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Old 02-23-2020, 06:34 AM
 
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Does anyone know what is going on with the old spring street laundromat across from the broastry?

Old laundromat for sale | Herald Citizen
Couple aims to renovate historic building for small businesses | Herald Citizen
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:37 AM
 
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For those who don't have a subscription to the Herald-Citizen, here are some snippets from the article tragenvol cited above.

Engaged couple Lauren Metts, an architect, and Ben Greening, an electrician, recently purchased the old laundromat on the corner of Spring Street and Walnut Avenue for $290,000 from the J L Watts family.

Watts operated Spring Street Laundromat and North Side Laundry for many years. He died in 2016, and his son listed the building for sale two years later.

Lauren, the daughter of architect Peter Metts, said they'd spent a lot of time looking for renovation projects in the downtown Cookeville area when she saw the sign in the laundromat window.

Peter said he'd love to see a bakery in the first floor of the building... "The bones of the building are awesome," Lauren said.


That area along Spring Street has really seen a renaissance lately with new businesses and renovations. It'll be fun to see what happens with this beautiful old building.

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Old 04-25-2020, 05:11 PM
 
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The old Jenkins & Darwin Department Store space in the historic WestSide was originally going to become a museum of the old Putnam Drive-In. This space was occupied by P-Dilly's which has since moved a couple of blocks west, next to the Spokes bicycle sculpture. Anyway, with local government money being stretched because of the coronavirus mess, the man who was going to open the museum has dropped his plans so as to not compete with other local museums and non-profits for limited funds.

Instead, he's going to open Harper's Rare Books and Collectibles. With over 15,000 rare books in his collection as well as innumerable boxes of old records and antique collectibles collected during his years of working on Broadway in NY and traveling around the world as well as vintage movie posters and such from the old Putnam Drive In, this should be a fun store to peruse. It doesn't stop there: to make things even more interesting, he'll work with the animal shelter to house in his store dogs and cats that need rescuing.

In addition, he's donating some of his vintage children's books to families affected by last month's tornado.

Here's a nice video he made to explain this new venture. It includes some late-night shots of the WestSide after everyone has gone to bed.
https://www.facebook.com/11240534042...7264729550138/

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Old 04-29-2020, 07:57 AM
 
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Several vendors from the Downtown Green Market have pooled their resources and have opened Walnut Street Market. They are modeling it after Knoxville's Three Rivers Co-op (now Three Rivers Market). A co-op is where local farmers and crafts people pool their resources to sell their products in a central location. In this case, everything is organic. They purchased the house at 136 South Walnut that used to be home of Outdoor Experience before it moved over by Dogwood Park. Right now, all orders have to be placed online to be picked up at the store or be delivered within 6 miles, but they're working towards having their store opened every day for walk-ins.

An annual fee of $10 is required to become a member of the co-op. Some of the things available are organic and seasonal produce, meats from local, pasture-raised animals (the uncured bacon is amazing), breads and pastries, organic soaps, salves and household cleaners made in Cookeville, jams, syrups, even locally sewn textiles and shopping bags. The prices are similar and even a little cheaper than comparable organic products at the chain stores. Plus, you're supporting local farmers, artisans, and vendors.

One of the things I miss from Knoxville is Three Rivers Market, so I am thrilled to see Walnut Street Market get started in Cookeville.

https://clg.localfoodmarketplace.com/Index
https://www.facebook.com/Cookeville-...4221167784915/

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Old 06-01-2020, 06:10 AM
 
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A few months ago after the run-down old building on Cedar by the RR tracks was razed, the property owners indicated they plan to put up a new building incorporating retail and residences. I was over there yesterday and noticed they just put up a sign with a rendering of what they're planning. It'll be a nice addition to that part of downtown. The big gray wall just beyond the property is part of the self-storage units that are going to be torn down soon to make way for some much-needed additional parking.




Looking from the other side back towards the RR tracks, you can see cyclists using the trail. It's going to be exciting to see this building rise.

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Old 06-01-2020, 02:06 PM
 
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All for there being more centralized/downtown housing, but that building is not very aesthetically pleasing. Hopefully the finished product looks better than the rendering, and hopefully people actually live there/they're not all just used for Airbnbs.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:18 AM
 
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Mila Mason, an Atlantic recording artist and legendary songwriter who now heads the Faverett Music Group on Nashville's Music Row, is going to open a "listening room," similar to Nashville's Bluebird Cafe or the back of Ernest Tubb's Record Store, in downtown Cookeville above Harper's Vintage Books and Collectibles which should be opening soon. The room will be called "Upstairs at Harper's," and Mila will have singer and songwriter friends and colleagues of hers come perform in the intimate setting that's supposed to replicate many of the smaller clubs found in larger cities. The performances will be called "Mila Mason and friends" and will also be live streamed. Information for the performances will be available in the store which is located in the middle of the historic WestSide neighborhood downtown at 41 West Broad.

In her radio interview with Lewis Matheney earlier this week, Mila discussed with Lewis the burgeoning creative community in Cookeville and how excited she is to be a part of it.

https://newstalk941.com/podcasts/
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Old 08-18-2020, 07:34 PM
 
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This sounds like a fun way to explore downtown Cookeville:

The inaugural WCTE-PBS Downtown Film Festival, in partnership with the Cookeville Performing Arts Center and The Storyteller Agency will illuminate Cookeville’s Historic West Side on August 29, 2020. The festival is a celebration of the best in non-fiction film, including a one-minute competition of viewer-submitted content via the PBS American Portrait digital platform, starring you and your community.

Everyone has a story, and this year those stories will be told in a big way at Downtown Film, with a full schedule of festival award-winning documentaries, interesting talk-backs, engaging workshops with filmmakers, and delicious food and drink from area restaurants and bars. On Saturday evening, as the sun goes down, the festival takes cinema under the stars for an after-dark film walkabout, with the top local videos from the American Portrait video categories projected onto the sides of Cookeville's landmark west side buildings.


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https://www.wcte.org/events/film-festival/


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Old 09-05-2020, 05:25 AM
 
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Westside Mixed Used news:

https://www.ucbjournal.com/construct...e-development/
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:42 PM
 
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With fall in the air, there are several outdoor events downtown to take advantage of the pleasant temperatures: free concerts, free outdoor screenings of classic movies, and free Shakespeare.

Brown Bag Lunch Concerts

Music and lunch will come together four Fridays in October – starting this Friday with Mean Mary – for the Brown Bag Lunch Concert series at the Cookeville Depot Museum.

“This is a long-running series that has been very successful due to its variety and location,” Chad McDonald, Cookeville Leisure Services cultural arts superintendent, said. “Listening to great music while sitting outside on a nice fall day at the depot is about as good as it gets.”

Concerts are 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and admission is free. Blue Coast Burrito lunches may be purchased on site beginning at 11 a.m.




More info:
https://www.ucbjournal.com/cookevill...4CkKx1CZrJ-UP4


Classic Cinema at the Depot

Join us every Friday night in October as we enjoy a FREE, full-length movie out on the west patio under the stars at the Cookeville Depot. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and we'll have popcorn, water and sodas for only $1 each!
*Social distancing will be observed. Please bring a mask to wear when interacting with others.*
Friday, October 2: ET (1982, Henry Thomas/Drew Barrymore)
Friday, October 9: Charade (1963, Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn)
Friday, October 16: The Inspector General (1949, Danny Kaye)
Friday, October 23: Batman: The Movie (1966, Adam West/Burt Ward)
Halloween Cinema Friday, October 30: House on Haunted Hill (1959, Vincent Price)


More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/630211907858437/


Shakespeare in the Park

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc., NYC.

THE CONCEPT: All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London's longest-running comedy.


More info here:
https://www.cookeville-tn.gov/461/Do...re-in-the-Park
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