Neighborhood notes: 7 updates from Southwest Nashville

Belle Meade

Belle Meade Police Department receives law enforcement accreditation

The Belle Meade Police Department is now accredited as an agency by the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation program, according to city offi cials. The agency had to demonstrate it meets 160 law enforcement standards and pass an on-site assessment.

Berry Hill

Nonprofit health group now offers pediatric services

Connectus Health, a Nashville-based nonprofit health care organization, now offers pediatric services, according to the group. Connectus Health, located at 601 Benton Ave., Nashville, provides healthcare to uninsured patients as well as to those who qualify based on income.

Metro Arts narrows down public art project finalists

The Nashville Fairgrounds is one step closer to installing a new public art project. The Metro Nashville Arts Commission approved five finalists at its Oct. 17 meeting. The finalist, who will be selected after final interviews are held in December, will create permanent artwork honoring the fairgrounds.


Local private school unveils sculpture by late Nashville artist

On Oct. 16, Christ the King School dedicated an abstract sculpture by the late Nashville artist Stephen Benneyworth, who died in 2014. “Interlocking Joints,” located in front of the school at 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, is accessible to the public.

Green Hills

Lipscomb University dedicates new campus performing arts building

On Oct. 24, Lipscomb University formally dedicated the George Shinn Center, an $11 million, two-story facility with a performing arts venue as well as classroom and studio space for students enrolled in the university’s George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts.

Oak Hill

Friends of Radnor Lake hosts art sale

Friends of Radnor Lake and The Chestnut Art Group co-hosted the groups’ biennial art show and sale Nov. 8-10, with proceeds benefiting the Radnor Lake State Natural Area. The original artwork featured various scenes and wildlife found at the 1,332-acre natural area.


Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital wins national contest

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit unveiled its renovated pumping rooms Nov. 8 after winning a national contest officiated by Aeroflow Breastpumps on Oct. 30.

North Gulch

New Metro park opens downtown

Frankie Pierce Park, a 2.5-acre green space located at 130 LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, opened Nov. 13, according to Metro Parks and Recreation. The park features a dog park, volleyball courts and more. 615-862-8400.
By Wendy Sturges

A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


Louie's Wine Dive
Louie’s Wine Dive closes Midtown location in Nashville

The bar and restaurant opened in June 2018.

Jessie James Decker's Kittenish in The Gulch to celebrate first anniversary with meet-and-greet

The shop is celebrating its first anniversary with events throughout the weekend.

Nashville SC
Mayor John Cooper, Nashville SC reach agreement on MLS soccer stadium in Nashville

The revised deal follows several months of negotiations between Mayor John Cooper and Nashville Soccer Club.

Dunkin’ opens ninth location in Nashville in Midtown

The new location features the company's "next generation" concept.

Vote here
Early voting for March primary election begins Feb. 12 in Davidson County

All early voting locations will open Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The Metropolitan Courthouse is located at 1 Public Square, Nashville. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Metro Nashville, Shelby County sue state over school voucher program

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board and Shelby County also joined the lawsuit.

Half Price Books
Half Price Books to open this spring in the Belle Meade area

The Dallas-based bookstore has plans to open in May near Belle Meade.

WeGo Transit
WeGo Transit to host meeting Feb. 10 for transit center in Green Hills

WeGo Transit will host an informational meeting on Feb. 10 for a planned transit center in Green Hills.

Assembly Food Hall
Assembly Food Hall in downtown Nashville adds four more restaurants

The new food hall will be home to more than 20 local and regional restaurants.

Newk's Eatery
Newk's Eatery near Belle Meade has closed

The restaurant near Belle Meade closed earlier this year.

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Go to a wine pairing event in Green Hills, watch The Oscars at The Belcourt: 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Feb. 6-9

For those who are looking for something to do this weekend, check out these four events happening in Southwest Nashville.

Pet supplies retailer PetPeople now open in Melrose in Nashville

PetPeople is now open in Nashville's Melrose neighborhood.

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