More Matters of Development

FIVE POINTS PIZZA HAS FINISHED their walk-up area to the west of the restaurant space. They converted a former salon space into a to-go bar and late-night window. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for dine in service. The counter side is open until 1 a.m. Sun-Thurs and 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
     Otis James, a craftsman of handmade ties and caps, is moving his operation from Marathon Village to 519 Gallatin Road, between Barista Parlor and The Fuselage.
     2616 is a resale boutique that is part of the YMCA and features women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes. 2616 Gallatin Pike
     Koi Sushi and Thai at 923 Main Street is coming along. They are set to open in September or early October.
     Café Fundamental has closed. It had been rumored to be a temporary shut-down, however, Porter House Bistro recently opened in its place. Chicago chef Drew Bryant plans to be open Tuesday through Friday serving lunch and dinner, with brunch and dinner served weekends. 1115 Porter Road.
     Chef Jamie Watson from Café Fundamental has opened Palmier, a wholesale bakery in the former space of Olive & Sinclair Chocolate. It will be a commercial bread and croissant bakery with a retail counter.
     At the 5th and Main building, The Vine will be opening in the corner space formerly occupied by Feast. Server modern American food, with 25-30 wines available by the glass, Owner Greg Swafford describes it as being “between a Morton’s and a J. Alexander’s.” They plan to be open by October, seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with brunch served Saturday and Sunday. Stafford has been in the restaurant business for over 25 years with companies like Texas Roadhouse and Landry’s.
     Kaleidescope at 3107 Gallatin Pike has closed and has been replaced by Onyx, a unique shop featuring vintage items and jewelry. Oh yeah, and also a drive-thru coffee shop! They also fix jewelry and replace watch batteries. What a concept.