Matters of Development

THE PORTER HOUSE BISTRO IS NOW open at 1115 Porter Road. Described by Chef Drew Bryant as a “casual French bistro” it replaced Café Fundamental. Tue-Fri 5pm-10 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-10 pm
     Also Koi Sushi and Thai is open at 923 Main Street featuring sushi, teriyaki, and a variety of Japanese and Thai dishes. Sun-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 12pm-9pm
     Recently open is clothing boutique Any Old Iron at 1629 Shelby. Designer Andrew Clancey and artist Chris Melton have moved from the Lower East Side of NYC where their store was located for the last five years. It features one of a kind clothing with “British flavor”. Tue 12 pm-7 pm, Thu-Sat 12 pm-7 pm
     Over at Porter and Eastland, kids clothing store Rich Hippies has opened. They have had their “cool clothes for hip kids” in a corner of the store OMG for a while but have expanded into their new space at 725 Porter Road.
     Wallpaper & Home Consignments has opened at 3701 Gallatin Pike, replacing Hair World. They have a popular store in the 100 Oaks area as well and feature wallpaper, furniture, artwork, home décor and drapery. Tue- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
     Burger joint Cook-Out Restaurant is coming along at 3000 Gallatin Pike. The popular North Carolina franchise replaces a KFC. It is now open — with long lines!
     Also just about to open is local Tex-Mex franchise The Local Taco at 1100 Fatherland. Recently announced was expansion of a Charleston, SC favorite Butcher and Bee into a space near Edley’s BBQ and Fat Bottom Brewery in the 900 block of Main Street. They are a gourmet sandwich shop featuring fresh local ingredients and plan to be open in the summer of 2015.
     Burned out Mac’s Market at Gallatin and Douglas is being reworked into Oasis Market. Site plans show a modern design with a “beer cave” and fuel pumps.
     Site plans are also online for a tear-down and rebuild of Edgefield Restaurant, next to Bongo Java on S 11th and Woodland. The new building is slated to be a one story brick restaurant structure with a walk-up window. The current rumor is Indian food.
     It was just announced that our stalwart neighborhood dive Dino’s has been sold to local restaurateur Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, owner of Burger Up.
     Old Time Pickin’ Parlor has moved from their spot in Lockeland Springs to Logue’s Black Raven Emporium at 2915 Gallatin Pike.
     East Side Music Supply is a new music gear shop located at the Shoppes on Fatherland. They sell new & used guitars, amps, effects, sticks, strings, drumheads, accessories, repairs, and parts. Mon-Thu 11pm-9pm, Fri 11pm- 10pm, Sat 10pm-10pm and Sun 12pm-6pm

EMS is hosting a Grand Opening party at The Pavillion East on November 15 from 2pm- 10pm. Admission is free. There will be live music throughout the day.

THE LINE-UP INCLUDES:
THE BURPS | MOSELEY | PENICILLIN BABY
BODY OF LIGHT | THEME AND VARIATION
HOLY MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVERS
THE LOWER CAVES | FUTURE UNLIMITED

     Recent closings are Worm’s Way and The Green Wagon.