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HUDGINS: Downtown loses familiar shops

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The Bungalow and Well Suited are moving. And Ray Hines & Co., who is selling inventory at a discount, and The Colonel’s Shoppe have all decided to shut their doors in recent weeks.

According to the Only Downtown Business Alliance, The Bungalow Antiques is relocating to Vine Street and will only be open one day a month.

Well Suited is going to online sales only and has changed its name to Swell Suited.

The men’s clothier can be found at swellsuited.com.

Nashville food bank celebrates anniversary

Nashville’s largest food and drink festival is celebrating 10 years in the Music City from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

The event will return to the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, host a ton of local restaurants, and send a portion of the ticket proceeds to benefit the Tennessee Hospitality Association, according to a press release.

In honor of its 10-year anniversary, the Nissan Taste of Music City will once again be hosting an all-inclusive event, allowing attendees to enjoy unlimited tastings for one price.

A limited number of tickets will be available, which can be purchased in advance online at TasteOfMusicCity.com for $45 (plus tax) or at the gates for $55 (plus tax) if not sold out. Tickets include all food and beverage samples from some of the Nashville’s best restaurants and beverages that call Music City home.

Participating restaurants are as follows: BB Kings, Benchmark, Boswell’s Grill, C&K Catering, Chappy’s On Church, Corner Pub, Dan McGuiness, Dipstixx & Mad Treatz, Finezza Italian Bistro, Hooters – Downtown, Incredible Dave’s, Jets Pizza, Jim n Nick’s, Life Care Center of Hickory Woods, Longhorn Steakhouse, MAFIAoZA’S, Martin’s BBQ, Mirko Pasta, Noshville Delicatessen, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Olivia Olive Oil, Popcorn Village Popcornopoly, Porta Via, Puckett’s 5th & Church, Qdoba, Red Rooster, Shoney’s, Swankys Taco Shop, Taco Mamacita, The Bridge at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, The Cake Project, The Dog Of Nashville, The Wild Cow, Tilted Kilt, Watermark, Yin Yang Cup Cake Bar.

The following beverages will also be on site: Beachaven Vineyards Winery,Corsair Artisan,George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Gerst Beer,Hap & Harry’s Lynchburg Lager,Heroes Vodka,Lotus Energy Drink,Metro Water,Popcorn Sutton Tennessee White WhiskeyReal Water,Stonehaus Winery,Sumner Crest Winery, Yazoo Brewing

Music from the San Rafael Band will be kicking off the event at 5 p.m. with some smooth jazz and Latin music. Then, at 7 p.m., Mike Bauer will take the stage with some blues, fusion and rock.

In the past, the event has been able to support the Second Harvest Food Bank and Martha O’Bryan Center. This year, the Nissan Taste of Music City is proud to announce a new partnership with the Tennessee Hospitality Association, an organization dedicated to being the advocacy voice and source for information and education for lodging and dining establishments in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Hospitality Foundation presents scholarships to students studying in the hospitality field who are recognized as being in good standing academically and contributing to the enhancement of the hospitality industry.  Scholarships are given to the schools in the students’ names to be used for tuition, books, or other expenses related to their education.

More information regarding detours, tickets, and more can be found at TasteOfMusicCity.com.
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