Downtown businesses have been walloped by the recent weather. The flooding and power outages have caused major problems. Many have reopened and hopefully Nashville folks can help out by visiting soon. We were chatting with the folks at Piranhas last weekend. While the flooding didn't cause problems there the power outage did. They've had the beer taps and now the grill open for some time now. The Hard Rock and Big River Grille both reopened last weekend. Past Perfect was back in business more than a week ago. The honky tonks are buzzing and the beer is flowing. There are a couple of places along Second Avenue, including the Wild Horse that may take longer and clean-up trucks are everywhere. Parking is kind of a pain due to all of the bagged meters for that clean-up work. Still, you know where to find the good spots. If you get a chance stop by for lunch or a few beers. And for all of you potential visitors...we're back open for business and downtown is swinging again. Swig a PBR and watch some Bluegrass at Layla's or check out all the boots at Robert's.