Historic Germantown’s Annual Holiday Tour Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 4-7PM


Tickets are $25/person – Click here to purchase your ticket.

One of Nashville’s oldest neighborhoods, Historic Germantown, will be celebrating the season with our annual Holiday Tour. Historic meets new urban design this year as we showcase some of our neighborhood’s magic.
This event will benefit Crossroads Campus.


We are excited to announce the Tour will begin at The Flats at Taylor Place.

A creative, urban community where the past and present meet in perfect harmony, they are a good neighbor. Bask in the stunning design, open spaces and urban décor.”


Tempered’s Staci Bockman will treat us to an expert chocolate tasting and wine pairing. Tempered Café and Chocolate is the creation of 312 Pizza Company founders (Staci Bockman, Daniel Bockman, Stormy Wolff, Bill Wolff, and Kimberly Wolff). Staci Bockman’s dream to open a chocolate shop came to fruition when the Germantown storefront became available. December will hallmark their second anniversary. Nothing tastes better with chocolate than red wine or champagne, so you will be in for a treat.
Stroll historic streets, stopping at festive homes and churches. Enjoy new friends and old, while relishing all that makes our community splendid in every way, especially during the holiday season.


Last stop on the Tour will be Cochon Butcher | Nashville, a butcher shop, a sandwich counter and a wine bar. Inspired by old-world meat markets, Butcher specializes in house-made meats, terrines and sausages. GM, Gabe Fairchild, will offer an assortment of charcuteries to please your palate. This favorite spot opened its doors in the Spring of 2015. A New Orleans original, Butcher’s culinary delights remind many of the days when Germantown was the center of good meats in Nashville.


Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association is pleased to donate proceeds from the Tour to Crossroads Campus. Most are aware of their work with homeless animals, yet their commitment to fostering underserved youth has been equally successful. StyleBlueprint recently interviewed Crossroads’ founder, Lisa Stetar.

Lisa Stetar of Crossroads Campus: FACES of Nashville
November 6, 2016 – Alex Hendrickson
With the aim of putting the healing power of the human-animal bond to work, Lisa Stetar founded Crossroads Campus, a Germantown-based nonprofit that works to help neglected animals and homeless Nashvillians by nurturing a bond between the two and helping them to learn and heal from — and with — one another. Through her work, Lisa is able to enrich the lives of those with whom she works. Today, she gives us a closer look into the nonprofit, offers ways you can get involved, shares her favorite spots in Germantown and suggests a few good reads. It is with great joy that we welcome Lisa Stetar, Founding Director of Crossroads Campus as our newest FACE of Nashville.


Mark your calendars, tell your friends and bring your family and loved ones on Sunday, December 4, 2017, from 4-7PM.
Tickets are $25/person – Click here to purchase your ticket.

Oktoberfest Road Closures

Street parking will be TEMPORARILY restricted in the festival area on October 7 – October 9, 2016. Please plan to park your vehicle in an alternate location on the event dates. Any vehicle left in the NO PARKING areas, during dates listed, will be ticketed and towed at owner’s’ expense.

Monroe from Rosa Parks to 4th Ave N
7th Ave N from Madison to alley at 700 Monroe St

Monroe from Rosa Parks to 4th Ave N
7th Ave N from Madison to Taylor
6th Ave N from Madison to Taylor
5th Ave N from Madison to Hume
4th Ave N from Hume to Van Buren
Taylor from Rosa Parks to 5th Ave
Taylor from 5th to first alley
Van Buren – 5th to just before the first alley

All street closures will be through Sunday, October 9th midnight unless noted above

Traffic on Taylor will only be allowed for restaurants, employees, residents and businesses. There will be “No Parking” signs on both sides of Taylor from Rosa Park to 5th Ave and Madison from 6th Ave to 7th Ave as required by Metro.

Neighborhood Residents will have access to all alleys throughout the festival to access homes and businesses.

More information on the Nashville Oktoberfest website.

August 15, 2016 Development Committee Meeting Agenda

Date: August 15th, 2016 – 6:30-8:00

Location: The offices of Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) at 1401 5th Ave (the corner of 5th and Taylor next to 5th and Taylor restaurant)


  • 6:30-7:00: Hawkins Partners will present plans for the 1321 2nd Ave project (Southern Mechanical Building at the corner of 2nd and Taylor).  The plan is for townhomes to be built on the site.
  • 7:00-7:30: Nick Dryden, with DAAD Group, will present revised plans for the Hattie B’s project that will be located at 709 Monroe and 1214 and 1216 Rosa Parks
  • 7:30-8:00: Discuss revisions of the Historic Germantown Guidelines

July 18, 2016 Development Committee Meeting Agenda

Date: July 18th, 2016 – 6:30-8:00


Location: The offices of Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) at 1401 5th Ave (the corner of 5th and Taylor next to 5th and Taylor restaurant)
· 6:30-7:00: Discuss Traffic and Parking Plan of Action
· 7:00-7:15: Discuss tweaking of the Historic Germantown Guidelines
· 7:15-8:00: Other Business

Historic Germantown Nashville, Inc. receives grant to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth through the arts

Contact: Suzanne Lynch, 615-741-1703,


June 16, 2016


Historic Germantown Nashville, Inc. receives grant to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth through the arts


NASHVILLE — Historic Germantown Nashville, Inc., along with 12 other recipients that include nonprofit organizations, cities and local governments, has been awarded a FY 2017 Creative Placemaking grant distributed by the Tennessee Arts Commission.


Historic Germantown Nashville, Inc. will use the $5,100 award for the Little’s Fish Market: Windows on Germantown Mural Project.


Historic Germantown Nashville, Inc. is targeting five blank blocked-in windows at Germantown’s Little’s Fish Market for neighborhood themed murals. The organization will host a community meeting for residents to explore ideas for the murals and select five artists to paint the murals. Summer students at Buena Vista Elementary School will also be invited to learn more about the murals.


“While modern day Germantown works on restoring and bringing Nashvillians into the urban core to live, work and play, it is no surprise that they deserve to be awarded the Tennessee Arts Commission grant. It is will great pleasure that I congratulate them and celebrate their ongoing quest for making Nashville a better place to live,” said Senator Thelma Harper.


The Creative Placemaking grants competition was designed to help build stronger communities through the arts to enhance the distinctive character of local Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business visibility and public safety, increases tourism and brings diverse people together to build shared understanding of culture and community.


“The mural project will serve as a way of increasing connections among community residents,” said Representative Harold M. Love, Jr. “It will enhance the neighborhood’s quality of life through original artwork painted by local artists.


In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of their neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities or assets.


“These investments support local efforts to enhance quality of life, increase economic and creative activity, and help create and expand a distinct sense of place through the arts,” said Anne B. Pope, Executive Director for the Tennessee Arts Commission.


The Commission’s allocation process involved a review by an independent panel that included national experts on creative placemaking and local leaders. The panel met on May 26, 2016 to evaluate all eligible applications based on published criteria. All grant applications were evaluated on a competitive basis, taking into account the project type, geographic location and whether the project was in a rural or urban community.


With the mission to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities, the Commission funds a variety of arts projects through several grant categories. Each year, these grants help fund arts and cultural activities for more than 600 schools, local governments and nonprofit organizations in communities across all 95 counties. Visit for more information.