4 local restaurants and shops that are opening soon

J. Gumbo's - Belle Meade

J. Gumbo's - Belle Meade

Cheekwood Frist Learning Center HoneyFire BBQ <p>Restoration Hardware opens to the public Friday, June 15.</p>

Nashville continues to grow with new business openings throughout the summer. Here are four of the latest ones we have reported:

1. Cajun restaurant J. Gumbo's opened on Wednesday

Fast casual Cajun restaurant J. Gumbo's specializes in New Orleans-inspired dishes like po’ boys and gumbo.

2. Grand reopening of Cheekwood's Frist Learning Center set for later this summer

Cheekwood is postponing the grand reopening of its Frist Learning Center, a renovation project that includes restored horse stables and new and expanded art studios and education spaces.

3. HoneyFire BBQ is expected to open later this summer

Catering service HoneyFire Kitchen is branching out with the addition of HoneyFire BBQ, the company’s first brick-and-mortar business. 

4. Restoration Hardware in Green Hills will open Friday, June 15

The 72,000-square-foot building—officially known as RH Nashville, The Gallery at Green Hills—features a courtyard cafe, wine vault and coffee bar, as well as a rooftop garden showcasing its outdoor collection.


The Centers for Disease Control released new guidance on in-person instruction for K-12 grade schools on March 19. (Courtesy Pexels)
CDC loosens guidelines on social distancing in schools

The updated guidance recommends students maintain 3 feet of social distancing in classrooms while wearing masks.