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Newbies Guide to Nashville: Nearly Post-Pandemic....

If you're looking for drive-by reviews of the things we experienced, scroll to the bottom of this post.

I n i t i a l I m p r e s s i o n s :

We were surprised that:


We were not happy to NOT find the funky little neighborhood that would have quaint little shops and thrifted tschatkes that would appeal to art lovers. —We found it in Austin (SoCo) and in Detroit (Ann Arbor), so we expected their to be one here ESPECIALLY. “Where do the performers buy their funky clothes?” was one of our main questions. The only places we found were King Baby (which was hella expensive!) (see waaaay below) and Pre to Post Modern (which was just ONE place....)🙄🤷🏽‍♀️ We began asking around and could not get a whiff of ANY neighborhood known for such purposes. 😳 Disappointing. 🤷🏽‍♀️


There are NO corner stores, where you can buy water, chips, etc. Typically, everywhere we've traveled—from Austin to San Antonio to Philadelphia to wherever—there is a store—some kind of corner store at the—get this—corner! Sometimes, it's even IN the hotel. It's there that you can buy toothpaste, a piece of fruit, an energy drink, etc. But not here. We walked for miles and, literally, the ONLY convenience store we found was the ONLY one in the 3 mile or so radius from the hotel where we were. But don't get me talking about the location of the hotel.....


We found out that you can ONLY buy wine at ONE—No, you did NOT read that wrong!ONE store downtown! And they DON'T even sell hard liquor downtown at all for retail purchase; only in the myriad of bars and restaurants in the area.