Biggest neighborhood news this week was probably the search for the owners of that lost catfish (hope you found your momma, lil fish), but a few other things did cross our paths/inboxes.
Here’s this week’s East Nashville news roundup:
1100 Fatherland shops celebrate grand opening
We’ve seen a lot of new faces at the Shoppes on Fatherland and its new sister building, 1100 Fatherland, of late. And a few old friends have expanded their businesses, too, including Thrive, now known as Thrive Emporium & Beeswaxery (pictured above), and women’s apparel and accessories shop Nancybgoods.
Those two shops will host grand opening celebrations in their new spaces this Saturday, July 12, alongside newcomer Lynne Lorraine’s. Folks who stop by and shop between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday can enjoy snacks, refreshments and some adult beverages while exploring the new and relocated Fatherland businesses.
Thrive is located in Suite 107 at 1100 Fatherland; Nancybgoods is at 106; Lynne Lorraine’s is at 102.
Gizmo’s opens on Gallatin
Another new addition to the neighborhood that’ll appeal to e-cig fans: Gizmo’s Vapor Shoppe just opened at 1009 Gallatin Ave. (across from The Dog Spot), sharing hand-crafted vapor products made with “quality gourmet ingredients.”
If you head by and note that you’re a Facebook fan, you’ll snag 10 percent off. Welcome to the neighborhood, Gizmo’s!
PaperKuts also opens grandly
Yet another new East Nashville business celebrating its grand opening: Stationery stop PaperKuts Studio, which opened recently at 3922 Gallatin Pike, celebrates its grand opening on Friday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday July 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pop by to explore their unique paper goods and snag 20 percent off during the grand opening event.
Exit Realty opening office around 5 Points
You’d think people were interested in East Nashville real estate, or something: We’ll have another realty office in the neighborhood soon, as Connie Williams and Sheila Tidwell get ready to open EXIT Realty East Nashville.
We don’t know the open-doors timeframe or exact address yet, but do know it’ll be around 5 Points. Congrats on the new biz, Connie and Sheila.
New/continuing exhibits at Red Arrow Gallery
We recently mentioned 9 Nights of Nocturnes, the nine-night series of paintings by Nashville plein air artist Cathleen Windham. That project is done, and the resulting work is showing now in the back gallery at Riverside Village’s Red Arrow Gallery. (The above image of the Family Wash is one of the pieces in the exhibit.)
The gallery is also getting ready to introduce another new exhibit, BEYOND: New California Landscapes from California artist Christopher X Bost.
The opening reception for Bost’s exhibition is set for Saturday, July 12 at 6 p.m. Red Arrow Gallery is located at 1311 McGavock Pike.
Use your design skills to help the East Nashville Farmers Market
Have art/design skills and a desire to help out our fine East Nashville Farmers Market? There’s a poster contest going, wrangled by the nonprofit Farmers Market Coalition, that could net our market as much as a grand toward continuing to supply our neighborhood with farm-fresh offerings and providing our local artisans and farmers with a great place to share their wares.
If you’d like to jump in, you’ll need to submit a design by midnight July 27. What’s wanted: “farmers market poster submissions from all corners of the nation that depict a combination of engaging graphics, regional or market identity, and informative messaging.” Safe to say our market has a unique and fun identity that could make for something visually memorable. (There should probably be dogs, maybe a tomato - dogs eating tomatoes? Just riffing here.)
Visit the Farmers Market Coalition website for more info about the contest; if you submit something, let us know — we’d love to see it!
Amqui Station plans Visitor Center Gala
Speaking of Farmers Markets: Our friends at Amqui Station up in Madison launched a fantastic Sunday Farmers Market this year, and if you’ve become a big fan of that market (and that location), the upcoming Amqui Station Visitor Center Gala might pique your interest.
The fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, and will include a reception, silent/live auctions, a seated dinner and an awards ceremony (recognizing community leaders in Madison/Nashville), led by celeb emcees Charlie Chase and Lorianne Cook.
Neighborhood biz friends who’d like to contribute auction items or sponsor the gala can hit up Cate Hamilton at 615-891-1154. More detail on the event soon.
Spend less money to have less hair
Just lookin’ out, in case the warm weather has you thinking about more completely removing some fuzz: Wax Nashville has a special this weekend (Friday to Sunday) that’ll save you $10 off any service over $50, $5 any service under $50. Details at WN's Facebook page.
That’s it for this week - if you have any East Nashville news to share, we’d love to hear it: Reach out.