Friday News Roundup, February 7

Be Seen in The East Nashvillian!
We’re hard at work on the next issue of The East Nashvillian and now is the time to get your ad into the pages. Contact now to place your ad!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of our current issue. It features Nashville R&B Music Masterminds Louis York; American roots music maestros the Wood Brothers; activist Jim Gregory’s plan for a “shadier” Nashville, and our exclusive profiles of the 2019 East Nashvillians of the Year — along with much more! Grab your copy from the usual locations around town or check out the online version right now!

Permits Issued for Riverside and McGavock Development Project
Plans have been filed with Metro Codes and various construction permits issued and for the mixed-use complex that will occupy the corner of Riverside Drive and McGavock Pike. The four-story, 44-residential unit complex will also include 2,000 feet of retail space on the first floor at 2300 Riverside Drive, the former location of the beloved neighborhood record shop and music venue, Fond Object.

Property owners Corner Partnership initially proposed a redevelopment plan in 2017 for the property that included a renovated retail strip and six residential buildings with 33 apartments. The plan was met with fierce neighborhood opposition which prompted Corner Partnership to cancel the request for a Specific Plan (SP) zoning and revert to the site’s existing zoning rules, which did not require Planning Commission approval.

Information on the project and permits is available at the Nashville ePermits website.

Slow Burn Surprise!
Madison hot chicken favorites Slow Burn happily surprised their East Nashville fans last Saturday with a surprise soft opening of the new, East Side location. Marlon and Joyce Reed made their announcement via a Facebook video post that they were now serving up their hot chicken burritos, omelettes, and more at 726 McFerrin Ave.

Slow Burn Hot Chicken’s East Nashville location is now open Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For updates, follow Slow Burn on Facebook.

Peach Truck Parks It on Trinity
Travelers on Trinity Lane may have noticed a new sign at 900 E. Trinity Lane recently. Local Georgia peach purveyors (the juicy fruit not Little Richard), The Peach Truck, are establishing a home base in the former service station that was previously home to The Crop Shop farmer’s market.

Peach Truck owner, Stephen Rose, recently made the announcement in a Facebook post: “We’re super excited to be taking over 900 E. Trinity Lane! It’ll serve as our offices, but during the summer we’ll have a booth out front selling peaches each day, as well as a bunch of other fun plans. We’re a bunch of East Nashville residents excited to be taking over this garage!”

For more info and updates, follow The Peach Truck on Facebook.

Chasing Cupid for a Good Cause
The 12th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K is coming to Shelby Park on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hosted by Community Options, this 5K race is one of 31 Cupid’s Chase races taking place on Feb. 8 across nine states with all funds raised supporting individuals with disabilities in their local communities. Last year, Community Options netted over $100,000 with 6,000 runners in attendance across the country.

For more information and to register for the race, visit the Cupid’s Chase website.

Bowling for Dollars (and a Job)
The forthcoming Nashville location of Brooklyn Bowl is looking for employees with a two-day job fair next week, on Feb. 12 and 13. The combination bowling alley, restaurant, bar, and live music venue will open in mid-March in the Germantown neighborhood, adjacent to First Horizon Park home of the Nashville Sounds.

Open Positions Include Bartender, Barback, Busser, Food Runner, Server, Ticket Seller, Guest Services, Ticket/Merchandise Seller, Dishwasher, Line Cook, Prep Cook, Lane Technician, Security, Stagehand, Stage Manager, Artist Hospitality/Runner, Porter, and more.  The job fair will take place at the Main Entrance of First Horizon Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Advance applications are required. For more info and to apply online, visit Brooklyn Bowl Nashville’s Careers page.


Fresh Hearts Coming to Gallatin
The owners of Attaboy and Lakeside Lounge have plans for a taste of Down Under on the East Side. In a press release issued this week, plans were announced for “Hearts,” a new day café, inspired by the world-renowned food and coffee culture of Melbourne, Australia. Serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch, Hearts’ menu will lean heavily on breakfasts and egg-based dishes balanced by lighter food options and a modern take on some classic Aussie dishes. The café will also offer beer, wine, spirits, a seasonal selection of cocktails, and a refreshing spritz menu. Hearts will be located at 914 Gallatin Ave. and is scheduled to open in early summer 2020.

Weekend Show Round-Up
Some great shows and special events this week to satisfy your taste for music!

Today — Friday, Feb. 7 — is International Clash Day. This year’s celebration of “The Only Band That Mattered” is focusing on environmental activism with the theme, “Clash for Climate.” Local independent freeform radio station WXNA will be scheduling special programming throughout the day including a deluxe tribute on DJ Ed’s Eighties/Schmeighties show (10 a.m. to noon), and Laurel Creech’s community affairs program, All About Nashville (noon to 1 p.m.), with this week’s guest, Dodd Galbreath, Director of Lipscomb University’s Institute of Sustainable Practice Graduate Program. Tune in to Radio Clash in the Music City at 101.5 FM or stream online at

The celebration continues with local Clash cover band, Tommy Gun, who will be rockin’ the Casbah, er, The Basement (1604 Eighth Ave. S.), Friday night at 7 p.m. Punk Rock Warlord and Tommy Gun el Presidente, Tommy Womack, will be opening the show with a special set of Joe Strummer solo material. For more info, hit up the Facebook event page.

Bummed that all the Clash celebrating will cause you to miss the release party for the Kings of the Fucking Sea’s debut single? Have no fear, the supergroup rock trio (featuring Third Man Books main man Chet Wiese, his wife, and former Ettes drummer Poni Silver, and ex-Little Killers bassist Sara Nelson) are stretching the party over two nights, with both shows being recorded for release as a forthcoming live album. The party starts at 8 p.m. on both Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at Soft Junk (919 Gallatin Ave. #14). For more info, sail on over to the Facebook page.

Canadian singer and songwriter Andy Shauf has been hailed as one of the most important songwriters of his generation, with comparisons made to such musical heavyweights as Randy Newman and Joni Mitchell. His new concept album, The Neon Skyline, is quickly generating a buzz, and he’s already sold out the Exit/In for his Feb. 11 appearance.  For those that missed out on tickets (and those that didn’t), he’ll be stopping by Grimey’s at 1060 East Trinity Lane on Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. for in-store performance. For more info, check out Grimey’s website.

Quick Bits

  • Nashville’s homegrown Bowling Alley/restaurant/music venue, Eastside Bowl has set up a new Facebook page to track its progress. Check out the full Eastside Bowl story from the preview issue of The Madisonian.
  • The closure of the Family Dollar store at 2700A Gallatin Pike was announced this week along with the sale of the retail strip that houses the store and a Pizza Hut location. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., which paid $200,000 for the property in 1986 according to Metro records, sold the property to an undisclosed buyer for $2.1 million. No plans have been announced for the future of the property.
  • Woodland Wine Merchant is opening a second location on the west side in the Sylvan Supply mixed-use complex at 4101 Charlotte Ave. in Sylvan Park.
Scroll to Top