Friday News Roundup, November 22
Turkey Week News Roundup!
Grab The New East Nashvillian Today!
If you haven’t already grabbed your copy of the November-December edition of The East Nashvillian, do so fast! This issue features Nashville supergroup Trigger Hippy; our handy “Bad Influencers Guide to Holiday Season,” spotlighting weird, wacky, and wonderful ways to survive the holidays on the East Side; poet Ciona Rouse; and much more, along with a special pull-out mini-mag, The Madisonian, which shines the spotlight on the past, present , and future of our hip, northern neighbor(hood)!
Grab your copy from the usual locations around town or check out the online version right now!
The East Nashvillian of the Year Nominations Are In!
The nominations for 2019 East Nashvillian of the Year are in, and a big thanks to everyone who submitted outstanding individuals and businesses for consideration. We’ll be announcing the nominees soon, and the winners will be featured in the January-February 2020 issue of The East Nashvillian. Check out our January-February 2019 issue for profiles of last year’s winners!
Speaking of new issues, now’s the time to get your ad in the magazine that features the best of the East Nashvillian way of life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org now to place your ad!
No Move For PSC Metals
An incentive deal to relocate PSC Metals from the East Side proposed by the administration of former Mayor David Briley appears to be dead. PSC Metals (once known as Steiner-Liff Iron & Metal Company) has occupied the 45-acre site on the east bank of the Cumberland River, just south of Shelby Avenue, for several decades. With the explosion of East Side development over the past several years, real estate developers having been eagerly eyeing the site as place for potential growth.
In 2017, it was reported that former Mayor Megan Barry’s administration was attempting to negotiate a relocation package with PSC Metals. A recent report in Nashville Business Journal says that the Briley administration had proposed incentives to assist PSC with relocation expenses and would allow the company to retain ownership and redevelop its current home.
That plan now appears off the table. According to Nashville Business Journal, current Mayor, John Cooper, recently said in statement, “We are not in an era where writing large checks without community input is the path forward.”
Cooper’s statement noted that a deal to relocate PSC is still a possibility but, “Our financial environment has changed and we’re faced with tough choices. We must hold ourselves to higher standards in terms of the deals we make.”
Thanksgiving Week Event Roundup
Up-and-coming rocker and East Side resident Briston Maroney is bringing the noise to the Exit/In on Saturday, Nov. 23. For more on Maroney, check out our recent profile and head to eventbrite for tickets.
Since 2011, Americana duo the Milk Carton Kids have been wowing audiences while transplanting the harmony vocal traditions of the Louvin Brothers and the Everly Brothers for the 21st Century. They’re celebrating the release of their new, 10-inch vinyl EP, The Only Ones, this Sunday, Nov. 24 with an in-store performance at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music (1060 East Trinity Lane) at 1 p.m. For more info, visit Grimey’s website.
Speaking of phonograph records, Todd Snider’s classic platter, East Nashville Skyline, is finally available on vinyl for the first time. Grab your copy at any of our favorite East Side shops — The Groove, (1103 Calvin Ave.), Vinyl Tap (2038 Greenwood Ave.), Grimey’s (1060 East Trinity Lane), and The Great Escape-Madison (105 Gallatin Pike N).
Flipping the record over to Side Three, Record Store Day Black Friday is coming up on Friday, Nov. 29, and all the above mentioned East Side record stores will be participating. Start working on your want list of exclusive RSD Black Friday releases now by visiting the official RSD website and check out the Facebook pages of the individual stores for their hours and for the details on special events.
Stepping back one day, don’t get the Turkey Day blues because you have nowhere to go for the big feast. Dee’s County Cocktail Lounge’s annual Thanksgiving Potluck kicks off at 5 p.m. at 102 E. Palestine Ave., delivering good food, fellowship, and libations. It’s
also good for a sanity break after a full day of staring down your less-than-favorite relatives at the dinner table. So grab your covered dish and head to Dee’s!
- Former Vanderbilt and Chicago Bears linebacker Marcus Buggs’ new waffle cone and savory chicken eatery, Coneheads, is celebrating their Grand Opening this weekend. Located at 1315 Dickerson Pike near Cleveland Park, the doors will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information and menus follow Coneheads on Instagram.
- Sean Brock’s new East Nashville Appalachia-themed restaurants at 809 Meridian St. are moving closer to completion. Nashville Post reports that a Metro building permit valued at $2 million was issued on Nov. 13. East Nashville-based (and 2015 East Nashvillian of the Year) Powell Architecture and Building Studio is handling the design and construction.
- A new residential project, Lyric at Cleveland Park, is underway with a completion date of October 2020 planned for Phase 1 of the project, Nashville Post Located at 818-828 Cherokee Ave., the development will eventually feature 50 units spread throughout 11 buildings
- A 5.94-acre East Nashville site at 905 Cherokee Ave., bordering Ellington Parkway, was recently listed for sale, according to Nashville Post. The property is currently zoned for a mixed-use development with a mix of residential units and commercial space.