Matters of Development

DID YOU HEAR? TURNIP Truck will be building a 12,000-square-foot store at 7th and Woodland. Slated to be open in the summer of 2015, the store will quadruple the size of their current space in East Nashville. It will feature a roof-top dining area, and add wine tastings and cooking classes. A café space will be right in the center of the main floor with plenty of seating for diners. No word yet on what will become of their current space.
     Mike Grimes is coming back to East Nashville, this time with Basement East at 917 Woodland in the building next to Edgefield Sports Bar. This is a second location for The Basement on 8th Avenue South. Grimes also owns Grimey’s and used to own The Slow Bar at Five Points.
     There are two newly opened restaurants at 1100 Fatherland: The Local Taco and A Matter of Taste. It is the sixth location for regional franchise The Local Taco, which features eclectic blends of flavors wrapped in a Tex-Mex setting. Smoked Brisket or Korean BBQ Taco? Can’t decide? Get ’em both on the same plate. Next door, A Matter of Taste features a gluten-free menu with convenient takeout options and is open every day for lunch.
     Rudie’s Seafood, Sausage & Taproom is now open at 1402 McGavock Pk. and just announced late night hours Thursdays - Saturdays.
     Madeline is a new café/ laundry/bar across Ellington Parkway at 1224 Meridian St. Owner Mark Schottland was developing his idea for a Laundromat with a bar and realized there were no good late-night dessert places. He recalled two of his favorite spots he frequented during his time in Seattle and combined them. Mark also owns Dogtopia, a doggy-daycare on 8th Avenue. Mary Nell Sullivan is one of his coworkers who happens to live in Cleveland Park and pushed him to do the concept there. Madeline will be open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day except Monday serving casual fare.
     Hang The Moon is a new consignment shop at 1108 Gallatin next to Hey Rooster. They sell men’s and women’s vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories, and housewares.
     Women’s clothing shop Vinnie Louise is now is open at 729 Porter Rd., near Pomodoro East.
     Jet’s Pizza is coming along, converting the dry cleaning building in the Kroger parking lot. Jet’s is a national chain franchised locally. Take out or delivery. 721 Gallatin.
     The building that is home to Edgefield Sports Bar (921 Gallatin) is for sale. The lease is up this summer with an option for extension but there is no word yet what the future is for this site. Next door, the B&B Screen Print building is empty and for sale.
     Exit Realty has opened a new East Nashville office across the parking lot from Edley’s BBQ at 904 Main St. Connie Williams and Sheila Tidwell are the brokers and are excited to now have an office here.
     Today’s Fashion Mart next to The Dog Spot has closed and is being developed into several spaces by new owners Chad and Andy Baker. Pepperfire and Nomzilla are among the tenants that will be located in the new development.
     Also coming along is the new Paro development at 628 Main St. There will be a café/ restaurant in the downstairs space, with office space upstairs.
     The church across the street from The Post and Olive & Sinclair at 1700 Fatherland has sold. There are rumors swirling about it becoming a music venue or boutique hotel.
     Speaking of churches, according to The Tennessean, the Crystal Fountain Church of God in Christ at 10th and Russell, right behind Family Dollar, has been taken back by the mortgage holder to avoid foreclosure proceedings. There is a new mixed-use development in the works across the street called the Farrow at Five Points.
     Nearby at the southwest corner of 10th and Russell, the large empty lot that used to host the East Nashville Farmer’s Market is for sale.
     Jesse Hamilton, owner of the Hop Stop and Village Pub, purchased the building at Trinity Lane and Gallatin — former home of Logue’s Black Raven Emporium — and is currently looking for tenants.
     Over at the Shoppes on Fatherland, Two Feathers has changed its name to Rusty Rats.
     Recent closings: Boone and Sons, Watanabe, Studio Green Organic Salon, Worm’s Way, Logue’s Black Raven Emporium, Nashville Piano Rescue and Little Italy Pizza.