This week, lots of folks on the move, from Porter Road Butcher’s new traveling-meats endeavor to a furniture gallery swinging our way from Broadway, plus lots more.
The latest East Nashville News:
E. T. Burk furniture gallery moves to Riverside Village
As of early next week, downtown Nashville’s E. T. Burk will be Riverside Village’s E. T. Burk: The mid-century and contemporary furniture design gallery is closing its Broadway location to focus on a warehouse location in Inglewood, at 1404D McGavock Pike.
The business isn’t “moving,” entirely — the Burk shop’s been down on Broadway since 2013 (after a stint in The Gulch), and the Riverside Village warehouse has been a secondary home since last fall. But the decision to make the Inglewood space E.T. Burk’s main haunt, according to gallery manager Rachel Bubis, brings a few different benefits.
“We love the Riverside Village neighborhood,” she says. “Our downtown showroom was great, but we think it was intimidating for visitors because of traffic and parking.”
This isn’t a shop so much as a home for treasures from the golden age of modern furniture design, with high-end pieces designed by the revered likes of Edward J. Wormley, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and George Nakashima. Those timeless finds are found and shared by Bubis — an art historian who also curates nonprofit Wedgewood-Houston gallery Seed Space — and owner Chris Kletzien, a longtime collector and dealer.
Beginning once the downtown doors close on Saturday, the Riverside Village location will be an appointment-only stop, though Bubis says they plan to also host open house days when furniture lovers/shoppers can stop by to browse and buy. (The first open house, she hopes, will be in early 2018.)
If you’d like to explore E. T. Burk’s current inventory (and get a sense of the types of pieces they source and stock), visit etburk.com — as of this posting, pieces up for grabs included a Florence Knoll credenza, a leather Hans Wegner Sofa and many other significant wows for interior-design buffs.
For regular updates on new captures and news, follow E. T. Burk on Instagram.
Porter Road Butcher goes national
Our neighborhood butchers are going national: James Peisker and Chris Carter of Porter Road Butcher recently launched porterroad.com, an online shop that’ll let meat lovers all across continental America get a chance at their locally sourced, pasture-raised hormone/antibiotic-free beef, pork, lamb and chicken.
This doesn’t mean the PRB guys are tossing out their commitment to freshness: They’re vacuum-sealing and cooler-shipping their cuts — filets and ribeyes to ribs and shanks — not freezing. So you can recommend porterroad.com chops to your choosy carnivorous relatives out west or up north or over there in the middle, without hesitation.
Over at the Scene, Steve Cavendish (whose presence will be greatly missed) shared lots of detail about the new endeavor.
Is this something an East Nashvillian might want to take advantage of? Probably not frequently, what with the actual Porter Road Butcher shop being located at 501 Gallatin Avenue, and open seven days a week. But hey, some of us hate leaving the house, so do what thou wilt.
To learn more about porterroad.com, stop by — you guessed it — porterroad.com.
Holcombs return with Neighborly Christmas celebration
Onetime East Nashvillian cover star Drew Holcomb and his similarly talented wife, Ellie, are once again bringing Christmas tidings to the Schermerhorn stage, with their annual Neighborly Christmas celebration set for Sunday, Dec. 10.
Neighborly Christmasing is a longstanding part of the Holcombs’ lives — they released the A Neighborly Christmas album (featuring “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “Joy to the World” and other Christmas classics) in 2007, and followed it up in 2012 with the Another Neighborly Christmas EP (and more Christmas chestnuts, like “We Three Kings” and “White Christmas”).
Along the way, they also brought their Christmas tidings to many a stage, with Neighborly Christmas tour dates here in Nashville and a mix of other U.S. cities. In 2017, they’re keeping it local, hitting Nashville and Memphis.
Tickets to the Schermerhorn show run from $29 to $79, and as of this posting, were still available via nashvillesymphony.org.
If you can’t make the show but would still like the Holcombs to soundtrack your holidays, both A Neighborly Christmas and Another Neighborly Christmas are available for download via Bandcamp.
Up top, take a listen to Another Neighborly Christmas to get into the yuletide mood.
Another coworking space coming to East Nashville
Fresh scoop that should interest remote workers/solopreneurs, from the Nashville Post’s Geert De Lombaerde: New Orleans-bred coworking company Launch Pad is working on opening a new space here in East Nashville, at 604 Gallatin Avenue (the building that once housed Little Octopus, and still houses Divine Art Cafe and lots of other businesses).
The East Side Launch Pad will be on the small side for a coworking hub, at 3,500 square feet — the Post says it should house 40 or so people, in about a dozen offices.
“We’ve chosen Nashville as our newest location because we’re bullish on its future as a place where the next big ideas and businesses will be born,” Launch Pad president Anne Driscoll told the Post.
This coworking location joins a few others in the neighborhood, including Sparkworks Union on East Trinity Lane, which opened in 2015, and the new WeWork at 901 Woodland.
— Local Tom Waits fans tend to look forward to this one: the annual Get Behind The Mule Tom Waits Tribute & Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN is this Saturday, Dec. 9, at the 5 Spot (1006 Forrest Avenue). It’s the 12th installment, and this year, Waits songs are set to be interpreted by David Olney, Annie McCue, Angel Snow, Ballhog! and a long list of others. Along with the music, there’ll be live painting happening by artists Jeff Bertrand and David Noel, which’ll be silent-auctioned at the show. Proceeds from the auction and $10 suggested donation at the door will go to help Second Harvest feed neighbors in need. More here.
— If you’re a fan of East Nashville’s Black Shag Vintage, little/big change over there: The shop’s still at The Station, at 1220 Gallatin Avenue, they just moved over to the engine bay. Their words: “New space, same address. Still righteous.”
— Another short move: The folks at Southern Athena hipped us to the fact that keys experts Hosse & Hosse Security & Hardware were just wrapping renovations/moving over to 914 Woodland Avenue, from 918. They’ve been here a long, long time.
— Eater Nashville dropped their 2017 Eater Awards, and Tom Bayless from East Nashville's Urban Cowboy Public House was named Chef of the Year.
— Butcher & Bee celebrates their two-year anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 13, with a special one-night-only dinner party, including a special collaborative menu mixed up by guest chefs Julia Sullivan (Henrietta Red), Levon Wallace (Gray & Dudley), Andy Little (Prima + Josephine) and Tony Galzin (Nicky's Coal Fired). It’s set for 5 to 10 p.m., reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome.
— Readers: Family Wash/Garage Coffee just added a new Library & Reading Room, so you can sit and sip and read, or take/leave a book.
— Title Boxing East is celebrating its first year in East Nashville with a party, Wednesday Dec. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., free to members and friends. It’s at 605 Gallatin Avenue.
— If you have jewelry lovers on your holiday gift list (or just wanna treat yourself), Art & Invention Gallery is hosting a jewelry trunk show on Saturday, Dec. 9, with designer Leah McIntyre, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you have art lovers on your list, the gallery is open seven days a week through the season, too.
— Also for the art lovers: This Saturday brings December’s East Side Art Stumble.
— For the learning inclined: Harlan Ruby (805 Woodland Street, Suite 301) is hosting a Brush Lettering 101 class Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m., with a bit of a holiday slant.
That’s all for this week. East Nashville news tips to share? Please email Nicole.