MORE ON MATTERS OF DEVELOPMENT
FIVE POINTS COCINA MEXICANA IS IN the works at 972 Main. It is a sister restaurant to another neighborhood favorite, Las Fiestas Café, and will feature daily specials of both Tex-Mex favorites and traditional Mexican dishes. They plan a large covered patio and expect to be open by the end of the year.
The large apartment complex coming to Main and McFerrin has been renamed The Amplify on Main. The name reflects Amp, the bus rapid transit route slated to run down the center of Main Street in coming years. The four-story, 74-unit development is a project by Adam Leibowitz, who also transformed the Bank of America building into East Nashville Self Storage and East Side Station. Close by at 715 Main, another developer has a 54-unit apartment complex currently under construction.
The Post is a new coffee/juice/smoothie shop coming to 17th and Fatherland, where Stained Glass & Accessories was formerly located,. Owners Tonya Lewis and Chris Cowley had originally planned to be in the area near The Pharmacy and Holland House; instead found an amazing 2,300-square-foot corner space owned by developer Christian Paro. They will also have an in-house bakery, Nicole’s Gourmet Cakes, owned by Nicole Wolfe. The decor will be “vintage, modern, comfortable,” Lewis says. “We want it to feel like an oasis, where people want to come and stay awhile.” They hope to be open by the beginning of 2014. Just across the corner is the new location for Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co, featured in this year’s Celebration of Home Tour.
At 11th and Fatherland work continues on the project called 1100 Fatherland, where Thrive and nancybgoods, two successful retail shops from The Shoppes on Fatherland, will be moving upon completion. Open since 2011, Thrive features beeswax candles and other eco-friendly sustainable gifts. The move will take them from their current 400-squarefoot space to 860 square feet. Thrive owner Mark Wood says, “The community has been so amazing; I can’t wait to get into the larger space to be able to make beeswax candles right in the store.” The completed project at 1100 Fatherland should be ready by the first of the year.
Two new stores at The Shoppes on Fatherland are Abode and Tiffany’s Boutique. Abode opened recently and features local and gourmet food items, decor, children’s items and gifts. Hours are 11-6 Tues-Sat, 11-4 Sun. Tiffany’s Boutique is owned by ‘80s pop sensation Tiffany, who also has a popular shop in White House. Both locations offer vintage and one-of-a-kind clothing items and funky finds. It replaces Pretty Pretty Pop Pop, which has moved out of the ‘hood. Hours are 11:30-7 Wed-Sat, 11:30-5 Sun.
Ground has been broken at 10th and Russell, where architect John Root is building a large, mixed-use development with 16 townhome row houses with a two-story commercial space anchoring the corner.
Eastside Sticks and Stones is a new store near Sweet 16th, off 16th and Ordway. It features local art, custom jewelry, gifts and home decor. Hours are 11-6 Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat.
Behind Ugly Mugs, a new home décor store called Welcome Home will feature “modern artwork, unusual furniture pieces and charming accessories.” Owned by Jessica Reguli and her husband, Roderick Trestrail, it opens this month at 1882 Eastland Ave.
Joining the retail décor scene is The Fuselage at 608 Gallatin Avenue in the same complex that houses Barista Parlor. Owned by Cal Ecker, it features unique gifts, quirky antiques and funky accessories. There is also a live music stage inside, in case the staff or customers decide to break into an improvised jam. Hours are Mon, Wed-Sat 11-7 and Sun 1-6.
In Riverside Village, Karen Craven Acupuncture has opened at 1404 McGavock Pike. Hours are 9-6 Mon-Thurs.
On the East Bank at 400 Davidson, Music City Indoor Karting is building an indoor go-cart track. The building is currently home to a 76,000-square-foot warehouse.
The Treehouse (1011 Clearview Ave.) and The Crying Wolf (823 Woodland) are now open.
In the 5th and Main building, Myridia (507 Main) will become Antica, and Feast (501 Main) is now the Prime23 Sports Lounge.
No news yet about what will become of the spaces formerly occupied by Olive & Sinclair (moving to 17th and Fatherland) and Mitchell’s Deli (moving one block west).