|Mug board at the Tennessee State Fair|
It is no secret that there is turmoil around and within the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. It's a convoluted story for another day yet at this moment in time I have to wonder why the Fair Board chose to make a decision about rent hikes for next year, three days before the Tennessee State Fair opened. Why not a month ago? Or a month from now? Was someone hoping it would get lost in the cotton candy stories? I don't know but I do know that a rent increase is the weapon of choice for landlords who are shopping for new tenants. If new tenants aren't available well then, the property sits idle. It begins to look bad and people who used to care eventually give up on it.
Rent hike distresses vendors at TN fairgrounds' sites