Jeremy Barlow, the man behind Tayst in Hillsboro Village, said Monday he will close the restaurant's doors after serving a special New Year's Eve dinner. Barlow, who also runs the Sloco deli in 12South, launched Tayst in 2004 and made it Nashville's first certified green restaurant four years later. He says he wants to see more of his wife and two daughters.
“There aren’t enough hours in the week to advocate, expand Sloco, and run a fine dining restaurant — and that leaves zero personal time. I want to see my kids’ soccer games, have board game nights and watch movies, and I need more than one very sleepy night a week to do that,” Barlow said.
Lipscomb University's Institute for Sustainable Practice last week recognized winners of its second annual Green Business Leadership Awards. The winners, listed below, were selected by a committee of five business and non-profit representatives from a statewide sustainable business roundtable.
• Community Servant of the Year: Mayor Karl Dean
• CEO of the Year: Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO, Nissan Motor Co.
• Green Product of the Year: Nissan Leaf electric car
• Public Official of the Year: State Sen. Andy Berke
• Southeast Regional Green Business Innovator: Tabitha Crawford, division president, Balfour Beatty Energy Solutions
• Tennessee Green Innovator: William Pomakoy, Rhodes Car International
• Sustainable Excellence by Design: Collier Construction of Chattanooga
• Sustainable Food Leader of the Year: Jeremy Barlow, owner of Tayst
• Green Service of the Year: Bobby Bandy, Earthsavers
• Sustainable Achiever of the Year: Tiffany Wilmot, president, Wilmot Inc.
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