Why I Love…East Nashville
By Katherine McKenna, Loft Information Specialist
I LOVE East Nashville. I love being so close to downtown and the interstate, but still having a yard for my dogs – not to mention the Shelby Dog Park. I love jogging the neighborhood streets and into Shelby Bottoms. I love the old fire station on 16th and renovations of all the old homes built close to the street with small front yards and picket fences. I love all the street fairs and markets, too. There is an Artists’ Market at 14th and Woodland once a month I believe, and the East Nashville Farmer’s Market is held at the Turnip Truck every Wednesday.
I just recently purchased a bike which allows me to travel sans auto not only to Bongo Java but now further to Portland Brew for my favorite cup-a-joe – or, depending on the time of day, to Rosepepper Cantina for the BEST margaritas in Nashville. I love striding into Sweet 16th Bakery at 16th and Ordway and having Ellen, Dan and Al call me by name. All these are locally owned places that make East Nashville unique. Heaven.