This week, we're looking at a new cocktail stop, a new vintage shop, a peachy pop-up and lots more.
On to the latest hunk of East Nashville News:
NYC cocktail hub Attaboy headed our way
Eater Nashville’s Matt Rogers warned us about this way back in November, but now he has an address for us: New York-bred cocktail bar Attaboy is shooting for a late summer opening for its new Nashville sister, at 8 McFerrin Avenue, right around fashionable newcomers Two Son. (Google street view image, above.)
Widely considered one of New York City’s best cocktail stops — slinging drinks that are “a mixologist’s dream” — Attaboy has a no-reservations, speakeasy-style space, and according to Eater, we can expect some similarities when the Nashville outpost opens.
Vintage shop Gunstreet Goods opens on Gallatin
Atlanta-bred vintage shop Gunstreet Goods made a new home here in East Nashville, opening up shop at 3701 Gallatin and celebrating with a grand opening party this past weekend.
At the new Nashville shop, owner Keri Workley is stocking vintage clothes, accessories, home goods and more, spanning eras and styles. As you can see above: Thus far, no shortage of footwear (photo credit: Gunstreet Goods on Instagram).
We reached out for details on hours/etc., and we’ll update — meantime, follow along with the Gunstreet Goods 'Gram.
Peach Cobbler Factory satellite location coming our way
The Peach Cobbler Factory — a Nashville-bred company that, along with its namesake, bakes up cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes and more — will be spending summer Saturdays locked down in various satellite locations all around town. One of said locations: right here in East Nashville.
Starting June 1 and running Saturdays through September 30, you’ll be able to pick up your various cobblers/etc. without crossing the river, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Idea Hatchery (1108 Woodland).
Their main location is in Woodbine, and a Marathon Village satellite is already open and serving. Other satellite spaces are set top open in 12 South and Hillsboro Village.
For more, visit The Peach Cobbler Factory on Facebook.
Refinery29 shines a spotlight on Seraphine Design
If you’re a mom, an entrepreneur, a maker, an artist or just a human person with feelings, pull up a seat and prepare to feel inspired.
Massively popular lifestyle publication Refinery29 came to East Nashville to capture local jewelry designer Brooke Seraphine’s story — how she built her jewelry brand, Seraphine Design, while her toddlers were napping and night-nighting; how she grew that brand into one that’s now carried in dozens of boutiques throughout the country (and Nordstrom!); how she continues to balance artistic and entrepreneurial demands with parenting; how East Nashville fuels her growth and creativity…
It’s a beautifully shot, really fun capture of a local talent, and well worth a few minutes of your time, especially if you’ve been itching to build something of your own, too. Click play above.
Wanna check out some of Seraphine’s creations? Hit the Seraphine Design online shop and/or, here in the neighborhood, The Trunk (1004 Fatherland Street 102) often carries Seraphine stuff.
Urban Green Lab finishes first mobile lab semester with BRIC Award
East Nashville-based sustainability education organization Urban Green Lab has a lot to celebrate this spring.
First: They’ve just wrapped the first semester with their Mobile Lab on the road, making 33 visits to 27 different schools and teaching more than 1500 students about green energy and green building, sustainable approaches to food, agriculture, transportation and more.
The lab was a long-building passion project for the UGL folks, and it’s earning well-deserved accolades, here and elsewhere.
Related: Late last month, Urban Green Lab snagged the People’s Choice prize for Sustainable Project of the Year at the BRIC Awards in Chattanooga, which honors “the best of the best in the building industry.”
To keep building on that momentum, Urban Green Lab is gearing up for their annual Green Garden Party fundraising event, set this year for June 4.
Attendees will enjoy snacks from Mitchell Delicatessen, beer from Blackstone, live music from former Nashville Symphony cellist Michael Samis and more. The Mobile Lab, naturally, will be there for exploring, and a silent auction is on the agenda too.
The party’s held at Nashville designer Elizabeth Suzann’s studio on the south side of town, and tickets are $65 per person. More info here.
Congrats to those folks on both fronts. If you’d like to learn more about the Mobile Lab, drop by the Urban Green Lab website.
Neighbor says ‘meh’ to the dress
Reality TV devotees, this one’s for you: Eastside lovebirds Evyn Mellichamp and Frankie Stabile were featured on a recent episode of Say Yes to the Dress, and Us Weekly gave their appearance a few pixels, maybe mostly because Evyn’s friend Kristian Bush (of country hit-makers Sugarland) picked a sparkly number she was all nuh-uh about, and it’s pretty funny. Watch a clip above.
— A big congrats to Nashville StandUp, DJ Buckley, Chad Riden, Mary Jay Berger, Ben Jones and… kind of every working comic in Nashville (and a lot of other places): The second Broken Record Show achieved its aim, breaking the record for Longest Stand-up Comedy Show (Multiple Comedians) again. They locked down at The East Room May 15 to 23… and then apparently kept going. Can’t say for sure they’ve even stopped yet.
— Allow us to big-ol’-brag on a friend/contributor: Writer and musician Tommy Womack got namedropped in The New Yorker for his exceptional way with words — about The Replacements, specifically.
— Would-be runners: The East Nashville Tomato 5K will be here before you know it, and if you’ve never really trained, but would like to give it a go, look toward East Nasty. Their free 2016 ‘Potato to Tomato’ Training starts next month, and the aim is to get you newbies ready to 5K it up in eight weeks.
— The Soles4Souls East Nashville Community Shoe and Clothing Drive is under way now, and going through June 15. If you have items to donate, there are a bunch of places here in the neighborhood to drop off.
— If you didn’t already get your tickets to Eastside food fest Yum!East, sorry y’all, it’s all sold out. Good news: Since it’s a fundraiser for Fannie Battle, a packed house = nothing but good news.
— In need of some garden-y goodness? East-based pop-up nursery Flora Nashville is popping up at home this weekend with house plants, garden essentials and more: Friday, May 27 at Sisters of Nature (521 Gallatin) noon to 5; Saturday, May 28 at Barista Parlor (519 Gallatin) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Up for Shelby Park Picture Show suggestions now: action/adventure films. Drop some swords/sorcery/splosions on ‘em.
— Celebrate neighborhood shop Upper Eastside Nashville at their first birthday party on Saturday, June 4.
— Longtime Eastsiders Hardaway Construction are aiming to move in September, from Main Street to Gallatin Avenue.
That’s all for this week. Know something East Nashville-y you think we should know? Please feel encouraged to email Nicole.