Nashville-based party wagon business holds demonstration on Broadway

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metropolitan areas across the state are meeting to determine the best and safest way to restart the economy, meanwhile people are beginning to speak out with their opinion on the restart.

On Sunday, Curtis Carney, owner of Off The Wagon, also called, Nashville Party Wagon – held a demonstration on Broadway.

For the past month businesses and bars on Broadway have been closed due to local and state orders to mitigate the spread of COVID19.

Carney’s business provides tours of the downtown Nashville area via party wagon. Carney said since business has shut down in Downtown Nashville, his business has suffered.

He said, “I mean we had to lay off 15 people and that’s just being a small company.”

On Saturday, Carney parked on of his wagons on Broadway, with two signs. The sayings on the signs included, “Stand up, open up, get back to work.” and “The world needs to be back at work.”.

Carney said he knows other businesses that feel the same, but he said they’re afraid to speak out. “

He said, “If we don’t open up and we don’t stand together, then we’re only going to keep hurting and it’s going to get worse.”

The business owner added that he has sympathy for families who have lost loved ones due to COVID19, but he says, he believes that the economy needs to reopen with safety precautions.

Carney said, “The whole point to doing this was, somebody has to set an example and lead the way and show it’s okay to do it. It’s okay to take the risk.”

Tennessee Dept. of Health Confirmed Cases

(This only reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST. For updated totals listed by agencies across Tennessee visit WKRN.com)

County Cases
Anderson 15
Bedford 62
Benton 4
Bledsoe 9
Blount 46
Bradley 38
Campbell 12
Cannon 8
Carroll 13
Carter 5
Cheatham 22
Chester 6
Claiborne 5
Clay 5
Cocke 11
Coffee 19
Cumberland 57
Davidson 1,531
Decatur 5
DeKalb 10
Dickson 43
Dyer 25
Fayette 45
Fentress 4
Franklin 23
Gibson 28
Giles 5
Grainger 4
Greene 30
Grundy 25
Hamblen 7
Hamilton 116
Hardeman 7
Hardin 4
Hawkins 27
Haywood 13
Henderson 4
Henry 9
Hickman 2
Houston 4
Humphreys 4
Jackson 11
Jefferson 15
Johnson 2
Knox 194
Lake 4
Lauderdale 13
Lawrence 15
Lewis 2
Lincoln 9
Loudon 21
Macon 33
Madison 79
Marion 28
Marshall 16
Maury 34
McMinn 6
McNairy 9
Meigs 3
Monroe 10
Montgomery 113
Moore 2
Morgan 5
Obion 9
Overton 7
Perry 6
Polk 5
Putnam 95
Rhea 1
Roane 8
Robertson 105
Rutherford 302
Scott 11
Sequatchie 3
Sevier 24
Shelby 1,730
Smith 12
Stewart 5
Sullivan 45
Sumner 503
Tipton 57
Trousdale 20
Unicoi 1
Union 3
Van Buren 1
Warren 4
Washington 46
Wayne 2
Weakley 6
White 4
Williamson 342
Wilson 173
Residents of other states/countries 252
Pending 42
Total Casesas of (4/18/20) 6,762

Coronavirus-related deaths in Tennessee

County # of Deaths
Anderson 1
Bedford 2
Blount 3
Bradley 1
Campbell 1
Carter 1
Davidson 19
Fayette 1
Franklin 1
Greene 2
Grundy 1
Hamblen 1
Hamilton 11
Hawkins 2
Haywood 1
Knox 4
Macon 3
Marion 1
Marshall 1
Monroe 1
Montgomery 2
Obion 1
Putnam 2
Rutherford 6
Sevier 1
Shelby 34
Smith 1
Sullivan 1
Sumner 30
Trousdale 1
Williamson 6
Wilson 1
Out of State 1
Total Deaths (as of 4/18/20) 145

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