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Old 02-29-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)
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There was a great spread with photos in the N.Y. Times travel section about East Nashville's resurgence. This is great press for our city.

Nashville?s East Rebounds From Tough Times - Slide Show - NYTimes.com
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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Cool. Thanks for sharing that. (Can't rep you any more or I would...)
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Gotcha covered Don and Aires - VERY GOOD FIND!!! I'd move there if I wasn't so darn old . . .
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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Great to see the great independent businesses on the eastside getting more national press!
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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Not hating on East Nashville (really, I'm not), but LOL at it being "a hub for Nashville's culturally savvy." That really depends who you ask (and on your definition of culture). I just think its funny because there are a certain set of people who would say that about East Nashville, and there are also a lot of people who would not.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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I'll take the bait... East Nashville has been a musician/songwriter's haven for well over a decade and over that same period of time it has attracted a host of eclectic shops, "artsy" people, folk artists and musicians, diverse restaurants, "Americana" type culture. I definitely would call it a cultural hub. Maybe not Cheekwood/Frist Center/Schermerhorn Center "high culture" but certainly its own variety and one that appeals to many. Now, if they said it was "THE cultural hub of Nashville" I'd probably agree with you, but certainly you can't deny that it has attracted a pretty eclectic art and cultural scene there. I'd also put 12South, Hillsboro Village, Jefferson Street and Green Hills in the same category. Maybe even Germantown though I don't think it's developed quite the art scene yet.

EDIT: that may be the first time in the history of C-D that someone has put "Jefferson Street" and "Green Hills" in the same sentence.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I'll take the bait... East Nashville has been a musician/songwriter's haven for well over a decade and over that same period of time it has attracted a host of eclectic shops, "artsy" people, folk artists and musicians, diverse restaurants, "Americana" type culture. I definitely would call it a cultural hub. Maybe not Cheekwood/Frist Center/Schermerhorn Center "high culture" but certainly its own variety and one that appeals to many. Now, if they said it was "THE cultural hub of Nashville" I'd probably agree with you, but certainly you can't deny that it has attracted a pretty eclectic art and cultural scene there. I'd also put 12South, Hillsboro Village, Jefferson Street and Green Hills in the same category. Maybe even Germantown though I don't think it's developed quite the art scene yet.

EDIT: that may be the first time in the history of C-D that someone has put "Jefferson Street" and "Green Hills" in the same sentence.
I'd rep you if I could. I agree and think it's not an opinion that it is a hub, it's a fact. I mean look at some of the cultural icons that live there like Ben Folds, Todd Snider, Old Crow Medicine Show, etc.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Not hating on East Nashville (really, I'm not), but LOL at it being "a hub for Nashville's culturally savvy." That really depends who you ask (and on your definition of culture). I just think its funny because there are a certain set of people who would say that about East Nashville, and there are also a lot of people who would not.

I think to the outside world, Music Row, Lower Broadway, and Opryland are the cultural centers of town...

But as for the average Nashville resident, that's not where we look. I tend to agree with Don. East Nashville has become a powerful creative center within the community, and it is just starting to get some real recognition outside of the local media.

I think each of Nashville's urban neighborhoods have some level of cultural impact on the city...but I believe East Nashville has definitely taken the reigns as the top spot as far as influence.

I do think one place Don left out is West Nashville (Sylvan Park/Richland Park area). Other than that...I think he hit the high points.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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I don't disagree that it is one of many "cultural hubs" in Nashville. Certainly it is. Nobody would argue that East Nashville is not a hub of a certain culture.

What struck me as funny was saying that it was a hub for Nashville's "culturally savvy." What does that mean? Who are Nashville's "culturally savvy"? Perhaps it's just funny because that is something that I envision a lot of East Nashville types saying about themselves (i.e., thinking of themselves as culturally savvy). It's kind of elitist, but in a counter-cultural way--counter-cultural elitist, if you will.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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I'd rep you if I could. I agree and think it's not an opinion that it is a hub, it's a fact. I mean look at some of the cultural icons that live there like Ben Folds, Todd Snider, Old Crow Medicine Show, etc.
Also, I didn't think Ben Folds lived in EN. I thought he lived in Vandy/Green Hills area... ?
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