'Cha Chah and Nashville didn't quite click'

Arnold Myint is closing his three-year-old Cha Chah restaurant on Belmont Boulevard but will keep open the space through the winter for some special events. After that, Myint says he will come back with another concept that will include some recognizable features and other new ones.

“For the past three years, my team and I have given it what we could to offer Nashville a great dining experience.” said Myint. “Unfortunately, Cha Chah and Nashville didn’t quite ‘click,’ so it is bittersweet that Cha Chah will be closing its doors.”

Get more perspective on Bites.

Nov 1, 2012 10:48 AM

Elaine Turner boutique slated for The Mall at Green Hills

Elaine Turner Designs, a Texas-based luxury handbag and shoe brand, is opening its first boutique outside of the Lone Star State, with a Nov. 8 grand opening slated for The Mall at Green Hills.

To feature Turner’s signature pink and silver design, the store — the company’s fifth — will occupy a 1,600-square-foot space in the mall, according to Monica Garza, Elaine Turner Designs' director of retail. The store opening coincides with the launch of a plan to open 50 retail locations in five years, company officials said.

“The decision to come to Nashville was a combination of an opportunity too good to pass up in a proven wholesale market,” founder Elaine Turner said in a release. “There’s a very synergistic relationship between us and the people of Nashville. Plus, I love country music.”

Turner launched her company in 2000, and her handbag and shoe collections have been featured on The Today Show and in InStyle, People, Lucky, Coastal Living, O The Oprah Magazine and Real Simple.

Oct 31, 2012 7:15 AM

VU Credit Union to reopen

The Vanderbilt University Credit Union will return to its renovated offices in the Oxford House and be open for business effective Monday, Nov. 5.

Located at 1313 21st Ave. S., the Oxford House (pictured here courtesy of Google Maps) is recognized for its old-school barber shop located at the ground level and on the building's southeast corner.

The VUCU has operated in temporary quarters at Vanderbilt Place since June, when Oxford House space renovation began. Read the full story here at myvu.com.

Oct 30, 2012 11:28 AM

Dozen approved for Ryman Lofts move

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.

Oct 29, 2012 8:26 AM

Fish & Co. making way for Atlanta taqueria concept

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.”

SEE ALSO: A bevy of other 12South development news from 2012

Oct 26, 2012 2:10 PM
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Terrazzo office, retail space sells to unidentified buyer

Seller Canyon-Johnson Fund had $20M invested in Gulch building
Oct 24, 2012 4:58 PM

European-influenced residential project slated for Germantown

Franklin-based developer places emphasis on traditional exterior design
Oct 24, 2012 6:50 AM

E|Spaces growing in Belle Meade

Co-office concept adding work, meeting space at Hill Center
Oct 22, 2012 11:48 AM

The Food Biz: Husk on the Hill

Decorated chef Sean Brock brings respected restaurant to former Andrew Chadwick's Rutledge Hill space
Oct 21, 2012 11:00 PM

Melrose Theater project lands financing, breaks ground

Long-planned development will include residential, retail, reuse of theater space
Oct 19, 2012 1:03 PM