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Lonely Planet says:

Many tourists never set foot in downtown Nashville, confining their visit to the massive Opryland complex a few miles northeast of town. Here, the prefabricated Music Valley holds a tourist ghetto of budget motels, franchise restaurants and outlet stores.

We didn't go there.

Tootsies Bar

Instead, the "scenic, seedy cowboy ghetto along 'Lower Broad'" sounded more interesting.


Our first impression was that Nashville was going bankrupt.

Warehouse for rent
Decrepit boot shop

Lower Broadway seemed nearly deserted, and the buildings looked nearly decrepit.


In truth, there's lots of cash flowing through Music City.

New Hard Rock Cafe building


Decrepit novelty shop

We just didn't appreciate at first what "scenic and seedy" looked like.

The spirit is willing, but the building maintenance is weak.

It's a style.

Tacky crab house


The name of this bar is 'Bar.'

Ya gotta like plain speaking.


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