East Nashville businesses shuffling spaces, other businesses celebrating in their spaces, plus music, movies, saving money and more.
On to this week’s East Nashville news roundup:
East Side businesses moving, closing, changing
Quite a few changes happening with quite a few East Nashville businesses right about now:
Have you noticed all the construction happening down around decor shop The Fuselage, on Gallatin near Stratton? If so, you might’ve assumed the space was closing down. Not exactly, according to an update from the Fuselage folks.
“I apologize for all of the confusion on the store,” reads the update. “In the last few months, we have had a new owner take over the building. He is doing all kinds of new renovations on the building. I am happy to say we are getting some great new additions to that location.”
Among those great new additions: a bar/restaurant moving into the Fuselage’s longtime space, which means The Fuselage will be swapping to the other side of the building.
Plans are for a reopening of The Fuselage around wintertime.
The Fuselage isn’t the only relocating East Side business. As we mentioned a while back, Sip Cafe and Mike’s Ice Cream will be leaving its longtime Riverside Village space for a new, larger one on Gallatin. If you’d like to get one last latte in the old location, hurry up and get in there — the last day is August 30.
While the new Sip space isn’t ready yet, those folks won’t be shutting down the espresso machines completely — starting on Sept. 1, they’ll be serving coffee and ice cream out of a Sip food truck, parked outside Old Made Good’s space at 3701 Gallatin. (The old Sip space, by the by, is getting redeveloped by the Mitchell’s Deli folks into Rudie’s Seafood And Sausage.)
We’re also nearing the end of the road for The Green Wagon’s brick-and-mortar shop. They’ll be closing the doors at 1100 Forrest Friday (August 29), and if you’d like to drop by to say goodbye and snag a few items, everything left is discounted at least 30 percent.
After Friday, The Green Wagon, fittingly enough, will be going mobile.
Grand Opening party at The Post
Here’s some non-moving business news: New(ish) Fatherland St. coffee, juice and smoothie spot The Post is hosting a grand opening celebration on Sunday, Sept. 7, and the festivities will run nearly all day, starting with a Bluegrass Brunch and moving into more live music, more food and more good times.
During the celebration, they’ll also have some fun geared specifically for young folks. Local artist and former O'More College professor Juli Schumann will be onsite with the mobile Art Moves learning space, hosting an art workshop meant to be a monthly affair. The cost to participate, including all materials, will run $10-$15. Visit the workshop’s Facebook event page for more.
Backyard jam at Little Harpeth
While we’re on the subject of celebrations: New(ish) East Side brewery Little Harpeth will be hosting a backyard jam Friday night (August 29), with live bands, food trucks, a DJ and lots of $4 Little Harpeth beers.
There’s no cover to attend, and Little Harpeth Brewing is located at 30 Oldham St.
A few ways to save some cash on stuff you need
Since we all need to eat and wear clothes (at least in public), figured we’d share a few ways to save on that stuff this coming weekend:
Amqui Station in Madison hosts a fantastic Farmers Market on Sundays, and this Sunday, they have a pretty great bonus on offer: If you buy $20 in market tokens to spend with vendors, you’ll leave with an extra $25 in credit to spend with those local farmers and makers. Extra farm-fresh food! Amqui Station is located at 301 Madison St #B in Madison, and the market runs noon to 3.
For the clothes, new resale boutique 2616 has a “Labor Day Bag-it Blow Out” sale running Friday and Saturday that’ll let you snag lots to wear for not-lots of money. Fill one of their shopping bags with everything that’ll fit, and leave with it for $25 (medium) or $40 (large). The store is located at 2616 Gallatin, and hours are 10 to 5 Friday, 10 to 4 Saturday.
Olive & Sinclair is No. 1 in Fancy Food circles
Before we totally move off the topic of food: Candy Industry magazine — which covers, you guessed it, the candy industry — recently attended a wonderful-sounding affair called the Summer Fancy Food Show, and left praising 10 top candy companies.
Guess who was No. 1? Our own slinger of delightful chocolate stuff, Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.
“Don’t let his down-home Southern style fool you; founder/chocolate maker Scott Witherow is, in corporate speak, pushing chocolate’s envelope,” says the bit. Congrats, O&S.
Upcoming outdoor movies
Not too long from now, our summer outdoor frolicking will be a distant memory. So if you’d like to take advantage of our neighborhood’s regular opportunities for outdoor film fun while you still can, here’s what we have coming up:
This coming Sunday, Aug. 31, Fond Object will host a Backyard Movie Night, screening the somewhat polarizing and thoroughly ridiculous Pootie Tang, helmed by a then-less-heralded-but-still-totally-awesome Louis CK. Doors are at 7:30; episode 7 of British TV series The Prisoner follows at 8; Pootie Tang fires up at 9. Feel free to BYOB. Fond Object is at 1313 McGavock.
The next Grassy Knoll Movie Nights screening — as always, in the lot next to Bongo East — is set for Sunday, Sept. 14. The movie: Wes Anderson’s way-loved Rushmore. Sundown start; $5 to watch ($4 with canned food donation for Second Harvest, $1 for kids 12 and under). And you can probably safely expect food trucks that’ll be glad to take your money and give you some food.
Learn about learning at Stratford STEM
Not too long ago, we ran a story in the print magazine outlining the many praise-worthy changes going on at Stratford STEM Magnet High School. If those changes had you inspired about the future of our children (who are, as they say, also our future), take a look at the above video, which offers a close look at the school, some Stratford students and what and how they’re learning.
It’s a really fun and educational few minutes of YouTubing, as we all pull for our neighborhood schools to improve — and watch many of them do so.
Live music at Logue’s
Have you been by Logue's Black Raven Emporium for their live music/comedy offerings lately? If not: very much encouraged.
For one, the shop/creative hub is hosting a weekly (mostly) Wednesday residency in September featuring two of Nashville’s finest players and singers sharing the stage: Lower Broad revivalist Greg Garing and remarkable singer/guitar-slinger Tim Carroll. They’re scheduled for Sept. 4, 10, 17 and 24 for 7 p.m., $5 shows.
Sundays in September (7, 14, 20, 28), the Old Time Pickin’ Parlor heads up a regular pickin’ party.
To keep up with those and other Logue’s events, follow happenings on their Facebook page.
Muddy Roots goes down in Cookeville
And a little more live music: For those of you who’d like to skip town for the weekend and take in some of it, Cookeville’s Muddy Roots Music Festival runs Friday (August 29) through Sunday and features a broad mix of performers, more than a few of ‘em being our neighbors.
From Nashvillians Bobby Bare, Richie Owens & The Farm Bureau and Greg Garing to less-local outfits like Mudhoney, there’s a long list of performers, plus free camping, free hot showers and a remarkable anomaly in music-festival land: the ability to BYOB. More about the fest at the Muddy Roots website. (Online ticket sales are done, but you can snag passes at the gate.)
That’s it for this week. As always, we’re eager to hear any East Nashville news you’d like to share.