Explore North Nashville’s vibrant business community

North Nashville covers a lot of area and includes many vibrant neighborhoods, communities and businesses. See some of the bright spots in each North Nashville area in the guide below:

Shugga Hi Cafe's chicken and waffles.

Cleveland Park, Cumberland Heights, Talbot’s Corner, Timberwood, Skyline Village - 37207

This emerging area of North Nashville stretches from the north banks of the Cumberland river to Brick Church Pike between Whites Creek and Madison. There is plenty to discover in this developing area including:

  • Skyway Studios – This production studio is the permanent home of the Pickler & Ben television show, but also features rentable studios with full technical support.
  • Jack Cawthon’s Bar-B-Que – With three locations in Nashville, Jack’s Bar-B-Que has been an institution since 1976.
  • Shugga Hi Bakery & Café – Shugga Hi is a bakery and café on Dickerson Pike that specializes in comfort food like chicken and waffles and hosts a Jazz n Eggs Sunday Brunch every week.
  • Davidson Academy – This private Christian school is a college-preparatory institution for pre-k through 12th grade and has sent students to top universities including Vanderbilt and Belmont.
  • King of Pops – You may have seen these fun popsicles at events around town, but you can find their Nashville headquarters on E Trinity Lane.

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The Market House at the Nashville Farmer's Market.

Germantown, Salemtown, Historic Jefferson Street, Buchanan Arts District - 37208

Home to amazing restaurants and cultural institutions as well as hard-hitting business, make sure to check out what these neighborhoods have to offer, like:

  • Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria – With three locations in North Nashville, Slim & Husky’s has gotten plenty of attention for their tasty pizzas and craft beer selection.
  • Green Fleet Bike Shop – Whether you want to take a bike tour of Nashville or are ready to invest in a new set of wheels, Green fleet has you covered.
  • One Drop Ink Tattoo Parlour and Gallery – One Drop is our only tattoo shop member. Located near TSU, One Drop is also a member of our latest Scale Nashville cohort.
  • The Nashville Farmer’s Market – The farmer’s market is home to an outdoor farmer’s market from April to November, the year-round Market House full of local vendors and restaurants and a garden center.
  • Kingdom Café and Grill – This restaurant aims to offer jobs and training for local individuals to prepare them for future career and success.

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The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel.

Whites Creek - 37189

One of Nashville’s most historic communities, this area was first settled in the late 1700’s. Check out some of the area’s bright spots including:

  • Fontanel – Home to the Fontanel Mansion, lodging and dining options, the Woods Amphitheater, a boutique, a winery, a distillery and outdoor activities, Fontanel has a lot to explore.
  • Anchor Tours, Inc – Anchor Tours offers transportation options like shuttles and charter buses for groups, businesses and more.
  • VF Imagewear – This distribution location services brands in the VF family including Lee, Wrangler, Jansport, Timberland and Vans.

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An event at the Bordeaux-North Nashville Chamber.

Bordeaux, Scottsboro, Bell’s Bend - 37218

Just across the Cumberland river from Metrocenter, you can find these tight-knit communities with a growing business presence. Some of the businesses that call this area home are:

  • Tree’s Beverage Catering Company – Tree’s Beverage Catering Company is the parent company for Tree’s Teas. These teas are available in flavors like mango, pineapple, peach, orange, lemonade and original.
  • Bordeaux – North Nashville Chamber of Commerce – This organization was founded in 2012 to help further the economic development of the entire Bordeaux-North Nashville community.
  • Smokin’ Joe’s Foods – The only catering company in Nashville that provides whole smoked hogs in the southern “pig pickin’ party” tradition.    
  • Airlusions by TNT Exclusive Candles – This local company provides candles, fragrances and skin care products like lotion and shea butter for locations around Middle Tennessee.

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Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Metro Center - 37228

Traditionally a center of business, Metro Center is home to a wide variety of businesses from large corporations to non-profit organizations and more.

  • Tennessee Minority Pages – This local directory brings together the minority-owned businesses that make Middle Tennessee such a diverse business community.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – Second Harvest feeds hungry people and works to solve hunger-related issues. You can volunteer at their headquarters to help them with their mission.
  • United Way of Metropolitan Nashville – Nashville’s United Way focuses on making our community better through education, financial stability and health solutions.
  • Pathway Lending – This community development financial institution helps small businesses grow by providing loans to businesses in low-income areas or that hire low-income employees.
  • Watkin’s College of Art, Design & Film – This private design college was founded in 1885 and has grown to offer bachelor degrees in film, fine art, graphic design, illustration, interior design and photography.

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