Nashville may be known for its music scene, but it’s also home to creatives making the city a destination for design, food, art and fashion.

When Benjamin Goldberg was just a 23-year-old college graduate trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life, he and a friend decided to open a bar in an abandoned warehouse in The Gulch.

The plan didn’t make much sense: The area, in southwest Nashville, was off the radar, and Goldberg had little business or culinary acumen. The space, though, epitomized where he wanted to hang out. “It was a snapshot of my life at that time,” says Goldberg, now 38. “And somehow the people in Nashville understood it and came out.”

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