5 to go! Vice mayor runoff is Thursday, Metro Council to cast final votes on MLS stadium

Sundance - The Mall at Green Hills

Sundance - The Mall at Green Hills

Soccer Stadium Bar Method - Anniversary Schedule <p>Courtesy of The Nashville Food Project</p> Vice mayor runoff photo

We're here to help guide you through your work week with helpful tips on events, meetings and happenings to go to. Know of an event we should include next week? Let us know at news@rovertoday.com.

Here's our list for the week of September 3-7. Enjoy.    

    

GO TO THE POLLS: Vice mayor runoff set for Thursday

When: Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Various locations

With early voting now behind us, Election Day for the vice mayor runoff is Thursday, Sept. 6.

The runoff is between Councilwoman Sheri Weiner, who is currently Metro's acting vice mayor, and At-large Councilman Jim Shulman. The election is necessary because neither candidate secured more than 50 percent of the overall vote on Aug. 2.

According to a report by NewsChannel 5, the election will cost up to $750,000.

As for voter turnout, the election commission expects it to be lower than the 95,000 people that showed up for the initial vice mayor vote. The expected turnout is between 25,000 and 30,000 voters, the report says.

The runoff will be the only item on the ballot. Voters must visit their designated location on Election Day. Find your polling location here.

GO SOMEWHERE NEW: Grand Opening at Sundance inside the Mall at Green Hills

When: Thursday, Sept. 6, 4-7 p.m.

Where: 2126 Abbott Martin Rd, Nashville

Sundance, a retail store launched by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford, will host a grand opening at the Mall at Green Hills. The first 150 guests will receive a gift, and refreshments will be available. Sundance is located on the lower level next to the walkway to Dillard's.

GO TO A MEETING: Metro Council decides fate of MLS stadium at Fairgrounds Nashville

When: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Where: David Scobey Council Chambers, Metro Courthouse, 1 Public Square

Last month, Metro Council moved forward with two ordinances related to the Major League Soccer Stadium planned for the Fairgrounds Nashville. Following a four-hour public hearing last Monday night, Metro Council advanced 20-9 the rezoning of 10 acres at the Fairgrounds Nashville that would support a mixed-use project planned near the proposed soccer stadium.

Now that the rezoning ordinance passed second reading, the council will take a final vote on all three ordinances, along with a resolution that authorizes $50 million in general obligation bonds related to the stadium, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

However, due to city and state laws, Metro Council will need 27 votes to approve the demolition of buildings and the tax.

GO TO AN ANNIVERSARY WEEK: The Bar Method celebrates seven years in Belle Meade

When: Thursday, Sept. 6 - 12

Where: 4301 Harding Pike Suite D, Nashville

Fitness studio The Bar Method is celebrating seven years in Belle Meade. The studio's signature fitness program involves using your own body weight along with a few basic props like weights, mats and a ball.

The official anniversary event is slated for Thursday, Sept. 6, but The Bar Method plans to celebrate with a full week of pop-up shops, along with flowers from Amelia's Flower Truck, a happy hour by TC Craft Tequila and a chance to play with adoptable dogs from Noah's Art Society.

See the full schedule below:

GO TO SOMETHING FREE: The Nashville Food Project host preview event at new headquarters

When: Thursday, Sept. 6, 3:30-5 p.m.

Where: 5904 California Avenue, Nashville

After calling Woodmont Christian Church home for more than nine years, The Nashville Food Project is building a new headquarters in the Nations neighborhood. The organization is mid-way through construction, which will feature a spacious commercial kitchen and community dining space.

Although the Nashville Food Project won't officially move into the new space until the end of this year, they will host a preview party at the new headquarters build site on Sept. 6. To attend the free event, RSVP here.

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