Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nashville Greyhound bus terminal gets interim home

The Nashville Greyhound bus terminal is moving from Eighth Avenue to the intersection of Charlotte and 11th avenues, in the former Hansen Chrysler building, according to a building permit and a sign at the Greyhound bus terminal.
A spokeswoman for Greyhound, Bonnie Bastian, said the location was temporary. The bus terminal has to move to make way for Nashville's new convention center, the Music City Center, which is under construction.

"We had excavated as far as we can without taking out the Greyhound building,'' said Holly McCall, a spokeswoman for the convention center.

Greyhound had hoped to move to the former Music City Dodge dealership at 710 Murfreesboro Pike, but neighbors complained the bus station would bring crime to the neighborhood.

The Board of Zoning Appeals rejected the application last year.

At its new location, the bus station would be neighbors to an Asian grocery, an empty warehouse building and a vacant lot.

Property records show the former auto dealership building is owned by an entity of Charlotte, N.C.–based Crosland LLC, which also owns the Terrazzo condo building a few blocks away in the Gulch.

A building permit says it will cost $480,000 to rehab the Hansen Chrysler building for the Greyhound bus terminal.

The sign on the bus station said the move to the former Hansen Chrysler building at 1030 Charlotte Ave. would take place June 2.

A spokesman for Greyhound, however, said the company is trying to work with the city to find a permanent and/or temporary location, and no deal has been finalized.

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