New to the Neck of the Woods: Check Out These New Restaurants and Shops

From new shops filled with unique finds to new restaurants with must-try menu items, Brown County has some fresh new faces and places you have got to check out! Over the past few months, we’ve had several new businesses pop up just in time for summer. We can’t think of a better way to spend a summertime weekend than strolling the Village or sightseeing the county while you discover our new gems…be sure to add a meal at one of our new eateries while you’re at it!

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Here’s what’s new…

Bali Makasih Island Imports

baliIf you’re looking for something original and unique, look no further! Straight from Bali, Indonesia, this shop features beautifully hand-carved, wooden items. From a portable chess set, bowls, and vases to wall décor, drums, and animal figurines, it’s hard to believe the sheer talent it would take to carve such creations. Bali Makasih also carries jewelry, mosaic glass, statues, other home decorations, and so much more. Whatever you find here is sure to be a talking piece!

Store Information:
69 West Franklin Street, Nashville, IN 47448
812-593-2404 /
Monday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Big Hempin’

Dedicated to providing high quality hemp products, Big Hempin’ was born out of original ideas, collective reasoning, and an artistic lens to approach design! big hempinWhether it’s beard oil and lip balm you’re after or handmade soaps and super soft washcloths, Big Hempin’ has got you covered. Using whole ingredients and hemp of course, you better believe that all this shop’s loot is au naturale!

Store Information:
41 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN 47448
812-483-3754 /


Furniture, Décor & More

Looking for the perfect finishing touch or must-have home accessory?furniture Check out Furniture, Décor & More! From big items like couches or hutches to cute signs and knick-knacks, this new shop is your go-to for great home decorating. Shabby chic, farm house, rustic…Furniture, Décor & More has something for all tastes. You’ll also find ladies and little girls boutique items, candles, antiques, and more!

Store Information:
227 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN, 47448
765-318-6747 /
Monday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Gnaw Bone Creek Trading Post

gnaw boneA DIYers dream come true, Gnaw Bone Creek Trading Post is antique and flea market heaven! With over 20 antique dealers inside the shop and over 60 vendors at the outside flea market, you’re sure to find the antique you’re after. Check out the General Store for candies, popcorn, and more. There’s even a pizzeria with daily lunch specials. That’s not all…in the future, you’ll be able to camp at the Gnaw Bone Creek Trading Post too!

Store Information:
5515 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN, 47448
812-718-1852 /
Monday-Friday: General Store 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Flea Market Open


Ironweed Gifts and Floral

It’s time to embrace a floral lifestyle…at least that’s what the mantra is at Ironweed Gifts and Floral! ironweedFrom beautiful floral arrangements and potted plants galore to trendy succulents and terrarium starters, Ironweed has flowers and plants, perfect for any occasion. You can even find special French pressed olive oil-based soaps, made with Mediterranean sea plants of course. Stop on by…there’s no better smelling shop in Nashville!

Store Information:
188 South Jefferson Street, Nashville, IN, 47448
812-200-3151 /
Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday


New Harmony Soap Company

new harmonyMade from organic oil and raw Shea butter, New Harmony’s products are more than just soaps and lotions…they are natural skin nutrition! They are even infused with nutrient-rich botanical formulas to optimize skin absorption. Not only will you find all-natural, handmade soaps, New Harmony Soap Company also has a body care line, men’s grooming products, accessories, sets, and more!

Store Information:
59 East Main Street, Nashville, IN, 47448
812-682-0515 /
Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Peddler’s Loft

Satisfy your sweet tooth and shop for some home décor at The Peddler’s Loft! peddlersFrom primitives and candles to Boyd’s Bears and hand painted signs, this store has a little bit of everything. They even have old fashioned candy…caramels, hard candy, candy sticks, rock candy, and more! Get the energy boost you need to continue shopping and find the perfect decoration to take home while you’re at it!

Store Information:
175 South Jefferson Street, Nashville, IN 47448
812-360-7611 /
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday


The Yellow Door Quilt Store

yellowJust look for the yellow door…if you found it, then you’ve arrived at Nashville’s only quilt store! Tucked away in quaint Antique Alley is The Yellow Door Quilt Store. This charming little shop offers tons of beautiful quilt fabrics. At The Yellow Door, there really is a pattern for every person!

Store Information:
81 South Jefferson Street, Nashville, IN 47448
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed


Time Traveler Vintage

From Victorian era and Steampunk styles to Western curiosities and beyond, Time Traveler Vintage has it all! timeOffering one-of-a-kind vintage items, this unique store is chock full of interesting collectibles. At Time Traveler Vintage, you just never know what kind of wonderful treasures you’ll find!

Store Information:
82 East Washington Street, Nashville, IN, 47448
317-989-2263 /


And now for the food…

Brown Bike

Brake from hiking, mountain biking, or shopping for a tasty lunch or dinner at the Brown Bike! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Village as you relax on the Brown Bike’s street side patio. brown bikeDig in to a delicious burger, Greek chicken or roasted veggie pita, or their signature authentic Italian Beef sandwich! There are plenty of fresh salads, fun appetizers, delicious drinks, and creative cocktails on the menu too. Be sure to refresh with the Brown Bike’s mouthwatering Italian ice (spiked or not) and finish up the meal with tableside s’mores for dessert!

Restaurant Information:
110 North Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN, 47448
812-720-7008 /
Tuesday: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed Monday


Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Treat your taste buds to something sweet at Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls! ooeyGoing beyond the classic cinnamon roll, you’ll find unique flavors such as caramel apple, berry, espresso, or German chocolate…each filled with ooey, gooey goodness. More than just its namesake cinnamon rolls, this cute café also offers fresh baked artisan breads, muffins, brownies, pretzels, delicious sandwiches, homemade soups, a large variety of spun coffee, tea, refreshing flavored water, signature smoothies, and a special of the day!

Restaurant Information:
211 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN, 47448
239-269-2187 /
Wednesday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Monday & Tuesday


Sugar Creek Barbeque Co.

sugar creekSitting up the road in Gnaw Bone is Brown County’s newest BBQ joint, Sugar Creek Barbeque Co. With a menu chock full of smoked meats, down home classics, and succulent starters, filling up is easy! Dig in to country fried steak, chicken and waffles, fried catfish, jumbo smoked wings, pulled pork, ribs, brisket, smoked chicken and turkey, and so much more. They even have locally made desserts that are to die for!

Restaurant Information:
4359 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN, 47448
812-988-5810 /
Wednesday & Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed Monday & Tuesday


3 thoughts on “New to the Neck of the Woods: Check Out These New Restaurants and Shops

  1. We are coming down to Nashville in August, and I can’t wait to see the new stores and restaurants. I don’t know if 4 days will be long enough!

  2. thanks for the listings. I will be there next M-F with family…look forwar to checking these businesses out!

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