We like him already. New Police Chief Ronal Serpas promised during his swearing-in comments to make Nashville saferfrom Hermitage to Old Hickory to Madison and JoelTOWN. No matter. Nobody goes there anyway, and his time here can be measured in hours. ♦ Slumming, n’cest pas? Nfocus magazine, arbiter of all things fancy-shmancy, threw itself a 10th birthday soiree. At a posh restaurant? Swanky hotel ballroom? Um, try the Green Hills Mall: top of the escalator. Was the Hendersonville Skating Rink already booked? ♦ If a city rejoiced about the Titans being on the gridiron Saturday night, those who were shedding tears included Randy Rayburn, Mike Kelly and other restaurateurs who saw their business shrivel up and blow away. Nashvillians stayed home, in front of the tube, sitting on their pocketbooks and eating pork rinds. ♦ Real estate types are wondering about that new-urbanism-style apartment building going up on West End Avenue in which apartments will be, literally, only feet from the busy street. Located just past I-440, on the north side of West End, the development is supposed to have an old-timey, community feel to it, but how are people in the place gonna sleep at night? Suggested selling point: can make “honk your horn” arm movement to passing truckers from the comfort of your La-Z-Boy.