From mainstays like Zanies comedy club and Grimey’s record shop to vintage retailers and luxury consignment shops, hip and trendy 8th Avenue still exudes the vibrant energy it has had since the 70’s. Home to some of Nashville’s most unique shopping experiences, the area also features a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Further south, 8th Avenue turns into Franklin Pike, the heart of Melrose. Revered for some of the best food in Nashville, restaurants featuring local and international cuisine dot the street. New condo and townhome developments also make the Melrose neighborhood a popular residence for newcomers and natives alike.