New east side Turnip Truck sets opening date

The new East Nashville Turnip Truck Natural Market grocery store is slated to open to customers at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Megan Barry.

Located at 701 Woodland St., the new store will replace the original Turnip Truck, which opened in early 2001 in a small building located at the southwest corner of the intersection of South 10th  and Woodland streets. Owned by H.G. Hill Realty Co., that building will undergo a renovation and be joined by new construction (read more here).

To span 13,000 square feet, four times the size of the original location, the new Turnip Truck will feature hot and cold food bars, a juice bar, a bakery with gluten-free selections and a meat department.

The Turnip Truck bills itself as Nashville’s only “locally owned full-service natural foods grocer.”

Nov 20, 2015 3:25 PM

Proposed east side project lands MDHA OK

The Metro Development and Housing Agency Design Review Committee Tuesday morning approved the concept plan and the setback for a mixed-use building to front Woodland Street in East Nashville.

Local developers Dan Heller and March Egerton are eyeing the project for a site located at the northeast corner of Ninth and Woodland streets. A non-descript warehouse building, opened in 1990, would be demolished with its foundation retained for the new structure. (See the site here courtesy of Google Maps.)

Powell Design Studio is serving as architect.

The new iteration of the building is about 40,000 square feet. Previously, it had been about 55,000 square feet. If built, the structure will rise three stories fronting Woodland and four stories on its back (with an alley separating the building from the structure home to Butcher & Bee, Edley’s, Exit Realty, Fat Bottom Brewing, The Filling Station, Hot Yoga of East Nashville and Scout. Powell also operates on that site.

The development team will need to return for an additional MDHA approval.

Neither Heller nor Egerton could be reached for comment.


(Preliminary conceptual image courtesy of Powell)

(As seen from the southwest with the building fronting Woodland Street)

Nov 17, 2015 11:48 AM

Mid-November groundbreaking slated for East Nashville project

SEV, Hardaway pay $3.45M for site for mixed-use EastSide Heights
Oct 30, 2015 4:38 PM

Southern Grist targets December to start brewing

East Nashville-based Southern Grist Brewing Co. is targeting December to be brewing and an early 2016 opening for its tap room.

The brewery will operate from a 2,200-square-foot space in the building last home to Boone & Sons Neighborhood Market and with an address of 1201 Porter Road (see the site here courtesy of Google Maps).

Kevin Antoon, Southern Grist co-founder and CEO, said the team has landed a permit for the build-out. Paradiddle Designs and Wood Vibez, both Nashville based, will handle the construction of the bar and tables. Nashville-based Dowdle Construction Group is the general contractor, with the permit valued at $120,000.

Antoon said the team, which includes co-founders Jamie Lee and Jared Welch (the latter to serve as head brewer) is not disclosing the full cost to get operational.

The Southern Grist tasting room will offer 12 taps, with four or five “anchor beers” and the remaining taps to turn over every two to three weeks, Antoon said.

“We will ask the customers what beers they want and base our tap turnovers on that,” he said.

Southern Grist will join two other future East Nashville microbreweries: Smith & Lentz will soon open at 903 Main St. in the building last home to Worm's Way and across the street from Fat Bottom Brewing (which will soon move to The Nations on the city’s west side). And East Nashville Beer Works, which is targeting a spring 2016 opening at 320 E. Trinity Lane (read here).


Oct 19, 2015 7:05 AM

Under-construction East Nashville townhomes catch fire

Update: The Nashville Fire Department has ruled the incident an arson and says a second fire set in another unit didn't take hold.

A section of a townhome complex under construction at Douglas and Montgomery avenues will need to be torn down and rebuilt after catching fire early Friday morning. The fire at the Highland Heights project, which will comprise about 30 units when complete, consumed at least two buildings — producing flames that towered 100 feet into the air — and also damaged some nearby utility poles. Check out reports at News2 here and NewsChannel 5 here.


Oct 16, 2015 7:27 AM

Five Points-area project lands $46M permit

Birmingham-based LIV Development has landed a permit for its mixed-use development to be located at the former Nashville Rehabilitation Hospital site a few blocks north of East Nashville’s Five Points district.

Hoar Construction will handle the work, with the permit valued at about $46 million, according to a Metro document.

To be called The Cleo, the five-story building will include 291 apartment units and some retail space.

Read more here.

(Image courtesy of LIV)

Oct 15, 2015 6:45 AM

East Nashville bakery, dessert store closing

Two years after opening her East Nashville vegan bakery and café, Karina Khan will close the doors to Khan's Desserts this Sunday. The chief culprit — cue some It City teeth-gnashing — is the fast-rising rent at the corner of Porter and Eastland avenues. Lizzy Alfs at The Tennessean has more info here.

Oct 12, 2015 7:22 AM

Wine bar/restaurant coming to East Nashville

Matt Rogers at Eater Nashville has some good details about the progress being made on Bar Luca just off Gallatin Road in East Nashville, near Barista Parlor. The wine bar and restaurant will be able to house about 50 guests and is scheduled to open its doors in November.

Sep 23, 2015 10:15 AM

Ground breaks for east side cottage home project

East Greenway Park to offer health, environmental elements
Sep 16, 2015 11:46 AM

MDHA approves two East Nashville projects

Committee OKs concept plans for boutique hotel, retail/apartment building
Sep 15, 2015 1:07 PM