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Blackstone Brewery to Close Temporarily for Remodel; Triple Crown Bakery Opening in Franklin

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MIDTOWN -€” After over 21 years in business, Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery, Nashville's oldest brewpub, will close temporarily after this Thursday to undergo major upgrades. Renovations to the space will take approximately three months and cost up to $300,000. A new taproom is planned to open on Friday at sister location Blackstone Brewery at 2312 Clifton Avenue. [Nashville Post]

FRANKLIN - Triple Crown Bakery is taking over the former Carnivore Meat Market space near downtown Franklin. Located at 735 Columbia Avenue, pastry chef and owner Alena Vaughn plans to open the shop mid-August, offering pastries, cookies and breakfast items, as well as special occasion and wedding cakes. [Tennessean]

NASHVILLE -€” Bao Down, a Chinese street food truck specializing in the popular steamed buns, has started a GoFundMe account in the hopes of raising $12,000 to be put towards the purchase of a brand new motor. Nine days in and they have raised $1,430 of the total goal amount. [Web]