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East Nashville News: Peninsula restaurant, Shine Project, Follow Me Cheese, Ellie Monster and more

  To start this week, we’d like to share our respects for East Nashville icon Bill Martin of Bill Martin’s Grocery, who passed away last week at the age of 96. His store has stood through decades of changes in our community, and Martin remained a beloved fixture there throughout.   If you don’t know much about him, WKRN put together a great piece on... Read More

East Nashville News: Nashville Tail Blazers, Ann Powers’ ‘Booty,’ Defy Film Festival and more

  Best of Nashville voting just opened again, so for the umpteenth year, you can go in and throw some praise on your favorite East Nashville people and places, from restaurants to musicians.    Every year, I thirstily beg you all to name the East Nashvillian blog here “Best Local Blog,” and to date, I have zero plaques to show for it. Beginning to... Read More

East Nashville News: Fort Louise, Cafe Roze, Attaboy, Vengeance, The List and more

  This week’s column starts on a sad note. East Nashville lost a talented musician, a beloved barkeep and a treasured neighbor Wednesday, when drummer and 5 Spot mainstay Ben Eyestone succumbed to complications from colon cancer.   He was young, vibrant, and loved and admired throughout the community. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and... Read More

East Nashville News: GReKo opening, 2616 closing, new East Nashville pet boarding, a Lockeland Table 'Throwdown,' lots more

  Hi neighbors. Opening this installment of the resurrected East Nashville News column with a little housekeeping:   1) Hi, I’m Nicole. I launched this column, wrote it for about four years, and then stopped a few months ago. Returned from the moon as of this week, and am now back at it — but I have a little catching up to do. Please be kind enough to... Read More

East Nashville News: Hunters Station, Fuselage moving, Jenna von Oy's new book and more

  Starting this week with a little farewell: I’ve been helming this East Nashville News column for almost four years now, but this’ll be my final one. After today, your weekly news will be in the capable hands of calendar editor Emma Alford; find her contact info here.   It’s been more than challenging trying to keep up with our neighborhood’s... Read More

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