Trader Joe's to open second Nashville location in Belle Meade

National grocery retailer Trader Joe's is opening a second Nashville location in the Belle Meade area at 90 White Bridge Road, Nashville, according to an announcement on the company's website. The store, which carries private label brands, is located in the Lion's Head Village shopping center.


Amazon partners with Metro Nashville Public Schools to offer computer science, robotics programs

Amazon and Metro Nashville Public Schools announced Sept. 11 a partnership to bring computer science courses and robotics programs to 24 local schools, including six in Southwest Nashville.



Metro Nashville Public Schools board approves chair, vice chair

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board approved at the Sept. 10 meeting two board members to serve one-year terms as chair and vice chair.


Amazon to host job fair in Nashville Sept. 17

Nearly one year after announcing it would create thousands of jobs in Nashville, Amazon is hosting job fairs in six U.S. cities on Sept. 17 to fill 30,000 full-time and part-time positions available nationwide, the company announced Monday, Sept. 9.


Dental practice Smiles Up Nashville now open in Midtown

Dental practice Smiles Up Nashville opened Aug. 19 at 1916 Patterson St., Ste. 712, Nashville. The office …


See how many people voted early in the Davidson County Sept. 12 runoff election

Early voting has ended for the Sept. 12 runoff election, and early voting data shows just less than 50,000 people visited the polls ahead of Election Day.



Belle Meade homeowners to see property tax changes in 2019-20

Homeowners in the Greater Nashville area will begin receiving property tax bills in the mail in the first week of October, according to Metro Nashville. While Metro Nashville tax rates will stay the same, tax rates in Belle Meade will increase for the second time in four years.


Ascension Saint Thomas to host free health care clinic Sept. 7 with dental, vision services and screenings

As part of its Medical Missions at Home program, Ascension Saint Thomas will host its annual free health care clinic in downtown Nashville on Sept. 7.


Los Toritos opens Midtown location in Nashville

Los Toritos opened Aug. 26 in Midtown at 1302 Division St., Ste. A, Nashville. The eatery, which opened its first location in 2018 in Gallatin, serves tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and other dishes.


Nashville Greek Festival, free medical event at Municipal Auditorium: 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Sept. 6-8

Whether it is an annual festival celebrating Greek culture or a day at the Tennessee State Fair, here is a …



Confederate monument to remain in Centennial Park with added historical context

A Confederate monument will remain at its current location in Centennial Park following the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation board’s Sept. 3 decision to not move forward with petitioning its removal or relocation.


Tapas restaurant Americano in Midtown closes

Americano, a tapas bar and restaurant located in Midtown at 1720 West End Ave., Ste. 100, Nashville, closed Aug. 24, according to a social media post from the eatery. The restaurant opened in 2015 in the space formerly home to West End Cafe.


Royal Circus in Wedgewood-Houston closes

Home furnishings store Royal Circus at 438 Houston St., Ste. 150, Nashville, closed its doors Aug. 30, according to a social media post from the company.


Biscuit Love owners open pizza restaurant 'Za in Hillsboro Village

‘Za, a pizzeria owned by breakfast eatery Biscuit Love founders Karl and Sarah Worley, opened Sept. 3 at 2005 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, according to a news release.



Nashville Mayor David Briley signs executive order calling to repeal sanctuary cities bill

In an executive order issued Sept. 3, Mayor David Briley has called on state lawmakers to repeal House Bill 2315—more commonly known as the "sanctuary cities" bill—which went into effect earlier this year. The bill prohibits Tennessee cities from adopting sanctuary policies related to immigration.


A guide to: The Tennessee State Fair

For more than 150 years, the Tennessee State Fair has served as a 10-day gathering for agricultural and educational activities. This year’s event, set for Sept. 6-15, is expected to draw more than 100,000 people for contests, food and midway rides.


All early voting locations now open for Sept. 12 runoff election in Davidson County

Early voting is underway for the Sept. 12 runoff election in Davidson County.


To-do list: 6 events to check out in Southwest Nashville this month

Your ultimate local guide for the months of August and …



Tennessee Highway Patrol to begin strict enforcement of Hands Free Law starting Labor Day Weekend

The Hands Free Tennessee Law—which prohibits drivers from using their phone while driving—became effective July 1, and many law-enforcement officers have given warnings to drivers caught in violation of the laws during the past two months. However, that grace period is about to end.


Belle Meade appoints members of Historic Zoning Commission to determine guidelines for historic district

The Belle Meade Board of Commissioners met Aug. 27 in a special-called meeting to appoint members to a newly created Historic Zoning Commission, which will help the city determine what a historic conservation overlay, also referred to a historic zoning, could look like in the city.