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THE LOCAL TACO COMING TO 11TH and Fatherland is the big news this month. As their name suggests, the restaurant specializes in tacos, and they plan to apply for a beer and liquor license. This is The Local Taco’s sixth location (the third in Nashville), and they plan to open this summer, joining vegan restaurant Spark of Life, juice bar Lynne Lorraine’s, and retail stores Thrive and nancybgoods in the newly constructed building at 1100 Fatherland St.
     We were heartbroken to hear that Ken’s Sushi was no longer moving to 923 Main St. That space will, however, still house a sushi restaurant: It was announced recently that Koi Sushi and Thai would be moving in. This will be the Japanese restaurant’s third location in the Nashville area, and they also plan to open this summer.
     Paro South has acquired the former home of All Nite Glass, at 626 Main St. It sits across the street from Christian Paro’s Center 615, on the block that includes Greg’s Auto, Little Italy Pizza and Bolton’s Spicy Chicken and Fish. They plan to have two retail/restaurant spaces downstairs and office space upstairs.
     Bella Nashville Bakery (1010 Fatherland St.) and Five Points Cocina Mexicana (972 Main St.) are open; Eastside Fish has closed, and Ghot Wingz has taken over their space at 2617 Gallatin Pike.
     Work is set to start on the third phase of Walden — directly across the parking lot from Jeni’s, Silly Goose, and Ugly Mugs — in the fall. The historic house currently occupying that space will be torn down to accommodate a new building similar to the first two phases. The new development will have retail on the first floor, and two floors of apartments above.
     POP will take over the former Steve’s Restaurant location at 604 Gallatin Ave #201, introducing a new concept to Nashville: a pop-up restaurant space. Different restaurant concepts will try out their menus over a time period or guest chefs will host events. Grab more info at
     Ground is about to be broken for a new apartment building on the lot to the east of 5th and Main. EOA Architects — who recently relocated their offices to 5th and Main — is designing the four-story project, which will include 238 apartments.
     Video production company Moo Creative also recently moved into 5th and Main. Other businesses in the building include The Bradford Group, Edward Jones, and Antica.
     Boutique musical instrument store The Old Time Pickin Parlor has moved to East Nashville. They offer music lessons and instruction catering to alternative/roots musicians and carry retail items for sale. They are located near Sweet 16th Bakery at 307 N. 16th St.
     Vintage/antique store Lost Century opens soon at 1011 Gallatin, right next door to Spot’s Pet Supply.
     Artisan chocolatier/confectioner Chocolate F/X joins the Shoppes at Fatherland this spring. They’ll take over Baxter & Bailey’s current space, after the luxury dog product providers move to a larger space in the complex near Fatherland.

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