Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency officials have approved about a dozen applications from local artists to live in the Ryman Lofts, a 60-unit building that will open its doors on Rolling Mill Hill next spring. Nina Cardona has more details on how the project is progressing and just who has been applying to live there.
Fish & Co., the eatery that last moved to 12South from the Adelicia condo tower, has closed its doors. Dana Franklin reports at Bites that its high-profile spot will be taken up by the first Tennessee location of Taqueria del Sol, a fast-casual concept out of Atlanta. On the local development team for Taqueria del Sol — check out the chain's site here — is Tony Halligan, who left Stoney River Legendary Steaks almost two years ago.
The chain's website touts numerous kudos: In 2007, Bon Appétit picked Taqueria del Sol as a “Top American Restaurant” and Garden & Gun named the turnip greens one of the “100 Southern Foods You Absolutely Must Try Before You Die.”
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Listening Room Cafe owner Chris Blair says he will reopen his venture in the former Luau Louie's Hula Hut building at Second Avenue South and Molloy Street. Workers are renovating the space, which should be ready for business before the end of the year, and Blair wants to build out his brand soon after.
The new location will offer nightly shows, additional parking, and a fully renovated stage and bar. Upon reopening, Blair also plans to launch additional business components for the brand, which will include a publishing company division (Emerge Nashville) and a full service video and audio recording division.