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.


Mayor John Cooper speaks at his inauguration event Sept. 28 at Stratford STEM Magnet High School. Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper
Metro Nashville Police officers to wear body cameras during pilot program

A report commissioned by District Attorney Glenn Funk estimated the deployment of body-worn cameras department-wide would cost Metro Nashville more than $36 million per year.

Ludlow's Gumbo Bar & Steak opens in 12 South in Nashville

The restaurant in 12 South is operated by the owners of Brentwood-based restaurant Ludlow & Prime.

The Harding House
The Harding House closes at the Belle Meade Plantation

The Harding House opened at the Belle Meade Plantation in 2011.

Big Machine
Big Machine Distillery & Tavern opens Berry Hill location in Nashville

The distillery is owned by Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group.

Red Phone Booth
Cocktail lounge Red Phone Booth now open in downtown Nashville

Red Phone Booth is modeled after a Prohibition-era speakeasy.

Daniel Diermeier
Vanderbilt names University of Chicago Provost Daniel Diermeier as ninth chancellor

Daniel Diermeier replaces Nicholas S. Zeppos, who stepped down in August after more than a decade as the university's chancellor.

Dog care facility Bark Public House now open in The Gulch in Nashville

Bark Public House offers dog boarding, training services and more.

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Metro Nashville Council approves increased water, sewer rates

The water and sewer rate increases go into effect in January.

CBD oil
Hemp production, CBD on the rise in Southwest Nashville

Hemp production has risen dramatically in the past year.

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