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The Gold Rush Is Going Non-Smoking; New Heights Brewing Co. Launch Week

And more news to start off the week

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DOWNTOWN - A new 7,000 square-foot speakeasy-themed bar will open in the basement of the Johnny Cash Museum building. Little else is known about the project, but a permit valued at $2.2 million has been issued for the construction. [Nashville Post]

ELLISTON PLACE - The Gold Rush, a longtime Midtown restaurant and bar that has been in operation for over 40 years, is closed temporarily starting today to undergo some minor interior and exterior renovations, including becoming a non-smoking establishment. The restaurant's menus will also see some changes, including concentrating more on local brews and craft cocktails. A reopening is planned for early June. [EaterWire]

NASHVILLE - New Heights Brewing Company is officially hitting the craft beer market today, starting off by debuting four new beers at a launch party at Craft Brewed starting at 5:30 p.m. Other taproom takeovers are scheduled throughout the week, so take a look at the full schedule of launch week events on their Facebook page. [Web]