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    New chefs named for The Catbird Seat
    Nashville won?t have to wait long to meet the new chefs at The Catbird Seat, one of the city?s most well-regarded restaurants. According to a news release, head chef Will Aghajanian and pastry chef Liz Johnson will take over the kitchen beginning in February. The announcement comes less than a week after restaurant owner Strategic Hospitality revealed that current chef Ryan Poli will depart at the end of the year. Accordingly, the restaurant will be closed in January. ?Ryan and his team?

    Intrigue and buzz surround new incentive that could jolt parts of Nashville
    "Nashville is a clear example of where you can have, in aggregate, a thriving place that nevertheless has left large parts of the community in pretty deep distress," expert says.

    Booming Nashville pizza chain headed to Fifth + Broadway project
    Add Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria to the list of newly unveiled tenants at the forthcoming Fifth + Broadway development. In a Monday morning interview, Clinton Gray, one of three partners in the North Nashville pizza joint, said the restaurant has signed a lease for a retail space at the $450 million project taking shape at the site of Nashville's former convention center. News of Slim & Husky's plans follows a slate of tenants disclosed last week, including another beloved Nashville brand, Hattie?

    Vaco subsidiary buys Pennsylvania company
    Vaco, the fast-growing recruiter and staffing agency, continues to boost its portfolio. On Monday, the Brentwood-based company announced its subsidiary, Vaco Supply Chain Solutions, has acquired Reading, Pennsylvania-based MEBC Global in a deal set to close Dec. 31, according to a news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "MEBC is known in the market for their strong methodology and approach to supply-chain planning," said Will Mrotek, managing partner of Vaco Supply Chain Solutions.?

    Medical professionals to face greater scrutiny from federal opioid task force
    The epidemic of opioid addiction persists across the country, demanding increased efforts to combat the effects of drug abuse. Traditional methods of enforcement have failed to curb the spread of opioid addiction in the Appalachian region, so the Department of Justice is taking a new tack.  Last month, DOJ announced the formation of an Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, bringing together the resources and expertise of its Criminal Health Care Fraud Unit, the U.S. Attorney?s?

    Franklin firm to buy Nutrisystem in $1.3B deal
    Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. is set to buy Pennsylvania-based weight-management company Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter. "The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands," Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. "Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented,?

    Top of the List: Nashville's biggest banks
    What are the largest banks in Nashville? We ranked Nashville's banks by deposits in Nashville. To view the top five and see which one tops the list, check out the slideshow with this story. For the rest of Nashville's top banks, take a look at this week's print edition of the Nashville Business Journal. The full list is available in print and includes information about deposits in Tennessee, Nashville market share, headquarters, holding company and top local-area executive. An interactive and?

    Local United Way chapters eye merger
    Two local chapters of the United Way are eyeing a potential merger. Nashville Post reports that the boards for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and the United Way of Williamson County voted last week to move forward on negotiations. Ahead of the potential merger, the Nashville chapter will absorb the United Way of Robertson County, which is ending operations by the end of the year. The Metro chapter also serves Cheatham County. The United Way of Metropolitan Nashville ranks No. 4 on Nashville?

    'It City' mansions: Check out the most valuable new homes in Nashville
    It's not just Nashville's skyline that's changed during the "It City" boom. Recent years have seen a new crop of multimillion-dollar homes built in Music City. You can check them out in the slideshow with this story, compiled using information provided by the office of Davidson County Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite in early October. We looked at the 50 most-valuable homes built starting in January 2013 ? the month The New York Times declared Nashville "It City." This group starts with a $2.2?

    Brentwood health care company to lay off 200 people
    Brentwood-based AAC Holdings Inc., the holding company for American Addiction Centers, is laying off 200 people across the organization, the company announced Friday. The move is part of a $15 million cost-reduction program to be implemented following a board of directors and management performance review, according to the release. Approximately 100 of the positions were eliminated effective Nov. 30. It was not immediately clear how many jobs inside the Brentwood headquarters would be impacted by?