat!

With it’s endless opportunities, the city is becoming one of the fastest growing in the nation, and already ranks as the 4th largest city in the Southeast. What’s not to love?

See for yourself as you soar through this video.

Will All This Nashville Snow Affect Local Businesses?

On the dates of January 20th and the 22st (but not the 21st strangely,) Nashville and most of it’s surrounding cities got what the weather channels said they were going to get for once – 4 to 6 inches of powdery white snow.

If you live in the middle TN area of know of someone that does, you may know that not only does it not snow too often, but it barely ever does when the news calls for it to; needless to say, Nashvillians may have been a bit more in shock this time around.

On both days, the snow began falling in the early morning hours between 6-8 am or so, then continued on for most of the day. This meant absolutely no school for the kids but for the adults that had to be at work, well, that was a different story. Accidents occurred on most major roads and some of those that did make it to work, got stuck until someone could come get them.

With non-stop snow all around Nashville, you can bet a pretty new penny that some businesses were affected whether customer flow was just slow, or the owners themselves couldn’t even make it in.

This snow may have hurt a little bit of Nashville businesses, but it’s simultaneously brought joy to those that haven’t gotten to enjoy it in so long, if ever at all.

TN Lottery Winners Travel to Nashville to Claim $500 Million Dollar Prize

A couple from Munford, TN has won the coveted $528 million dollar Powerball jackpot that hundreds of thousands of people all over the country bought tickets for.

The Robinsons came to Nashville to claim their $500 million dollar prize after buying 4 tickets from a local grocery store – 1 of only 3 in the area that sell lottery tickets. Munford, located 27 miles from Memphis, is a town of about 6,000 residents. The couple has no plans to move after their winnings, and plan to stay in the Munford area. The Robinsons even plan to keep their jobs and continue working.

 What would you do if you won the Tennessee lottery?

Tell us about it in a comment below.

We would love to hear your opinions.

A Different Kind of Tour of Nashville

In honor of the launch of the new Parts Drawer being centered around good ole’ Nashville, we thought it would be appropriate to share the following video for everyone to see how awesome the city really is. For those that don’t live in or nearby the area, here is a unique tour of Nashville, TN. Enjoy!

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We enjoy your feedback, and use it to bring you the content you want to see the most.

Oh, and here’s a quick disclaimer: we do not claim to have recorded this video.


Newbies in Nashville


New business start-ups, country music lovers, and thousands of others are flocking to Nashville, TN as a part of it’s massive growth spree – and the numbers don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

So what is it about Nashville that is so appealing to hundreds of thousands of newcomers each year?


Growth is the optimal word in this situation. ( in this instance at least)

Nashville is gaining more jobs, more homes that are conveniently located near popular restaurants and shopping areas, and so much more.

Surrounding cities like Mount Juliet and Hendersonville are also seeing quite the growth thanks to magnitude of growth that Nashville is experiencing.

With all the opportunity, who wouldn’t see the appeal of living in or quite close to Music City?

Nashville and it’s surrounding communities have become one of the best places to move in the entire country, with many options available in housing and apartment renting. This on top of the many opportunities for work, entertainment, and fun make Nashville one of the hottest places to be right now, and won’t be cooling down any time in the near future.