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Whether they like it dark or colorful, Halloween is one of the best times of the year for a lot of Midstate families.
"It's the one time of year we get to go crazy," Eric Dulberg said.
And it's also pretty great for the staff at Performance Studios in South Nashville, where the customers just kept rolling in Sunday afternoon.
"When we're at our busiest time, this store is in total chaos," said Gary Broadrick, store owner. "The line will start [at one end] of the register, and it'll loop all the way around the store and usually end on [the other] side of the register."
Broadrick said long lines and busy cashiers are a small price to pay for happy customers.
"This my first time here and it's a lot bigger than any other store I've been in so it's pretty cool," Haley Daniels said.
"There's so much to pick from here, we're going to be here for hours because we can't decide," Dulberg said.
Whether they left dressed as Spartans or police officers, Broadrick said customers are vital to his small business.
"Performance Studios is a locally-owned business," Broadrick said. "It's myself and my business partner and we have 13 year-round employees."
The store has been in business in Nashville for 24 years. Broadrick says he's been around long enough to know when times are tough for Midstate families and right now, he sees signs of an economic recovery.
"People aren't as scared to let go of money as they used to," Broadrick said. I'm seeing a lot more things being charged than used to be, which tells me they're not as scared to put things on their credit cards because they have faith that they'll be able to pay their credit cards when that amount is due."
Sunday, October 21 2012, 10:31 PM CDT
Rebar finishing will add 40 jobs in Knox County
May 21, 2013 11:13 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Another 40 jobs are coming to Knox County as Gerdau (gair-DOW') expands its steel reinforcement bar plant.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says the new facility will apply finishing services to rebar now made at the company's Lonsdale mill.
TDEC Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Gerdau officials announced the expansion on Monday, saying the plant will have the capacity to finish about 120,000 tons of steel per year.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said it was good to see a vacant building in the WestBridge Business Park be put back into industrial use.
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