Nashville, as you know, is in the midst of an unprecedented boom. Real estate boom. A-hundred-people-moving-here-a-day boom. Traffic-make-you-weep boom.
The neighborhood where MDK World Headquarters is located is called Germantown. It’s one of several neighborhoods around town undergoing a radical transformation, where houses are regularly scraped off lots, sometimes so fast that you’ll pass a house one day, only to find the next day an empty lot already staked out for the two new houses to replace it.
Nashville Public Radio has a great podcast, “Curious Nashville,” where readers pose questions, and the station’s intrepid reporters go find the answers. I really like their most current episode, “The Life and Death of an Old House in Boomtown,” which answers the question “Where is construction waste from new construction in Nashville going?” It’s a simple question that leads to a lovely little exploration of a house and its residents.
It’s no S Town—but then, I’m not sure I could handle another S Town for a while.