Lots of new and changing spaces in East Nashville this week, plus job and entertainment offerings and a chance to flex your salsa-making skills.
On to it:
East Greenway Park breaking ground this fall
One of the most talked-about East Nashville additions this week: East Greenway Park, a new development of 62 single-family homes on 10 acres in Rosebank (around Eastland and Rosebank Avenues).
The Tennessean says the new EGP homes should run $225,000 to $375,000 plus, and that work on the site is set to start in the fall.
Natty Kicky opens on 17th
We have another new place to shop in the neighborhood: Natty Kicky, a “modern consignment boutique” offering home goods, clothing, jewelry and the like.
The new space celebrated its grand opening on Thursday with a block party alongside neighbors The Post and People Like Art.
To peruse their offerings, visit Natty Kicky at 209 S. 17th St. or on Facebook.
PULP moves from Porter to Hey Rooster
A change of scenery for PULP: Owner Jessica Maloan will be moving her paper-goods shop from Porter Rd. into well-loved goods and gifts spot Hey Rooster General Store at 1106 Gallatin.
PULP will have its own section inside Hey Rooster with art prints, posters and other paper goods, and the move should be complete in August.
“Our goal is to provide the neighborhood and visitors with the most convenient and dependable location for thoughtfully collected, American made goods and gifts,” head Hey Rooster-er Courtney Webb said in a statement.
Cafe Fundamental becomes Porter House Bistro
Last month, we heard about an indefinite hiatus over at Cafe Fundamental; this month, Eater Nashville tells us it’s a little more definite.
Cafe Fundamental will remain shuttered, and the space will reopen as The Porter House Bistro, a more casual restaurant led by Chicago chef Drew Bryant. Plans are for a late August opening.
Keep up with happenings over at the Porter House Bistro Facebook page.
Music-movie fans: a screening for you
Local guy (and hit songwriter) Scot Sax filmed and Kickstarter-funded Platinum Rush, a film focused on songwriting and songwriters featuring interviews with and thoughts from the likes of Steve Forbert, Ed Roland, Lisa Loeb and others, and said film is just about done.
As Sax gets ready to “wrap this baby up in a bow and send it off to the world of film fests,” he’s offering East Nashville a first look, with two screenings on August 15 at Cult Fiction Underground (2915 Gallatin).
Screenings will run at 8 and 10 p.m., and each will be followed by a Q&A. Cost is $5 at the door. Check out the above trailer for a little more info on the movie, and eye the Kickstarter page for a view into how it came together.
Community Meeting about 942 Riverside zoning
If news of, say, developments like East Greenway Park pique your interest, there are regular opportunities to voice your opinion on how those projects come together. One coming up next week, as it happens.
A community meeting is set for 7 p.m. July 31 at Eastwood Christian Church (1601 Eastland, in the education building). Up for discussion: a Specific Plan application for 11 town homes around 942 Riverside Drive.
The applicant and council member Peter Westerholm are expected to be in attendance; questions will be answered and feedback will be sought. If you have either, you’re welcome to attend. More from Eastwood Neighbors.
Have serious salsa skills?
There’ll be lots of returning traditions at this year’s Tomato Art Fest (August 8 and 9), but some new stuff is in the works, too, including the first Rosepepper Homemade Salsa Competition, which’ll let local chile champs show their stuff.
You can register online now; you’ll need to brew up a half gallon of homemade salsa and drop it off at the Rosepepper fest booth before noon on the 9th. Your neighbors will vote for the winner throughout the day, and that winner gets crowned at 4 p.m.
We haven’t heard anything about a prize, but the bragging rights seem pretty sweet.
Urban Green Lab is hiring
Sustainability-minded neighbors, here’s a chance to work directly with an East Nashville-bred organization that shares your mindset.
Urban Green Lab has openings for three new teammates via the AmeriCorps VISTA program: a program evaluation associate, communications associate and development associate.
Lots happening with Urban Green Lab at the moment, including the development of a Mobile Learning Lab to share eco education around town, so it’ll be an exciting time to jump in.
That’s all for this week. As always, we’d love to hear your East Nashville news. Please reach out!