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When Boom Can Spell Bust For Some Workers

In Nashville, growth is making things difficult for service and hospitality workers. (Anna Haas/Red Hare Photo)
In Nashville, growth is making things difficult for service and hospitality workers. (Anna Haas/Red Hare Photo)

In cities that are swelling with newcomers, like Nashville, Tennessee, growth can be a double-edged sword for the hospitality industry.

On one hand, a bigger and wealthier population means more potential customers. But it also means rents are rising.

Emily Siner from Here & Now contributor WPLN has the story of one restaurant whose employees can no longer afford to live nearby.

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  • Emily Siner, enterprise reporter for WPLN. She tweets @SinerSays.
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