Able Trade Industrial Makerspace Opens in the Old City

For Spencer Ratliff, necessity met opportunity in a strange season. While many businesses are facing daunting challenges, he’s taken his growing business and shaped a new venture at 203 West Jackson Avenue at the western end of the Jackson Terminal Building. Able Trade has opened for business and they are hosting an open house this […]

Rebel Kitchen and Old City Wine Bar to Close

The Old City took a double hit this weekend with the announcement that the Old City Wine Bar will close after four years of operation and Rebel Kitchen will close after having been open just over a year. Owner Thomas Boyd says he still believes the changes that he anticipated are happening in the Old […]

Yoga 865 Opens in the Old City

Yoga 865 opened to its first class last week. Located in the Old City at 103 West Jackson, it is downstairs from Lox Salon and next to the new barbershop. Emily Pace is the owner and Micole Price will help manage the space. They will each teach classes. Emily grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, […]

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 […]

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, […]