This week’s East Nashville News column is, by and large, going to be a roundup of neighborhood Small Business Saturday shopping options. We hope to see the neighborhood’s independent businesses swarmed, and although this is by no means comprehensive, we rounded up a bunch of great events, specials and excuses to spoil your loved ones while supporting local shops and eateries/drinkeries.
We did, however, stumble on one other piece of neighborhood news we couldn’t wait to share, so we’ll start there.
On to it:
Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen to open in January
Since the spring of 2014, brothers Ryan and Danny Nicoletto have been crafting small-batch, handmade pasta in an Inglewood shop and selling it at farmers markets around the city under their last name.
The response has been fervent, and it’s paved the way for their next big move: Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen, a full-service retail and restaurant space at 2905A Gallatin Pike, set to open in January.
“We are very excited for the second part of our story to launch just down the road from our pasta factory,” the Nicolettos said in an announcement. “…Our customers will now have the opportunity to come and pick up any of our fresh pasta cuts, including ravioli and gnocchi, or choose to stay and sit to enjoy a quick lunch or dinner with our pasta paired with our homemade sauces, hand-rolled meatballs, roasted veggies, or spicy Italian sausage.”
Rome-via-Chicago chef Saverio Castellucci will be joining the team, adding straight-from-Italy sauce recipes to the brothers’ pasta.
Good news for nocturnal neighbors — they’re planning to have late-night hours Thursdays through Saturdays, too.
Small Business Saturday shopping in East Nashville
Shops all around the neighborhood will be open Saturday for your holiday-list-conquering pleasure, and some spots will be hosting or taking part in special Small Business Saturday events and/or offering deals, treats and other good stuff.
Some of the East Nashville Small Business Saturday shopping options to add to your list:
The second annual Fa-La-La-Fatherland
A crew of Fatherland District shops are teaming up for the second annual Fa-La-La-Fatherland, a celebration and shopping extravaganza that includes door prizes, games, treats and lots of other fun.
Among the participating businesses: Sewing/knitting stop Nutmeg, bead shop Red Dog Beads, musician haunt Eastside Music Supply, housewares/furniture shop Moxie and many others.
All the participating businesses are located in the Fatherland District shopping hub, on Fatherland around South 11th.
The event runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More info at the Fa-La-La-Fatherland Facebook event page.
Gift Horse Pop-up
Led by paper goods mavens PULP, the Gift Horse Pop-up is a temporary hub for local artisan goods of various stripes, from jewelry and ceramics to art prints and beauty goods, housed inside Sawtooth Print Shop (604 Gallatin Ave, Ste 215).
Among the participating artists and artisans: jewelry maker Acorn + Archer, bookbinder Linenlaid&felt, visual artist Elizabeth Williams, children's clothing and accessories line Owlette and many others.
The event kicks off Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and runs through December.
Pony Show’s part in the Good Karma Sale
Portland’s The Wild Unknown is inspiring small businesses around the country to take part in an endeavor called the Good Karma Sale, donating Black Friday/Small Business Saturday weekend proceeds to charity.
In our neighborhood, Pony Show — which carries The Wild Unknown’s tarot cards — will be offering up 8 percent of the weekend’s total sales to East C.A.N., to support their animal advocacy work.
“I think it's a really neat alternative to ‘door busters’ and other sales that happen that weekend,” Pony Show’s Pippin Chapman tells us, “and it helps another local entity and the doggies they serve.”
There’ll be treats and drinks and lots of fun home decor, clothing, jewelry and other gifts to shop for.
Pony Show is located at 723 Porter Rd.; more here.
Gallery Luperca's Shop Your Block Artisan Market
Neighborhood art haunt Gallery Luperca hosts vintage clothiers and local artisans for a special Small Business Saturday market. You’ll see pre-loved finds from Closet Case Vintage, handmade goods from Artisan East. Goods & Good Finds, jewelry from Kat Luginbuhl Jewelry and Meghan Borland Jewelry and more.
The event runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Gallery Luperca is located at 604 Gallatin Ave., #212. More at the Shop Your Block Artisan Market Facebook event page.
The Gallatin Galavant
Also back for its second year, the Gallatin Galavant is a shop crawl up and down the neighborhood’s main artery, with over 20 locally owned businesses taking part and offering deals and specials, from a vintage clothing pop-up at Little Octopus (604 Gallatin) and $15 vintage western shirt rack at Ellie Monster (1108 Gallatin) to a two-for-one beer/well happy hour at Mickey’s Tavern (2907 Gallatin).
You can also snag a Gallatin Galavant Passport and have it stamped with purchases at participating business — each stamp gets you in the running for a Gallatin Galavant raffle prize, stocked with great stuff from those neighborhood businesses, including gift cards, T-shirts and more.
Fun added note to the Galavant: New spot Bar Luca opens its doors at 1100 Stratton Ave. for the first time at 1 p.m.
Lots more info, including the participating businesses and what they’ll be offering, at gallatingalavant.com.
Rich Hippies’ Grab bags
Cool kids’ shop Rich Hippies will have special grab bags in the store, only available on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, stocked with clothing and trinkets for boys and girls, ranging from newborn to seven years. A $25 bag will include $50 worth of stuff; $50 bags have a $100 value.
The shop is located at 725 Porter Road, and will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
QUICK SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BITS
- Welcome Home (1882 Eastland Ave.) celebrates its second birthday and Small Business Saturday this weekend. They’ll have mimosas and lots of home goods and gifts to peruse.
- Hang the Moon (1108 Gallatin Ave.) celebrates their first birthday on Small Business Saturday too, and their celebration will include a 10 percent off sale, snacks and drinks, a vinyl pop-up from Grendels Choice Records and more, noon to 7 p.m.
- M. Hair Studio (735 Porter Rd.) is offering 15 percent off all retail, plus free conditioning treatment or brow wax bonuses and more.
- Wallpaper & Designer Home Consignments (3701 Gallatin Rd.) is hosting a Small Business Saturday open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with refreshments, a selection of discounted wallpaper ($10 a double roll) and other sale items. They’ll be sharing 10 percent of the day’s proceeds with Nashville CARES too.
- Goodbuy Girls (1108 Woodland St) is offering 20 percent off your entire purchase at the brick-and-mortar shop or in their online shop (use the code “blackfriday” online), and they’ll also have mimosas, raffles, bonuses with purchases and a bunch more.
- Defunct Books will have live music from Alexis Stevens starting at noon, and 10 percent of their SBS proceeds will go toward Friends of Holly Street Daycare.
That’s it for this week. If you’d like to share some East Nashville news, please email Nicole.