A few things we wanted to shout about before we move into this week’s East Nashville news:
With that, on to this week’s snippets:
Sawtooth Printhouse opening new shop with new name
Sawtooth Printhouse has been designing and printing beautiful letterpress posters, cards and other pieces in Inglewood for several years now, but come the end of the year, they’ll be moving on down Gallatin Pike into a larger new space.
The new Sawtooth shop will be in the same Gallatin/West Eastland building that houses POP Nashville
, Smokers Abbey
and other local businesses, and will include a retail space for perusing and purchasing their printed goods. Expectations are for a move-in in December.
The change in location comes with a change in name: Long story short, after an irretrievable website hack that posed Sawtooth as a seller of knock-off designer goods, printer partners Nieves Uhl and Chris Cheney (pictured up top) were advised to switch things up. Which they’ll do subtly: A warm welcome to Sawtooth Printshop.
Galavant up Gallatin this shopping season
If you’re planning on supporting our local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, here’s an event that offers up some stop suggestions, and a bonus raffle.
Gallatin Galavant is a team-up of more than 20 East Nashville shops, bars and restaurants — from The Groove up to Lost Century Vintage and Mickey’s Tavern
— tied together with a participatory “Passport.” Snag your Passport at any Galavant business the week of Thanksgiving, and get it stamped at those businesses as you shop on Small Business Saturday. Your stamps will get you entered into the Gallatin Galavant raffle, and the more stamps you have, the larger your potential raffle prize will be.
Affordable, local way to get your holiday portraits done
Since opening this summer
, the Nashville Community Darkroom has been a steady resource for local photographers and vocal champion of film photography. As of this month, they’re also an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit. To celebrate, the Darkroom folks are offering a fine portrait deal for us neighbors.
For $65, you and the family can stop by the Darkroom (1143 Gallatin Pike) for a 30-minute portrait session, and leave with five high-quality images (with an option for extras).
If you get your portraits done, we’d love for you to post them on our Facebook page
— love to see some festive neighbor faces.
Give back and get back this holiday season
We may forget this sometimes while SMH-ing at East Nashville Facebook group comments, but our neighborhood’s prevailing goodness was born of neighborliness. We tend, as a community, to like to help each other.
On that note, here are a few specific ways to pitch in to help neighbors, wrangled by neighborhood businesses:
- Eastside Legal is doing a coat drive benefiting the Oasis Center. Drop off any coats you’d like to donate at 731 Porter Rd., and for each donation, you’ll get $50 off legal services from the Eastside team ($100 limit), plus a giveaway entry for a 60-minute Ashiatsu massage and an East Nashville goods gift basket. More at Eastside Legal’s Facebook page
- Throughout November, Climb Nashville is doing a food drive for Second Harvest, and on Wednesday, Nov. 19, there’s something extra in it for donators, too: Bring in 10 items, and you’ll get a free Climb Nashville day pass.
Second Harvest’s most-needed items:
Canned Meat (chicken or tuna)
You’ll find a donation box at Climb Nashville East, 1900 Eastland, #104.
- Singer/guitarist (and former Mötley Crüe-er) John Corabi returns with his 5th annual Toys for Tots Acoustic show, set for December 5 at Drifters and The Building (1008 B&C Woodland). To get in, you’ll donate $20 in either new, unwrapped toys or cash, and all proceeds will go straight to Toys for Tots, i.e. to kids who’ll thoroughly appreciate your holiday generosity. (A VIP package, including drink tickets, a meet and greet and more, is also available.)
East Side Story introduces Nashville Limited Edition Club
Neighborhood booksellers and energetic advocates for local authors East Side Story announced a new collaboration: Nashville Limited Edition Club, a pairing with Jennifer Knowles-McQuistion of Brown Dog Bindery that brings Nashville authors and Nashville artists together to create collaborative publications.
The first Nashville Limited Edition Club offering — “The Wolf’s Bane,” penned by Betsy Phillips, with illustrations from Platetone Printmaking’s Bryce Coatney, Jessica Crouch, Carrie Cox, Megan Kelley and Lesley Patterson-Marx — is set for release next spring. To get an early peek at it, watch the above trailer.
East Side food fanciness
- Lockeland Table chefs Hal Holden-Bache and Danny Bua have been embroiled in battle over at the World Food Championships in Vegas (the self-described “highest stakes food competition in the world”), and as of this posting, they’d finished in the Top 10 out of 50 in the Cheese competition, and were getting ready to move on to Saturday’s finals. Bring it home, y’all!
- Just to follow up our two recent mentions
of East Nashville food talents heading to the Food Network’s Chopped
, a little piece of Chopped
just came to East Nashville: That photo above comes from Mas Tacos’ Instagram feed
, and yes, that’s celeb chef/Chopped
judge Aarón Sánchez getting hipped to East Nashville taco greatness.
East Side pet fanciness
Big congrats to East Side luxury pet-goods outpost Baxter Bailey & Company, named one of the top places to visit with your dog in the U.S. and Canada by National Geographic in The Dog Lovers Guide To Travel.
We don’t have to travel too far to enjoy their great gifts for furry friends: BB&C is located at 1006 Fatherland, Suite 305A.
A longer wait for new Cult Fiction Underground
The intent was for that space to be open already, but there’ve been some hold-ups, and it looks like that’ll carry through the end of the year. According to a Facebook update, issues with codes related to a new sprinkler system are persisting.
“The good news is, our fight is not over,” the update reads
. “Hopefully we can work with codes to resolve the issues at hand and have the new Cult Fiction Underground up and running by the beginning of the new year. We miss your faces and friendship. So hang in there with us and we promise the new Cult Fiction Underground will be one of the most original, unique and fun venues in Nashville.”
Changes at The Hop Stop
Lovers of liquor, wine and high-gravity beer: Rejoice! Lovers of growlers: not so much.
Down side: Hop Stop folks note that the changes mean growlers are off the menu, by state law. “We humbly feel we've gained more than we've lost,” an update from the restaurant/bar says.
Stop by 2909 Gallatin, Suite B, to check out the new offerings.
That’s all for this week. If you have East Nashville news you’d like to share, please reach out.