Nashville Offers New Dining, Retail Options

Eight new food and beverage and retail vendors have joined Nashville International (BNA).

“This latest wave of new vendors at Nashville International Airport continues our effort to provide the Nashville Airports’ Experience to every customer every day. We work hard to make this a great airport for our passengers, partners and employees,” said Raul Regalado, president & chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “These new offerings reflect customers’ desires for national brands, local flavor and specialty retailers.”

New food and beverage offerings include La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant; Neely’s Bar-B-Que; and Tennessee Tavern. New retail options are Boswell’s Music City-Harley Davidson; CNN Newsstand; Godiva Chocolatier; Hudson News; and Nashville Star.

The new dining and retail options are part of a multi-year terminal renovation at the airport. Other facets of the program include consolidating eight existing security checkpoints to a planned single location with 12 checkpoints; flight information panels; and renovated restrooms.

In other Nashville news…

BNA Lands 1st Redbox Airport Location

Travelers going through Nashville International (BNA) will find a new automated DVD-rental system: redbox.

In a deal with Wright Travel Agency Inc., two kiosks have landed at the airport, one pre-security, the other post-security. Customers can rent DVDs for $1 per night, and return them to any redbox location nationwide.

“Being the first airport to offer redbox is a natural fit for Nashville International Airport because our vision is to deliver the Nashville Airports’ Experience by providing exemplary customer service and premier airport services and facilities,” said Raul Regalado, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, which maintains and operates Nashville International Airport. “We look forward to adding another premier service in the form of redbox to our passengers and guests.”

Customers can select their movie from the kiosk, swipe their credit or debit card and have their movie. Each kiosk holds 700 DVDs, and new titles are available on Tuesdays. DVDs can also be reserved online, and picked up at a designated location.

 “We are committed to offering travelers the highest level of service and convenience,” said Pam Wright, CEO of Wright Travel Agency. “Redbox DVD rentals offer a perfect solution for busy air travelers, and we are thrilled to offer this convenience to our 12,000 daily airport guests.”

Other redbox locations can be found in leading grocery stores, and select McDonald’s restaurants, Walgreens and Wal-Mart locations.