The grandeur (or lack thereof) of the plain, solid wooden door as you walk into his office certainly doesn’t express the worth of this man to our community. Kermit Davis has illustrated the power of man to make “lightning strike” and create a buzz among the country that has helped Murfreesboro find a place on the nation’s map.
The Discovery Center has evolved in many ways since its inception 27 years ago. We now live in a society of people who have become more aware of, and therefore more devoted to, the engagement of all children, no matter their ability or disability. With that awareness have come many changes to not only building structures, but also the availability of accommodations and accessibility.
The face of downtown Murfreesboro is changing with all of the construction, and it has also sprouted a number of new businesses in the last year, and several old ones have found a new home. Here is a quick round up of some of the new and newly located businesses.
There is a new energy in Huntsville, Alabama (City Population: 180,000). I was last in this lovely Southern city in 2008. Much has happened there since then. Huntsville, Madison and all of Madison County, Alabama is buzzing with activity. New construction like the City Centre project in downtown Huntsville, to be completed in 2017, will add retail, dining and accommodations to the core of the city. AC Hotels, a Marriott property, has been announced as the hotel in the project with the first phase slated for completion in 2017. Construction will begin immediately on Garage at Clinton Row, which will be an adaptive reuse development utilizing a small section of the first floor of a garage and transforming it into retail space.
Premier Development Group whose principals include Bob Parks from Murfreesboro officially broke ground on Thirty-One on 30A, a limited offering of highly anticipated gulf front condominium residences to be built in Seagrove Beach. Positioned high above the Gulf of Mexico, Thirty-One is a rare opportunity for buyers to own the newest gulf-front condominiums on 30A.
Within minutes of walking into I Love Juice Bar and meeting Anthony Anderson, you can feel the happiness that emanates from Anderson and his employees. This is more than a place for a healthy treat – this is a community that nurtures its customers and its employees – and that’s exactly how Anderson planned it.
Murfreesboro’s downtown or “the square”, as we commonly refer to it offers a nostalgic quality that many downtown areas don’t quite capture. You get the feeling you are strolling through time, walking the streets of a bygone era while visiting and enjoying all the modern local flare Murfreesboro has to offer. With the charming courthouse as the hub, Murfreesboro downtown surrounds it and brings community on every corner.