East Nashville News: Rich Hippies, Pisapia Love-ins and more

Rich Hippies
This week, some new businesses — from kids’ clothes to a private eye — some openings and some very worthwhile places to be.
On to our latest bit of East Nashville news:

Rich Hippies coming to East Nashville

Parents/friends and loved ones of parents: Your local options for cool kids’ clothes are about to broaden.
Come the 1st of November, the space at 725 Porter Road (the storefront formerly occupied by Rhed Rholl Recordings) will be home to Rich Hippies, a local company that traffics in “cool clothes for hip kids” that are “hand-drawn, one of a kind, and organic whenever possible” (see above). If you were at this summer’s Porter Flea, good chance you stumbled upon their stuff.
In the meantime, Rich Hippies has a nook inside Old Made Good (at 3701B Gallatin) where they’re sharing disgustingly cute shorts and tanks and onesies and such. If you’d like to take a look at their wares, eye the Rich Hippies website, Instagram and/or Facebook page. Lots of awwwww.

Serenite Fitness

New face for fitness on the East Side

Another new business to keep an eye out for: Serenite' Fitness EAST Nashville is aiming to open their new space at 2038A Greenwood Ave. in December/January, offering “FXP Hula Hoop Fitness, BUTI yoga, tap n' pow{h}er and UGI Fit, Core & balance fusion group classes.”
Another Serenite outpost is already operating in Mount Juliet with similar fitness offerings. Something worth lodging in your mind about Serenite: Your first class with them is complimentary.
If you’re curious/interested in keeping up with the build-out, follow Serenite Fitness East on Facebook.

Cult Fiction sets grand opening

We just mentioned that Cult Fiction Underground was in the process of moving out from under Logue’s Black Raven Emporium and taking over the former Southern Bred space on Trinity.
If you’d like to mark your calendar for an opportunity to check out the new space: Oct. 11’s Horror Hootenanny — more info about that in our East Nashville Halloween roundup — will serve as Cult Fiction’s grand opening. Lots of fancy guests and good times scheduled.
Follow along with new Cult Fiction happenings on Facebook.

Private eye in 37206

Another new East Side business we just heard about: East Nashvillian and licensed private investigator Chris Pennell recently opened up Capital Investigations, a firm that offers services ranging from background checks for potential employees to missing persons work to infidelity sleuthing.

East Side sports bar opens doors

The sports bar taking over the 5th & Main Space that formerly housed Antica, Field House, held a soft opening this week. As of Saturday, doors will be open proper, with the full Field House menu and lots of beer on offer and football on the TVs, as sports-bar tradition dictates.

Eastwood Ensemble’s season begins

Our own “hip charitable community collaborative underground chamber music ensemble,” The Eastwood Ensemble, kicks off its season this month with an intimate performance in Edgefield on Oct. 26.
There’ll be wine, lovely chamber music and neighborly togetherness, as always, and tickets are set to go on sale soon. Check in with the Eastwood Ensemble for on-sale news at their Facebook page.

A primer on the ‘Choice Zone’

Talk about Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register’s proposal for an “all choice zone” for East Nashville schools carries on. Some of us, however, still have a lot of questions about how this idea might function.
If you haven’t already heard it, WPLN’s Blake Farmer shared a quick primer: "How East Nashville’s ‘Choice Zone’ Would Work, Explained In 90 Seconds.” Well worth a listen if you’re still researching, thinking and scratching your head about this hotly debated happening.

Amqui Farmers Market

October is Thank You Month at Amqui

Our friends at the Amqui Station Farmers Market are dubbing October “Thank You Month,” and sharing a nice little bonus for folks who head by the remaining markets this season (Sundays noon to 3 at 301 Madison St #B, in Madison).
If you buy $20 in Farmers Market Tokens (in $5 coins, which can be spent with market vendors), you’ll walk away with $25 in tokens. A nice way to snag a little more for your fridge/pantry and send these vendors off for the season with smiles and stuff. 
The last Amqui Station Farmers Market for the 2014 season is Oct. 26. More at the Amqui website.

Pisapia Love in

Show your Pisapia love at The 5 Spot this month

If you read the Guitar Town issue of The East Nashvillian, good chance you read some about remarkable Nashville musician Joe Pisapia, whose praise-worthy work stretches from family band Joe, Marc’s Brother up to work with Guster, k.d. lang and a host of others.
Longtime Pisapia fans will be way stoked to see that Joe, brother Marc Pisapia and beloved bassist (and longtime East Nashvillian contributor) James “Hags” Haggerty (who incidentally wrote the Pisapia piece) will be hosting a month of shows at The 5 Spot spotlighting new and old songs.
Remaining Pisapia Love-in shows — set for Oct. 9, 23 and 30 — will include Joe, Marc's Brother songs, new Pisapia creations and more. They’ll go from 6 to 8, and The 5 Spot is located at 1006 Forrest Ave. More at the Pisapia Love-in event page.
That’s it for this week. As always, we’d love your East Nashville news submissions.

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