The new, expanded Turnip Truck East: what to expect

  Word got out this week that East Nashville’s cozy Turnip Truck Natural Market — long a favorite of neighborhood local/natural food lovers — is getting ready to graduate to a much bigger home, with more than 12,000 feet of grocery space and a planned three floors of eats and offerings. This’ll make Turnip Truck East more than four times the size of the... Read More

East Nashville's Artisan East embraces natural, recycled, small-batch goods

  For about two decades, East Nashvillian Brandy Davenport headed to the West Side on workdays, presiding over the creative and crafty offerings housed inside A Thousand Faces. By early summer of 2014, though, she felt ready to stick closer to home day to day, and to jump back into entrepreneurship, opening eclectic shop Artisan East at the corner of Riverside and... Read More

Spend Small Business Saturday at Fa-La-La-La-Fatherland

  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are busy, pretty much unavoidably known ways to flex your credit card around the holidays, but an annual holiday shopping event that hits a little closer to home in a community like ours: Small Business Saturday, observed each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving.   East Nashville is flush with well-loved independent/mom-and-pop shops... Read More

Embody the season of giving with Fannie Battle's Caroling for Kids

  A lot of us, in recent years, have been making a focused effort to align our minds and actions more with the spirit of the Season of Giving than the Season of Getting. There are many ways in our community to push toward that, but one of the longest-standing ones: Fannie Battle’s annual Caroling for Kids campaign, which started in 1916, and in 2014, still helps that East... Read More

East Nashville News: new cafe/laundry/dessert spot Madeline, broadening Baker empire, more

Lot of the mutterings on the street this week were about a Kid Rock video (but not Kid Rock) on Riverside and bummer times up the road at the now-shuttered Watanabe. Elsewhere, we heard some news about new businesses and potential new businesses, holiday parties and more.   On to this week’s East Nashville News:   Clean plates and clean laundry at new Madeline... Read More

Music City Roots launches free shuttle from/to East Nashville

  Since 2009, the folks behind weekly variety show Music City Roots have been bringing world-class Americana and roots musicians — many of them local — to the stage and to the airwaves to share songs, stories and musical traditions.    This year, the show moved from its longtime home at The Loveless Barn to reroot at Liberty Hall at the Factory at... Read More

East Nashville News: big move for Sawtooth, lots of local accolades and more

  A few things we wanted to shout about before we move into this week’s East Nashville news:   Our new issue is here! In our stands all around town, you’ll see the wonderful ladies behind Fanny’s House of Music smiling back from the cover. Snag one in person, or peruse the stories here on the website.   That new issue also offers a look... Read More

Five Points Pizza shares secrets to great pies

  Today, we know East Nashville’s Five Points Pizza as a perma-busy 5 Points food stop and a three-peating Best of Nashville winner. But when co-owner David Tieman and his partners (wife Tara Ertichek Tieman and friend Tanner Jacobs) built and opened the place in 2011, it looked a lot more like a big question mark.   “I know we had put in a ton of time on... Read More

East Nashville News: priority schools, Food Network faces and more

  This week, we wanted to share one last reminder that the East Nashvillian of the Year nominations deadline is nigh — November 10, to be exact. If you have a business/business owner or citizen that you feel displays all the wonderfulness that an East Nashvillian should, please share your thoughts via email with lisa(at)theeastnashvillian(dot)com.   Voting (by... Read More

East Nashville's Watanabe is closing, and here's why

  Good chance you’ve already heard the disappointing news: After six years in Riverside Village, East Nashville sushi/Asian fusion stop Watanabe is set to close its doors for good as of Sunday, Nov. 16.   Launched initially by busy East Side restaurateur Matt Charette and chef/co-owner Hide Watanabe, the restaurant had a share of growing pains after its... Read More

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