This week, we’re reaching from furniture to fashion to an artful doggy who loves to run, plus a pretty significant potential change to the Five Points area and more.
The latest East Nashville News:
HGTV stars’ shop relocating
The twin-sister stars of HGTV’s Listed Sisters, now home-remodeling through their second season, have offscreen jobs too — including leading East Nashville home goods shop/interior design firm LAVA Home Design, located for about a year and a half at 1601 Riverside Drive.
That location, however, will soon be LAVA’s former home: The team recently shared that they’ll be relocating, and offering up their East Side space for sublease.
There’s already some interest in the storefront, LAVA leader/interior designer and Listed Sister Lex LeBlanc (pictured above) tells us, but nothing had been inked as of this posting.
Meantime, a big LAVA relocation sale is in the works for this weekend, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They’re marking 40 percent off everything, including furniture. (They’ve routinely stocked anything from tables and chairs to accent and decor pieces, all hand-picked by LeBlanc and Co.)
As for new LAVA digs, they’ll be popping up for the holiday season at the Cool Springs Galleria inside Native + Nomad, so if you know Williamson County Listed Sisters fans/home decor buffs, maybe give ‘em a heads up.
Details on the Riverside space from LAVA’s posting: 1300 square feet, half bath, gravel patio, $2,485/month.
Shine Project’s Ashley LeMieux launches clothing line
Last month, we shared a little about new Shoppes on Fatherland shop The Shine Project, led by Nashville-via-Phoenix entrepreneur Ashley LeMieux.
Add another recent launch to her growing list: On September 17, LeMieux unveiled a new womenswear line under her own name, adding it to the other fashions sold through her ashleylemieux.com.
For starters, her designs include a mix of floral-patterned and solid-colored maxi and midi dresses and wraps, simple Ts and a few other pieces, all up for between $28 and $68.
The common thread between the pieces LeMiuex sells and designs: They’re “designed to fit the lifestyle of Women Who Do.”
Explore the new line at ashleylemieux.com, and follow along for the latest additions on the Shop Ashley LeMieux Instagram feed.
Another East Nashville music roundup
Another week, another rundown of good stuff to look out for/listen to.
Rock/roots voice Becca Mancari — one third of our Music Issue cover trio Bermuda Triangle — issues her debut album, Good Woman, on October 6, but you can get an early listen via NPR, who has it streaming now as a First Listen.
Thoughts on the set via NPR music scribe/East Nashvillian Ann Powers: “Some of the songs on Good Woman are joyful and jangly, others moody, but they always exude exquisite self-awareness.”
Local fixture Derek Hoke also has a new album, called Bring the Flood, coming in early October, and you can sample a smidge too. Guitar World just premiered album track “Little Devil,” calling it emblematic of Nashville’s “exciting new sound” — “a sound that's not quite country, not quite rock, not quite blues, surf or acid jazz, yet full of pith and delicious retro references.” Listen here.
Singer-songwriter/neighbor Jon Latham’s second album, Lifers, came out this month via East Nashville’s own Cafe Rooster Records, but if you’re vinylly inclined, good news: The first wax run of that LP is coming in December, and you can preorder now. Need a preview? Drop by the Cafe Rooster website and give ‘em an email address, and they’ll send you a free download of album track "Last in Line."
And just for extra reading:
Fat Crow Press’ Julie Sola shares new kids’ book
At the top of the month, Nashville publisher Spring House Press released Run Fast, Milo!, a new children’s book from artist Julie Sola, who’s also the brains/brawn behind East Nashville’s Fat Crow Press.
The tome isn’t your average kids' book — grown folks with an appreciation for illustration and letterpress printing will surely have their interest piqued, too.
From the publisher:
“Sola typeset Run Fast, Milo! by hand, using antique Cheltenham type and then hand-carved each image out of linoleum before hand-printing it on a 1964 Vandercook proofing press. This rare and meticulous approach to illustration infuses Run Fast, Milo! with a Southern charm that befits the author’s Nashville roots while making Milo’s endearing tale a nightly joy to read.”
As for the story, Sola says, “I wrote this book about my dad's dog Milo, I just love how excited he gets when he is turned loose at the dog park.”
It’s real cute and real cool, is the overall thing. You can purchase Milo! now through Spring House, but if you’d rather grab a copy in person, Sola’s doing a storytime/book signing at the new Her Bookshop location on Saturday, Oct. 14.
As of this posting, Her was set to reopen kinda any day now at 1043 West Eastland, theoretically in plenty of time for the event, set for 1 to 5 p.m. that day.
At the event, along with signed Milo books, you’ll be able to grab other pieces of Sola’s art, including pillows, wrapping paper and more. For added details/to keep up with any potential schedule changes, mark down the Fat Crow Press popup Facebook event page.
Take a peek at Run Fast, Milo! here. More on Julie Sola and Fat Crow Press at fatcrowpress.com. Fat Crow Press is located at 1108 Woodland Street, Unit D.
Five Points Family Dollar spot up for grabs
If/when this changes hands, it’d be a significant change for the Five Points area: The longstanding Family Dollar at 1000 Woodland Street has been listed for lease.
It’s in a prime location, at Woodland and South 10th Street, and is a pretty sizable space at 6,750 sure feet, on a half-acre lot with (something of a unicorn for that corner of the neighborhood) 30 on-site parking spaces.
The location could be used for any number of businesses, from a restaurant to office spaces, though we haven’t gotten word on anyone inking anything yet. (We’ll keep eyes out.)
Meantime, don’t expect an immediate change — the property flyer notes that the Family Dollar “will continue to operate from the property until such time as a replacement tenant is located.”
— As of Thursday, the new Fox Bar & Cocktail Club (2905B Gallatin Pike) is open!
— Haven’t been in yet, but just heard Sushi Circle at 914 Woodland Street is open too, for dinner: 5 to 10 p.m. every day except Sunday.
— Thursday and Friday (as this post was going up), East Nashville’s Butcher & Bee hosts chefs Yair Yosefi and Omer Ben-Gal of Brut Wine Bar in Tel Aviv for a collaboration dinner event. Since you’re probably reading this on Friday, here’s a link to that day's event, in case you’d like to see if there’s still space for you to take part.
— Clothing designer Jill Aiko Yee is bringing her collection (and some special pieces) to East Nashville shop Steluta (1601 B Riverside Drive) for a trunk show on Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’ll be light bites and wine to go with the shopping. More on Jill Aiko Yee clothing.
— Alegria is celebrating 15 years, and they’ve invited all of us to party with ‘em: Saturday, Oct. 14 at their place (1108 Woodland), with live music, all-day specials and more. Congrats y’all! 15 Years of Algeria Facebook event page here.
— In case you didn't catch that recent Listed Sisters episode on HGTV where they overhaul an East Nashville bungalow, here’s a peek inside.
— East C.A.N. 9th annual community yard sale is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 30 at Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Avenue.
— A cornucopia for East Nashville vegans/vegetarians: The BeHive’s meat- and dairy-free Fall Feast is set for Monday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The East Room (2412 Gallatin Avenue). Eats are a la carte, and proceeds will benefit Darwin Animal Doctors, a Nashville group focused on saving animals from poaching/the illegal wildlife trade.
That’s it for this week. East Nashville news tips to share? Please email Nicole.