Things move pretty fast in Nashville, and it can be tough to keep up with latest news. Businesses and restaurants open and close, and announcements and events happen in the blink of an eye. If you have trouble keeping up with all that’s going on, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the highlights from the past month and a few things to look out for in the coming weeks, all to keep you in the know. Here’s what’s taking root in our fair city:
Craft Beer & a Fill-up?
Billy’s Corner, the gas station formerly known as the Sylvan Park Shell, is carving out a new category in retail. The dual-fill-up. While Billy’s Corner still operates as a gas station and garage, it’s what’s inside that counts. (Isn’t it always?) No ordinary convenience store, snacks are more gourmet than grub, and there’s a bit of nostalgia for the adults, who can grab a pack of Now & Laters, or a pack of Juicy Fruit. But slam dunk — and the “dual” in the fill-up menu — is the craft beer and growler bar in the back. Look for a seasonally rotating list of craft beer options; keep up with what’s on tap here. Plus, starting next Monday, you can grab a breakfast or lunch to go, including sausage or bacon biscuits, breakfast wraps, chicken and tuna salad sandwiches, fresh fruit, wraps and more. Billy’s is located at 4400 Murphy Ave. in Sylvan Park. Learn more at (615) 298-5615.
Too Much Fuss for Truss
The much-anticipated opening of Truss, renowned chef Deb Paquette’s latest restaurant which was to open on 46th Avenue in Sylvan Park, has come to a sad end. The restaurant, which was overbuilt by 700 square feet, was not in compliance with codes and therefore was forced to halt construction. Due to the fact that all involved parties could not come to an agreement on how to proceed — either by moving past the 700-square-foot difference or finding a solution to amend the building — Paquette and her investors pulled out, leaving the space unfinished with no occupants in the wings. Scout Barbershop, which will open in the space next door, is still waiting to complete their build-out and open for business. Read more about the situation here.
South on 65
If you’re among those Nashville folks that don’t get down to Brentwood much, when you do, you’ll notice all of the new development that’s going on. Of note, CityPark Brentwood, which is a partially occupied shopping strip tucked neatly next to the Synergy Business Park. Two sides of shopping are divided by a lane that leads up to the Mooreland mansion, which has a Hilton Garden Inn rising like a phoenix behind it. The walkable area’s tenants currently include several eateries, a coffee shop, a private fitness facility and a few retail options. Of note, Copper Penny, which is open and offering some beautiful items!
Is Nashville TV-Ready?
According to Skyway Studios, LLC, it is. Investors recently shelled out $10.5 million to purchase a 120,000-square-foot production facility at 3201 Dickerson Pike with the intent of developing the 16-acre campus into a solid movie and commercial production space. The goal is to take Nashville’s reputation as a music city to the next level and become a more robust entertainment hub. Skyway Studios will be headed up by Mark Dvornik, former senior vice president of Paramount’s TV arm. Check out the complete list of amenities available and learn more about this exciting addition to the city at skywaystudios.net.
A Whole New Edgehill Village
Edgehill Village has recently undergone a little facelift, both in terms of property and tenants. The historic property, owned by Edgehill Village Partners since 2014, now houses industry companies Live Nation, AEG and AC Entertainment. For a bite to eat, you can still find popular favorites like Taco Mamacita, Bella Napoli and Dulce Desserts among others, but new options are coming, including Old Glory, a new concept by the owners of East Nashville’s No. 308. Joining the Edgehill retail landscape this fall is Beija-Flor, a premium women’s jeans line; Beija-Flor is set to open on October 20. To learn more about Edgehill Village and the variety of businesses and retail options found there, visit edgehillvillage.com.
Much is Going on in Hillsboro Village
Hillsboro Village continues to grow and evolve into an ever-more-enjoyable destination. Just this month, Revelator Coffee Company and Arcade children’s boutique both opened up. Additionally, plans for a new mixed use property to be developed at the corner of 21st Avenue and Wedgewood were announce. Village 21 will feature apartments and commercial space, including a two-story restaurant that overlooks the bustling intersection in the village. And lest we forget our city’s much-loved Belcourt Theatre, which also made a major announcement this month: a $4.5 million renovation project. The project will include much needed maintenance and repair of building systems and facilities as well as the addition of a new screening room and classroom and meeting spaces. Learn more about the project at belcourtcampaign.org.
The Silly Goose Has Left the Building, but Wait! There’s Wine!
The popular East Nashville eatery The Silly Goose has closed its doors for good. Owner/chef Roderick Bailey has yet to elaborate on the reason behind the closure, but having been open since 2009, the restaurant, which had a loyal following, will definitely leave a void in the East Nashville dining landscape. On the upside, a new restaurant and wine bar is scheduled to open this fall. Bar Luca will open its doors at 1100B Stratton Ave. According to their Facebook page, they will be offering “a curated global wine list, local and high gravity beers and creative food.” We’re excited to check it out, but we need to get over our shock of not being able to enjoy Silly Goose any longer …
Need a Lyft?
If driving and parking in Green Hills has you opting out of the fabulous shopping available in the area, your life is about to improve 10-fold. Earlier this month, The Mall at Green Hills and ride-sharing program Lyft signed an exclusive deal to offer mall shoppers an easy to way to get to the mall and not have to worry about the headache of driving and parking. Door-to-door access is available; Lyft will pick up customers at their homes and deliver them to the designated “Lyft Zone,” located near Cheesecake Factory at the mall entrance. When it’s time to head back home, open the Lyft app, request a ride, and depart from the Lyft Zone. Super simple. The partners are sweetening the deal by offering $20 off your first ride by entering the code GREENHILLS. Learn more about the new option at shopgreenhills.com.
And, we’re assuming you know that Megan Barry has been sworn in as Nashville’s first female mayor. But, we can’t do a monthly round up of new things without mentioning this historic milestone! Congratulations Mayor Barry! To read about the swearing in, see here.
Want more fun news? Check out this article: What’s Happening with Green Hills Grille, Bread & Company and Sam’s
And, if all this change is making you lament the good ol’ days, perhaps this is your article: Feeling Nostalgic: The Brentwood That I Used to Know
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