Seems like the pace is ever-increasing for new business openings in Nashville, and that’s why we write this article each month — to keep you in the know. We keep up with all the news and cultivate only the info you’ll be interested in. Stuff like …
Holler & Dash is Coming to Town
Southern foodies rejoice! Holler & Dash is coming to Brentwood this November. The biscuit house, known for their fast-casual vibe, boasts a menu rich in Southern flavors and premium ingredients. “One of our core values at Holler & Dash is a belief in the goodness of real food,” says Holler & Dash’s Director of Culinary Chef Brandon Frohne in a media release. “We’re bringing ‘the dash’ to fast casual by taking some flavors you know and love but mashing them up with some more unexpected ones — and we’re putting it all on top of a melt-in-your-mouth biscuit.” You had us at biscuit, my friend.
The new Brentwood location joins the Holler & Dash family, currently with two locations — one in Homewood, Alabama, and another in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A fourth location is scheduled to open in Celebration, Florida, by the end of the year, as well. To learn more, visit holleranddash.com.
Props to Peg Leg and Martin’s: Top 50 BBQ Joints!
A nice, big, pork-filled shout-out to Nashville’s own Peg Leg Porker and Martin’s Bar-B-Que for being named one the South’s Top 50 BBQ Joints by Southern Living. If you have yet to experience what all the hoo-ha is about, head to Martin’s (several locations; see website for details) and head to Peg Leg Porker in the Gulch at 903 Gleaves St., Nashville, TN 37203. Here’s a quick look at your choices:
Green Hills’ newest contemporary fashion boutique Diana Warner has moved to a temporary location on Hillsboro Road near the Bluebird Cafe while they await completion of their permanent location at the former Bread & Co. space across the street. Diana Warner carries a variety of popular brands including Aviate, Yeti, Robert Randolph bow ties and many more fantastic looks for men and women. You can find Diana Warner at 4094 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215; their permanent address will be 4107 Hillsboro Pike — and we will keep you posted once they’ve moved in. Learn more at dianawarnerstudio.com.
New Cidery in We-Ho
Watch out craft beer, there’s a new craft product coming to town. Plans were announced this month for the opening of a new craft cidery in We-Ho, with the opening of Diskin Cider planned for next April. Locals Adam Diskin and Todd Evans are the brains behind the business, which will offer several hard ciders created from mostly locally sourced apples; seasonal options will also be available. Diskin will be located at 1235 Martin St., Nashville, TN 37203.
Alton Lane is Now Open
Luxury men’s store Alton Lane is now open in Edgehill Village. Men in search of style can find the perfect fit in suits, shirts, blazers, pants, even tuxedos, as well as accessories and outwear. Stop by and get measured at 1200 Villa Place, Suite #405, Nashville, TN 37212. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday.
Fresh Option for Asian Food
Nashville’s food scene continues to explode with one of the most recent openings being The Eastern Peak. Billed as “Superior Asian Cuisine,” The Eastern Peak features hand-picked ingredients to create authentic Thai and Japanese dishes. Click here for a complete menu. The Eastern Peak is located at 536 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more on the website or at (615) 610-4888.
Blackstone Temporarily Closes
Heads up, Blackstone fans. The long-time favorite brewery/restaurant located at 1918 West End Ave. is closed for several months for a remodel. If you can’t live without one of their brews, you can still head over to their Taphouse, located at 2312 Clifton Ave., Nashville, TN 37209, for a quick fix. Hours there are Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Welcome Back, Belcourt!
After a seven-month renovation and remodel, Nashville’s beloved Belcourt Theatre is back open for business, and it’s a beauty! Upgrades include a new concession stand, a third theater, larger (and ADA-compliant) bathrooms, new education and outreach space upstairs and much more. Stop by the Belcourt at 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN 37212. Learn more at (615) 846-3150, and get a lineup of current shows at (615) 383-9140 or online at belcourt.org.
Nashville General Store Opens in Marathon Village
In a sort of “Happy birthday to me,” Jack Daniel’s celebrated the 150th anniversary of the distillery by opening the Nashville General Store, the first ever retail spot outside of the distillery’s Lynchburg, TN, home. Located in Marathon Village, Nashville General Store features a variety of products from clothing and accessories to guitars, gifts and more. The 1,500-square-foot store is located at 1310 Clinton St., Nashville, TN 37203.
World Gym Music City to Open Next Year
Plans were announced this week for World Gym International to open in the North Gulch in 2017. The facility, owned by Johnny Wilkins, will be located in the former Music City Auction space at 114 George L. Davis Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203. Guests can enjoy 25,000 square feet fill with machines, equipment, training facilities, tanning, massage rooms, locker rooms and more. Stay tuned for opening date and details.
The Mockingbird Nashville Lands in Nashville
Maneet Chauhan, owner, executive chef and the brains behind Chauhan Ale & Masala House, along with her three fellow members of Morph Hospitality Group, is partnering with Chef Brian Riggenbach and Mikey Corona to open The Mockingbird Nashville. Billed as a “modern, elevated diner concept,” The Mockingbird will open at 121 A 12th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203. Look for comfort foods with an international flare and a beverage program that includes frozen cocktails and adult milkshakes. Learn more at mockingbirdnashville.com.
Burgers on the Go
Beloved burger joint Burger Republic announced earlier this month a new initiative with the launch of its catering business, BIG RED Catering. “Now people in the greater Nashville area can enjoy the goodness of our award-winning food anywhere they want,” Drew Jackman, who partnered with Jeff Warne to create Burger Republic, says in a media statement. “Our BIG RED trailer is available for fresh, on-site cooking for either buffet or walk-up service. A large flat-screen TV is mounted near the service window and is customizable for events.” Pick-up and delivery options are also available. To learn more, visit the website or call (615) 332-4385.
Spell’s Opens in the Nations
Spell’s Dancewear, a Green Hills retail staple for all-things-dance since 1978, moved from their long-time home in Green Hills to a new location in the Nations earlier this month. The full-service dancewear boutique opened in their new space earlier this month at 708 51st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more at (615) 292-4387 or just swing by — and remember, there’s no shortage of places to eat and things to do in The Nations!
Mas Tacos is Expanding
And last but certainly not least, East Nashville favorite Mas Tacos Por Favor is enjoying some great changes this summer. Guests will find more tables and expanded hours, and some additional yum on the menu in the way of margaritas and sangria. Swing by to indulge for yourself!