East Nashville mural at Five Points by Nathaniel Allen; photo: Nicole Keiper
Over those months, we’ve tried to keep tabs on the comings and goings and good news and bad news in the neighborhood, sometimes successfully, always enthusiastically. As the year winds down, we figured we’d take a quick look back at some of the more eventful moments from the back half of 2011. (We realize it’s a brief span, but in Internet time, five months is, like, Geocities old?)
Take a look below.
East Nashville, With Love says hello, with brutal earnestness.
Holland House enacts an adults-only policy, local Internet natives get way restless. Good times.
The 2011 Tomato Art Fest brings out a whole lotta people to celebrate a whole lotta tomato.
The Dog Spot opens its doggie doors.
We wander around the neighborhood with a camera and an Instagram app trying to capture East Nashville, in pictures.
The Family Wash’s neighboring corner gets revived as Porter Crossing, reinvigorated by Arts Market.
Germantown Cafe East opens up in the space that housed Allium, and we thoroughly enjoy their food-lottery soft opening.
Five Points Pizza opens its doors, and the born-and-raised New Yorker behind this site is pumped.
Nissan partners with Inglewood’s Urban Green Lab, bringing big funds and giving the green-minded community center a big push toward coming to life.
A couple of East Nashville guys translate Terminator 2 with Shakespeare’s words; we think the results are weird and wild and wonderful.
Singer-songwriter vintage goods seller Nikki Lane takes a beautiful Walk of Shame.
The East Nashville “Thriller” flash mob returns, in all its zombified glory (with video).
Olive & Sinclair’s Smoked Nib Brittle arrives, we do a verbal happy dance.
Local retailers fight the Black Friday mall frenzy with 5 Points Friday.
Porter Road Butcher and The Bloomy Rind open up on Gallatin Rd.
Those notes above are just a few of many 2011 happenings around here. Early 2012 looks like it’ll be interesting too, with the expected openings of vintage goods shop/theater Logue’s Black Raven Emporium, new restaurant Lockeland Table Community Kitchen and Bar and by-the-cup coffee stop Barista Parlor, for starters.
Hang around, and we’ll do our best to keep tabs on things in 2012. Thanks for coming around these past few months.
We miss something huge? Weigh in in the comments.