East Nashville News: Basement East, new sushi, moves for Pepperfire and Sip, more

The Basement
 
Like many of you, we took a brief breather over the holidays to spend time with family/turkey/nog, so we’re catching up with some fun East Nashville news this week. It’s been a busy few weeks for new/moving businesses, and guesses are 2015 isn’t going to prove any less busy on our side of the river than 2014 was.
 
Without further ado, the latest crop of East Nashville news we stumbled upon:
 

The Basement East: coming soon

 
In case you missed this exciting piece of news for neighborhood music lovers: Beloved cellar full of noise The Basement will soon have a sister space in East Nashville, at 917 Woodland.
 
Basement leader Mike Grimes and Co. signed the lease right before Christmas, and plans are for a March opening.
 
If you’ve been here a minute, you know plenty well that this isn’t urban pioneer Grimes’ first East Nashville-venue rodeo — The Slow Bar, which once inhabited the space that’s now 3 Crow Bar, remains a storied and vaunted part of Nashville rock culture/East Nashville’s renaissance story more than a decade after it shuttered.
 
Grimes, for his part, tells us he’s “very excited about coming back over there.” We’ll have more about the new Basement East soon.
 

Nomzilla and Pepperfire opening new Gallatin Pike locations

 
Back in November, we mentioned that Dog Spot/Spot’s Pet Supply head Chad Baker was getting ready to expand his empire, having acquired the 11,000-square-foot building at 1000 Gallatin. We hinted that the building might bring “a new spot for an existing restaurant, maybe a new restaurant.” We hinted accurately.
 
Talented friend Dana Kopp Franklin over at the Nashville Scene dropped some details Wednesday about two new tenants there: Nomzilla Sushi and Pepperfire Hot Chicken.
 
East Nashvillians already know hot chicken-makers Pepperfire well — they’ll be shuffling over to the new space from just down the way. Nomzilla, however, comes our way from Edgehill Village.
 
Both restaurants are looking to open in April, and in the coming weeks/months, we should still see a few more businesses locking down at 1000.
 

Local Honey comes our way from Belmont

 
Another addition to the growing Gallatin hub that already houses Barista Parlor, The Fuselage and Otis James: Clothing shop and salon Local Honey is set to add a second location there come March, The Tennessean reports
 
Expect vintage clothing, the work of local fashion designers and a full-service salon.
 

Sip Cafe open in new location

 
Sip Cafe
 
Back in April, we chatted with Sip Cafe/Mike’s Ice Cream head Mike Duguay about plans to move those neighborhood businesses to a new, larger space, from their longtime nook in Riverside Village to the once Union Planters Bank building at 3939 Gallatin (at Curdwood Boulevard). 
 
As of this week, caffeine is finally being slung in the new location. The drive-thru is already open, and the full space is just about there.
 
“Because it's mostly all new plumbing and electrical in the building, we're trying to move in slowly to avoid any potential snags,” Duguay tells us. “But if all goes well, and no issues arise, we expect that maybe we'll open the full store on Saturday.”
 
So, rejoice, Inglewood-dwelling lovers of coffee and ice cream. Keep up with the latest at Sip Cafe’s Facebook page. (Photo via Facebook user Brennan Ward‎.)
 

Serenite Fitness sets grand opening

 
New East Nashville fitness stop Serenite Fitness has set a doors-open day: Classes begin on January 3 at their new place, 2038-A Greenwood (right behind The Family Wash).
 
At Serenite’s East Side location, offerings include BUTI yoga (which fuses “yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics”), tap n' pow{h}er (focused on “muscle strength, tone, flexibility, balance, and alignment”) and FXP HULA HOOP (“core-centric moves adapted from Pilates, precise moves inspired by ballet, and yoga-based stretching”) classes.
 
Bonus: Serenite gives you a chance to test drive, with your first class on the house.
 
Check the schedule on Serenite Fitness’ website for a rundown of offerings (look for the ones that say “Serenite Fitness East").
 

Nicholson Cleaners changes hands

 
Nicholson Cleaners
 
Some neighborhood-biz news via regular East Nashvillian contributor/insurance guru Eric Jans: The East Nashville outpost of Nicholson Cleaners recently changed ownership. 
 
Worried about the future of your dry-clean-onlys? Don’t be — new owner Ken Roth vows to keep things as they were at the East Nashville fixture/multiple “Best of Nashville” winner.
 
If you’ve yet to try Nicholson out, they’re at 419 Gallatin, and NicholsonCleaners.com.
 

Upcoming meeting about Nashville’s growth and future

 
The discussion about how our neighborhood — and our city — is growing was quite heated in 2014, and it’s not likely to cool in 2015. If you’re passionate about learning and sharing your thoughts on the matter, you have an opportunity coming up at a January 21 meeting sponsored by Rediscover East!.
 
From Rediscover East! chair Carol Norton:
 
“In the coming 25 years, Nashville will grow by 200,000 more people and 100,000 more jobs. Nashville will be more racially and ethnically diverse; there will be a “boom” of seniors and millennials; and single-person households will be the fastest growing type of households. How do we shape this change to preserve what is special about Nashville and make it into the city of the future? NashvilleNext is a planning process to create a plan for Nashville’s growth, prosperity and well-being over the coming 25 years.
 
“At [this meeting], NashvilleNext staff will review the preferred future growth plan and talk about what actions can be undertaken to make the plan a reality. Make your voice heard in NashvilleNext!”
 
Said meeting will be held at the East Precinct, 936 East Trinity Lane, at 5:30 p.m.
 

Neighborhood biz birthdays

 
Hosse and Hosse
 
We’d like to extend big congrats to “funky little salon” Chop Shop, which has been providing good hair days out of 1000 Main Street for a full decade now. 
 
On the just-a-bit-longer front: East Side locksmiths and key kingpins Hosse & Hosse, as of this year, have been serving Nashville for a full 150 years. That’s a buck-fifty winters, by gosh. 
 
The Hosse & Hosse folks shared the photo above via Twitter — no, that ain’t a ‘gram filter, it’s one of their first local offices Nashville back in the day. Pretty awesome. 
 
Congrats, Chop Shop and Hosse & Hosse.
 

Noteworthy neighborhood music

 
Malcolm Holcombe
 
A few upcoming shows/events worth noting:
 
We find no shortage of exceptionally talented country/folk/blues singer-songwriters to catch live here, but Malcolm Holcombe — who’ll be at The 5 Spot on Saturday, Jan. 10 — is a unique animal. East Nashville musician/writer Peter Cooper tends to have a knack for nailing folks’ thing — he wrote of Holcombe in No Depression a while back: “In his lyrics, he creates patterns of images that aren’t bound by any notion of achieving specificity of anything other than emotion. Wasted words and untruths are nonexistent.” 
 
He’ll have no joke of a band with him at the Nashville show: Dave Roe (that Dave Roe, of Johnny Cash and on and on) and Ken Coomer (that Ken Coomer — Wilco and on and on). Also on the bill — which kicks off at 9 and comes with a $10 cover: Patrick Sweany. More at the show’s Facebook event page.
 
From a lovable dive to a fancy mansion: This month’s installment of Unbound Arts’ ongoing series of jazz performances at Riverwood Mansion is set for January 8, and will include a mix of local jazz vocal talents (Debra Gail, Lee Shropshire, Jay Slobey, Nozomi Takasu and Donna Venardi), backed by the trio of Mike Wyatt, Ted Wilson and Jerry Lackey.
 
The Event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion (1833 Welcome Lane), and your $10 ticket includes music and beer and wine (from Yazoo and Belle Meade Wine & Spirits). 8 Lavendar Lane Catering will have food onsite for purchase, too.
 
 
That’s all for this week. As always, if you’d like to share some news, please drop Nicole an email.
 
 

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