Miranda Lambert, East Nashville Evolution, & Barista Parlor Rises to the Top!

This Week in Tennessee’s News:

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Buy a House in Nashville
Taste of Country :: February 28, 2014

Blake MirandaBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are adding a Nashville zip code to their address book!

In an exclusive interview with Taste of Country’s Sam Alex, Lambert confirms that she and her equally famous husband have purchased a house in Music City.

The power couple are Oklahoma residents, and the ‘Automatic’ singer proclaims that they still plan to live there full time. However, Lambert says it made the most sense to buy something permanent in Nashville, considering…


East Nashville Neighborhood Set to Evolve

The Tennessean :: March 2, 2014

East Nashville Sign

Matthew Strader and his partner, Ross Stone, were scouting for a spot to build their dream home when they first stumbled upon the hill at Fern and Katie avenues and fell in love with the view of downtown Nashville.

They took a bet and built in the area dotted mostly with abandoned homes. “Everybody thought we were crazy,” Strader recalled.
That gamble paid off when that and two other homes the couple built to cash in on demand were sold for record prices…


Barista Parlor Named One of America’s Best Coffee Shops
The Tennessean :: March 5, 2014

barista parlor

East Nashville’s Barista Parlor is among America’s 25 Best Coffee Shops, according to Epicurious.
“Nashville’s Barista Parlor tells the story of its city. Housed in a former auto repair garage in Music City’s hip east side, its design and products represent the top of Nashville’s creative class,” writes Colleen Clark on the website.
In addition to its tasty coffee offerings, Clark also mentions the Southern food. “Pillowy buttermilk biscuits topped with sausage made by neighbors Porter Road Butcher and…



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