Music Row fire destroyed businesses!

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On Monday night there was a fire on Music Row that destroyed several businesses…

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…and since I’m Music Row Girl, I have to tell you all about it!

Music Row is better known as 16th and 17th Avenue located in Music City AKA Nashville, Tennessee. There are many music businesses up and down “the row” such as: SESAC, ASCAP, BMI, Warner Music, Warner/Chappell, Sony Music Entertainment, and Great American Country (GAC) just to name a few.

So all the major performing rights organizations (PROs) and 2 of the big 3 record labels call the row home which means you can only imagine how special those streets are considered in the music industry! 😀

Monday night was a true tragedy for the row when a fire broke out in the red barn on 17th Avenue and left no hope for the businesses within to come back to work the next day. Businesses in the barn included: Pura Vida Vintage clothing, Only One Tailoring, Encore Publicity, and the offices of attorneys James Rose, Marshall Snyder, and Michael Mills.

Let’s take a moment to reminisce about the amazing barn it once was:

pura-vida-exterior-21I’m gonna miss it!

According to local news, the fire started in the top floor of the building and is likely to be an electrical fire. Unfortunately there were people in the building when it began a little after 9 pm, but they escaped without major injuries. One person was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation and water & smoke damaged the parts of the building that weren’t engulfed in flames.

The good news is that Pura Vida Vintage only lost 10 of their 40 vintage gowns so that’s better than a total loss for sure!

I better get out to walk the row soon to survey the damage and to check up on it! I like to do that once a week whenever I get the chance 🙂

The Row has been in the news lately because of demolition and big businesses trying to take it right out from under Nashville’s feet. Ben Folds, Keith Urban, and many more prolific songwriters are trying to preserve the originality of Music Row by not letting it get over developed by high rises. Most businesses on the row are in converted houses which gives it a special feeling like no other business district I’ve ever known!

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 10.38.49 PMSongwriters built the clout of the row by recording in RCA Studios A & B!

I’m team #SaveTheRow and I hope you are too! I’m so sorry to the businesses in the barn and I wish you all the best in your endeavors while you await a new place on the row to hold office hours!

God Bless Music Row & I hope that we can save the history that songwriters made there!

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