Readers looking for divine direction may find what they need at this downtown bookstore called Cokesbury Books. Religious books of all types fill the shelves, and a special section features books on the doctrines of the United Methodist Church. Children's books and toys are also available. If you need a special gift or card with an inspiring message, this store has it, along with a wide selection of religious jewelry and other collectibles.
Birthday parties are not complete without the perfect cake, and that's Darlene's specialty. For nearly two decades this little bakery has consistently been voted one of Nashville's best bakeries. Whether you need cake for a family party, a wedding cake for the big event or several cakes for a catered affair, you will find delicious creations here. Pick the size, flavor, shape and decorations. There are more than a dozen shapes and designs available. There are parking lots nearby. The bakery offers delivery for a fee.
For nearly 40 years, this downtown store has offered the hottest urban styles in the city. Setting trends in both casual and tailored fashions, Sam's features designs from Boss, Nautica and other brands. There's something for everyone here, from classic looks in suits and sports coats to running and athletic gear, including a variety of sneakers and tennis shoes. Sports fans will love the extensive selection of jackets and hats with logos from favorite professional sports teams.
Your visit to the Nashville won't be complete without stepping inside a dance hall for a little boot scootin'. You didn't bring your boots? Not to worry, this downtown boot shop has you covered. It's a Western wear bonanza, featuring styles by Stetson, Wrangler and Justin. Select the pair that's right for you, then take a look at the selection of denim and dresses. Jewelry and accessories will help you finish your urban cowboy look.
The Turnip Truck and Urban Fare Natural Market is the perfect place in The Gulch to grab an incredibly fresh and delicious take out meal or pick up the ingredients to make your own favorite recipe. The deli part of the restaurant offers daily sandwiches and soup specials such as carrot and rutabaga, lemon chicken and artichoke and yellow split pea. Menu options change according to the availability of fresh produce and the creative decisions of Chef Laura Wilson. The market offers visitors a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce as well as a selection of other health food options and organic supplements. -Lynn-nore Chittom
This obscure alleyway is one of the top shopping destinations in Nashville thanks to its many eclectic shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Hidden amongst the new shiny buildings of downtown, The Arcade is a historic industrial building with large skylights overhead lending an outdoor feel, lined with shops and eateries. This shopping destination is quite popular during the lunch and early evening hours due to its proximity to the downtown business area, so plan your visit accordingly.
Over 50 years ago, a young businessman purchased a truckload of salvage fabrics and sold it from his small storefront in downtown Nashville. Today, the former salvage fabric outlet is Nashville's largest supplier of fine fabrics, draperies and linens. Take a leisurely stroll through the expansive showroom of Associated Salvage and select the perfect window treatment from the available blinds, curtains and designer valances. Spruce up your bedroom with beautiful quilts, comforters and coverlets. In-house designers will gladly help you turn your decorating dreams into reality.
Candy and peanuts, two American favorites, are in abundance at this little sweet shop. Located in Nashville's downtown Arcade, Peanut Shop satisfies the sweet tooth. Tins housing peanuts of all varieties make delicious gifts, as do popcorn and assorted nuts. Specialty items such as chocolate-covered peanuts and Jelly Belly brand jellybeans seduce the sweets lover in all of us. Pick up a bag of nuts and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this neighborhood candy store.
Tucked inside a covered walkway on the Union Street, The Arcade offers a unique experience of shopping and dining inside more-that-a-century-old shopping arcade. Built in 1902, this shopping arcade has a number of shops selling flowers, gifts, candies, fresh fruits and many more things that you wouldn't enjoy shopping anywhere else in the city. The restaurants and cafes like The Peanut Shop, House of Pizza and Philips Deli are often crowded by the downtown office-goers who enjoy munching on post-lunch snacks here. Do not miss out on visiting the arcade during the first Saturday of the month as the galleries on the top floor open the doors for Art at the Arcade event for one and all. A must visit even if you are in Nashville for a day.
Stepping out to do the two-step? You'll need some authentic western wear. Even if you don't spend the night scooting your boots, you'll probably want a wearable memento of your visit to the Music City. Trail West carries top-name brands of western apparel. Hats, boots and buckles from Wrangler and Stetson transform any city slicker into an urban cowboy. Cowgirls will also find an extensive selection of western dresses and dance wear.
Whether you are an actor looking for stage makeup or a party-goer in search of the perfect costume, Performance Cosmetic & Costume Company can help you look your best. The store employs some of the best makeup artists and costume designers in the area. Find wigs, beards and make-up to transform you into any character you are cast to portray. Costumes ranging from knights and kings to space aliens are available. In addition to costumes, the store also offers a wide variety of tuxedos and formal wear.
On any given day you'll find a crowd inside this Butler's Run candy shop. Leon has brought this wonderfully sweet New Orleans staple to Nashville. He prepares the very best pralines using sugar, butter and corn syrup. The candy melts in your mouth and carries you into euphoria. Purchase pralines and all Leon's other candies by the pound or in gift tins that will make other people as happy as you are.