A New Barbershop Recently Opened in the Old City

Lox Salon owner Brynn Gonzalez celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of her successful Old City business by opening a new part of the business: the Lox Barbershop. With demand growing at the salon, she wanted to offer male clients a personalized experience of their own. Long interested in leasing the space beneath her salon, she signed […]

Two New Businesses Planned for the Holston Building on Gay Street: Vida and The Vault

Jim and Lori Klonaris have announced the addition of two new businesses to their growing portfolio. The owners of Kefi, Cafe Four, The Square Room, The Press Room, and City Catering have purchased the bottom floor and basement of the Holston Building. The Holston, located at 531 South Gay, first opened in 1913 as the […]

Tern Club Brings a Tiki Vibe to Downtown

One of the openings I missed recently was one I’m really excited about. I first wrote about Tern Club last June, including the back story of co-owners Ryan Shanley and Jocelyn Morin. The couple moved from the northeastern U.S., searching for a city that met all their needs and offered an opportunity to launch the […]

Next Level Brewing Company Opens at 700 North Broadway

Next Level Brewing Company held a soft opening this past weekend to large crowds and they officially opened for business last night. I visited early on a cold Tuesday night and found a beautiful space, highlighted by tables constructed by the owners and lighting designed and constructed by Derek White of Bird on the Wire […]

Southern Grit Opens at 126 South Central Street

Downtown’s newest restaurant opens today in the Old City with a familiar face greeting new customers. I first introduced owner B.G. DeHart on this blog in 2013, with the opening of Stock and Barrel, for which he was partial owner. He’s since sold his interest in that restaurant and is back with his latest concept, […]