Hello again, everyone (big thanks to Ellen Mallernee Barnes and Danielle Dietze for taking over this space during my time off infant-wrangling).
This week’s East Nashville News roundup includes some East Nashville HGTV love, shopping and celebrating and lots more. On to it:
HGTV flips for Cleveland Park
Back in December, we mentioned that a new house-flipping show focused here in Nashville was in the works. The pilot episode of said show, Nashville Flipped, premiered this week (10 p.m. Thursday night) on HGTV, and its introduction rooted right here in the neighborhood.
For the pilot, Flipped star/builder and designer Troy Dean Shafer and interior designer Alexandra Cirimelli walked us through the rehab of a 1930s bungalow on Richardson Ave. in Cleveland Park (pictured above). And rehabbing is the focus here, not the teardown/construct trend we see so much of around here. (Shafer and Co.’s approach: “[taking] pride in respecting, restoring and renovating the historic houses of Nashville to provide unique homes with personality for modern families.”)
“Please tune in and watch my good friend Alexandra Cirimelli and I restore/save a much deserving historic house in East Nashville,” Shafer said in a social blast. “I had the time of my life filming this.”
Response to the pilot will inform whether Nashville Flipped moves forward. For more on the team behind the show (and, well, the show), check out Nashville Flipped on Facebook.
Barnes Produce opens in Inglewood
We have a new option for farm-fresh produce in the neighborhood: Barnes Produce recently relocated from the Nashville Farmers Market to a new space at the corner of Ardee and Gallatin (4000 Gallatin Pike).
In the store: fruits and vegetables from asparagus to onions to beets to broccolini, plus eggs, local honey, jams and jellies and more meaty options (like jowls, sausages and bacon).
Beer and cocktail festivities in the neighborhood
We mentioned April 11’s East Nashville Beer Festival last month, and, along with sharing a ticket giveaway, predicted that it’d be a quick sellout.
That was indeed a correct prediction. But you’re not necessarily totally out of luck if you didn’t snag a ticket to the daylong celebration of craft brews in East Park. You still have time to throw your hat in the ring as a volunteer, and if you’re chosen, you’ll get a chance to partake (first shift volunteers get to tasting during the second shift; second shifters take part in an after party). Fill out an East Nashville Beer Festival volunteer form here.
The Beer Fest isn’t the only upcoming libations celebration worth noting, though — the Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival returns for its second year April 20 through May 3, and the lineup’s rounded out since we last mentioned it, many of the events going down on our side of town. Among them: a brandy workshop/tasting at Pavilion East and an Italian Wine Dinner at POP.
For the full rundown of festival info/happenings, visit the Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival website. For a deeper look at the roots of the fest, read our 2014 interview with organizer Jon Yeager of PourTaste.
Monthly mural project begins on Marina Street
Local artists are working on launching a collaborative mural series in the area, and the first mural is being unveiled Friday, March 20 here in the neighborhood with a celebratory gathering.
The mural, pictured above, lives at 901 Marina St.; you can check it out and enjoy some Edley’s BBQ and Jackalope Brewing Company beer at a celebration at that address, kicking off at 8 p.m. Bring along some canned food for Second Harvest, and you’ll leave with a print, too.
Going forward, plan is: “The house or business provides the wall, we provide the art, and you bring the party.”
Basement East build beginning
Old news: Once-Slow Bar chief Mike Grimes is heading back this way, with plans to open a sister venue to the sub-Grimey’s The Basement, fittingly dubbed The Basement East. Initial plans, according to The Basement folks, were for a hello this month. Opening day may be a minute yet, though.
A new tiny tidbit from the Nashville Post: Build permits have come through for the new venue, at 917 Woodland, which means… build-out’s comin’. More Basement biz when we can corner ol’ Grimey.
Snag local, handcrafted goods at Handmade Nashville
Fans of handcrafted/local goods, here are some plans for this Saturday: Newish East Side yoga studio Curvy Yoga (123 S. 11th) hosts the Handmade Nashville Community Arts & Crafts Show from 2 to 7 p.m., with makers of various stripes sharing their wares.
Among the items you’ll find: locally made soaps, handmade jewelry, home decor and lots more. For details on participating artisans and artists, hit Handmade Nashville’s Facebook event page.
Storage Treasures closes
In 2013, we introduced new East Side business Storage Treasures and its trove of storage auction-picked goods.
In 2015, we say goodbye. Owner Mike Hendershot wrapped up liquidating/giving away remaining items this week, after shouting out about intending to move on from the business some months back. “I just can't focus on it anymore because my construction business has took off so hard,” he said.
Storage Treasures was located at 2501A Gallatin.
East Nashville Farmers Market earns design honors
Last summer, we mentioned how the East Nashville Farmers Market’s website had been apparently seized by Russian hackers. Here’s better news about the market’s website: It earned those folks first place design honors at the Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets’ recent Extravaganza. Big congrats, market folks.
This season’s market opens May 6, and runs Wednesdays in Shelby Park from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Start your spring garden on the good foot
Thinking about making this the year you successfully plant and grow stuff you can eat? Head over to the Inglewood Branch Library (4312 Gallatin Pike) on Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. for a free Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop — the Master Gardeners of Davidson County will share tips and tricks to unblacken even the most deadly thumbs.
The workshop comes courtesy of the Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange.
Get your pet chipped for $10
A heads up for neighborhood pet owners: If you haven’t yet gotten your pup microchipped, Sunday, March 29 is the day to do it. The Pet Community Center is hosting a microchip clinic from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., with ‘chipping running just $10. Center’s located at 943-B Richard G. Adams Dr.
Congrats to Kernels
East Side artisan popcorn providers Kernels celebrated two years in business this week, and they’re marking the milestone with a little special to entice longtime fans and newcomers. Drop by 2501B Gallatin Ave. through the end of the month and save $2 off any large bag. (Their stuff’s good, too.)
Platinum Salon wrangles your girls’ night out
A little something special for the ladies: Platinum Salon East/Adrian's Nail Room have a special going starting April 1: Get a blowout and a manicure, and enjoy some wine while you do so, for $40. Call 615-226-4627 to book it.
That’s all for this week’s East Nashville News column. Have news to share? Reach out.