Governor Bredesen sells naming rights to Bicentennial Mall

The smallest state park in Tennessee, formerly known as the Bicentennial Mall will soon be known as ‘Nissan Mall’.

Bredesen explained:

‘We already have a Centennial Park in Nashville. Nobody really understands the ‘Bi’ prefix anyway. Nissan offered to fund my pre-K program for three years as long as the kids were taught Japanese at least one hour during the day’

‘It was a deal the state couldn’t afford to pass up’

Nissan will be allowed to display their latest models of cars, trucks, and SUVS by the dancing fountains and in the grassy part of the mall where people aren’t supposed to walk. Turning the gift shop into a sales office on weekends is being discussed, as long as sales of ‘I heart Nashville’ underwear is not disrupted.

The mall will be officially renamed on May 1st.



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11 responses to “Governor Bredesen sells naming rights to Bicentennial Mall

  1. It’s about time kids started learning Japanese in school. And it’s true: no one seems to know the difference between Centennial and Bicentennial anyway! πŸ™‚

  2. I’d prefer this to using smokers as a piggy-bank…perhaps you should send this proposal to Bredesen πŸ™‚

  3. Vic

    I’m assuming this newsflash will be on my desk tomorrow!

  4. All 4/1 jokes will be limited to the blog this year. Not familiar with the sense of humor of the new commish and the new chiefs to which i will soon be reporting.

  5. You had me going for a minute or two! You’re April Fools joke was way better than mine! πŸ™‚

  6. Pingback: Nashville is Talking » Whatever, I’ve seen Brittney do it…

  7. You had me going as well because it wouldn’t surprise me at all if something like this were to happen in Nashville.

  8. Yeah, hell, they already are actually selling cars on the courtyard for the symphony hall..

  9. had me from the first! great joke. πŸ™‚

  10. Sue

    Some are just fools, but you are special.

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