"What a difference a decade makes," she notes. "Where once a barren strip of asphalt climbed from a ragged railroad scar, now a gleaming universe of highrise towers, chic eateries and fashion and design landmarks lines the sidewalks of a pedestrian-friendly modern urban landscape."
And some dining spaces are even in their second generation: the rebooted Music City Flats (formerly Urban Flats), and Bond Coffee Company (which recently replaced erstwhile neighborhood pioneer Casablanca Coffee.
Not far away, there's the new 12 South Bistro (which is actually almost a mile outside the neighborhood called 12 South, but who's counting), at 907 12th Ave. S. Formerly the home of At The Table meat-and-three, the new bistro is sleekly remodeled with a lunch and dinner roster that includes "European-inspired dishes so ubiquitous to casual dining that we've co-opted them as American cuisine: brick-oven pizza, pasta, panini, fried calamari, mozzarella sticks, tiramisu, kebabs and a Greek salad strewn with shredded cheddar."
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